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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing back an old(er) thread! After putting on nearly 5000 Miles (8000km) Since May in the bus im going to do a bit of (serious) maintenance on it. Fall plan for this bus is to rebuild a beam for it, lifting it a bit and get some bigger tires on the front. Currently I have some dicontinued 27x8.5R15 BFG All-Terrains, I plan on going with a LT 215/75R15 possibly going with the BFG all-terrains again, although I like the more aggressive look of the mud terrains, really they will not be the best tire to suit the needs of the bus. I have a beat up old core beam im pulling apart to rebuild.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the beam apart and quick preliminary clean to get the worst of the crud off done. Ordered up some 'beefcake' adjusters from wagenswest-man our dollar still isn't doing good.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to do a slight raise ?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

panel wrote:
Going to do a slight raise ?

Yea just a bit to get a slightly bigger, and more common aggressive tire size up front.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hawthorne wrote:
panel wrote:
Going to do a slight raise ?

Yea just a bit to get a slightly bigger, and more common aggressive tire size up front.

...For navigating those Strathacona logging roads eh?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opened a can on worms while I wait for beam adjusters to show up. Cut the outer lower nose off.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yikes!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now Andrew , don't get carried away with the height!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry Marc, whatever that is won't happen to my bus! Haha. I did cut more out of the nose, so I have the bottom 3" of the nose, the lower outer nose off, and looks like I'll probably just do a few patches to the inner lower nose support, and I'll have to do the driver side lower A pillar.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just put the bumper back on.....DONE!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to think you passed comin with us to open up that can'o'worms Very Happy
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