- Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:44 pmPost count: 19
The rear suspension is based off T1 stuff, with a few changes. The torsion housing mounts are bolt on and don’t require cutting or moving of the heater tube inlets or cable tubes. I designed the new arms to clear the cross-member without cutting. Adjustable spring plates also.Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:48 pmPost count: 19
I also designed the hub section to be removable. These will have a 3.5″ drop like on the Shawty, and I will also have a zero drop version. These let the arm stay in the stock position, and do the drop out at the hub, rather than the whole arm. This keep the spring plate in the correct spot, and gets rid of the camber. I can also adjust the hub offset when building them to deal with different backspace wheels. They use all IRS bug bearings and brakes.Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:50 pmPost count: 19
Stock length bug CV shafts fit with a 3/8″ spacer at the outer end. The shock mount will be different on the next sets. I am pretty sure I will be able to retain the stock upper mount on the next version.BBWBParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 2:03 pmPost count: 750
Miss my old “Shorty”. Really like yours!
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.WAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 3:49 pmPost count: 174
Cool shawty Brian….I reckon that 32 inch chop is just right.
Impressive suspension setup and of course….stance !!
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysFranzKeymasterJanuary 9, 2020 at 7:03 pmPost count: 3221
Nice work dude. Like what you did with the shocks.dirtylawnchairParticipantJanuary 10, 2020 at 7:40 amPost count: 55
Brian – Do you sell these suspension set ups? If so, how would one get a hold of you to discuss?MikeKParticipantJanuary 10, 2020 at 10:07 amPost count: 175
Looks like some well built, thoughtful parts. You’ve addressed some issues that have plagued the performance Bus suspension offerings in terms of functionality and availability of parts. I’m still amazed that after all these years, folks are still building dropped spindles on old, clapped out cores and that the source of cores hasn’t dried up completely. Great work!
I think Franz wrote that the future was off-road. I have to agree with him in the sense that the fabrication side of Baja guys has been light years ahead of street VW’s. If I had the know how, I’d build a full blown, wide five, combo link setup for my Bus with a rack.
Does your spindle and brake combo change the track at all?alykatParticipantJanuary 10, 2020 at 11:24 amPost count: 407
Can’t tell you just how much I like your little truck. Good job !Brian EParticipantJanuary 10, 2020 at 12:21 pmPost count: 19
Thanks for the complements! These parts were a ton of work designing, prototyping, building and testing. I have almost 7000 miles on my Bay window with this Hybrid beam/spindle/brake setup now.
I come from the competition off road/fab world, and yes, they are light years ahead of the somewhat stale street VW scene. Real deal Trophy trucks are some of the most amazing vehicles built.
The track width with the spacers needed to clear stock wheels is about 1/4″ wider than stock. This is what I have with a 4″ beam on the Shawty. With aftermarket 5×205 you could loose the extra 1/4″ spacer needed to clear the caliper.
I have sold everything from the first run I built. I am ordering more laser cut parts next week. Hopefully everything will be available mid Feb.
If you have questions please email me at email@example.com
I have a site up, but its pretty minimal right now. Mostly the bug stuff.
I try to keep the instagrams updated. type_e_motorsports
Thanks, BrianJohn JonesKeymasterJanuary 10, 2020 at 11:46 pmPost count: 6125
cool stuff… Looks like tons of work…. Like your idea’s!!!John JonesKeymasterJanuary 11, 2020 at 3:58 pmPost count: 6125
Jesse and I were just talking about road trips this year.. Sturgis… And I thought you might be close enough to visit on our trip!!!!! 😎Brian EParticipantJanuary 11, 2020 at 10:28 pmPost count: 19
Jesse and I were just talking about road trips this year.. Sturgis… And I thought you might be close enough to visit on our trip!!!!!
I am 20min north of Mt. Rushmore, and about 30min south of Sturgis. The entire Black Hills are awesome. Were you thinking of coming out here for the bike rally? 😬
We are going to start planning our summer bus road trip down to eastern and southern Utah here soon. I will be hitting you up for some pointers.
Let me know when you are thinking of coming up here. I can show you around for sure.
BrianWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 13, 2020 at 10:41 pmPost count: 174
I was going thru some old pics of our trip across the U.S. in 1984 and found this shorty next to my camper in Eureka Ca.
I wonder if this one is a survivor ?
Test Pilot @ Submarine Airways
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.