From 10:00 am until 19:00 pm I was busy to get final TÜV approval for the Volksback:
10:00h: appointment with the TÜV technician
10:35h : start of the checking procedure
11:30h: a list of problems / headaches:
- rear suspension too low (no surprise!)
- nylon lock nuts on the steering box do not work properly - replace with spring rings and standard nuts
- brake hose rear right is twisted
- 5mm track rings per side on the rear wheels do not leave enough space for the wheel @ full travel - remove
12:00h - 14:30h back to the garage: disassemble and redial the rear suspension one spline, replace lock nuts as above, fix the brake hose, remove track rings
14:45h: @ the TÜV again. Front lights have to be re-alligned due to new suspension height - done in a minute. Height measured and accepted. New problem: We need evidence that the speedo works with the tire size - so, back home... -grab a GPS and taking some pics @ 40, 80, 120 km/h :
The speedo is always ahead of the real speed - perfect!
16:30h heading back to the TÜV office - on the way - picking up the polished wheels:
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17:30h @ the TÜV again: evidence is accepted, everything looking good
19:00h receiving all the paperwork - here one of the most important:
contemporary ride height modification, contemporary Porsche wheels with 165/65/15 up front and 185/65/15 in the rear. Now the Volksback is a real classic car "Oldtimer"!
Here is the result of todays work:
A (dirty) Volksback with TÜV approval and a nice set of wheels!:
A special thanks to Rui and Olli for lending me their car dealer plates, Mr. Rusch from the TÜV for his work and over hours - and to Ralf for the support and the appointment with the TÜV!