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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 am    Post subject: Re: Wiring conduit details on belly pan Buses? Reply with quote

djfordmanjack wrote:
I still wonder how the loom is routed inside the rear kickup and if it goes under or over the torsion bar housing tube.

How in the world would it be fed in the loom tubing even with a flare.

Itis difficult enough to feed a leading wire and the loom on a bus without bellypans. When I built my (belly pan) chassis I put a 2mm steel wire in while building the rails, so I can later pull the wire loom. I wonder if they had something similar in Wolfsburg.


Funny you should say that. I have a situation on a belly-pan bus where, after removing the loom, my feeder wire has become dislodged. So I need to thread the loom back through the bus blind...

It seems the loom has to be threaded through from the rear.
This is my thought on the rear loom routing:

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I wonder if a tube also runs through the enclosed area, allowing you to thread the loom with relative ease above the cradle and torsion bar attachment points.

I intend to use a fish tape/draw tape.

Comments and advice welcomed!

(Thank you to Jeff at JC Welding Services for the chassis pictures)
http://jcweldingservices.co.uk/?portfolio-post=barndoor-chassis
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 am    Post subject: Re: Wiring conduit details on belly pan Buses? Reply with quote

awesome chassis by Jeff ! Shocked Cool
here are some personal thoughts. Don't know whether true or not.
I believe the rear tube end should just extent inside the angled frame reinforcement,no?
another thought, of what you posted on the front frame loom routing.
I have that idea of what if they fed the wire loom with the chassis upside down ? gravitiy would help in feeding the wire loom over the rear torsion tube ( would slide under, when chassis is upside down). then it could find its way into the flared tube end. the angled frame reinforcment would guide the loom end down and into the tube. when the loom is pushed further and out of the front of the tube and being upside down it would also help finding its way through the front frame kickup.
I still believe they must have had a wire or similar provided to also pull the loom.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:54 am    Post subject: Re: Wiring conduit details on belly pan Buses? Reply with quote

djfordmanjack wrote:
I believe the rear tube end should just extent inside the angled frame reinforcement,no?


Yes - corrected

Just to put the two halves side-by-side:

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