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Post by petervalle on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:21 pm

Hey guys, I am working again on my project. I am doing small modifications to the rear suspension in order to get to my final goal (laying frame).
I changed 3 splines on the rear spring plates and it dropped the bus to the max and the tires have a little angle on them, but not too much. I notched the frame 2 inches so nothing touches the frame (temporary). I have horseshoe plates, but I need to install some aftermarket frame rails for the massive drop. I work at a parts store and just so happens that I went to a Monroe Shocks class a few weeks ago and they were talking about air shocks. I found the correct height, and size air shocks with a 7inch travel. I put them on, but the suspension will only give me about 3inch to 3.5 inch travel. Different from the independent front suspension beam I have, the rear is connected by that torsion bar. How does this bar operate under normal conditions?
Can I remove this bar to get independent suspension? Is 3inches of travel the most I will get in the rear suspension? During the removal of parts, the bar came out to far and it was hard to get back in, I read in the samba that they are supposed to be under load, and at specific angle settings.

I AM CONFUSED, NEED SOME TECHNICAL HELP.
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Re: Bay window rear suspension

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:25 pm

Honestly, go with the new fad..............stock. Raise that bay back up to a respectable height and hold your head high when you ride. Very Happy
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Re: Bay window rear suspension

Post by petervalle on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:30 pm

My idea is to have the Bus resting on the pavement when the vehicle is not in motion and then raising the vehicle up about 5-6 inches and for normal driving.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A DAILY DRIVER.
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Re: Bay window rear suspension

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:54 pm

YOU NEED TO BE LOW SO WHEN YOU GET OLD YOU CAN WALK STRAIT IN WITH YOUR WALKER AND SIT DOWN
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Re: Bay window rear suspension

Post by petervalle on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:06 pm

I know this is not the norm over here, but I just need some technical knowledge on this type of suspension. I don't want to take something off and then my bus falls apart.
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Re: Bay window rear suspension

Post by billieco on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:33 pm

petervalle wrote:I know this is not the norm over here, but I just need some technical knowledge on this type of suspension. I don't want to take something off and then my bus falls apart.
Call me at the shop this week. 770-888-4909
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