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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:19 pm

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:24 pm

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:28 pm

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:29 pm

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:32 pm

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Post by rpm750 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:42 pm

Kale what did you use to lower your Bus?

Setup(beam, rear torsion), tire sizes, rim sizes. Pleeze
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:36 pm

rpm750 wrote:Kale what did you use to lower your Bus?

Setup(beam, rear torsion), tire sizes, rim sizes. Pleeze
Front is back yard engineered with 63 Corvette airshocks and rear is one click,with 3" drop plates and frame notched. Me and Tim did it all,as far as front goes Doodle is gonna build me a 5" beam with adjusters and Spindles as soon as I go depart a 68 by my house that he is getting some parts off of as well. Gonna give him beam off of it so I have no down time in mine,all he needs is the center pin he builds them from scratch but needs your center pin to build one. Tire sizes are 175/55-15 in front and 185/65 -15 in rear no scrub but rear could go 195/65 if you want a wider rear tire. It rides good with shocks aired up but I want to go lower n narrower in front. Rear is perfect and rides great bdut I am gonna put airshocks back there for clearance when loaded for camping,the mustache bar scrubs sometimes when loaded down with gear.
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Post by rpm750 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:42 pm

Cool man thanks. I do want to use a taller tire on the rear to help this 5.375 R/P on the highway. I have adjusters in the beam but I don't want to narrow it b/c of the loss of ride quality. I'm not as young as I once was.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:13 pm

Should ride good narrowed if done properly. 195/70 would be ideal if your looking for taller any wider may rub if you go low.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:14 am

I decided to call my Westy The Time Machine for more than one reason.

1. If goin somewhere in it alow extra time to get there its gonna take some time its so slow.

2. It has made it through time and still exist in time travel at a slow rate of speed.

3. If those walls n seats could talk I am sure it could tell you some intresting stories of its journeys in time.

4. The Speedo should say HPM not MPH....Hours Per Mile its so slow.

5.Everytime we take it out on a trip its Guaranteed a Good Time.

Love my Time Machine,now off to travel through time at a slow rate of Speed.
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Post by shaky on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:42 am

Very cool name Kale.
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Post by Tanner on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:00 am

Where'd you get the amber headlights? Very cool.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Tanner wrote:Where'd you get the amber headlights? Very cool.
Painted them with a clear yellow. They are a H4 style as well.
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Post by Tanner on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:29 am

What brand of paint and where'd you get it? I tried a stained glass paint from the craft store but it came out like crap.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:01 pm

Tanner wrote:What brand of paint and where'd you get it? I tried a stained glass paint from the craft store but it came out like crap.
ordered it online. Anodized yellow paint is what I googled you should find it that way. I think brand was duplicolor...?
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:02 pm

You have to do very very light coats several times.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:50 pm

Finnaly replacing wiper shafts. Removed wiper assembly and ordered new ones from Airhead parts. Kind of a pain but not too bad so far. Bit of a challenge figuring new ones out they mount a little different per hardware they come with. 68 Westy "Mobile Home" - Page 3 IMAG2254 68 Westy "Mobile Home" - Page 3 IMAG2255
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:11 pm

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Post by Knumb Knucks on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:01 am

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Post by DiggerD on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Looks good!

Are those TMI covers?
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Post by Beetle Bailey on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Very Nice!!!
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:07 pm

DiggerD wrote:Looks good!

Are those TMI covers?
Yes TMI. Fit great ,foam doesn't line up with piping as well as horse hair padding would but overall they turned out great and are comfy and oderless unlike the old ones that had major Stinky factors.
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Post by type4revolution on Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:12 pm

Looks like a serious project love the early bays I have a 68 bus parts for sale if you come up needing anything let me know.
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Post by Knumb Knucks on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:22 pm

Putting the stock wheels back on ,found some tiny tires for the 14's . I like the raders but just prefer that boob shaped hubcap. Pictures when I get em mounted and on the bus.
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Post by 67vdub on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:16 pm

what size tire for the 14's? I am looking for new ones and a lower job too
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