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by Andy C
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Keep thinking about this (probably way too much!). On my bus the tie rods are horizontal when it’s on the ground. During cornering and as the body rolls, would this have the effect of creating increasing toe out as the tie rods move in an arc around the pitman arm and effectively shorten - granted i...
by Andy C
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choosing repair panels
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Choosing repair panels

Can’t say for the cargo floor but I’ve just replaced both sides of my cab floor with panels from Autocraft and they were excellent. Good standard of e-coating too.
by Andy C
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Thanks Banger. Mine's on dropped spindles with 2" narrowed beam with adjusters at max height. IRS on the rear. KYB shocks all round. I'm no expert either but from what you've said my narrowed track width will make the harshness / inflexibility with the HD ARB worse than standard width. I think I'll ...
by Andy C
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Banger, thanks for the response. FBI is a good shout, I'm going to mull this over for a while as I already have the EMPI one. I thought the OG one had a slightly different profile but stand corrected if not. I'm struggling with the turn in so much it feels completely imbalanced. I am concerned about...
by Andy C
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Hi Jim, I've googled the understeer / oversteer effect and in particular the Ratwell article. I think the main problem with fitting HD ARB on the front only would be more increased understeer rather than oversteer. To be honest I would've preferred to fit a stock ARB on the front but that looks like...
by Andy C
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Thanks Jim, I did try it that way round last night and it wouldn't work as the link pin is in the way.. I might just fit a heavy duty band clamp instead.
by Andy C
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Thank you! I hadn’t thought of putting the bracket that way round. I will also have to trim the end of the ARB slightly as the end is riding on the raised portion of the arm. Think I’ll also end up taking a couple of millimetres off the ends of my beam as the ARB is fouling there too if I move it ba...
by Andy C
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Lower arm & anti roll bar fitment

Hi, Need some advice please people. I'm trying to fit an EMPI HD anti roll bar to my 64 bus to improve cornering & stability. Apart from having to narrow it for the 2" narrowed CE beam and get it to clear the CE Master cylinder I'm struggling to work out how the end claps are going to fit to my lowe...
by Andy C
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: ripped off???
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: ripped off???

I genuinely feel for you as that looks shocking! I think most classic vehicle restoration issues fall into two categories. Those which have been poorly repaired by the previous owner(s) either through lack of technical capacity/ time/ funds and those which have been badly restored by a so called pro...
by Andy C
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Bodgery
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Bodgery

Seems to be the case..... I just don’t get it... would’ve been more time to ‘bodge’ the throttle linkage than fitting it correctly in the first place.

At least I did get some satisfaction from putting it right. That is apart from the pain felt in my ears from my wife’s comments! Lol...
by Andy C
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Bodgery
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Bodgery

Finally finished remedying the last of the bodgery on my bus. Part floors tack welded in with a 2 inch overlap & coated liberally with seam sealer so they rot underneath. Steering centred half turn to the right, a Buttys throttle link packed out with 8 washers so it misses the return stop and the ho...
by Andy C
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 2 Bow Roof Rack
Replies: 0
Views: 121

2 Bow Roof Rack

Hi,

I'm after a 2 bow roof rack in need of restoration / repair.

My bus has a large pop top and all off-the-shelf roof racks are too big hence I'll need to modify the frame and reduce the length of the wooden slats.

Anything considered.

Thanks
Andy
by Andy C
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab floor repair question
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Cab floor repair question

Hi, just in the middle of replacing front outer floor sections and have a question regarding the fit to the inner front panel. I’m only doing this to replace the rather poor repair which was done before. I knew there was some surface rust in the floor when I bought the bus but once I removed the 3mm...
by Andy C
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pop top turret
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Pop top turret

Take a look at the Space Roofs website. Mine has a full length pop top fitted by previous owner but they also do a Turret Top. Pete is very helpful.