5 INCH NARROWED BEAM ON 1959 BEETLE

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5 INCH NARROWED BEAM ON 1959 BEETLE

Post  Harley on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 4:33 am

Hi, I have narrowed the front beam on my 1959 beetle by 5 inches. I have no shock towers standard king and link pin with drum brakes, with 5 inch wheels and still rubbing badly when turning. can anyone offer advise?
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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 2:23 pm

Where is it rubbing ,on head Light buckets??? Drop spindles???
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Post  Harley on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 4:49 am

Hi, it rubbs against the inner fender and chassis with the back end of the wheel the front side has no issues.
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Post  Kx3 on Sun 22 Apr 2012, 5:01 pm

What size tire are you running ? I had 6" narrowed on my 60 with 5.5 inch BRM and 135/15 no rubbing on the inner fender wells but I did have to rework my headlight buckets ....
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Post  Harley on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 4:38 am

I am running 125/15 and rubbing on the backside of the chassis where it curves out from behind the beam i hope this makes it easier for u to get an idea taking the distance from the centre of the wheel.

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