Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:34 pmPost count: 19
Here are some installed pics from under the Shawty. The combo uses stock bay window torsion arms and springs. These are the only core parts that need to be sourced right now, but I have a better option coming soon.Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:37 pmPost count: 19
The steering angles are all set up for no bump steer, and straight tracking. I added some caster to the beam as well.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: 728
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: 143
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: 2976
Nice work dude. Like what you did with the shocks.dirtylawnchairParticipantJanuary 10, 2020 at 7:40 amPost count: 51
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: 136
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: 368
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.
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I have a site up, but its pretty minimal right now. Mostly the bug stuff.
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Thanks, BrianJohn JonesKeymasterJanuary 10, 2020 at 11:46 pmPost count: 5878
cool stuff… Looks like tons of work…. Like your idea’s!!!
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