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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: how do you lower a baywindow for under 300$ Reply with quote

i have a 1969 vw bus and want to slam it on the ground.i was wondering how to do it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$300?? About 30 bags of cement should do just fine. Careful, that shit's STICKY!!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156211
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let some air out of the tires Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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$300?? About 30 bags of cement should do just fine. Careful, that shit's STICKY!!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156211

These days I don't even think you could get 30 bags of cement for $300.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turn the rear spring plates a few clicks, remove a few torsion leaves. all for free, or check out the sticky
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of knowledge in that thread.

$300 is your budget? I recommend learning while you're saving cash, homes.

YO, show us your bus. Start with this
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6

Had to go back and edit my post- busdaddy, that shit was funny!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lowered and slowered....
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This works too:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the weight of the bus sitting on the ground get a big torch and heat the control arms super red until they bend.

Or just pull out all the torsion bars and leafs and let it ride on the stops.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With the weight of the bus sitting on the ground get a big torch and heat the control arms super red until they bend.

Or just pull out all the torsion bars and leafs and let it ride on the stops.


get some 9 inch rims too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Let some air out of the tires Cool


darn, someone beat me too it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont forget chrome wheels too....Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Let some air out of the tires Cool


darn, someone beat me too it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dont forget chrome wheels too....Wink


Please give us a clue. How do chrome wheels lower a bus?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dont forget chrome wheels too....Wink


Please give us a clue. How do chrome wheels lower a bus?


i dont know. ask a mexican.

obviously they lower civics, and make any SUV look cooler....NOT.

i know imma get shizz for that racist comment, but chrome is one of my pet peeves. mexicans are not. just to clarify.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh just when I was starting to think you aren't retarded. Thank you for blasting me back into reality Stuart.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i know imma get shizz for that racist comment, but chrome is one of my pet peeves. mexicans are not. just to clarify.


Some nice chromed stock wheels is one of the very few things I"d like to get for my bus.

Stu, do you duck whenever you hear any funny little noises?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i know imma get shizz for that racist comment, but chrome is one of my pet peeves. mexicans are not. just to clarify.


Some nice chromed stock wheels is one of the very few things I"d like to get for my bus.

Stu, do you duck whenever you hear any funny little noises?



i mean aftermarket chrome. stock chrome usually looks okay. i work at scwab. think of our quality wheels the sell in chrome...that peel and bubble and stuff....and how garbage-y they look on anything. im just saying they are a quick way to complete a lowered bay for 300. pull springs, and pay someone 300 bucks for the rims that cost him "way more" and itll look SICK....
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Ugh just when I was starting to think you aren't retarded. Thank you for blasting me back into reality Stuart.


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