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 offsets available to sell outright, this is where they will be listed. Otherwise you will need to send in good usable cores.
Hands down the most complete offsets you can buy. Shock mounts, lower shock bolt, spring plate to axle tube mounting hardware and cable spacers are included.
Offset plates allow you to install a long axle trans from a ‘68 Type I or pre ‘67 Type III in your Bus, thus eliminating the reduction boxes and achieving a 3.5″ or more reduction in ride height.
All you need to do is install the off-set plates and swap the Bus nose cone and hockey stick over to the new trans. Other than that it’s a straight bolt on procedure.
Shock mounts DO NOT require you to cut off the stock mount on the axle tube end casting! I don’t sell anything that requires a hack like that!
Send me your spring plates and for $200 I will make them into off-set plates w/ shock mounts, media blast, paint and include axle to spring plate mounting hardware, hardware for the shock mount and a pair of e-brake cable spacers. Buyer responsible for return shipping.
** E-Brake cable spacers, Shock Mounts and Hardware included at no additional cost!**
Available outright for $300. This price includes $100 core charge. Send me back your core spring plates and I refund the core charge.
-Cores must be straight and not heavily rusted/pitted.
-Turnaround time usually 2-4 business days.
Aaron D. Badertscher and Daughter Ava
Owner Wide Five, LLC
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