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krukab
September 8th 2004, 07:54
Click here (http://www.germanlook.com/Html/MembersRides/ViewVehicle.php?RideID=166) for more information on this ride.

August 2004,

http://www.keversite.nl/fotoalbum/fotos/270820040853583.jpg

Vincent
September 8th 2004, 14:12
love the Porsche style script on the side of the bus! looks cool the breaks must stop that thing like mad!

krukab
September 9th 2004, 01:17
love the Porsche style script on the side of the bus!
Thanks !!
That's what you get when you're wife is working in a shop where they do this work for a living.


looks cool the breaks must stop that thing like mad!
The bus scored maximum points at the MOT test !!
It was quite a pleasure to drive trough the Frence and Swiss Alps,with the knowledge that I could "outbreak" the locals ... :D

justdubbin
September 9th 2004, 13:49
KK that is one MAD bus, just a shame it's a spitscreen & not a bay JK http://www.tessabrix.com/gastenboek/images/smilies/wink.gif

How did you get on fitting the Creative front beam ? I'm getting one this weekend at Vanfest (http://www.vanfest.org/page/dropdown.htm) I'm a little worried about having to shorten the tie rods :eek:

What spindles are you using? did you get a 'kit' to fit the front breaks?


Rob.

krukab
September 10th 2004, 00:58
KK that is one MAD bus, just a shame it's a spitscreen & not a bay JK http://www.tessabrix.com/gastenboek/images/smilies/wink.gif
This bay window is my daily driver ...
http://www.keversite.com/fotoalbum/fotos/260720041428252.jpg



How did you get on fitting the Creative front beam ? I'm getting one this weekend at Vanfest (http://www.vanfest.org/page/dropdown.htm) I'm a little worried about having to shorten the tie rods :eek:
and that's just the easiest part of the whole conversion !! :p
Seriuosly,the axle fits like a (latex)glove,and I used the one with the bay window parts.


What spindles are you using? did you get a 'kit' to fit the front breaks?
All the suspension parts are bay window (and some Porsche ...),and I for the brakes I developed my one kit ....
http://www.keversite.com/fotoalbum/fotos/120720041042242.jpg
Soon to be on the market,so watch this space !! (or forum :cool: )

justdubbin
December 29th 2004, 14:52
Soon to be on the market,so watch this space !! (or forum )


Any news on the kit ?

vujade
January 21st 2005, 03:48
they both look great :)

Erwinvs
January 21st 2005, 03:55
The brakes on the westy work extremly well,and there are now at least four
other "busboyz" in Holland interested in changing there drums/disc's for something
with the P-word :D


T1 Panelvan with 944NA disc's and calipers all round (that front kit is ready !!)


Yes that's right. I'm one off them. ;)

I have driven that splitty and it's brakes like hell. :agree:

krukab
January 21st 2005, 03:59
Thanks !!

At the moment the Bay window is receiving Porsche 993 turbo disc's and calipers,
and some time ago I trail fitted my 996 Turbo disc set-up for my 1966 crew cab !!

here (http://thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=99409) you can find more info !!

justdubbin
January 24th 2005, 16:42
Thanks !!


and some time ago I trail fitted my 996 Turbo disc set-up for my 1966 crew cab !!

Are you using king & Link or ball joint on you're Crewcab?

krukab
January 25th 2005, 07:00
Ball joint.
On my '67 westfalia I used an front axle from Creative,and that axle uses everything from a later bay window.
The axle (per side) 44mm smaller than original,but with the increased width of the adapters (mounted directly
onto the 5x112 hub) you "loose" 25mm ...

krukab
September 14th 2009, 04:00
Since june 2003 (when I bought the car) we have driven more then 50.000km with the bus.
No major changes, still the same 1776cc engine, 993/996 brakes and 1303S gearbox.
Only things i changed are the removal of the bulkhead, different seats (out went the 914 seats, in a pair of Recaro's)
and the biggest changes (on the outside) are the Rota 17" Fuchs style alloys.

August 2009, 4200km roadtrip through 7 countries in just 17 days.
http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/593662.jpg

7,5x17 with 195/45x17 at the front and 9x17 with 235/40x17 at the rear.

johnnyvee
September 15th 2009, 23:06
lookin good

Wally
September 28th 2009, 04:28
Must say Alain, the 17" Fuchs do look wicked!

Pity they only make those in one off-set set (ET35/16): too low for me.. ET50/55 would have been nice. Matter of time?

krukab
September 30th 2009, 05:50
With the 17" Rota's the bus runs even better then with the 16".
The tyres are a little bit higher/taller, so less rpm (or the same rpm, but a higher cruising speed :D) for long trips.

The 7,5 inch wide front wheels went on without any problems.
The rears however are machined down from et16 to et20 (took 4mm off on the inside) and modified one rear drum by 2mm.
The torsion tube at the rear is 4 5mm out of the center line, but a 1964 13window, a 1966 11 window and my 1966 crew cab have the same deviation ....

Wally, the new 19" no option for you ?? :p

Wally
September 30th 2009, 06:08
Wally, the new 19" no option for you ?? :p

Nah, the current 18" are already borderline in many ways on the bug. 17" is the best rim size for most old VW's is my opinion after having had many different wheel sizes. Weight is an important issue if your after performance as you know and the bigger, the heavier they get and wheel movement gets more and more limited with increasing size as well which is all counterproductive wrt handling.
For looks, that all doesn't matter of course. Your bus looks good! :p

krukab
October 1st 2009, 02:37
I know .. 17" is the best (maximum ??) size for a (underpowered) aircooled VW.


For looks, that all doesn't matter of course. Your bus looks good! :p

I'm also very pleased with the way it turned out and best of all, drives likes a dream !!
First three weeks of august we did a 4200 road trip through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and
France and there were no moments that i regretted that i mounted this 17" Rota's.

Here are some pictures from our road trip, if you're interested in the whole story; click !! (http://www.xposure.nl/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1737&sid=0e25d4171591426b2d4e1138be99cd53)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2653/154151.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/2857/154305.jpg

Wally
October 1st 2009, 04:47
Awesome pics Alain! :) stance of the bus is even better from those angles!

krukab
May 15th 2013, 15:51
Time for some upgrading !!

I'm 'sick' of the lack of comfort that seems to be normal with a narrowed beam, so i've build meself a new T2a beam.
Only problem is that the 7,5x17 Rota's won't fit anymore...
I'm very much in love with the look of my Rota's (especialy the 9" rears), so for the front (the track width increases
45mm per side!) i'm after some old skool 16" BBS racing wheels (only at the front) which come with higher et's.

Something like this... (and the Rota 9" rears stay where they are!)
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/551547_494124383956070_1742985085_n.jpg

The engine is running on it's last legs... it's done some 95.000km's and i'm lacking power, leaking oil, less fuell efficiened, runnig hotter then it's
used to be and so on.
A good friend of mine build the engine and drove it some 20.000km before i bought it from him in 2003 and put on an extra 75.000km.
The downside is that my good friend Brian -who build the 1776 type1 engine- died in 2010 in a one way car crash in Belgium :(

There are two options in my point of view;
1) Rebuilding the 1776 by a VW/Porsche specialist or
2) Convert it to Subaru EJ20 NA (115hp) power...

:thinking:

krukab
July 29th 2014, 14:41
1) Rebuilding the 1776 by a VW/Porsche specialist

Not a complete rebuild, but some new piston rings, two new valves and some other modifications

'stance' for 2014

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10402801_748468038525636_3972464139909037891_n.jpg ?oh=1ece6a2c653abe859c46018a54b131aa&oe=556A59BE&__gda__=1433275746_9a618423f4349adfb4880c4054deab1 7

Wally
July 29th 2014, 15:27
Good decision, if only because its some sort of remembrence of Brian...