Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other changes...

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Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other changes...

Post by TRL » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:05 pm

So, when I first purchased my bus I came inches away from lowering it right then and there. I even had a straight axle trans sitting in my work area staring at me. I enjoyed my stock height time but I feel its time for some change. So Ive contacted the local lowering gurus and I can already hear the "I told you so" from them.
Another thing I'm changing is my current paint. Im not a Dallas Cowboys lover, but I am a lover of original paint and after 50 different test spots around the bus Ive decided to strip the respray off and let the white/turkis shine through. If i get really adventurous I will attempt some cargo door rocker repair. One last picture from KI as a before shot.
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Re: Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other change

Post by Kirk » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Sweet!
I look forward to lots of updates & pictures.
Who knows..I might be right there with you this spring Rick :twisted:

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Re: Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other change

Post by Josh » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:38 pm

I have the spring plates you need and some heavy duty wheel adapters if you end up needing them.

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Post by TRL » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Josh wrote:I have the spring plates you need and some heavy duty wheel adapters if you end up needing them.
Spring plates would be awesome! I will get in touch with you Josh.
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Post by Six Volt » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:50 pm

Bless me father for I have sinned. My last confession was...
It's me, Sean
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Post by TRL » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:20 am

Six Volt wrote:Bless me father for I have sinned. My last confession was...
Its only 3 inches Sean... And if you want you can have my very nice big nut trans with rebuilt rgbs that was a 6 volt trans originally.
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Post by Marla » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:52 am

I love the idea of getting back to the original colors. Good thinking! Can't wait to see your progress.
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Post by Six Volt » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:08 am

TRL wrote:
Six Volt wrote:Bless me father for I have sinned. My last confession was...
Its only 3 inches Sean... And if you want you can have my very nice big nut trans with rebuilt rgbs that was a 6 volt trans originally.
Now you're talking! Count me "in"! :D
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Re: Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other change

Post by vw7266 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 am

i'll holla at that trans of sean doesn't :!:

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Re: Because I want to go 70 mph on a budget and other change

Post by TRL » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Sean gets it for the price of a six pack of beer or I keep it. Have to look out for my fellow Westsiders ;)
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