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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Yes, just cut those dust guards off the shocks to work with those spring plates. Thatís why some offset plates have a lower shock mount built in
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Yea, it's possible I just didn't torque them down. I'll pull the other side off today too make sure that side is good too. Better now then on the side of the road
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

I have seen offset spring plates do that before. Modified plates with lengthened axle tubes don't have that clearance issue. As I recall, some folks cut the dust cap off the top half of the shock absorber for clearance.

Those axle bearing cap bolts didn't come loose for no reason. They were likely not torqued properly. Start fresh, get everything bolted back together, and drive on.

Going back to stock height won't lessen complication. Have you ever rebuilt a reduction box? Much more going on in there than your straight axle, and the seals can still leak.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Frustrating night in the shop. I've known the rear drivers side axle has had a leak for a couple months. I dont drive it much, so I didnt think a whole lot about it. I finally tore it all apart tonight and found that the bottom 2 bolts in the axle cap had completely backed out and the top two were loose. Wth? Also, for the lowered guys out there, do your swing plates dig into your shocks like mine do?

I can honestly say this thing may be going back to stock. This is really starting to suck...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

There is some discussion in this thread but the only pics I saw at a glance are of grounds on reverse light housings. Same idea, tho.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Could you guys provide any pictures of this improvement for me to go off of please?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

I have added real grounds to both the rear housings and headlights. The rear housings I just used a zip screw with a ring terminal to a known good ground. The headlamps received a ground wire going to a known good ground and I also added relays and the light output is greatly improved.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

FTR, I was referring to the taillights...the original grounds there are not good at all. I didnít have to add grounds to the headlights, but it def sounds like you have iffy connections up there. I think the FAQ thread on light improvements covers this.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Good to know. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Love the bus, missed the thread the first time around.

I added the extra ground wire to mine and it works great. That seems to be what many have done to improve the weak original grounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

Piddling away at some issues I've been neglecting. Any reason as to why I need to slap the dash or the nose of the bus to get the headlights to come on? Brights work just fine, so do the running lights. Oh yea, slamming the door does the trick too. I know its gotta be a loose connection, just frustrating at the moment.

Also, with the small taillights, how is everyone keeping a good ground back there? My blinkers wint work all the time. Once Gain, if I go and slap the taillight, it'll start working. I know it's a bad ground. I've been struggling with grounds since I got this thing running again.

Helpplease. Any tips or tricks are very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

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Whoa, that thing is not half bad! That was the best year, I think.

If you were traveling fast next to a canal and flipped over into it you might have time to escape as it planed over the water.


Laughing It does look like a boat on the roof!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

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And it's red to boot!

Whoa, that thing is not half bad! That was the best year, I think.

If you were traveling fast next to a canal and flipped over into it you might have time to escape as it planed over the water.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

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Or this gem. It's more your style and you've brought worse back to life.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

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I'd roll an early bay camper....late....not so much...


Do like I did, a 78 Riv top on a 70 bus with 74 Westy bed and cabinets. Slow as hell with the stock 1600, though. Might be time for a Suby!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

I'd roll an early bay camper....late....not so much...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 1960 double door panel Reply with quote

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Let's find Joel a westy with a child's cot. He's gonna need it! Congrats!


Make it a late bay Riviera with a child's cot!
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Let's find Joel a westy with a child's cot. He's gonna need it! Congrats!
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