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Pulling beam apart

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Kombirod, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    Hi All

    I am in the process of pulling a front beam apart and am having trouble getting the top torsion arms off as they are hard up against the bumpstops.

    Anyone have any tips on making this easier as i dont want to bash on them to get them out?

    cheers Rod
     
  2. Deluxe

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  3. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    Cheers Dave, all good here.

    Have been busy with new baby son, but otherwise good.

    Hanging for a decent surf though.

    Good news for Marcus and his new son!
     
  4. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    any tips if the beam is out as I am struggling???:umm:
     
  5. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    all Sorted
     
  6. Deluxe

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    Good work mate on the front beam and the son :) Congrats!

    What was the solution to the beam?

    Keen for a surf, are you allowed out or too busy changing nappies?
     
  7. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some pics would be great. Possibly have to do one myself soon to fix some of the torsion bars in one of my buses. Need al the help I can get. Also anyone know if we can get reconditioned torsion bars any where.

    Adrian
     
  8. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    Cheers Dave, snuck out for a quick paddle surf this morning at 6am before they all woke.

    Pure bliss, with about 50 others........ priceless!
     
  9. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    Sorry mate, did not take any but will try and get some from her on
     
  10. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    Anyone have any tricks for getting the needle bearings out without making a sliding hammer thingy?
     
  11. Deluxe

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    Hi again mate. Well done for getting out there...some lovely gentle waves this morning.

    I've bought new inner needle bearings for my front beam but not been brave enough to tackle it yet. Apparently got to be careful not to damage the plastic bushes??? Got most of the info I have from 1500king

    Have heard of some techniques using homemade 'washers' on the end of a broom stick to get them out. I spoke to Dunhams motors down the coast last week and they said they'd do mine so I'll prob take the beam down in a few weeks. Let me know if you want me to take yours too.

    Mordred, I know a place in the states that does the leaves, I'll ask what the price is....
     
  12. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks that would be great.

    Adrian
     
  13. Deluxe

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    No worries - I'll ask. The only thing to bear in mind is that I was told your deluxe leaves offer a smoother ride than standard leaves...
     
  14. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have often wondered about that, as the bentley and the other manuals I have only mention the rear torsion bars as being different between panel, kombi and Microbus. Be interesting to know price and availability to lift her off the ground, and whether it will be worth it.

    Adrian
     
  15. Deluxe

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    Hi Adrian

    I contacted Scott at german Supply and they do not have any at the moment...might be worth checking again in a month or two.

    http://www.germansupply.com/home/customer/home.php

    Cheers
    Dave
     
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  17. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Dave. I know it is a bastard to do, but it might make thing a little more comfy.

    Adrian
     
  18. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure that Mick motors at Northgate Brisbane has new torsion bars if you need them

    also if you leave one of the torsion arms on you can use that to pull the leaves out, that's how I did it on my 63 beam
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  19. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, I will try them. Might have to put it on hold till after the silly season, but at least I should have price. Might become a null argument depending on a few near future decisions.

    Adrian
     
  20. Kombirod

    Kombirod New Member

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    I have got the outer bearings out, but after a lot of bashing with my new puller I have noticed that the inner bearings seem to be held in place by some dimples similair to the centre locking ring.

    Can I drill these out, but if i do. What will hold the new bearings in place??

    Any tips from anyone who has done this please.

    I have gone through a few blogs that give instructions but none mention this.

    cheers Rod
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011

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