Building chromolly rear disk brake hubs for lowered Volkswagen buses.

We are getting closer to finishing a batch of our new and improved high-end rear disk brake kits. Modeled after the factory Porsche rear disk brakes with internal parking brake shoes, these kits will surely be the best you can buy.

Application is for the rear of your 1955-67 split window Volkswagen bus, ” with lowered swing or irs transmissions”. 

 

Finished the suspension prep on Don’s double cab.

So 2″inch raised front wheel tubs, a raised steering box section and rear frame notches, with relocated shock mounts. This double cab is ready for the body shop, while it gets paint we will be building the drive train, suspension, motor ECT.

                
   
    
    
   

Took a drive and delivered Bob’s bus on Saturday.

My son and I took a drive to the bay area and delivered Bob’s bus on Saturday. Took in a Giants game and got to see Buster Posey hit a home run, it was a good time and Bob was pretty stoked.
Thanks Bob for the biz and the great feedback.

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Bobs 13 window progress update

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We have done a lot of work on Bobs bus since the last post. We have finished fixing the rear torsion housing, as well as reinforcing the rear frame rails for air-ride and adding a cross bar. The cross bar acts like a strut bar, used in modern cars to reduce and eliminate twisting of the unibody structure under stress. We have notched and reinforced the frame and moved the shock mounts behind the bearing housing towards the rear of the bus. We fitted the custom built Wagenswest, narrowed, air-ride, tubing IRS, rear trailing arms with OEM Porsche 944 rear brakes. In the middle of all this is a Pro Street IRS transmission from German Transaxle of America We have also installed the Wagenswest complete narrowed, OE needle bearing, air-ride beam with Porsche hybrid dropped spindles.

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Raising the box and more on Bobs 13

We raised the steering box on Bobs bus this week. We also notched and prepped the rear frame rails for air ride, we made a quick jig to repair the narrowed torsion housing. More, we started engineering some dual hideaway frame mount air tanks and notched the heater tube to make room for the air beam.


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