Splitty with Rusty Roof + Grumpys = Samba

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by berg, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Sheetmetal complete and painted, Off to get a sunroof canvas and headliner. :D

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  2. Wayne murray

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    Getting something else, coming out of 7/11 servo .Looks good on the road.
     
  3. David H

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    Hey berg,
    Looks magnificent on the road:D.
    Cheers
     
  4. berg

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    Thinking about lowering the Bus a couple of inches. What are your thoughts and experience? I am told it is front spindles flipped and some work done to crank the rear down.
    How does this affect the ride? Is there a better way? your thoughts please people.:confused:
     
  5. Barry

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    Already looks low? Certainly he rear does.

    Your front wheels look widened - doubt you will get much lower without rubbing
    New wheels and narrow beam required?

    Not too sure what is involved with reduction boxes?
    Do you have RD's on the front?
     
  6. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Don't want to go to the expense of wheels and narrow beam, just wanted a quick couple of inches. I guess that's just a dream :rolleyes:
     
  7. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Barry, What are RD's?
     
  8. Barry

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    D'oh!

    RB's - reduction boxes :oops:
     
  9. berg

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    No RB's on the front, just the rear.
     
  10. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Looks absolutely fantastic,well done .
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

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    Come a long way in a short time :eek: looking good ;)
    Can't help with lowering info ...... last picture from rear going our onto the road actually looks good in ride height :cool: ........ lowering front you need to be careful with tyres fouling on the inside of the guard when turning if there is a reasonable variance in levels & do it slowly :rolleyes:
     
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  12. rabidkombi

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    Just put some beam adjuster on the front beam to lower down a few inches
    CSP have the best adjusters with small teeth so fine adjustments can be made
    Drop spindles would have the bus way to low and would still require front beam adjusters anyway to fine tune the ride height up or down accordingly
    As the boys have stated you need to determine the available clearance between the tyre and the dogleg when the suspension is at full upwards travel with bumpstop compressed and the wheel is at full lock either to the left or right to work out the available lowering possible with the current wheel/tyre and suspension setup
    Will also require new shocks to suit the changed suspension travel due to lowering the bus
    Cheers,
    Pete
     
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  13. shaven

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    Berg... man looks sweet. Love the orange. Who did the metal work & paint?
     
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  14. Grantus

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    That bus is just sooo cool......:cool:

    Maybe you should consider changing your username to, “ice_berg”? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. berg

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    Back from a trip OS, Samba25 getting a sunroof cover and hood lining. Ready to go this weekend. yay!
    Metal and the lotus white done by Hollywood Restos.
    Orange done by some rough as guts South African about 10 years ago, easily 3 different shades, holding off on full respray as I have other priorities, ie engine/trans.:)
     
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  16. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The description of your paint job made me laugh. It looks great in the photos. It's been a long journey and I bet you can't wait to have it finished. I am a purist at heart but I love your honesty and I also believe they are your Kombis to do whatever you want with them. Well done.
     
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  17. chris taylor

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    Good thinking Berg, mechanics first every thing else later ,no good having a nice looking van you cant drive mate. Cant say i have seen any white and orange vans before but its not a bad combo though,,
     
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  18. berg

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    I have a new Sunroof canvas, roof lining and RnR bed.

    Problem with the very front/rear skylight glass ie; broken.
    The roof and skylight glass has a curve. At the front there is a curve plus a twist as the roof tapers.
    We discovered that Glass does not like to twist.
    I have ordered more glass and found a new guy prepared to have a crack at installing them. ;)
    Glass or hole or rubber may need to be trimmed. We shall see..



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  19. chris taylor

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    Well said Loraine
     
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  20. Barry

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    Bugger - but that is one of the "standard" Samba windows ................so it ................"should" work

    You can really see the twist in that pic :confused:
     
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