Millermatic 211

With the weather warming up and several friends making great progress on their projects, the itch is really kicking in.  Unfortunately, I have a few huddles to get over before I can continue this project.  2015 might not be a very active year, however I’d like to at least get the tear-down complete.

Maybe I can also sell my 110 welder and pick up this Miller 211, which I will definitely need for the Mendeola suspension.

1202tr-03+tool-of-the-month-millermatic-211-welder+viewStay tuned…

Body Dolly Cost (based on Home Depot)

Over designed and based on 8′ long x 2, 6′ wide x 2 with 4 x 2.5′ risers.

4″x4″x16′ non-treated (8′ x 2) $15
4″x4″x12′ non=treated (6′ x 2) $12
4″x4″x10′ non-treated (2.5′ x 4) $ 10
2″x4″x8′ non-treated x 2 $ 6
BC4 Post Cap Braces x 8 $35
#10 x 1.5″ Hex Head Screws (SKU 479710) $12
3″ Steel Casters (300lbs x 4 SKU 194425) x 4 $22


Bracing and Body Dolly


I first braced the doors with some 2X4’s and metal strips, not pretty but it works and was cheap. Luckily there is no pressure on them after raising the body and the heater channels look to be free of rust.


I used 4×4’s, some I had laying around from a deck/fence project that took priority over working on the car earlier in the month. I used 8′ lengths for the lower sections and 6’5″ for the width to allow wider tires when I eventually get to that point. The vertical pieces are 2′ (the OP later said he would add 4 inches to those 2 foot sections) and allowed the pan to almost completely clear the body with the front suspension attached. I removed that and put it on dolly’s a bit lower that allowed full clearance.


Torque Specifications for VW type 1 – 3

Part ………….ft-lb …….size (dia x pitch)



Connecting rod nut -24 -m 9×1

Connecting rod capscrew -32 -m 9×1

Crankcase nut -14 -m8

Crankcase nut -25 -m 12×1.5

Cylinder head nut -8 -mm 18 m 8

Cylinder head nut -10- mm 23 m 10

Rockershaft nut -18 -m 8

Heat Exchanger at head -14- m 8

Muffler Clamp bolts -7 -m 6

Intake manifold nut -14 -m 8

Preheat-flange bolt -7 -m 6

Oil Pump nut -14 -m 8

Oil Pump nut -9 -m 6

Oil Drain plug -25- m 14×1.5

Oil Strainer nut -5 -m 6

Oil cooler nut -5 -m 6

Oil filler gland nut- 40

Flywheel Gland nut -235 -m 28×1.5

Clutch bolt -18 -m 8×1.5

Sparkplug -25 m -14×1.25

Engine to trans nut -22 -m 10

Crossmember bolt -18 -m 8

Crossmember bolt -29 -m 10

Generator pulley nut -43 -m 12×1.5

Fan nut -43 -m 12×1.5

Crankshaft pulley nut -32 -m 20×1.5

Crossmember to body -18 -m 8

Fan/Crankshaft pulley -94-108 -m 20×1.5


Front Axle and Steering

Front Beam to pan bolts -36

Body to beam bolts -14

Shock to beam sideplate -14-m 10

Shock to beam sideplate -25- m 12

Shock to lower torsion arm -25

Steering damper to front beam bolt -32

Steering damper to tie rod -18

Tie rod to castle nut -18

Tie rod nut -18

Clamp for tie rod bolt -11

Lock nut for torsion set screw -36

Wheel bearing clamp screw -10

Steering ball joint to knuckle -51

Steering box to front beam -22

Steering coupler to worm shaft -18

Pitman arm to shaft bolt -51

Locknut for pitman arm adj screw -18

Lock nut for worm spindle adj screw -42

Steering box housing cover bolt -18

Canceling ring to steering wheel -3.5

Steering wheel nut -36

Steering column to dash bolts -7

Column switch to attach plate -7

Column switch clamp to housing -7

Steering coupling flange to disc -11

Column to couple flange bolt -11


Manual Transaxle

Drive pinion round nut ball bearing -87

Drive pinion round nut roller bearing -144

Pionion retainer nut -36

Pinion nut -43

Drive shaft nut -43

Reverse lever guide bolt -14

Selector fork bolt -18

Gearshift housing nuts -11

Ring gear bolts – 43

Final drive cover nuts -22

Axle tube retainer nuts -14

Rear wheel bearing retainer nut -43

Oil drain plug -14

Oil filler plug -14

Rear axle shaft nut -217

Transaxle to frame bolt -166


Master cylinder

Stop screw in housing bolt -7

Residual pressure valve to housing -14

Brake light switch -14

Master cylinder to to frame bolts -18

Brake line to master cylinder -18


Front Brakes

Splash sheild to steering knuckle bolts -7

Wheel cylinder to backing plate -18

Caliper housing screw (disc brake) -18

Backing plate bolt -36

Caliper mounting bolts (disc brake) -29

Bleeder valve -9

Clamp nut screws -9

Hose to wheel cylinder/caliper -14


Rear Brakes

Wheel cylinder to backing plate- 22

Bearing housing bolts -43

Brake drum to axle bolt -253

Lug nut 14mm -94

Lug nut 12mm -72


Pedal assembly

Pedal bracket to frame -32

Pedal stop to frame bolts -18