1968 Beetle - Ball Joints/Tie Rods advice

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hambone
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Post by hambone » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:48 pm

Installed new tie rods and damper, then took it to The Lineup Shop in Portland.
Front end alignment and steering adjustment for $60, not bad. They were very helpful.
Old parts, original German from the factory! 42 years...
A bit overdue.
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The pickle fork and small sledge worked well, 3 popped off, 1 took me 1,000 years.
One more project off the list. "why, I'm almost done!" :cherry:
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:17 pm

hambone wrote:Installed new tie rods and damper, then took it to The Lineup Shop in Portland.
Drive better?
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hambone
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Post by hambone » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:14 pm

Yes, but it seems a bit tight. Hopefully will loosen up a bit after the parts wear in. I got used to sloppy steering.
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