Lowering the REAR of a fat chick...

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Lowering the REAR of a fat chick...

Post by ASBug on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:06 am

I know on a fat chick supers, the rear usually lower themselves, but I have already dropped the front like 4+ inches and now need to get another 2 or so out of the rear, (I'm thinkin' 2 outters)...

OK, I have searched and watched the videos on U-tube, but I cannot for the life of me get the upper back bolt out of my rear double spring plates on the rear end.
I was attempting to disconnect the springplates from the rear swing arm.
I got all the nuts and bolts out, jut cannot get this one to work out around the radius of the swing arm.
I have twisted, lowered, and pushed with a floor jack.
How in the hades do I get this little pain out. The Nuts are facing outwards toward the wheel.
The lower back bolt was also a pain, but I got it out.
Bug is a true 1302, and was a poor man's package with the 1300DP and the IRS trannie. Non - US spec.
Any way any ideas?
Also, when I put this back together, should I put the bolts facing out toward the tire with the nuts facing inner?
I am thinking that I'll have to grind off part of the head.
Thanks,
KC
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:22 pm

If you want two inches in the back then two clicks will be too much.....try just one

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Post by ASBug on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:56 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:If you want two inches in the back then two clicks will be too much.....try just one
Thanks!
Any advice on the rear spring plates?
I am planning on cutting the head off the offending bolts, (2 to 4 of them) and getting new grade 8 hardware...
Any other choices that I am missing?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:59 pm

I am not sure I have never messed with an irs beetle....

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Post by ASBug on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:45 pm

Thanks,
Any one else?
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Post by DiggerD on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:08 pm

I recently lowered the rear of my 71 one click, but it was a single spring plate not the double style.
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Post by tarvw on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:18 pm

The bolts will come out.you just have to turn the heads the right way and pry them a little.sometimes you can take a center punch and knock them through.it just takes a little time.and they should go back in the same way.good luck with it.
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Re: Lowering the REAR of a fat chick...

Post by ASBug on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:16 pm

tarvw wrote:The bolts will come out.you just have to turn the heads the right way and pry them a little.sometimes you can take a center punch and knock them through.it just takes a little time.and they should go back in the same way.good luck with it.
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I'll attack it on Saturday.
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Post by fried_chicken on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:14 pm

x's 2 on the center punch, just jack it up a bit to relive some pressure and hammer away, should work.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:09 pm

fried_chicken wrote:x's 2 on the center punch, just jack it up a bit to relive some pressure and hammer away, should work.
What are you doing Saturday? LOL...
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