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Re: [T3] Rear Torsion Bars on a '71


On 13 Jan 2004 at 21:17, Radoje Spasojevic wrote:

>   Just joined the list to hopefully learn more about the '71 Type 3 that
> my mother has decided I will be maintaining and repairing for her.

Welcome to the list. Hope you enjoy it here.

> Anyhow the rear end is starting to sag pretty badly, and with the amount of
> use the vehicle has seen (300k + miles, several trips across N. America and
> Europe), I suggested that we replace the rear torsion bars rather than adjust
> them (I assumed they even could be adjusted). 

You should get a copy of the Bentley manual:

Volkswagen Official Service Manual
Type 3 Fastback and Squareback 1968-1973
published by Robert Bentley, Cambridge, Mass, 1974
ISBN 0-8376-0057-X / LPV 997 383 / VSQU
(excellent book, complete and well written)

This covers the torsion bars rather well, as well as all the other things 
you're likely to need. This can be a big job, but it sound like you're up to 
it. 71 is one of the best years, so your mom's car is worth taking good care 
of.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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