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In regards to mounting Wheelie Bars...
I have just received a set of wheelie bars from Ric Campbell at Big Wig. Very nice bars, light weight with cool wheels.
The mount is square tube that welds to the bottom of the frame horns. What is the typical installation when using a Berg Type 2 trans mount at the rear? Do people weld it to the trans mount or still weld it the the frame horns in front of the trans mount?
 

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Mike Lawless said:
In regards to mounting Wheelie Bars...
I have just received a set of wheelie bars from Ric Campbell at Big Wig. Very nice bars, light weight with cool wheels.
The mount is square tube that welds to the bottom of the frame horns. What is the typical installation when using a Berg Type 2 trans mount at the rear? Do people weld it to the trans mount or still weld it the the frame horns in front of the trans mount?
Mike,
Mine is a type 1 mount and it's welded to the mount.
 

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That's what I'd like to do as well. Do you guys have the mount gusseted to the horns to keep the trans mount from flexing too much?
 

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Now here is a subject you don't see in most VW forums.....

It would be more like, "what kinda Pea shooters do you like best???"
 

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Mike Lawless said:
That's what I'd like to do as well. Do you guys have the mount gusseted to the horns to keep the trans mount from flexing too much?
No Mike, you cant install sissy sticks on your street car, I had to say this. I got the same thing when I converted after many years of never using them.

Knowing that you have the Berg Conversion yoke mount, which is what I had, but it does not have the wheele bar attachment. I got a new mount from Berg with the mount, problem is the mounts are left to right, not front to back, more of a hassle to mount and unmount the bars. The Berg yoke mount does have extra bracing to use two on each side of the frame horns 1/4 bolts to bolt through the spot welded part of the horns. That design works great for strength, I guess you could modify the mount and change the attachment front to back.
 

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Ok. Thanks guys. I'm fairly sure of what to do now.

Bob, it was a tough decision. Lots of things to consider. My muffler won't work with the bars, the extra weight, my header getting beat to death, spectators love wheelies....I just wanna make it through a race without my header falling apart like it has been doing at Famoso where the traction is awesome!


at least they come off easy.
 

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The bars on my old car had a brace from the bottom of the mount up to the torsion housing held with two muffler clamps to stop the mount from bending.
 

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well i need to give muffler mike credit the trans sheild is from him the trans mount CB and i made the rest fit :busted:
 

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This post should be locked then deleted right now,

before anyone else gets the same idea as MR Lawless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:)



cheers richie,uk
 

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You are a funny guy Richie!

What if I put titanium skid pads on 'em instead of wheels so I cam emit a shower of sparks? Will that satisfy your "Real Race Cars only Have Four Wheels" credo?
 

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Mike I think the pad would be nice tough, can you make them different colours?? Would be different at night....

Wayne
 

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Mike Lawless said:
You are a funny guy Richie!

What if I put titanium skid pads on 'em instead of wheels so I cam emit a shower of sparks? Will that satisfy your "Real Race Cars only Have Four Wheels" credo?
Would be great for photos for sure Mike!! Even for a one time deal wink wink ;)
 

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Maybe so Brian, but to get the full effect it would have to be a night race.
 
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