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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

I'm tired for the stock bus with big meats. Let's post pics of builds with lifted busses and there mods/ combos.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see no pics? did you forget to post yours?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is under construction. 61 turkis 11 window. No the dog leg is getting reaced and no I'm not running that wheel. Has bay beam with adj and rear I haven't decited if I want to go irs or leave rgb. Tires are bfg a/t 215/75/15
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beam installed
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(Bus belongs to Ronnie in Lake Havasu, other pics in gallery, I think there is a thread somewhere on the build, involved raised spindles not bay beam)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would of went lift spindles from Nate if I had link pin beam but I bout the bus beam less and got the bay beam free
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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i have bay beam and big nut redux boxes. 215/75/15 dynapro mt hankooks on stock rims. my bus sits 2" higher then friends stock suspension bus running the same tires.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

Lets see someone come up with some custom raised RGBs.

Design a new box with a third gear between axle drive gear and stub axle gear to lift.
Axle rotation would be the same as stock straight axle.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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This was my last bus a 64 kombi
bay beam
67 trans 1 notch up on the spring plates
Armstrong 215/75/15's all around
damn I miss this one Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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Saw this bus at a Vintage Meet in Seattle several years back. I think it was being built by Franklin's. No idea what ever happened to it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

^^^ did that thing ever get found after it's unfortunate journey?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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Saw this bus at a Vintage Meet in Seattle several years back. I think it was being built by Franklin's. No idea what ever happened to it.



the suspension is probably sitting in his shop somewhere pretty sure he sold the bus with different suspension soon after that show
he's never had a great track record with finishing his own projects usually ends up selling them Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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^^^ did that thing ever get found after it's unfortunate journey?


Not that I know of.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

brettsvw wrote:
Lets see someone come up with some custom raised RGBs.

Design a new box with a third gear between axle drive gear and stub axle gear to lift.
Axle rotation would be the same as stock straight axle.


There was a MASSIVE oval window baja bug in Colorado built like that, probably 20 years ago or more.

IRS with reduction boxes would be the ultimate.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

brettsvw wrote:
Lets see someone come up with some custom raised RGBs.

Design a new box with a third gear between axle drive gear and stub axle gear to lift.
Axle rotation would be the same as stock straight axle.


I looked into fabbing some RGB's with a dual roller chain setup, but it was just too complicated for my skills. Talked with a friend who does that shit for a living, and he said it would be very tough to make it all work right and be driveable at highway speeds.

Have you ever seen the rear drive system from the 70's agricultural vehicle called a Spra-coupe? There is a VW industrial engine and an early bay bus tranny in there. that is connected to those tall white boxes inside of each wheel. Pretty sure that is a chain drive setup.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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29x8.5x15 super swampers, made in usa $160 each at 4 wheel parts, free shipping
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

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29x8.5x15 super swampers, made in isa $160 each at 4 wheel parts, free shipping


Any rubbing issues? what did you do to the bus to raise it?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

i have early bay front beam ( raises the front about 2" ) and re indexed the spring plates in the rear ( big nut redux boxes), coil over shocks in front and stock style shocks in the rear. running bug smoothies in front and crows feet rims in rear. no rubbing on the street, going back to big bend state park for thanksgiving weekend to put it to the test. we went last year and had a blast, took a few of the 4wd hi clearance trails, and buses did great.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Lifted busses ( not big meats under stock suspension) Reply with quote

My favorite lifted bus.

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