AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: x61rezod
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3579

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 189
Total: 189
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: Baja Forums
05: Baja Forums
06: AMAZON.com
07: AMAZON.com
08: Baja Forums
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: Event Calendar
12: AMAZON.com
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: AMAZON.com
17: AMAZON.com
18: AMAZON.com
19: Baja Forums
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: Event Calendar
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: AMAZON.com
29: Home
30: Baja Forums
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: Baja Forums
34: AMAZON.com
35: Event Calendar
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: Baja Forums
45: AMAZON.com
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: Baja Forums
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: Baja Forums
61: AMAZON.com
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: Baja Forums
68: AMAZON.com
69: Baja Forums
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: AMAZON.com
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: Baja Forums
80: AMAZON.com
81: AMAZON.com
82: AMAZON.com
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: AMAZON.com
90: AMAZON.com
91: Baja Forums
92: AMAZON.com
93: AMAZON.com
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: AMAZON.com
97: Baja Forums
98: AMAZON.com
99: AMAZON.com
100: AMAZON.com
101: AMAZON.com
102: AMAZON.com
103: Baja Forums
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: AMAZON.com
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: Baja Forums
113: AMAZON.com
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: AMAZON.com
117: AMAZON.com
118: AMAZON.com
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: Baja Forums
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: Home
127: AMAZON.com
128: Baja Forums
129: My Account
130: AMAZON.com
131: AMAZON.com
132: Baja Forums
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com
135: AMAZON.com
136: AMAZON.com
137: AMAZON.com
138: AMAZON.com
139: AMAZON.com
140: Baja Forums
141: Baja Forums
142: AMAZON.com
143: Baja Forums
144: Baja Forums
145: Baja Forums
146: AMAZON.com
147: AMAZON.com
148: AMAZON.com
149: AMAZON.com
150: AMAZON.com
151: Baja Forums
152: AMAZON.com
153: Baja Forums
154: AMAZON.com
155: AMAZON.com
156: AMAZON.com
157: AMAZON.com
158: AMAZON.com
159: AMAZON.com
160: AMAZON.com
161: Baja Forums
162: AMAZON.com
163: Baja Forums
164: AMAZON.com
165: AMAZON.com
166: AMAZON.com
167: AMAZON.com
168: AMAZON.com
169: Baja Forums
170: AMAZON.com
171: AMAZON.com
172: AMAZON.com
173: Pictures
174: AMAZON.com
175: AMAZON.com
176: AMAZON.com
177: AMAZON.com
178: AMAZON.com
179: AMAZON.com
180: Baja Forums
181: AMAZON.com
182: AMAZON.com
183: AMAZON.com
184: Baja Forums
185: Baja Forums
186: AMAZON.com
187: Baja Forums
188: Baja Forums
189: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- putting the front end back together
Amazon Store

putting the front end back together
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
todd
Private
Private

todd

Offline

Joined: Oct 29, 2006
Posts: 34
Location: tacoma Wa
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: putting the front end back together
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 05:43 PM
Reply with quote

o.k. i putting the front end back together...new ball joint front arms,damper,tierod ends and shocks.and now ive got a couple questions,are you suprised?
first off,when i put the alen head bolts back on the front arms they dont seem to go down as far as i thought they were when i took them off there sticking out like a half an inch.ive got the whole front end put together now but keep wondering about those bolts.if i have to take it all apart and do something different ,now is the time...
also the tie rod ends had cotter pins in them and these new ones have a lock nut ,whats the torque on those nuts...
and those funny lookin sleeve things that go on the upper ball joint bolt with the off center hole.do i just guess for now when i have it on the baja.and theres no way i can get a torque wrench on the ball joint nuts so whats the trick on tightining those down...
and last but certainly not least the shocks,there coilover and they rub on the front arm.are those as crappy a shock as they seem to be..
thanks guys,i know i probably ask alot of dumb questions sometime but i want you guys to know i really appreciate the help.
i posted some pics in projects in progress,i cant figure how to post them in here..

Back to top
View user's profile
kevin
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

kevin

Offline

Joined: Mar 18, 2006
Posts: 2416
Location: MESA, AZ
Karma: +1

Post Post subject: Re: putting the front end back together
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 06:51 PM
Reply with quote

if ya can, please post pics of these items....



cotter key goes through the end of the ball joint to lock the nut on.


torque specs....(t-1, t-3)

tie rod nuts = 18 ft. lbs.

steering dampner bolt = 29 - 32 ft lbs

steering dampner nut = 18 ft lbs

I dont have specs for ball joints....


_________________
President of Handyman Guild
www.handymanguildonline.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Mykul
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Mykul

Offline

Joined: Mar 18, 2006
Posts: 2166
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Karma: +10

Post Post subject: Re: putting the front end back together
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 08:09 PM
Reply with quote

Quote::
first off,when i put the alen head bolts back on the front arms they dont seem to go down as far as i thought they were when i took them off there sticking out like a half an inch.ive got the whole front end put together now but keep wondering about those bolts.if i have to take it all apart and do something different ,now is the time...

Check to be sure that your spring plates line up. There is usually a indentation for the set screw to resess in.

Quote::
also the tie rod ends had cotter pins in them and these new ones have a lock nut ,whats the torque on those nuts...

This is normal. Kevin is right on with the spec.

Quote::
and those funny lookin sleeve things that go on the upper ball joint bolt with the off center hole.do i just guess for now when i have it on the baja.and theres no way i can get a torque wrench on the ball joint nuts so whats the trick on tightining those down...

Those are the camber/caster adjusters. They need to be set with the notch facing forward. Just get them tight!!!

Quote::
and last but certainly not least the shocks,there coilover and they rub on the front arm.are those as crappy a shock as they seem to be..

Yes. Sorry.

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
bajatink
Private 1st class
Private 1st class

bajatink

Joined: Nov 13, 2006
Posts: 73
Location: Illinois
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: putting the front end back together
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 02:33 AM
Reply with quote

I have the coil overs in front. they rub the arms, but seem to work fine. the ride is even better than I expected.

Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Lifting a super beetle front end 1 72sbbaja 2017 Re: Lifting a super be...
 Wed Jul 02, 2014 04:42 PM 
wideopenmotorsports View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds What's the best way to lift the front?
Front End question
12 ButchW 6839 Re: What's the best wa...
 Sun Oct 27, 2013 04:42 AM 
sandbuggy View latest post
No new posts Club AzBaja (Arizona Chapter) bj front disk brakes with raised spindles 2 vwboat 3170 Re: bj front disk brak...
 Thu Dec 13, 2012 03:03 PM 
vwboat View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion will a superbeetle back seat fit into a 68 bug? 3 jasonrc2008 1810 will a superbeetle bac...
 Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:11 PM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion HEY!!! We're Back :) 2 bajawarrior 2157 Re: HEY!!! We're Back ...
 Sun Jul 22, 2012 08:57 PM 
Mykul View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy