When this beetle arrived Mitch had only just purchased it and wanted it sorted. Shocks were closing up, bearings were noisy, steering was sus and brakes didnt really work. But there were "no real mechanics available" at the time of its first lowering, but you gotta love the badge.
Mitch asked if we could narrow the beam, lower it some more, make shocks operate in the short area left and make it stop, just for the hell of it.
Sooo Low and no adjusters.... only 2 broken leaves were left inside the top torsion tube, thats how it was lowered. Must have been a bugger to drive. Love the 135 tyres.
So we narrowed the beam a little, fitted some adjusters to the beam and set them in so this little beetle was LOW and I mean really LOW. We dropped it and couldnt get it over the speed hump at the back door, but it still drove........... Sweet. Though they are not fitted in this shot, the top shock mounts were changed so differant very short shocks could be fitted.
Mitch wanted adjustable rear spring plates as well, allowing the rear to be dialed in at will. Rear shock mounts were also changed to allow for very short rear shocks.
Mitch has some really groovey ole stuff bolted to this little beetle. Love the mirror, actually love the lot.
We had quite a bit of fun playing with Mitch's beetle even though we were under strict orders from Mitch as to what he required.
This is as high as it goes now, from here it goes down. But I like it much better dumped.
Thanks for the experiance Mitch.