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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Surfdog57's build journal.

Some updates on the build. I found a few bits missing from my delivery and they are on the way: front spindles and center hubs. Also some Koni snap rings.

Missing those parts I went on to the rear IRS assembly (note there are no instructions for this so it took awhile to sort out what goes where... I'm just a YouTube mechanic so need a little extra help figuring this stuff out)

The front and fear went together pretty well. At first, though I had to mill out my forward diff mounts a bit. Just a few thousands with a Dremel to get the hardware in the holes.

Used cargo straps and floor jack to put in the diff

So easy a child can do it!!!

The real head scratcher this week was the rear spindle.

I't didn't fit and I spent two days trying to figure out what I did wrong

It turns out I just didn't know that the spindle needed to be pretty heavily modified by chopping off the upper control arm mount and drilling out a new one

So there you go. Tony from FFR emailed me what needed done and has sent the manual for a mk4 roadster which will help with further snafus maybe until the gen 3 manual comes out in a few months. (I hope to be well along by then)

I hope to be suspension complete when my spindles come in a few days. Until then I'll work on steering and brake buildup. (Well also finishing up the rear IRS.)

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Mounted up and rough aligned post modification

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Wired up my rotors with some aircraft grade safety wires
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