beam adjusters

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by tillis, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    Ok who has fitted these from JK...these involve drilling the dimples out compared to other that just use masssive force to flatten them out...anyway got the beam out this morning...needed a swim before and after!

    tomorrow will dismantle it and let the games begin!
     
  2. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    so if you got nothing better to do pull the front beam outta your kombi...i won't bore you with how much fun it is...kombi looks kinda empty without it tho...and for even more fun strip the beam down to bare bones ready for surgery!
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but that be the mechanics job:). My job is to keep the fluids up to me;).
    Cheers
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Keeping the fluids up to you after you have dehydrated from handing out all that cash:eek: to get it done.;)
     
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  5. nils

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    Boy! The amount of times I pulled the beam out of my baywindow.

    Thanks for the little nostalgia trip
     
  6. tillis

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    steering pivot off...yes Nils a side benefit is it keeps you familiar with whats goin on under there...steering, brakes and suspension...sometimes just a visual can save you some grief...anyway...keeping up the fluids as above...i have a pool for my grandkids so a dip is refreshing and i'll be pouring some well earned red stuff down the throat this arv...my throat that is!
     
  7. tillis

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    ok slots are cut adjusters in place ready for welding...had to call it a day and run around battening the hatches...huge storm...had to have a swim in the rain so got wet! the red wine is nice and dry tho!
     
  8. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Are you narrowing it as well, just wondering why you took the steering pivot off
     
  9. tillis

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    No not narrowing...there are dimples almost like spotwelds which need to be drilled or smoothed out under the steering pivot...otherwise there is no way the torsion leaves can rotate
     
  10. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    No need to drill, just have to knock the cam from side to side a few times, this can all be done with beam still in bus
     
  11. tillis

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    Yes and "Bus Boys" says rotate the centre to flatten the dimples...I bought the kit from JK and their advice was to drill...anyway all done now just painting everything before i put it back in
     
  12. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    So what do you do with the drilled holes
     
  13. tillis

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    yeah thought about that...have never modified a beam before but i have heard where adjusters seize...probably rust so i'll fill the holes with silicon and later if they are stuck i can pry the silicon out and squirt oil in...another reason i wanted to remove the pivot was to trim it a little to allow me maximum raising adjustment...i figur i'll get 9cm max...apparently splits have more room to adjust
     
  14. tillis

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    Well job is done but i think beam adjusters work best for lowering...i think my kombi is higher but i didnt take any "before" measurements or pics. If anybody is admiring their Bay and wants to measure from centre of hub/wheel to lip of front mudguard/dogleg/whatever I would appreciate it...e.g....mine is 450mm....I had a kombi years ago which looked higher just standard! countrybus.jpg
     
  15. cbus

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    Measurement from garage floor to lowest edge of seam of sills at jack points is usualy 190-200mm
    Stock wheel combo OD 650mm

    If any of that helps
     
  16. David H

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    Hi Tillis,
    Just got 385mm from hub centre to rolled lip on mudguard on a 76 Sopru. Seems you've got some improvement there:) & looks so to my eye;).
    Cheers
     
  17. tillis

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    Thanks Col and David...excellent my work wasnt for nothing...now i can enjoy xmas! Merry Christmas to all!
     
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  18. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Your wheel dia is larger than stock?

    Good job on getting it level
     
  19. tillis

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    Yes Barry i run 16s and big tyres...its all about ground clearance for me...you need it in places like this...
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    hehe yeah it was red then...but got too scratched...
     
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  20. tillis

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    I have done some trips with my adjustable beam and decided to readjust it higher...because i can!
    Previously i set it to 4th highest setting but wanted more(dont we all?) so tried going for the max but would have meant removing the bumpstop so i settled for modifying it a bit and going for the second highest setting. That worked but the kombi had its nose way up in the air even tho it is a humble beast...
    So i cranked the rear up about 25mm...6x6 on the splines

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    found i had enough room to fit 235/70/16 on the front(some slight surgery need)

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    nice and level now with the sill 470mm clear all round and the axles at 12-13 degrees so CVs should be happy

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    So great got all the clearance i want altho takes more effort to haul myself into the drivers seat...may have to make an access ladder for Karen...she is 5foot nothing!
     
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