The shocks have been broken since just after with their last fixed. Those shock mounts had been sheared off since before I got her. Andy fixed them with a welder, but that only lasted a couple days. New job includes 6 inches of 1/4 in steel on each side. No shakes anymore!!
Also, revers has been gone for a month, and 3rd and 4th have been terrible. Had to smash them in! The Samba forums suggested that the shift coupler had a loose collar. I had already replaced that! (Moral: do not trust new parts...) Again, welding was the answer. Pulled, welded, reinserted and boom! All gears back again! Life is good!