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Re: [T3] those rubber bump stoppers

<x-flowed>Ok guys, I just pulled the other three wheels off the car and had a closer look. The rears are both missing but the mushroom head is still in great shape both sides. The fronts both have badly deteriorated rubbers on the top (pointing down) and fairly nice-looking rubbers on the bottom (pointed up!) I also noted the presence of the brake line going into the caliper, and another line that goes into the backside of the spindle backing plate, not sure what the function of this is. As old as these cars are, couldn't be ABS sensor could it?
Steve J.
Houston, TX
71 FB (finally getting the work it deserves!)

From: "Dave Hall" <dave@hallvw.clara.co.uk>
Reply-To: type3@vwtype3.org
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Subject: Re: [T3] those rubber bump stoppers
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 18:11:51 +0100

The rear bump stops ('IRS') are also fitted to double-joint Beetles such as
1302S and 1303S (Super-Beetles in USA ?). They are readily available in the
UK - are you sure they can't be got in the USA, Keith? 131 501 191 is the
number, which is a super Beetle number.

I made up a replacement 'mushroom' with an M12 bolt, a couple of nuts and some
washers, all molded together with bondo to make the equivalent shape. I
through-bolted it to the support. Others have bought a universal bump-stop from
their FLAPS I believe.

I think the 3 screw holes are more likely drain holes.

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Park" <topnotch@nycap.rr.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [T3] those rubber bump stoppers

> Rears are T3 only, the fit over a steel mushroom that is often rotted of...
> which is the real problem to recreate.
> Front lowers can be replaced by Bug swinaxle rears.. the uppers I havent
> found a replacement for yet.
> Keith
> > Does anyone know where I can obtain a new set of rubber bump stops (the
> > snubbers on the rear control arms. Front ones, too I guess, I haven't yet
> > pulled the front wheels). There are three screw holes arranged in a
> > triangle where I think that part should be on a car that has them still...
> > THanks.
> > Steve Jackson
> > stevejax61@hotmail.com
> > 71 FB (MT, in refit)
> >

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