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Old November 11th 2010, 06:52
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Cool GL T1.

Will be watching this

@ Hebster: You can use this, simple and cheap, I've tried similar, works fine! I had them on my 1967 for two years, much better visibility
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Old March 15th 2011, 22:08
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So since getting new tires, i've gone and decided to tub the front end, because it was too close to the tires and i was afraid theyd rub once the bus is full of interior.

So we went ahead and cut em out!









and since we are tubbing the wheel wells 2" the seat rails need to come up and this was how it was decided to do it...



Got done raising all the seat brackets...



Cutting an fitting...









starting to fill in the void...





this piece started out flat... kinda made a break/jig to get it this way...



here it is tacked in place



the whole front tacked into place after making a few more "fun" pieces...



decided to change a few things around on top so it lines up better...



pretty much it for the pass side... still have a lot of finishing work to do...



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Old March 16th 2011, 20:32
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Love keeping the metal looking stock. The flip flops gotta go while welding though (if it was me)
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Old March 17th 2011, 18:55
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Heh, thats my buddy in the flippies. He never takes them off unless he's riding his Harley.
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Heh, thats my buddy in the flippies. He never takes them off unless he's riding his Harley.
Oh... Yeah, I cant ride my Harley in "flippies" either... mines a kick start only 93 inch shovel head.
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Old June 8th 2011, 20:32
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So, not much to report other than i now understand why people use trailer fenders when tubbing their buses. Its a ****load of work to make it look proper. We did manage to cut out the original rear hoop/brace and add our own frame brace. Now we are going to be working on the repositioning of the shock mounts for the rear. The picture im posting doesnt show the 3/16" brace that we made between the framehorns, but i assure you there is one there now.




ive also decided on a color scheme for this project. It will be the original Velvet Green on the top, and Porsche slate gray metallic from the beltline down. Let me know what you think.



im gonna be working on this again this sunday, so more pics to follow.
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No photoshoped.... Bodyshopped!!
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You're going to run add-on rear 'skirts' like in the picture,
or run factory rear wheel openings?

Seems like after taking all of the trouble to tub the rear,
you would want to put the rear flares back to stock.

And avoid the "Jersey look" cut rear wheelwells...

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Old June 13th 2011, 19:27
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You're going to run add-on rear 'skirts' like in the picture,
or run factory rear wheel openings?

Seems like after taking all of the trouble to tub the rear,
you would want to put the rear flares back to stock.

And avoid the "Jersey look" cut rear wheelwells...

JMHO...

What im doing to the rear openings is filling them in so it looks 'stock' but using Dzus fasteners so they are removeable. Thats the only way that id be able to get the gigantic wheels out of there. i didnt cut the wheel arch out, that was done by a PO . . . .
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Update: since doing the front wheel tubs, I've had to notch the frame for the tie rods as it sits a good 1.5" lower. I've also picked up a T3 turbo for it. Can't wait till it cools down so I can get back out there.
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What im doing to the rear openings is filling them in so it looks 'stock' but using Dzus fasteners so they are removeable. Thats the only way that id be able to get the gigantic wheels out of there. i didnt cut the wheel arch out, that was done by a PO . . . .
Don't know why people would do that, some PO hacked my arches too. Had stock ones put back on as the bus is being painted. I'm running 16" MB CLK rims on mine, bus IRS swap with 2500lb. airbags in the rear. Clearance is pretty close on mine but what I do is jack the bus way up, pump up the bags a little which drops the arm down, and remove the wheel by rotating the lower part of the rim to the center of the bus until the top outer edge of the tire clears the apron then pull the whole thing out (hope this makes sense). It's tight but I am able to get it out. The face of the rim is exposed to the ground when you're doing this though.
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Don't know why people would do that, some PO hacked my arches too. Had stock ones put back on as the bus is being painted. I'm running 16" MB CLK rims on mine, bus IRS swap with 2500lb. airbags in the rear. Clearance is pretty close on mine but what I do is jack the bus way up, pump up the bags a little which drops the arm down, and remove the wheel by rotating the lower part of the rim to the center of the bus until the top outer edge of the tire clears the apron then pull the whole thing out (hope this makes sense). It's tight but I am able to get it out. The face of the rim is exposed to the ground when you're doing this though.
That's how I had to take the stock wheels off my double cab. I figured I'd take advantage of it already being cut since I'd never do that myself.....
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Front tie rod notches are done. Going to start fabbing the Turbo header tomorrow. Any advice from you Turbo pros?
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Ahhh... the memories. From tubbing my bus to having to remove the bolt from bottom coilover mount to get the wheel off. Good Times!

Your project is really coming together!


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Thanks Jeff! I know what you mean about getting the wheels outta there. That's why I'm leaving the rear cut.....
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