New Project - 68 Double Cab

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Postby 56Hotrod » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:56 pm

Got the 4" narrowed beam put back under the car tonight. Wheels on to check clearances. Currently, with the stock 14" wheels and big ole' tires, its got about 1.5" of clearance to the wheel well.

Also, got a new master cylinder installed and brake lines run to the front wheels.

I'm stoked at how it sits in the front.

There are still some finish touches to do under the front, but this is a huge weight off my shoulders. Beam went in with 2 jacks, lifted up and bolted in perfectly.

If you can't tell, I'm REALLY excited about this.

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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:57 am

Nice.

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Postby el arod » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:28 pm

hey man this is looking better after every update! =D> keep at it! since i help my friend with his DC
here is some more inspiration...my buddy's DC with the new wheel set up. OG FUCHS 15x8 fronts and 15x9 rear =P~

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Postby Woody » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:19 pm

^^^^^ THAT is badass^^^^^^^^
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Postby Franz » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:33 pm

Shit! 9" in the back!

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Postby slammed and shiny » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 pm

damn!!! help me fit some of them wheels to my fat chick. fuck gas mileage. thats cool!!! Smile Smile
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Postby AlanWrench » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:12 am

jeeezus! 9"?

That's some hot shizz right thurr.

He got a build thread or anything?

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Postby el arod » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:29 pm

dont want to overtake this mans DC thread but i have spoken to my friend and hopefully i will get him on here to post a build thread. some facts about gettin' that wheel in there:
-DC is still Bay IRS
-narrowed torsion
-narrowed trailing arms
-reworked/extended Creative Engineering adjustable springplates
-custom narrowed axles
and lastly...some OG 15x9 Fuchs from a Porsche RS :-$
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Postby 66beater » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:56 am

Nice work man! Sounds like a really fun project for sure. And wow 9 inches!
Back in the track suit!

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Postby layinpan » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:59 am

Franz wrote:Shit! 9" in the back!


That's how she likes it. #-o

couldn't resist

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Postby 56Hotrod » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:28 pm

Shit! That is badass. How the hell does one even get that wheel/tire combo under the rear fender?

I was looking more closely at mine when doing the rear brakes, and I actually have 15" wheels I guess. The rear tires on it (from when I got it) are 205 75 R15 studded snow tires. I had to take all the air out of the rear tires to get them between the fender and the drums. I have to do some more calculations on what I should run back there.

Do people end up rolling the inner fender arches to help lowered buses?
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Postby Franz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:16 am

Those look like some pre 64 bus wheels you have. No, don't roll the fenders. The best way to get wheels on the rear of a lowered bus is to disconnect the shock, and use a port-a-power to jack the axle down.

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Postby 56Hotrod » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:12 pm

Hmmm,
But my spring plates are/were already bottomed out on the bottom stop. Would it make sense to notch the spring plates a bit so the wheel/axle could go lower for wheel replacement? I'm using Wide Five's 3.5" horseshoe plates - which should be somewhat conservative, right?

I think I need to take a picture of this.
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Postby Franz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:24 pm

Yeah, I'd do something like that for sure.


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