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- 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.
BrianBrian 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, BrianBrian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:50 pmPost count: 19Brian 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 1:44 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 1:37 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:35 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:35 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 1:34 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 12:00 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 11:58 amPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 11:57 amPost count: 19Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 11:56 amPost count: 19
The front suspension was designed for people who drive their buses a lot. I ditched the pack-able wheel bearings for modern sealed hub assemblies. The spindle’s are 3.5” drop with corrected Ackerman for the narrowed beam. The hubs, calipers, and big 10.5” vented rotors are off-the-shelf modern American truck stuff. The parts are available at most every parts store across the country. I also built the beam and spindles to use bay window ball joint rather than link pins. This was for no maintenance, better ride, and easy alignment. The spindle are near flush on the outside, with no hub snout sticking out.Brian EParticipantJanuary 9, 2020 at 9:10 amPost count: 19Brian EParticipantOctober 9, 2019 at 5:23 pmPost count: 19Brian EParticipantOctober 9, 2019 at 1:14 pmPost count: 19
Ya guys, stop by if you want or need to. I don’t have a big impressive shop, but the bus is up on the lift, and you can check out the new suspension at least.
I have lots of general repair parts, tools for most everything, and if it gets bad, my other shop is a full machine machine shop. 👍🏻👍🏻
Do you guys have much of an itinerary?
Don’t forget your long undies.
BrianBrian EParticipantOctober 9, 2019 at 6:59 amPost count: 19Brian EParticipantOctober 8, 2019 at 9:41 pmPost count: 19When I get back from Mt RushmooreHello,My name is Brian, long time lurker here. If you are headed to Mt. Rushmore, let me know. I am 30min north in Rapid City. I have tons of tools and parts of you happen to need anything. I can also give you some tips on what to see around here. 👍🏻