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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

spend the money and let us know. My guess is that they are the same as everyone else has. A lot of people just say whatever you want to hear to make a sale these days. I run into it all the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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That link says the eccentric fits and Bus but the application chart says it does not. I wouldn't buy without getting clarification from the seller.

Thanks for catching that! I e-mailed Limebug in the UK for clarification! Shame on you

Mostly for the boys and girls overseas: I heard back from Limebug, the Type I eccentrics are gold, the bay Type II eccentrics are silver (at least in their case). They also stated that the product description is correct, the compatibility chart is an error.

The big question remains, as to whether they are truly offset more than OE parts to enable a bit more camber to adjust out of the negative region on lowered Bay front-ends.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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I would call these folks in the USA and verify they are in stock.
https://www.busdepot.com/j16938


Those look exactly like the ones from Limebug, the edge of the bottom-side of the hole is about the same distance from the edge of the conical surface.

And same with all these, below, yet none of them claim it's for "lowered" situations to correct non-stock camber scenarios. So either ALL of these are offset even more than OE, or Limebug is full of beans. I'd like to see a stock OE eccentric, but mine are installed so I can't access them.
I'm beginning to think I'm stuck with slightly negative camber on my '64 Bus front end.

https://www.csp-shop.com/en/front-axle/eccentric-camber-nuts-405-319-211-25494d.html

https://www.bus-ok.de/Camber-Nut-for-Balljoint-on-VW-T2-Bay-867-779-Oe-nr-211405319

https://www.justkampers.com/211405319-camber-nut-for-balljoint-on-vw-t2-bay-1967-1979.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

I would call these folks in the USA and verify they are in stock.

https://www.busdepot.com/j16938
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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That link says the eccentric fits and Bus but the application chart says it does not. I wouldn't buy without getting clarification from the seller.

Thanks for catching that! I e-mailed Limebug in the UK for clarification! Shame on you
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

or use one of these and a press or BFH

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?[/quote
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This is 3.5 yrs old, and the poster solved it, but for posterity, I was going to suggest another option: cut the stem of the ball joint just above the eccentric, then invert it on a press and drive the stem out.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?


Busstom in the Lowering thread posted a link to new, more eccentric bushings.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162604378677


That link says the eccentric fits and Bus but the application chart says it does not. I wouldn't buy without getting clarification from the seller.

I think a couple places sell refurbished ones that have been re-plated. There is really no reason to need a new one. Most are in excellent shape once cleaned up. That said, the part number is 211405319 / 211-405-319 . Google it and pick someone you like who sells it. Even CIP has repros. There are many ads for them. I am pretty sure Ken Madson at TheBusco or Chris at Busted Bus, Averys Air Cooled would have good used ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?


Busstom in the Lowering thread posted a link to new, more eccentric bushings.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162604378677


That link says the eccentric fits and Bus but the application chart says it does not. I wouldn't buy without getting clarification from the seller.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?


Busstom in the Lowering thread posted a link to new, more eccentric bushings.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/162604378677
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

it won't hurt anything in my opinion. Do clean it well first. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

I used a ball joint separator to remove the bushing from the ball joint.

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The question I have now is, should I put anti-seize compound on the outside of the bushing before reinstalling it into the steering knuckle?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

1970fun wrote:
Well adjusted it today after i marked 3 edges of the nut and turned it 180 degrees to the front, that should do it for the test ride.
Noticed a little better straight ahead driving but not as much as hoped for but my still prety stiff febi ball joints could play a part in this as well!
Needs further allignment at a good shop, any pointers for a full tank or not and extra weight in the front cabin?


Yes, until (if) they loosen up even the correct caster won't be enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

Good to hear it worked, the wedge is a very powerful tool, aim for the old ball joint to avoid F'ng up the bushing too much.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

I found a good way to remove this bushing...use a pneumatic muffler "burp gun" Very Happy with a flat head blade...a quick burst, and VOILA !!! Thanks anyway, Busdaddy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

Who sells replacement eccentric bushings?..The bushing in the left upper ball joint is stuck and I can't get it off..Right side OK..Ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

1970fun wrote:
Well adjusted it today after i marked 3 edges of the nut and turned it 180 degrees to the front, that should do it for the test ride.
Noticed a little better straight ahead driving but not as much as hoped for but my still prety stiff febi ball joints could play a part in this as well!
Needs further allignment at a good shop, any pointers for a full tank or not and extra weight in the front cabin?


Actually you would want to mark the original 90° location towards the wheel, measure the angle between the 90° position and the notch, say 50° and then turn the eccentric until the notch was 50° in front of the 90° position. This should give you close to the same camber as you had originally, but yes going to an alignment shop would be best.

There are some good DIY threads and it doesn't take much in the way of tools to do a front end alignment, I just use a tape measure, a torpedo level, and an easily made jig. A dead level surface is require if you aren't comfortable with math.

Have the alignment done with the weight you typically have on board, remember to put some weight up front to simulate the driver and passenger.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

Well adjusted it today after i marked 3 edges of the nut and turned it 180 degrees to the front, that should do it for the test ride.
Noticed a little better straight ahead driving but not as much as hoped for but my still prety stiff febi ball joints could play a part in this as well!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Eccentric camber adjusting bushing Reply with quote

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Thanks Guys, i gonne adjust it with the notch pointing to the front and report back how the ride is compared to my old setting.


That's really funny. LMAO Laughing

They make a cheap $10 - $15 camber alignment tool you can put on a flat surface and see what your camber is. I don't know if they make one that has a large enough surface area to mount on a VW bus wheel though. It's really designed for tires where a rotor is exposed. A tape measure will set toe. Get them wrong and the damage to the tires will cost you more than an alignment.

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