Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by vwfye » 15th December 2020 - 2:19pm

Been out of the area since the 7th. I get back on the 17th, then I get back after it.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd December 2020 - 10:49pm

Created space, last evening, around the car for the rear subframe swap.
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Post by 937carrera » 24th December 2020 - 10:25pm

Definitely making progress :)
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Post by vwfye » 27th December 2020 - 12:57am

The wifey decided, rightfully so, that I should no longer be under heavy and awkward things alone. So, today I picked up a lift table and a 48" LED lamp and Thursday I picked up a pair of 6 ton 2" tall jack stands. I am set to "safely" finish pulling the rear subframe and installing the new one. No more hokey balancing with one hand and wrenching/pushing/pulling with the other.
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Post by vwfye » 29th December 2020 - 9:10pm

I used a ratchet strap last night to put tensio on the set up. This morning, it had released! Woot!!! Next is to unbolt the pivot pins and then start fitting it all to the updates subframe.
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Post by vwfye » 1st January 2021 - 6:21am

Oh the joys of custom things...

I was hoping to get the new subframe mounted to the IRS transmission tonight, but...
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Post by vwfye » 1st January 2021 - 8:03am

My goal was to have my subframe together, before New Years... 14 minutes to spare! Nothing is torqued, tightened or cleaned up, but it is installed!
Good night!
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Post by vwfye » 4th January 2021 - 2:10am

Never, ever, live in a house while it is a construction zone AND try and build a VW.

That is all...
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Post by vwfye » 12th January 2021 - 6:08am

So, my shocks didnt fit the lower shock mounts... panic! After hours of complicated or expensive or both solutions... doh!!! Raise the bolt holes in the mounts. Doh! Doh! Doh! That with shorter springs should let my rear ride hight as wanted.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 17th January 2021 - 5:10am

Did you know that a t3 IRS transmission does NOT have mount holes in it to mount it to frame horns?
I do now! Doh!!!
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