**SHOP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED**
**Online store is still open. If it's in stock, it ships.**
With COVID-19 and my daughter doing online school, I've got no time for shop activities. Shutdown the shop for a while until I can figure out a way to serve my VW people and still be a kick ass father and husband. Will update the site and alert social media when I'm able to be back at it. Most likely not until some time into 2022. Thanks for your patience!
I'm Aaron D. Badertscher. The owner/operator of this one man show called Wide Five. Just wanted to take a second to thank you for stopping by the site and to let you know if you have any questions about ANYTHING to please feel free to contact me. Stay Rad!
On the rare occasion that I actually have spindles available to sell outright, this is where they will be listed.
Otherwise, the spindle service I offer is explained below:
The OG deal, 3 1/2″ Dropped/Flipped spindles like people have been running since the early 80’s, but mine have many, many updates. We can do better than the 80’s here, ha, ha.
You send me your spindles and I do the following, for $275…
- Break down the spindles, clean, inspect with factory fixtures.- Media blast all components.- Clean up/chase ALL threads.- Clearance carriers.- Weld gussets to carriers.- Reverse taper for Bay tie rod ends.- Worn king pins are repaired and all new bushings reamed.- Press spindles back together w/ new seals.- Paint black.- Install NEW grease fittings and NEW kingpin retaining bolts.- …and a few other little things other builders don’t bother doing.
I can machine for lower washer and grease seal for additional $25 (as pictured above). I don’t recommend this modification due to possible safety issues… but hey, it’s your $$ and your ass.
**Please note: No link pin parts are covered in the rebuild. If you need/want link pin shims, races, pins, etc… there will be an additional cost. Also, if any king pins are worn beyond repair there will be an additional cost for OG replacements or new king pins. This really doesn’t happen very often (more common with early spindles), but is worth mentioning so there are no surprises on your end.**
**My turn around time is usually 5-7 business days, but please figure on a two week wait. Will it seriously take me that long to get them done? No, I’m just trying to cover my ass in case the volume of werk in the shop will be heavy since reopening.**
Email for details about core exchange program as this depends on what cores I currently have in stock. $150 core charge for ‘55-’63 spindles and $250 for ‘64-’67 spindles.
Aaron D. Badertscher and Daughter Ava
Owner Wide Five, LLC
With COVID-19 and my daughter doing online school, I've got no time for shop activities. Shutdown the shop for a while until I can figure out a way to serve my VW people and still be a kick ass father and husband. Will update the site and alert social media when I'm able to be back at it. Thanks for your patience!
Here at Wide Five we specialize in all mechanical aspects of your Vintage air cooled VW.
Suspension, engine, transaxle, whatever your precious VW needs, we're here for it.
I actually own and drive my VW's, so I know what it takes to keep them on the road and confident that we'll actually make it to our destination.
Always interested in buying more projects if you know of any. Can't save them all, but we try!
Wide Five LLC
9620 Crows Nest Lane Litchfield OH 44253
School Year Schedule: Sept-May (By appointment only during Summer months: June-Aug)
Monday - Friday
Saturday - Sunday
All Federal Holidays