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Old 02-06-2013, 02:05
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hello all new to this form but recently got back into vw's after 20 years and i cant stop 5 have followed me home in the last year. my thought is that my 56 bug is to be a daily driver, I'm also trying to keep cost's down is the 58 to 65 front axle ass.a bolt in to the earlier 57> back front end holder/pan? I'm finding lots of parts for the 58-67 era bugs but the older stuff seems to be under the bug resto gods watchful eyes and gets pricey if you can find it at all ,im looking for an easy to repair driver not a retoration or a show car all so the slightly bigger brakes are welcome too and while im asking how about the trans is that a easy to bolt in change or do mounts need to be changed thank for any help Gary
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:23
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Welcome, not a 100% sure about your questions but as the frot axle only has 4 bolts anyway it can never be that hard to make it fit.
Or don't you wanna do anything irreversable?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:24
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Just learned that all pre65 axles are alike.
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ahh thank you very much , I was not so concerned with doing a perfect resto and was faced with much higher prices for the brake rebuild on the pre 58 front end I'd rather save the 56 unit and offer it to a restorer and benefit from more readily available and cheaper parts plus the wider brake drums may give better braking lol,not by much but I'll take what I can get. nice to find an active form here wish it was a little closer but the states are starting to drag the older vws out of there hiding places ,its about time. thanks for your help
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