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Postby Franz » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:47 am

OKMOOSE wrote:Franz, you can move this sexy bitch over to the bay central section if you want...


Done!

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Postby OKMOOSE » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:27 pm

****UPDATE****

Pre-drop....

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This was after we added the WideFive plates (awesome) and changed out the stub axles. got a little rim tuckage, had to deflate the tire a little to get it on. i believe this measured around 18", so it should be a little hire when i get the tires inflated properly.

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Last of the pics I have available. I will have a nice view of the stoplights now!
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Postby OKMOOSE » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:32 pm

Does anyone know if the brake adjuster from a bug or some other car will fit with this early bay set-up? I am missing a brake adjuster on the extra backing plate I had the adjuster was trash. I cant seem to find one anywhere. I was curious if any other adjuster would work. The 71+ is a different design. It is all I am alacking to get this rear buttoned up.

Ideas?
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Postby Franz » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:31 pm

probably the same as any other VW of the same year or earlier....but I'm not sure.

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Postby OKMOOSE » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Anyone have a 68-70 bay drivers side rear backing plate???? Or, a brake adjuster????
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Postby OKMOOSE » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:32 pm

I finally got the back sorted out and finished...on to the front.

Here is the front end pics we have so far.

Here is the bay minus the beam!
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Here is a couple comparison pictures, old "giant" beam and new "minamalist" 4" narrowed LP beam!

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New Link-pin beam installed, man this thing fit great and bolted right up. A real testament to the side plates from Detroit Johnny and my friend Adams measuring and welding abilities.

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And, since this is the one thing I did on my own! We have removed the brake booster and tired master cylinder and replaced it with a new early bay master cylinder. Next I will remove all the vacuum lines and extra crap that goes with the brake booster set-up. Again, much more simple. And, I figured I shaved off at least 1 mph on my top speed removing all this crap!

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Postby joezeeuw » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:58 pm

Looking great. I hope to do the LP conversion some day. Parts are so hard to find though.

So for the manual brake conversion you need a master, any push rods or anything required as well or is it bolt right in?

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Postby OKMOOSE » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:37 am

Joezee,

you have to get the early pushrod also, but that is it. Well, other than lengthening the hardlines, brake fluid tube, etc. Because now the MC is about a foot closer to the front of the bus than before. One issue I am having is the reservoir off the old Master doesn't fit on the new early Master. It doesn't match up for some reason. From what I can tell they should be the same from 68-71. So, I am sorting through that now.
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Postby durfeec » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:57 pm

I'm doing the same conversion on my bus. I'm wondering what are you gonna do for a speedo cable? Do they match up?
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Postby Craig » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:57 pm

There should be no issue with the speedo as the square drive is the same on both splits and bays
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Postby OKMOOSE » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:58 pm

We finally got this thing 99% done. We have just a couple loose ends and it will be ready to roll! I like it!


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Postby durfeec » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:05 pm

What size tires are you running?
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Postby Franz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:24 am

Looking good.

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Postby OKMOOSE » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:50 am

durfeec wrote:What size tires are you running?


175-65 (front)
195-70 (Rear)

All on gay ass 14's!!!
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Postby lonestar » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:15 pm

Shart looking Bay. Smile
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