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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Suggestions? Reply with quote

Adjustible beam or dropped spindles for my 68 bus?
not looking to slam it. just drop a few inches.
any suggestions?
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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like adjustable would be nice, you could go from your lowered state to normal height if you needed it. Only seen dropped spindles in one place for buses, they were expensive.
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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the Beam is more expensive. this place in Salem Oregon has both. Decisions, decisions....

http://www.wagenswest.com/parts.html
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can spend all that money if you want. The drop spindles are nice, I had a set by Nate, 2 1/2" and worth the money. If you want an adjustable beam, I can do that for you. I am building one for a '71 now, he bought the adjusters from Nate ($99 shipped), and I am installing them in his beam for $75.

With adjusters, you get about a 4" lower before tire change, anything over that, and the ball joints get tension.
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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet,
Thanks Eric,
I was afraid to attemt to do that myself.
But if you are willing to help me out I would greatly appreciate it.
I will order the adjusters and give you a call.
Thanks again.
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has sort of allready be stated but; if you are looking for about a 2.5" to 3" drop, drop spindles will keep the suspension geometry stock and provide a better ride.
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SprÝ Norsk wrote:
It has sort of allready be stated but; if you are looking for about a 2.5" to 3" drop, drop spindles will keep the suspension geometry stock and provide a better ride.


Drop spindles will be a better ride for sure! I build drop spindles for '67 and older buses with king/link pin suspension, but '68 and later ball joint is a different story, go with Nate.
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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K Eric,
I am ready to order some adjusters, Are "Beef Cake" the best ones to get? And are you still willing to install them?
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hubcapt



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
Posts: 660

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crap Exclamation you mean there's line now Question I need him for my scab beam and spindles. Looks like a chop and drop party at Erics's Very Happy !
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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryan, I have a set I ordered from cip1, decided not to use them, let me know if you are interested in them. I can go out to the garage tomorrow and tell you what brand they are for sure, but I am 99% that it's these. http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C31-401-021-268
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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, too late, I ordered some "Beef Cakes" this afternoon.
Thanks for the offer tho.
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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The beef cakes are nice adjusters, they can be hard to fine tune though, I think each tooth is 1/2" or so. I have a set here if you want to check them out.

Give me a call, we can talk about it.
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