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Old 26-04-2017, 08:05 PM   #11
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Well sorry for the delay, been busy talking with the owner about what to do with the bus.

Turns out the last owner was filler happy and after coming out the blast room it's in poor condition and not the bus for what we had planned.

But do not fear, oh no! This bus will be back and it'll be solid as OG as possible and low, very very very low.

We are cutting at the moment in preparation for the custom full air suspension to be fitted, this includes rotating the rear torsion mounts.

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Old 22-01-2019, 12:11 PM   #12
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Well Holly Crap! Itís still here...

Slight change of plans have been made on the bus, now it is almost fully welded up to factory but we were talking about a body drop although this has been ruled out BUT the current plans are... (these might change again tho)

Red 9 design front set up, modified and with air.
Rear air suspension
Subaru turbo conversion and Subarugears box.
A few upgrades to the engine for about 350bhp
Tubs front and rear, monster notches, 16Ē steels with wide low profile tyres

So with the new plan put in crayon on a bit of scrap paper we are not taking any chances and we are off.

Red 9 going in.
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Old 22-01-2019, 12:17 PM   #13
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No where near low enough so ditch those shocks! Time for some Air

Plus the front tubs are cut and we test the new height, but the bus is now stuck on the ramp so time to reposition the ramp and start cutting the red 9 about to make it work better.

The tyres are scrap 185-50-16 ones for the moment, we will be using 205-50-16ís all round I think but you get the idea of what itíll look like.
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Old 22-01-2019, 06:27 PM   #14
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Onto the rear.

So currently we have a semi stock setup with only adjustable springplates being added to see where the cutting shall be... (we know but we have to play the game).

So with everything built up and the bus lowered to its bottoming out points, we need to add a notch in the rear chassis leg (and front) luckily we have this already sorted and itíll be lowered more without any clearance issues soon. But even tho it now has rock hard rear suspension it is rolling for the first time in two years!

Please look over the surface rust on the chassis, with plans changing so much it was blasted and left so we can complete the modifications and welding, once finished it will be reblasted and the painted etc
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The soon too be stripped Subaru WRX donor car...

Anyone need any bits ?
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Adjustable irs CE rear spring plates installed, rear tubs removed time to start cuttting for monster notches...

Itís going lower
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Rear notches installed
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Started making the new rear tubs
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Started making the dies for the seat tubs, pullmax style
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Still working on the tubs
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