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Beetjunky
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Postby Beetjunky » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:34 pm

Great bus man. I have the same set up on my 70. Rides great!

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turner-vw
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Postby turner-vw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:20 pm

Vlad w wrote:Without the frame cut?
Are you hitting the frame when loaded or on bumps?
I made 4.5 plates for the back but I will set the springs to stock from the start.


no its not hitting the frame only because the rear shocks are to long and there fore they bottom out before it hits the axle. The rear is going to need to be C Notched...

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Postby turner-vw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Jobe wrote:good job on the rear plates butch! =D>


Thanks Chris!

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Postby turner-vw » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:42 pm

Well... Tied of the crap-tastic ride quality of my bus. Pulling the adjustable beam and drop plates out and returning it back up to stock height. Thinking about running some 215/75R15's on it and adding a full roof rack on it.

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C.Hamburg
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Postby C.Hamburg » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:46 pm

Wonder why the ride was so crappy? Looked killer.

Never had a problem with the ride in my slammed Bay. Did you have spindles? maybe that's why? Mine had them.
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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:49 pm

58deluxerag wrote:Wonder why the ride was so crappy? Looked killer.


x2

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Postby 61ragtop » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:38 pm

turner-vw wrote:Well... Tied of the crap-tastic ride quality of my bus. Pulling the adjustable beam and drop plates out and returning it back up to stock height. Thinking about running some 215/75R15's on it and adding a full roof rack on it.


Wish I had the adjustable beam and the phone dials for my baywindow. I like the way your bus looks but I guess you like the ride quality better than the way it looks now. Sweet looking bus
61 Rag top Beetle
70 Baywindow
73 Standard Beetle

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turner-vw
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Postby turner-vw » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am

the beam is custom built by Mr Jobe and uses flipped late splitty spindles. I know I could improve the ride by flat tubing it and C Notching the rear, but I just cant bring myself to cut it up.

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Postby C.Hamburg » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:13 am

Yeah mine was tubbed and notched, I guess that could make the difference. :-k

Busses with big meats are cool too. Shit even stock one's are. Smile
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Postby 61ragtop » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:05 pm

turner-vw wrote:the beam is custom built by Mr Jobe and uses flipped late splitty spindles. I know I could improve the ride by flat tubing it and C Notching the rear, but I just cant bring myself to cut it up.


If you decide to sell your beam let me know. Do you know if Mr Jobe would build another one? Thanks and again I like your bus.
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Postby Cuba » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:57 pm

That Bay looks way too cool to raise it back up again...
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Postby turner-vw » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:15 am

61ragtop wrote:If you decide to sell your beam let me know. Do you know if Mr Jobe would build another one? Thanks and again I like your bus.


I've already got my beam sold to a friend here in KC. I'll PM you his number.

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Postby 61ragtop » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:22 pm

Thanks
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Postby Wren » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:02 pm

That's a Bad Ass Bay. Nice beam Mr. J!!!

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Postby turner-vw » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:18 pm

and its back on all fours!

General Grabber AT2's in 205/75R15 size on 15" bus wheels.

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And here it is on the Road

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After

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I'm going to paint the bumpers black and Im still trying to decide if I want to run hubcaps or not. Need a full length roof rack and I've really been digging the bike racks Franz has been showing.

The biggest problem I've run into is the little 1600SP really struggles on hills with the bigger tires.


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