Thing Lift kits

VW's aircooled mini SUV. Great for riding in the country, or cruising the beach.
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Thing Lift kits

Post by rfoutch » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:36 pm

I know that "Up Yer Bug" is out there, but I can't find them on the web and have no other contact info for them.

Is that the only option? Is there any other lift kit out there?

I can make my own I guess, but would rather not have to do the R&D for it...

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Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:17 pm

Randy my copy is loaned out right now but in Jeff Hibbards book Bajas and Buggies there is an index at the back that sist suppliers. Up Yer Bug is listed there. Best of luck. Bob Ingman

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Post by rfoutch » Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:40 pm

Okay well, I found out that Mike B. Sells them on his site, so in keeping with supporting those that support us I will look no further.

I have ordered it from Mike, and will install it soon.

I will take lots of pictures and take good note for the rest of you that take this on after me....

In the mean time, I have lots of other things to do....

Ground floor, GOING UP!

Randy

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Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:56 pm

Good move Randy. Now you can begin to plan the raising of your seats relocating the steering column ect. Both Matt and myself will be able to help you when you get there as well as Mike B. the supplier of the kit. One thing a lot of people do not realize is that it makes installing the T-2 gearbox a lot easier while still keeping the shift rod in the tunnel. Best of luck. Bob Ingman

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Post by rfoutch » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:01 pm

There would still be some clearancing issues (frame horns) but the rest should be easy.


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Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:04 pm

Randy what I refere to is running the hockey stick through the lift sections then a double coupling to step down to the original coupler in the tunnel. Thats what I did and I can`t think of a better way to go . Best of luck. Bob Ingman

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Post by rfoutch » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:11 pm

When you get a chance, I would like to see a photo. I am not picturing what you are saying very well.

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Post by Bob Ingman » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:23 pm

Randy look at this link. http://www.offroadvw.net See Baja Wes diary july entries . There is a couple of photos there . Its where I got the idea and really worked out good. He makes a lot more out of the clutch and throttle cables than need be though. Best of luck. Bob Ingman

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Post by alsehendo » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:36 pm

Whats the link to Mike B's site ?

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Post by Bob Ingman » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:41 pm

Alsehendo ,The address is http://www.thingsunlimited.net Best of luck Bob Ingman

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Post by Capn Skully » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:57 pm

Super-Beetle steering columns have a u-joint and dog leg in them would that help with raising the body?

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