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Old September 8th 2004, 07:54
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Old September 8th 2004, 14:12
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love the Porsche style script on the side of the bus! looks cool the breaks must stop that thing like mad!
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Old September 9th 2004, 01:17
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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.


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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 ...
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Old September 9th 2004, 13:49
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Cool KruKabs splitty

KK that is one MAD bus, just a shame it's a spitscreen & not a bay JK

How did you get on fitting the Creative front beam ? I'm getting one this weekend at Vanfest I'm a little worried about having to shorten the tie rods

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


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Old September 10th 2004, 00:58
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KK that is one MAD bus, just a shame it's a spitscreen & not a bay JK
This bay window is my daily driver ...




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


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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 ....

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

Any news on the kit ?
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Old January 21st 2005, 03:48
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they both look great
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Old January 21st 2005, 03:55
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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


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:
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Old January 21st 2005, 03:59
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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 you can find more info !!
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Old January 24th 2005, 16:42
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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?
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Old January 25th 2005, 07:00
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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 ...
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Old September 14th 2009, 04:00
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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.


7,5x17 with 195/45x17 at the front and 9x17 with 235/40x17 at the rear.
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lookin good
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Old September 28th 2009, 04:28
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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?
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Old September 30th 2009, 05:50
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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 ) 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 á 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 ??
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