1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

62 pmg panel

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,603
    Location:
    Avalon Beach NSW
    Gday Pat !
    Welcome to KC......catch up at Old Bar mate....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
    oldbus likes this.
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,142
    Location:
    Terrigal, NSW Central Coast
    It definitely puts the cable more in the centre of the tube duct thingy - which would make for easier operation and less chance of early wear or snagging.
     
    TeeBee and Wayne murray like this.
  3. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    Master cylinder is all painted up an fitted with new metal teflon coated brake lines.
    20190924_172805_resized.jpg

    New brake lines going in..
    20190924_172755_resized.jpg
    The push rod just clears through the original master cylinder holding bracket.
    20190923_161013_resized.jpg
     
  4. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    Heres an overview picture so far.
    20190924_173056_resized.jpg
     
    Wayne murray likes this.
  5. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,012
    Location:
    Gosford
    Hey Pat about time you joined KC, see you at Old Bar
     
    oldman and oldbus like this.
  6. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    Getting close..
    i have bought new brake calipers an brake pads an new brake lines are fitted in an lines bled with new dot4 brake fluid.
    20190926_165449_resized.jpg

    20190926_181425_resized.jpg

    20190926_165758_resized.jpg

    Kyb gas shocks are back on an the sway bar refitted..
    20190926_181453_resized (1).jpg
     
    TeeBee, Wayne murray and Barry like this.
  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    Heres were Pats installed the brake fluid reservior. Neatly under the front seat were it is protected. Hes has put a cork gasket underneath before fixing it with self tapper screws.
    20190926_161248_resized.jpg

    Pat ordered some new brake fluid line but it didn't turn up, so hes used an original one an used heat to reshape it.

    20190926_161007_resized.jpg

    Brake boosters reservior is full of oil an hopefully no leaks afters all the lines have been bled an tweaked.
    20190926_181520_resized.jpg
     
    Wayne murray and Syncro27 like this.
  8. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    As for the vacum line you can see it in the picture above coming out of the booster oneway valve a black vacum hose.
    This goes over the beam an into a copper vacum line to the back of the car into the engine bay.
    20190926_165742_resized.jpg

    20190926_165733_resized.jpg

    20190926_165658_resized.jpg
    Into the engine bay an connected to the vacum lines connected to the kadron carbies.
    20190926_165528_resized.jpg

    hose clamps are fitted on now.
    20190928_150352_resized.jpg

    Weve added teflon coated gal dipped 1/2 sadle clamps onto the original brake line clamps to hold the vacum line in place.

    20190928_134342_resized.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
    David H and Wayne murray like this.
  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,142
    Location:
    Terrigal, NSW Central Coast
    Looks like all that's left is to replace those tie rods?:D

    And a wheel alignment....

    Love to hear how well it stops now.
     
  10. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    All sorted scotto.. poor Pat spent 1 week of his holidays to do this work, total legend an i cant thank him enough.
    All steering sorted Phil an i forgot how good boosted disc brakes are!!!!
    Pat went old school an took 2 days to sort it out the alignment an camber using a plumb bob an string lines and a tape measure to get it right.
    Needed to put some shims in behind the creative trailing arms to push them out few degrees. Adjust the ball joint for alignment.
    Drag links are in and adjusted. Clutch cable adjusted. Hand brake adjusted and rear brakes.
    He went over every nut and bolt underneath to check there tightened up.
    Luckily as ive not tighten up the beam bolts an a few others...woops!
    Split pins put in every were needed, 1 ball joint booted refitted back on with the clip.
    Hose clamps fitted on the vacum pipe joins an clipped in place onto the chassis.
    Original rims wouldnt go on as it hit the calipers. So he tried around 5 different vw rims to see it something else would work better.
    All had issues so back to stock rims, he had to knock in the crows feet 3mm outward and cut the wheel nuts shorter to clear the calippers as well.
    Took it for a test run an the wheels were scrubbing the inner wheel arch over speed humps, so he check air pressure which were 25psi and as i use truck tyres he put the pressure up to 45psi but ill go to 50psi for the run up to oldbar to test it out further for freeway driving.
    Only had to readjust the gear stick bottom plate forward to get full gear selection as well after the test run so really happy with that.
    Drove it a lotmore today so an oil change and im ready for old bar trip on thursday.
    Cherrs see you all at oldbar.
     
  11. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    We ran the brake light switch wire down the chassis, soldered up the wire joins, added heat shrink to prevent wear, boots on to protect an keep out moisture.
    20190928_142717_resized.jpg

    The brass brakeline T piece was fixed into place using bolts an a spacer in 8 gauge through the floor near the oil reservoir.
    Little thing like this take time to do but worth i think.
    20190928_150342_resized.jpg
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    Lastly heres the final height, its about 100mm lower than Pats 67 kombi but he has different tyres and rims.
    Hes using a 68 beam with adjusters an sherman disc brakes unboosted but will fit his out like what been just done on mine.

    20190928_174202_resized.jpg
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    19,976
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Got some plumbing happening Chuck with the brakes ;)
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,738
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    Ride height looks good
     
  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Location:
    Budgewoi N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
    After doing the front end change over were not happy with the extra width to the tyres scrubbing on tight turns and over big speed humps after the long drive to Old Bar to test it out thoroughly.
    Looks like a change in drop spindles an different disc brakes to pull the tyres in 20mm will be looked further into.
    Anyways, steers really nice and the brakes are smooth an great stopping.
    Proof we made it to oldbar for the second time. I was lining up for the Saturday afternoon cruise when Greg Pitchers and his daughters an friends wanted to jump in for the ride. I just hoped out of my cars an gave him the keys an said have fun. Drop it back to my camp site when your finished. Heres a picture taken of them from the Manning valley times local paper....
    r0_307_6000_3694_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
     
    OSF, TeeBee, onetrackwonder and 6 others like this.
  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,142
    Location:
    Terrigal, NSW Central Coast
    It looks fantastic at that height - not too high and not too low...just right as baby bear would say!

    Was great to see you and Pat managed to get the old bus there for Old Bar. Agree some tweaking required and just re-centering the wheels wont work due to the size of the brakes.
     

Share This Page