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having spent a good few hours this afternoon in a fight removing the rear breaks, bearing carriers and trailing arms most of which is for the bin, i am now wondering if the casting for the bearing have been re made by any one?

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I think Simon said they are planned for reproduction by JP Group, but due date unknown, presently they seem pretty unavailable, so hope the ones you have are refurbishable

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Apparently there's a bloke in Norway making them, Hans Raunanger Saele @ Intermec as.
2wd are the same so must be plenty of decent s/h ones out there? I need a pair for the 16" which is a different problem altogether !
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Hi I’m from South Africa. About a year ago one of our members here got hold of the original casting specs and had a bunch cast by the original guy who did it for VW SA back in the day if you can believe that. They changed the material specs very slightly to give even a better strength etc. (I’m not an engineer). But they are identical otherwise. . I have a new set myself.

I’m not sure if he wants to sell anymore and the logistics of getting them there but I can ask if you want as I know he has a few left.

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I think Burley do them, if you ask Mr. Trump he may reduce the taxes. :rofl
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Burly supply a very nicely made billet unit with bearing pre assembled.

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I am still testing. The 16" ones appear to be holding up well to the abuse that one pair are getting.
Ideally I would like a firm order for a batch and then I can proceed with a degree of confidence in these uncertain times.

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Blimey thats a lot of money,
but look Baz they do 16" Trailing arms!
Might be cheaper in the end to just buy the whole van built up,
yes I like that idea.
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Or maybe not, its still got an old WBX in,
and probably needs a gearbox build soon...
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Nothing wrong with a good WBX Tim, just depends who built it ! :roll:
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Agreed.

They must have thought so too,
because they changed/upgraded just about everything else!
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That being the case I'll get on with a redesign of our HD unit which will feature integral caliper mounts for rear disc, need to decide which donor vehicle brake to use, sticking with the Sharan 7M0 brakes is cheap but T4 is also a possibility.
15" wheel will still be the minimum size.


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FWIW I have seen the Burley offerings first hand and whilst the finish and bearing fit is good, they were no thicker than VW cast originals around the outer bearing, are all sharp corners (no fillet radius between body and flange) and the M14 bolt spot-facings weren't machined square to the back face to allow for the camber angle (so the bolt heads have point contact and/or bend when torqued)
Just saying.

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