I had to take out the transaxle to rebuild and modify the rear suspension, so to be able to move the car around in the workshop in the meantime, I made a simple tool (inspired by an old VW "Local Manufacture of Workshop Equipment", but with a useful modification).
The original VW tool (#676, "Caster and bracket"), courtesy of the Samba:
I decided to use a trailer jockey wheel instead of the caster in the original tool, so I'll be able to lift the rear end and put it down on axle stands without using a jack.
The parts before assembly. The steel profile is a SHS 100X10. The wall thickness is a lot more than I really need, but a friend of mine had this one lying around :)
The jockey wheel clamp bolted to the SHS, ready to go into the car.
The time has come to put the Variant to rest for the winter
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