- FranzKeymasterSeptember 22, 2020 at 5:03 pmPost count: 3783
Nice! What kind of sway bar are you going with?JasonSParticipantSeptember 23, 2020 at 7:28 amPost count: 148JasonSParticipantSeptember 23, 2020 at 7:34 amPost count: 148
Nice! What kind of sway bar are you going with?
I went with the ADDCO 952 rear sway bar from JEGS.com, looks very similar to an EMPI swaybar. I wonder if its the same for a Baywindow. Unfortunately it wont mount to the frame rails with the transmission drop so the mounting hardware will get welded to the frame horns. I will also tray and fabricate something for a quick release link when I hit dirt or start off roading.
Currently $120John JonesKeymasterSeptember 23, 2020 at 9:00 amPost count: 7064
huge project you got here Jason…
What year do you plan on trying to have it shasta ready?? or is BBB more of your thoughts??JasonSParticipantSeptember 23, 2020 at 3:34 pmPost count: 148Pat KKeymasterSeptember 23, 2020 at 4:03 pmPost count: 1507
huge project you got here Jason… What year do you plan on trying to have it shasta ready?? or is BBB more of your thoughts??
I was hoping for BBB, now I am hoping for Ottinger camp out in April. The custom stuff is really starting to delay the process.
Custom is cool!! Coming along nicely, keep at it!!!!
We will build it if it comes.JasonSParticipantSeptember 23, 2020 at 5:22 pmPost count: 148
Thanks! The custom stuff is the fun stuff.JasonSParticipantSeptember 25, 2020 at 7:53 amPost count: 148
Ok I have a Tire question for those that have an adjustable beam and a cradle drop. My bus is a 65 with a thin lip dogleg, I dont know if this matters or not when it comes to rubbing.
On a stock bus I know you can run a 215/75/r15, has anyone run a larger tire on a lifted bus? I wish there was a size between the 215 and 30 in a MT tire.
I was thinking a 30 x 9.50 R15. My concern is the dog leg and jack point in the front, they have the Cooper Discoverer SST PRO MT in that size and its a great off road tire. Diameter inches 27.7 vs 29.97, difference of 2.29 inches. Width inch difference is 1.02 wider. https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=215-75r15-30-9.5r15 This is the best link I have found to compare tire sizes.
I am also concerned that I may be getting too high and raising my center of gravity or roll. Plan to have a full roof rack on top.FranzKeymasterSeptember 25, 2020 at 8:01 amPost count: 3783
215/75 is max on the front. You can cheat a 225/75 with highway tread.
I usually trim the edge of the front jack point to get 215/75 to not rub while turning.
You can probably do a 30” x 9.5” on the rear if you can get it under the fender lip to install it.JasonSParticipantOctober 6, 2020 at 4:10 pmPost count: 148
Almost finished with the center section underneath. Welded a winch power cable tube that runs from the engine bay to the splash pan.
Finished the engine mount, sway bar and midmount. It’s a tight fit for all of it.
Just need to make a mount and a skid plate for the oil cooler. Added some vent and drain holes along with holes for rivnuts so the belly pans are easily removed.ColeBModeratorOctober 6, 2020 at 10:14 pmPost count: 1831
Some serious shit going on here! Hell yaJohn JonesKeymasterOctober 7, 2020 at 9:36 amPost count: 7064
Jason sounds like he isn’t going to debut this rig till it’s 100% how he wants it…WaynerParticipantOctober 7, 2020 at 9:45 amPost count: 156
👍 Gonna be a cool ride when completed.ColeBModeratorOctober 7, 2020 at 10:08 amPost count: 1831
I guess if you’re gonna do it, do it right, right?
I had to get my bus drivable as fast as possible… The road trips helped fuel the fire to get other stuff done… but still a couple years later and I’m not done… so maybe Jason is up to something🤷🏻♂️ Either way, this bus will be sick as shitPat KKeymasterOctober 7, 2020 at 2:59 pmPost count: 1507
Looking very clean and well thought out..👍👍
What tires you going with?
We will build it if it comes.JasonSParticipantOctober 11, 2020 at 9:29 pmPost count: 148
I would like to debut it at 100% but I don’t think that is reality, with BBB cancelled my due date is the annual April Moab camping trip. I am hoping to have everything done but maybe the roof rack. A lot to get done and more shit keeps getting added. I might have to wait on putting the Safari windows in.
Pat I am thing of running the Geolander MT G003 in the 215/75R15.
Thanks everyoneJohn JonesKeymasterOctober 12, 2020 at 10:40 amPost count: 7064
I would like to debut it at 100% but I don’t think that is reality, with BBB cancelled my due date is the annual April Moab camping trip. I am hoping to have everything done but maybe the roof rack. A lot to get done and more shit keeps getting added. I might have to wait on putting the Safari windows in. Pat I am thing of running the Geolander MT G003 in the 215/75R15. Thanks everyone
I can tell for you, it is more about the bus being 100% before you use it. I just haven’t built myself one of them projects in a while… but I look forward to it!!!!!!!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎 😎 The last few years, Corporate and I have been ALL about the quantity of nights “On the Road” nights, in the bus nights.. 😎John JonesKeymasterNovember 3, 2020 at 2:56 pmPost count: 7064
I forget you are also building this to represent Westy Restorations… Just like when I built that DDSNRFARBGDBD 58 I did when I first got here… So… You want it done when you debute it.. I forget things…. 😎 But I get it forsure!!!! 😎 😎 Do you hope to build westy’s for people full time some day?? Thats the goal??
Any progress on the bus…?JasonSParticipantNovember 4, 2020 at 12:19 pmPost count: 148
I forget you are also building this to represent Westy Restorations… Just like when I built that DDSNRFARBGDBD 58 I did when I first got here… So… You want it done when you debute it.. I forget things…. But I get it forsure!!!! Do you hope to build westy’s for people full time some day?? Thats the goal?? Any progress on the bus…?
Yeah part of the reason I am building it over the top. One day maybe but the government job is hard to give up, maybe when I have had enough of the bullshit I will quit. Then work on cars more full time but enough to enjoy life. Would like to keep it going and give Sawyer the opportunity to take over the business if he likes and is into VW’s. If not I failed the future generation haha.
I just finished the last customer project and cleared my schedule until end of April, it all in now, working on sand blasting the underside to do the 3 step POR15 process then spray the color matched Sealing Wax U-POL Raptor liner, unless there is a better recommendation. I am wanting to protect the underside from 80 mph dirt road driving like the Utah 300.
Trying to figure out where to mount the in line brake lever to independently lock each rear with the Quaife/ LSD so it acts like a locker.
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