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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
Hmm Iím so tempted... (not)

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/1973-vw-bus-4x4-project/6749803645.html
The guy should be paying someone to haul it off.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Hmm Iím so tempted... (not)

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/1973-vw-bus-4x4-project/6749803645.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Skip back a few pages. He posted a link here to his build thread elesewhere. Very well done high quality build.


And itís a TDI.


I will someday track him down, and buy this bus.

Someday.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

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jokgel wrote:
How much you have on your offroad- bay?

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Take a picture in the same fashion . Laughing


Is that the T2 Synchro Bus?

It is certainly a T2 syncro bus.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

Theres a builder that made his own for a Baja Bug, look for him on Youtube as Doug Bug.

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http://www.highangledriveline.com/sandrails.html

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These are the axles I'll use on my next 930 axle conversion. Very Happy

. if I recall they can reliably handle 30 degrees of angle... and have 930 flanges. They are pricey though
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They are like $600 each... but you'll never have a joint noise or failure... hopefully. ..

They are splined and will get longer/shorter with suspension travel...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

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How much you have on your offroad- bay?

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Take a picture in the same fashion . Laughing


Is that the T2 Synchro Bus?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Hi, who at home has installed a rack and pinion on are t2
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

How much of this is actually Vanagon? Just the parts that had to be.

It actually went pretty well all things considered. If I were to do it again I think I could save myself some time and headaches... if I bump into the right syncro my wife's hightop is doomed.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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Oh hey.


How much of this is actually Vanagon?


EDIT: nevermind, I checked your gallery. The only thing I can't (and don't want to) picture is where you store the balls it took to tackle this project.

absolutely killer!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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Here's an old spra coupe. You can just make out the high rise transfer case/portal axle thingy inside the rear wheel.

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That thing looks like the Colonial Viper spacecraft in the Battlestar Galactica Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Here's an old spra coupe. You can just make out the high rise transfer case/portal axle thingy inside the rear wheel.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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Tell me I'm crazy but I may have begun solving the big issue with lifting buses: CV angle. If we could make bolt on portal axles: thus the outer cv joint would connect like 4 inches higher, we could lift way higher before the angle became a wear issue.

Obviously custom fabrication cost and all that, but why wouldn't this work? Axle comes out, connects with standard CV joint at top of portal axle, drives meshed gears directly downward (two types: one with standard direction of 091 transmissions, then one with reversed direction for subaru/other transmissions). where the bottom gear connected to the hub at the same spot the outer CV normally does.

Tell me I'm crazy and shouldn't look into this more.


Myself and a few others discussed this in the split bus forums a few years ago, in an effort to gain more ground clearance. CV angle wasn't the issue there, but the same basic physics apply.

I had thought of a double roller chain system with a direct ratio, but it proved to be an issue for highway speeds.

There is an agricultural machine known as a spra-coupe. They are still built today, but when they were first developed in the 70's they used an industrial type 1 style engine with a 3 rib bus tranny. Those axles were connected to a (I think) roller chain drive system that allowed the machine to sit high above the row crops it need to spray. As I recall, the center-to-center of the CV axle and the drive axle was nearly two feet. I'll dig for a photo.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Tell me I'm crazy but I may have begun solving the big issue with lifting buses: CV angle. If we could make bolt on portal axles: thus the outer cv joint would connect like 4 inches higher, we could lift way higher before the angle became a wear issue.

Obviously custom fabrication cost and all that, but why wouldn't this work? Axle comes out, connects with standard CV joint at top of portal axle, drives meshed gears directly downward (two types: one with standard direction of 091 transmissions, then one with reversed direction for subaru/other transmissions). where the bottom gear connected to the hub at the same spot the outer CV normally does.

Tell me I'm crazy and shouldn't look into this more.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Winch install and finally found out how heavy she is.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Those tires should not rub up front at stock height. You may have some broken torsion leaves.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

I have run General Grabber 27 x 8.5x 14 with good results. They rubbed until I did a 2" lifted spindles and cranked up rear




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

I have run General Grabber 27 x 8.5x 14 with good results. They rubbed until I did a 2" lifted spindles and cranked up rear




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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Now I have the power to go off road.


And apparently make it look nice before you leave...

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