View original topic: Clutch cable interfering w steering rods
Peter - Belgium Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:20 pm

The barndoor is lowered and has a steering rack and when dropped on its wheels the steeringbars are in the way of the clutch cable (or vice versa :-))

anyone with a dropped barndoor experiencing the same issue? Or is this mainly caused by the position of the steeringrack?

Any idea's on how to fix without moving to hydraulic clutch set-up?


RockStock Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:11 pm

Stock, for comparison

Peter - Belgium Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:22 am


Is this pics as the bus is standing on the floor (my picture is when weight is on teh wheels)?
Or is this pic when it is on a lift and the wheels all the way hanging down?

If it is as it is standing... it looks same position as mine?? should not be much of a problem then during driving and rod moving up and down?


RockStock Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:50 am

The bus is stood on the floor.
Now I'm no mechanic, but it looks like your clutch cable needs to be re-routed to below the tie-rod.

Peter - Belgium Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:29 am

Thanks for that confirmation!

I was just mocking up the cable to see how I would best route it which is why it is now above when the bus was placed back on a stand. Sofar I was thinking about using a Bowden cable to route it above the rods following the chassis curve… but looking at your pic I will recheck on what it would do when routed just below as per original straight through set-up?
At the moment the wheels drop a lot when the bus is on the lift since I still need to measure and decide on shock length so no shocks installed. Once shocks are on they will limit the downwards movement anyway.


Scotty Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:27 am

Yeah it should be underneath. With the modifications you've done it does look like it will be very close still. You may run into problems when you jack the bus up, or go over a large enough bump that allows the wheels to drop down significantly

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