upper ball joint 74 beetle


Asked by Aug 11, 2013 at 03:18 AM about the 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my ball joint is "tapered" for camber adjustment, can't find a replacement anywhere, can you help please?   all the ones I see are of a different style and will not fit my car.

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Look for a parts supplier in "Hemming's Motor News" for the beetle parts you need. You might also look online in "HotVW's" magazine to see if they haven't come up with a suspension upgrade by now.

Gary Kaufman



If you look closer, you may see that the taper end is a separate piece (called a camber nut) that fits over the ball joint shaft and into the spindle. This piece rotates on the ball joint shaft to offer the adjustment. It can be removed from the ball joint.

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