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Postby callahan » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:58 pm

They're link pin arms. But it looks like it was narrowed then was later widened back to stock. This is the first bus beam I've worked on I'm just trying to figure out what I'm starting with
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Postby dreadnotmusic » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:26 pm

Stock beam width is 34.75".

Can't wait to see this build progress.

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Postby fidysea » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:56 am

Mr Callahan

Please, please please! leave this 70's paint job. At least for a while. It is so "retro future mod with a touch or starski and hutch" Give her the buff treatment and spend $ money on somthing else instead of paint.

Cool shop with lift. Is it like a club shared shop?

I love this bus.

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Postby tlambert » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:00 am

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I like the wheel alignment paint marks on the floor under the lift.

That makes it easy everytime without the hassle of backing up and pulling forward.
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Postby callahan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:05 am

dreadnotmusic wrote:Stock beam width is 34.75".

Can't wait to see this build progress.


thanks where did you measure from?
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Postby callahan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am

thanks fellas. and don't worry i don't plan on touching the paint. i probably wont even clean the mold off. i just want to fix the rust and the dents and get everything water tight so i can build a nice camper interior.

and the shop is where i work its not much but it gets the job done
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Postby Jobe » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:05 am

callahan wrote:
dreadnotmusic wrote:Stock beam width is 34.75".

Can't wait to see this build progress.


thanks where did you measure from?


Thats the length of the stock beam tube.
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Postby callahan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:08 am

Jobe wrote:
Thats the length of the stock beam tube.


Thanks for clarifying that Jobe
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Postby Jobe » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:04 pm

do you need a turn signal lens for the right front? anything else stock missing. I'd like to help out if i can.

let me know what you need, I might have it.
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Postby callahan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:40 pm

If you've got a raunchy one that will match the ne I have that would be the bees knees.

Just finished cleaning all the crudd off the beam gonna spray bomb it real quick then head out for some grub. pics when I get home
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Postby callahan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:04 pm

monday night update:
finished cleaning and painted beam. decided to hold off on doing anything to the beam until my spindles get here and i can bolt it all up to see how it sits. interested to see how 6" dropped spindles and 165/45s are going to treat me.

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sheet metal is supposed to be here tomorrow so hoping to get started on that this week.
also scored these today. some fella came by the shop looking to sell them. he didn't even know what they were just that they were off a vw.
you don't even want to know what i gave for them \:D/

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Postby Jobe » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:30 pm

good progress. 6" spindles? thats retarded and badass.

PM me your address and ill get that lens heading your way.
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Postby Franz » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:47 pm

Dude, will 6" dropped spindles fit into a wheel smaller than 20"???

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Postby callahan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:32 am

Franz wrote:Dude, will 6" dropped spindles fit into a wheel smaller than 20"???


man am i glad you said that. i went back and checked nates website and i def read his spindle details wrong ](*,) ](*,) gonna hit him up today and change my order to a 5" dropped spindle. my plan is to run slotted '66 '67 bug wheels and a 15 will fit the 5" spindles
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Postby john jones » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:35 am

6" drop spindles.. wow..


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