honestly to get the amount of tub and turning radius i needed some compromises had to be made. if you look at how little i cut into my doors it's very minimal compared to how everyone else has done it. likewise when the door cards are back on you really don't see much of anything. the front curve is really the only giveaway that i even did anything.
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here's a pic i took just for you, don't mind the wet primer...this shows how much of an angle i incorporated into my tubs to get them to interfere with the doors as little as possible:
i wanted as much turning radius room as possible so i came way out to the edge of the dogleg. but doing so was going to cause me to have to cut the heck out of the doors. so i came up with the idea to simply angle the piece in and thus requiring very little modification to the doors and not giving up any turning radius. only downside to this is if i hit a large bump or dip the tire would raise up and rub. but generally speaking when you're going full lock it's at lower speed, so i should be more than ok with my setup
got all my filler sanded down and shot some cheapie primer over it to see how it all came out. not too shabby
driver's seat tracks tomorrow then the driver's tub will be fully complete
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driver's seat installed. tracks didn't come out as clean as i hoped, but they're in there and stronger than piss.
i'm awaiting parts to put the passenger's seat in then the front tubs will be completely sewn up. i'm debating about jumping back on the rear and getting the motor and transmission installed for a little test drive vs just working my way from the front to rear on her getting it completely finished...hmmm
work fron t to rear and just finish it as you move along. Not much more to do up front. Get out the paint cans and finish it and move back. getting things finalized and seeing them done done will build motivation to knock out the rear faster. Getting it driveable and test driving will make you want to drag your feet on the last details. Get it done done before driving so that you can maximize your seat time in the finished product before getting rid of it.
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oh, no word thus far...figure ride it out till sometime next week, yes?
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If you teamed up adjusters, drop spindles and some low profile tires on 15/14in rims, then yea you'd get close. Or you could go with a split bus link pin beam and drop spindles which would allow greater drop and would put you pretty much right there. Would need to tub and notch frame rails however.
Then don't forget about the rear. Drop plates and turned torsions only get you so far before you start having to clearance things.
There's really no way to cheat getting seriously low on a baywindow without a bunch of work.
i did have to cut the frame for the tie rods however that required those serious notches. but if you're wanting to go that route i can easily give you my measurements on where i made my holes...that would take all the guesswork out of it
honestly, if you don't mind dropping some coin then locating a good link pin beam would be the easiest way to go. $60 for some detroit johnny side plates, $90 for some adjusters, and approx $250 for a set of flipped spindles and you're good to go. it would only require minimal frame notches for the tie rods and very minor tubbing if you really wanted to lay it out.
scored a replacement steering box to replace the one i screwed up when i was grinding on her for the brake pedal to clear using the wrong disk....
me getting in a hurry = mistakes.
ordered more suspension goodies for her. figured since i'm right there i might as well throw new ball joints on her and replace the center drag link. she should drive nice when all that is installed.
also scored these free:
love leftover goodies from work early ace bosch fluted lenses.
turns out these lenses fit in some cheapie housings we have laying around. perfect. i'm going to turn one into a third brake light via a nice red bulb and i might turn the other into a fog light...or perhaps a 3rd brake light as well and toss it in the oval. hmmmm.
i was also lurking over on samba and spotted this guy's neat sticker on the back of his bay that was lowered with fuchs...well i thought the sticker fitted mine to a "T" so i managed to get in touch with the guy who made him his and had him tweak it a bit so it was more westy late bay...and he is sending me these:
even got the steering wheel raise in there
updates are gonna be delayed for 2 more weeks with a work project. after that time i'm going full tilt at this beast. all free time goes to her. i want to make major headway on her next month. i've got a big step next on deck for her that's gonna turn some heads.
i also need to finally settle down and decide on a transmission setup. i've decided to keep the porsche tranny for another project so now i'm leaning towards just a beetle irs trans. but then tonight i was looking at a spare vanagon transmission and that got me to thinking as well
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It will be the end of may before I start on the 56 anyway cause now Rancho has got to help me get my 65 to the farm in a couple of weeks. I am doubtful i will have time to get the car ready but I will be ther regardless. Take care bro, And enjoy all the ladies in scrubs
Smile it will get Worse!!
thanks guys! i'll throw up some pics of the truck and whatnot when i get a minute. very lucky on how it all went down.
right now i'm just trying to stay out of other people's stupid threads and not make comments...the pain meds make it really easy to speak one's mind ya know?