Dogo's '70 Westy

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Franz » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:53 am

looks dope.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby john jones » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:01 am

DOGO wrote:We live near by a conservation area. On weekends, if we can, the wife and I go grab a coffee go for a walk and hang out in the bus for a couple of hours.
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I'd roll it!!!!!!!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D>
if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks, Franz.
Thanks, Jones. That's a great compliment... considering how you feel about bays Smile
...but that's just me.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Pat K » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:37 am

17"'s look killer... =D> =D> =D> ...well worth your extra effort... :-k :-k :-k

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:56 pm

Thanks Pat. I really don't feel like I've done anything different than if I would've fit 15s. The only thing I did, extra, was narrow the stub axle some, which ironically, it's to clear the caps on 15s, if I ever went there.
Changing rear wheels I imagine would actually be harder with 15s. That extra inch radius, I'm sure it helps. Specially having the caliper in the way.
The one thing is that with the 7" width everything is a super tight fit, specially the rear, but it fits. What I would've done differently is a little narrower beam.
...but that's just me.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Pat K » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:18 am

How narrow would you go for this same setup?

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:44 pm

Pat K wrote:How narrow would you go for this same setup?


I'd go with a 4" beam. Mine is 2". I was just concerned I wouldn't have enough clearance for my air shocks, and seeing a lot of euro guys running the 2", I figured it would work, which it does (I've never rubbed once yet), but the little narrower beam would clear the inner dog leg better... just in case., specially if you end up running larger tires.
...but that's just me.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:47 pm

... maybe even a 5" beam. if you want pics or measurements of the underside, clearance, etc, let me know.
...but that's just me.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Pat K » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:00 pm

DOGO wrote:... just in case., specially if you end up running larger tires.


Planing on going the opposite way..up not down..seems if you want fat tires high or low a narrowed beam is required.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Pat K wrote:
DOGO wrote:... just in case., specially if you end up running larger tires.


Planing on going the opposite way..up not down..seems if you want fat tires high or low a narrowed beam is required.


I'm maybe barely 2" from well and it's been good, but I'm not offroading like you may be planning. If you're going with raised spindles, if it were me, I'd probably try them out first before tearing apart the beam.
...but that's just me.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby DOGO » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:56 pm

FINALLY some work in my comfort zone. Rushed to do the interior for June Jitter Bug. Repop curtains and as close a gold vinyl I could find, the rest is self explanatory. Still have to redo arm rest, the front seats and door panels, and at some point redo the headliner, but for now....


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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby jb » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:13 pm

Badfuckingass camper man!!! =D>

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby aaronbonte » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:10 am

Simply stunning! Awesome bus! =D> =D>

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Franz » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:23 am

Nice. That plaid material is expensive.

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Re: Dogo's '70 Westy

Postby Omar67 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:29 pm

Nice Westy man. Glad you are out enjoying it! Seats turned out great as well.
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