Spring Plates

Up Build Team VW Bug IRS Transaxle Mount Motor Rebuild Bling & Vroom Frame II Frame III Engine Cage Spring Plates Electrical 1 Carb Rebuild TEST DRIVE I TEST DRIVE II TEST DRIVE III TEST DRIVE IV PAINT I PAINT II RE-ASSEMBLY FINISHED SHOWROOM SOLD 6-12 Trailer FAB Trailer FAB II

Darcy measuring the tires with the IRS swingplates prepped and ready for the removal
press up with the jack and hold the jack with a chain from the fron to the frame... this allows the springplate to be compressed into place replaced springplate and cover... almost flush with torsion tube and offers great clearance for the gripping rippers
Due to the size of the wheels and terra tires donated by Don West,
we had to replace the IRS spring plates and torsion bars with
shorter ones that mount flush with the torsion tube out of a swingaxle suspension. 
we used a floor jack that was chained to the frame to rotate the
springplates for install and removal. 
we had to shorten, cut the 'C'  and drill the "new" springplates to fit our application


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last modified   09/13/2006