16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby syncropatrick » 23 Nov 2013, 19:11

A pair for me please. Van is having Andreas springs fitted in two weeks time and these would go well with them. Currently running a rubber spacer, so for a 16" petrol van I'd replace rubber spacer with the angle adjuster yes?
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby lloydy » 23 Nov 2013, 19:20

the andreas springs are thicker and don't fit in the ally spacer, thats why mine aren't fitted at the moment. The pigtail reccess would need to be bigger
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby Dai » 23 Nov 2013, 19:29

Ill have 2 pairs please hotpod
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby jed the spread » 23 Nov 2013, 19:29

syncropatrick wrote:A pair for me please. Van is having Andreas springs fitted in two weeks time and these would go well with them. Currently running a rubber spacer, so for a 16" petrol van I'd replace rubber spacer with the angle adjuster yes?


I dont think the tails on the spring will match the cut out on the ally spacer Patrick. You might be best just using some thin chopping board to stop wear on the top of the trailing arm. The original spring set up would benefit from the ally VW spacer but due to the locator being recessed it only gives you 10mm lift at the arm/spring though you wouldnt really want any more lift with Andreas springs anyway I guess. If the Andreas springs sit outside the cut out groove and I expect they do you will probably be looking at a 20mm lift at spring/trailing arm that would probably give you a 30mm ish lift from center of wheel to under side of wheel arch especially as your engine doesnt weigh much.

I have been getting pretty familiar in this area over the last couple of days,

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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby syncropatrick » 23 Nov 2013, 19:54

Ah ok. Just use the rubber spacer then. None for me please Hotpod.
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby torchy » 23 Nov 2013, 19:55

hotpod wrote:ok
if anyone wants some, let me know. the more the merrier obviously, but if we assume that the numbers will be small, they will be £40 / pair plus VAT plus shipping which wont be much as they are quite light. i will check the price.
If we can find 10 people who want them they will be £30/pair etc.

Great....Put me down for two pairs please (the camper's are knackerred too)

The camper's are MV but better than nothing.

When do you think you will be able to get them made?

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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby hotpod » 24 Nov 2013, 14:52

well thats 5 pairs ( one order by pm) so i might as well get on with it this week.
i dont know how busy the foundry are so i will give you all an eta once i have dropped off the patterns.
Dai 2 pairs
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby jes*b » 24 Nov 2013, 22:46

I'm interested x2
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby torchy » 27 Nov 2013, 20:17

hotpod wrote:well thats 5 pairs ( one order by pm) so i might as well get on with it this week.
i dont know how busy the foundry are so i will give you all an eta once i have dropped off the patterns.
Dai 2 pairs
Torchy 2 pairs
Isidir 1 pair

anyone else?


I've searched the internet for these...... They are as rare as rocking horse pooh...... Grab while you can IMHO. I am going to Devcon the ones Ive got until these are supplied...... But don't hold out a lot of hope. Although Devcon is good, (I've repaired plenty of kit at sea with it) it's not as permanent.
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby hotpod » 06 Dec 2013, 11:05

a quick update on these...i haven't forgotten again.
Aidan has offered me the brand new pair to use as patterns for the new castings so i am just waiting for those and then i will get everything up and running.
i shall keep you all posted.
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby lsidir » 06 Dec 2013, 14:57

very nice! we all thank you:)
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby Dai » 07 Dec 2013, 09:15

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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby torchy » 01 Jan 2014, 19:34

Finally got the Seikel Arms fitted and very happy with them, very well made.

I built up the original end plates with Aluminium Devcon which worked really well and much better than I'd hoped but would still like the the new cast ones when they are ready.

Dai I now have the original two 16" trailing arms to donate to your collection, please PM me and we'll arrange how I can get them too you.
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby Dai » 01 Jan 2014, 22:23

:ok nice one,PM sent
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Re: 16" Trailing arm Spring End plate

Postby toomanytoys » 02 Jan 2014, 16:17

silverbullet wrote:
hotpod wrote:OK, these ones are 12 mm on the pad by the 'pip' and 17 mm opposite too.

So I'm holding the new 16" ones, Simon TMT must have Aidan's new 14" pair.

Hotpod, you're well into this already and your foundry is local (I have to add 15-20 miles to a regular 150 round trip) so I think I'll bow out and leave it to you. I've got too much on my plate that needs finishing without another product development...

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Nope.. I don't have Aidans :rollin
I bought a set of new vw TD ones and the 16" ones some years ago..
The 16" ones are much thinner than TD ones.. and don't provide any usefull lift.. yes.. would adjust the seat angle..
TD ones are installed on my doka.. with the thin nylon protector 16" ones are in a box somewhere.. unused...
Both the syncro and 2wd I have, have the rubber isolator installed on top of the spring.. that's there to take out noise and support the pigtail on the spring..
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