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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:48 pm

anyway having hard time getting pic up ! havethe whole bus in bare metal as of yesterday rear corners were rusted out have all 4 pieces for the back to rear corners coming in tom. and have taken weds. off to weld it all in and get my baby in primer. have a 2000cc pancake motor going in it . does anyone have any suggestions on lowering it want it sitting low. this is only my second vw first was a 71 super and it was trash i used it as an over sized go kart. but what im not completely understanding is the how the torsion bar adust and works i would like to go air ride with bus since you can go up and down i have done on trucks b4 but never a vw. or could i get a good lowered sance with driveability with adjusting the torsion drop spindles and lowering plates? any advice would greatly be appreciated.....
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:28 pm

theresa build on here were a guy was wrking on a air ride bay i dont no if it ever got finished but ill try to find it
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No longer a camper!

Post by bayboy87 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:31 pm

Took all the camper stuff out was a campmobile have all the stuff stored in the shop some good some bad welded cover up plates on the holes that were there took ot the eletrical just to make the lines a lil cleaner plan on putting more modern applainces in it . hope it all work me and john at bugs4christ gonna replace the needed sheetmetal tom and put it in primer. [img][/img]
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Post by type4revolution on Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:22 am

Talk to nate at wagonwest you will need to notch a few item to get the rear down good luck can't wait to se it finished
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Post by bayboy87 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:17 pm

I will try and get in touch with him before the end of the build! well today me and john got it in primer . started to put some sheetmetal on i got from mamotorsport terrible quality nothing i bought was even close i could use small peices out of rear wheel wells but rear corners and front lower have to be sent back we called gary out and me and him gonna do some custom work to the front annd rear goona start the front soon and do away with the front bumper lip all together and put a recessed tag holder there for some german memorabilia the rear gonna take the lump out of corners where tailights go and custom fit some better taillights . NO BUMPERS ON THIS RIG! we will see how it turns out[img][/img]
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Post by bayboy87 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm

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Post by fluxcap on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:25 pm

bayboy87 wrote:I will try and get in touch with him before the end of the build!

If you plan to call Nate, better call him sooner than later. Very nice products, but he is severely under staffed in his shop and gets behind on orders. He was always very apologetic and honest about delays when I was calling to check on the status of my disc brake kit though. I guess it shows his stuff is in high demand, just wish he would hire some extra help to keep orders moving!

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Post by type4revolution on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:47 am

Good help is hard to find very very hard to find. I would save your pennies and order a drop beam spindles and boomering plates . A good safe airride is expensive and wouldn't put it on anything I hadn't planned on keeping for life bro good luck
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:33 am

If u just need a beam spjndles an plates send me a pm I no a can do a air bag be Iyam also just shoot me a pm
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Post by bayboy87 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:42 pm

the part i dont understand is the beam with airride im assuming you do away with the inside springs . i know on a truck you would do away with leaf springs and put a four link on it but i definatly want it safe i will prob start of with drop spindles and plates dont know much about the beam but i keep being told ill need a more narrow one. Im doing most of the work now over at the bugs for christ shop for now we meet only on mondays but im over there bout 4 times a week . doodle bug ill definatly get with ya soon as the body is done which should be a couple of weeks at most hopefully!!! ill keep everyone posted. good airide can be expensive but like everything got to spend a lil more to do it right. i plan on keeping it a very long time if not forever .
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Post by type4revolution on Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:53 pm

The Narrow beam will help a lot also go ahead and clearence front fenderwells while you are doing bodywork only take out what you need to clear your choice of rim and tires. You will have to know what kind of rim and tires you will run so you can do the math to figure out how much to narrow beam. There are lots of options for rims for a bay that look great. I will tell ya if your doing the airride for sure buy it staightout and don't waist your time buying anything else. Order the narrowed air ride beam from nate you won't be disappointed. You want to keep the torsion springs removal of these is never recomend in this case. These beams come with them and make them much better than anything else I have seen out there.
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Post by type4revolution on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:20 pm

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:29 pm


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Post by type4revolution on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:58 pm

Try $1900 that's just a start airride not cheap bro but check out vid of white panel bay
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Post by sploval53 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:43 pm

It's cheep ish if u know where to get ya stuff and build everything your self

I personally don't like wagons west Great products but when it takes almost 5 months to get a set of lift spindles for my old 75 doublecab after I sent cores and payed for them.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:06 pm

type4revolution wrote:Try $1900 that's just a start airride not cheap bro but check out vid of white panel bay

What a big waste of money. I have entire cars that I have less in that I drive. Just leave the bags to the chicks and static drop that thing with doodle beam, spindles and drop plates and build yourself a garage for it with the money saved. Very Happy

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Well just let me no every thing I do is scrach built we can do air or hydrolics thats what im thinking for me I will hook you up an bay beams are one week turn around not a couple of weeks
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Post by bayboy87 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:08 pm

i know airbags cost a bit more than droppingit but i have went thru tons of bumpers and body kits with honda . Oil pan plugs on trucks . and i have got a terrible drive way at work to go up.itll be a keeper so i want it done with air ride hopefullly itll get some of the younger crowd to bugs4christ as well. yea doodle bug ill most likely be coming to you wagenswest looks good but im not balling with loads of cash! but its getting done.... working all weekend hopefully next we will get the sheet metal done.!
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Post by bayboy87 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:11 pm

did you ever finish clark the bus?
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Post by bayboy87 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:23 pm

has anyone seen bay 5 lug to chevy 5 lug? i have seen bug 4 lug to chevy 5 lug maybe ill ask gary out at bug eyed next time i swing by there.
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Post by type4revolution on Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:12 am

Not without using adapters nate sells a few different sizes and maybe bus boy and airkooled
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:47 am

just take your hubs to a machine shop ive had lots of them done an that wont stick your wheels back out but they will need your rotors hubs an drums an hubs then you can go with all kinds of wheels an u asked about my bus its done other than the seat for now this winter im going to paint it an atempt a tranny raise but i suffer from ADOP
what was i talking about just kidding i got to finish the aztec first though
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Post by bakertim2 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:50 pm

That ain't all you suffer from, Doodle...
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:56 pm

havent worked on the bus in a lil while been helping out hopefully one day this week or weekend me and gary get together and put this sheet of sheetmetal to use . [img][/img]
any one read any forums on how to airbag the rear on a bay? saw a good one on the front at airkewled if any one wants to check it out
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:01 pm

which machine shop have you had luck with that will put a chevy five lug pattern on the hubs? the one i usually go to said they dont mess with dot stuff
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