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Re: [T3] Raise it up.

In a message dated 7/21/05 9:28:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
fess-vwtype3.org@fess.org writes:

<< I was counting on the techniques in Keith's front end FAQ  of jacking 
 up the lower torsion arm,
 however I can jack it up till it hits the stops, and it doesn't come 
 out.  [and the car is rather precarious at that point. ] it's only 
 sticking in about half the thickness of the steering knuckle,
 so it's almost there.   I'm attempting to leave the top ball joint 
 alone as per Keith's FAQ as I only wish to adjust ride height.
 Any ideas? do I need a majik clamping device as in the bentley?  [ I 
 tried some tie down straps with a crank, but they couldn't build up 
 enough force.  It looked promising for moment though. ] >>

Have you removed the bolt? If not, you need to. If you have, then you need a 
scrifical screw driver to drive into the slot, so you can spread it out. Once 
this happens, the ball joint stud should literally fall out. I do it 
differently, as I live in the rust belt. I normally remove the big 30mm nut on the 
other end of the ball joint, as this is less likely to snap than the little 10mm 

 If you have the spindle removed from the lower trailing arm, there is a clip 
(held in place by a 10mm bolt (15mm head size). Just go ahead and remove it 
as it is a stop for the side you're working on (keeps the trailing arm from 
walking out of the beam), and a lock for the other torsion bar. I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, becoming a T-3 Heb, pics can be seen 
       69 Square, currently awaiting a t-4 engine transplant

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