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Post by vwovalchild on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:53 pm

Hey guys this bus thing is new to me. The bus that i acquired is crying for me to slam it. After reading some articles (ie.HotVWs) they talk about using a 68 type transaxle, I need to know you ideas on how to lower this thing 1. the quickest 2. the cheapest. and where I can acquire these parts. And any pics you can send would be nice.
Thanks for your help

oh buy the way It comes off the trailer today. My wife is not happy with it in the driveway.
Any ideas of how to make her like it??
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Post by petervalle on Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:27 pm

I had to show my wife before and after pictures of the project to make her understand the final product. and I also printed a picture of http://www.busselecta.com/ and she got the concept much better. I actually keep this concept picture on the side of the bus so everyone can see how it would look.
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Post by vwovalchild on Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:59 pm

Love that website thanks for the link
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:32 am

votwing wrote:the cheapest. and where I can acquire these parts.
Parts for a bus and cheap in the same sentence......Shocked

votwing wrote:My wife is not happy with it in the driveway.
Any ideas of how to make her like it??

Give it to me!


But seriously flip the spindles you have to press them apart and clearance them and press them back together. Some people on the samba do it for 200ish

To narrow the beam you will need side plates and bushings 100 for the bushings, 70 ish for the plates and adjusters 30 and up

68 or 67 beetle tranny with offset springplates plates are around 200

I will get some links when I am not so tired

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:39 am

Spindles
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=776354
or do it yourself
http://www.kustomcoachwerks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1704

Side Plates
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=691452

Bushings
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=691452

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:59 am

Here is the offset plates to bolt in the tranny
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=615857

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:01 am

Or this bolt on version of the offset springplate
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=856751

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