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Beam from 70 Bay to 61 Split

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by SteveLownds, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. SteveLownds

    SteveLownds Member

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    Can anyone help, I need to know if I can transfer a 70 beam with all the trimmings (steering , brakes etc) to a 61 split which has a damaged beam

    or what would be the best way to solve it. Buying split beam seems to be difficult.

    Thanks
     
  2. Squidy

    Squidy Well-Known Member

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    Not real knowledgable but I do know a 68 beam will fit straight into a late split but not sure about and early one, again 68 beams can be hard to find. I have a 68 beam on my 65 but have upgraded to disk brakes.Maybe ask the question on DSK if no one can help here.
     
  3. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    What squidy said.

    68 and early 69 beams have the same end plate bolt holes as a split. 70 beam will not fit.

    You can buy new beams to suit from most places.
     
  4. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    What squidy said.

    68 and early 69 beams have the same end plate bolt holes as a split. 70 beam will not fit.

    You can buy new beams to suit from most places.
     
  5. Ian 68

    Ian 68 New Member

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    The beam will fit but will need to be modified. You can remove the end plates and new laser cut ones can be then welded on with the correct hole pattern to suit the split screen bus.

    Bay beams are also a wider track than a split so the beam would need to be narrowed to gain the correct track width and stop possible scrubbing on the dog leg, this depends on your wheel and tyre combo..and of course you will need to be sure of the regs in your state when modifying ....

    There are plenty of people out there that offer solutions, try Gfresh on DSK, a company with a good reputation down Vic I think called Skinned Knuckles, and all the normal suppliers in the USA as well as here.

    In the USA try Aaron at Wide 5 who specialises in beams and lowering of split buses, his work is outstanding.

    Also try DSK, you might just find someone with one for sale close by with the work already done.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Ian 68

    Ian 68 New Member

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    PM Mike ( Splitbus ) ASAP he has a 68 beam for sale, drum to drum.

    Great bloke to deal with as well.

    Hope it helps.
    Ian
     
  7. froger

    froger Member

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    It's a pain in the arse to fit one of the later beams . You have to cut away the bolbis part on the inside top beam so it will fit into the chassis slot on your Split. Once thats sorted and that being said the beam will be weaker from this mod unless you weld some steel in around the area to strengthen it . Once thats done and you slot it up in place you have to drill 2 holes into the plates as they don't line up with the chassis holes . Pretty sure it was 2 holes , I did this a few years ago so am a little foggy on it now . As has been said the track is wider so had the scrape issue from the start .
    In the end I had Geoff (Understated) on DSK do a front end narrow job for me , great job . I had a set of his 2 inch dropped spindles done as well , great job again .
    The front end Mike has for sale would be the go if your in a hurry as this will fit straight in ..
    Good Luck Fred
     
  8. SteveLownds

    SteveLownds Member

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    Thanks guys , have got one in Innisfail remains to be seen what needs to be upgraded
     

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