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1 Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 11:08 am

Stereophoney

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The next in my series of stoopid questions is :-

How do i lower this bad boy ? The front looks like i have a jack underneath it sad

Cheers peeps wink

Gaz

2 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 11:30 am

oilyT

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Drop the beam out and fit adjusters. how low do you want to go?. smile

3 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 11:31 am

Stereophoney

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Not too far cos it will be a family bus so need to keep it fairly respectable wink

How do you go aboout it though ?

4 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 11:44 am

oilyT

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You have to take the beam out drill out the dimpels holding the center coller in place (both tubes) make slot where the locating screw go's into the tube and coller so it can rotate around the tube. at this point you weld in the adjusters. smile

5 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 12:25 pm

Stereophoney

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Shit that sounds complicated sad

6 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 2:49 pm

Mario

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Stereophoney wrote:Shit that sounds complicated sad

other altrenative is to look for a 2nd hand beem already cut with adjuters in it wink

ive seen then on vzi for around 80 to 100 notes...........


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7 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 2:49 pm

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er.......i take it your doing this for the FIRST time mate???


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8 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 2:54 pm

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and .............are you dropping the back end too??


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9 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 4:14 pm

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Sometimes the beams can be a bastard to get out. took me nearly 3hrs to drop one down the other week it was siezesd solid onto the van. smile

10 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 4:34 pm

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oilyT wrote:Sometimes the beams can be a bastard to get out. took me nearly 3hrs to drop one down the other week it was siezesd solid onto the van. smile

you will have the poor fella bricking it now Barry lol lol

all part of the fun of owning a vee dub...........so they say lol carzzy


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11 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 4:59 pm

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Mario wrote:
oilyT wrote:Sometimes the beams can be a bastard to get out. took me nearly 3hrs to drop one down the other week it was siezesd solid onto the van. smile

you will have the poor fella bricking it now Barry lol lol

all part of the fun of owning a vee dub...........so they say lol carzzy

Well you've got to now what your gettig yourself into. lol

12 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 5:16 pm

Stereophoney

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Yeah this is my first bus Mario so i'm learning as i go wink

13 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 5:36 pm

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oilyT wrote:
Mario wrote:
oilyT wrote:Sometimes the beams can be a bastard to get out. took me nearly 3hrs to drop one down the other week it was siezesd solid onto the van. smile

you will have the poor fella bricking it now Barry lol lol

all part of the fun of owning a vee dub...........so they say lol carzzy

Well you've got to now what your gettig yourself into. lol



yeh but do it gently to the poor fella lol lol


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14 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 5:38 pm

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Stereophoney wrote:Yeah this is my first bus Mario so i'm learning as i go wink



mate we have ALL been there at some point wink


NEVER be afraid to ask ANY question...if we can help then we sure will Very Happy


just be prepared for a piss take on the way,especially once me n dickie get started lol lol


oh and dont forget..........NO question is a silly question wink Very Happy


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15 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 6:23 pm

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first off check if its got ajusters in it , you never know your luck ,


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16 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 6:45 pm

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right then, ive been searching around a bit whilst the whisky bubbles away and.......here are some pics for you dude................


beam before cutting/welding..........






and............during the process of marking/cutting/welded









Dont forget too........depending on how low you wanna go,there will be stuff like lowered shocks to think about too wink


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17 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 9:25 pm

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Cheers Mario, looks like a bastard of a job sad

Might buy one ready done seeing as this is a first timer wink

18 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 10:14 pm

Mario

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Stereophoney wrote:Cheers Mario, looks like a bastard of a job sad

Might buy one ready done seeing as this is a first timer wink

i would matey...............ive been keepin an eye out on VZI for you wink


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19 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 10:17 pm

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Ah nice one mate smile

Remind me to buy you a drink when i eventually meet everyone smile drink

20 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 10:30 pm

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Toastie wrote:first off check if its got ajusters in it , you never know your luck ,

what he said tou


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21 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 10:35 pm

Stereophoney

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Yeah i did look toastie but i'm pretty sure it hasn't, used up all my luck getting the bus wink

22 Re: Lowering My Bay on 6/8/2011, 10:54 pm

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23 Re: Lowering My Bay on 10/8/2011, 5:19 pm

mark. RIP

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i done mine meself pretty much how the pics show (although i didnt lay down pigeon shit welding like that lol )fitting the adjusters is a piece of p... getting the beam out is a little harder but not that hard if its not rusted on i d never done one before but i did it.
didnt drop mine much just a few inches loads better i thinks
CSP adjusters are what i fitted bout 80 squids each i think now
if yer dont have any luck with finding a lowered beam get the old one out and i can weld in the adjusters for ya matey

24 Re: Lowering My Bay on 10/8/2011, 7:07 pm

Stereophoney

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Ah nice one mate cheers i'll keep that in mind smile

25 Re: Lowering My Bay on 11/8/2011, 8:04 pm

paddy

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If you don't specifically NEED to be able to adjust the height at the front again, after you've lowered it................... you don't need expensive adjusters.

When you've drilled the dimples you cut a slot the right length for the drop, screw a beetle wheel bolt in the tapped hole in the centre section (same thread), and knock it round. Then weld it all back up again.

One lowered beam - no parts required.

edit: needs critical measurement & calculations - the slot length is critical to the drop you'll get wink

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