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« on: June 06, 2011, 07:14:12 PM »
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Here is a group of photos to refer to when you wana do a box raise on your split bus!
























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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 07:31:30 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 09:21:56 PM »
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TRP "How's it made".  Very cool.   thumbs up
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 10:09:18 PM »
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Nice one.
I stickied it so it will stay on top once this board fills up with build threads.

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 10:34:21 PM »
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sweeet! .. PM when you can! icon_biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 05:33:03 AM »
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You make it look so easy, like a regular guy like myself could do it  ohno  Nice work as always myfriend
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 01:42:48 PM »
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 I really like the idea to use the square tubing for the gussets, looks real clean. May have to steal that idea.
How much did you raise it? What do yo do about the floor? Next time I do one I think I will try a new trick so I can raise it 2" - 2.5" without modifying the floor.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 07:02:08 PM »
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I really like the idea to use the square tubing for the gussets, looks real clean. May have to steal that idea.
How much did you raise it? What do yo do about the floor? Next time I do one I think I will try a new trick so I can raise it 2" - 2.5" without modifying the floor.
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this?
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 07:13:08 PM »
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 I like the idea of that, the only problem I see with that is that the turning radius is shortened a little, I dont know if its enough to matter but if it was you can just extend the center pin pitman arm to compensate. Kinda like a quick steer kit on a bug.
 But no that wasnt what I am going to do. I am going to re index the arm forward more and then make a straight drag link that is longer. Read about a guy doing something similar on SBS.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 07:27:39 PM »
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cool bro, can't wait to see it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 09:46:51 AM »
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I really like the idea to use the square tubing for the gussets, looks real clean. May have to steal that idea.
How much did you raise it? What do yo do about the floor? Next time I do one I think I will try a new trick so I can raise it 2" - 2.5" without modifying the floor.
 nice job  thumbs up

only 38 mm.. then i just the floor open for the punk rock look! wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 09:48:00 AM »
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You make it look so easy, like a regular guy like myself could do it  ohno  Nice work as always myfriend

dont do it,,,,  hehe wave
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 09:50:23 AM »
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cool bro, can't wait to see it.

thats awsum guys... I wana see tht myself.... sound like well worth the effort! shoot before long we will have this whole set up on lock... if anyone asks us how to do it... sent them here.. I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 03:26:06 PM »
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On my old Mango I never covered the hole I cut for clearance and one night I was driving downtown with my kids in the car and my gas pedal dropped to the ground, the linkage fell off underneath so luckily I reached in through the hole was able to get it back together to get us home. It would have been a long shitty night if it wasnt open. It was the weekend so drunk tourists were everywhere, they were even walking up to the bus looking inside being load and scaring the little ones.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2011, 09:44:54 PM »
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Very nice.
Maybe one day I can get over cutting up a bus and make it way more user friendly.
I am sick of replacing my box everytime I hit it hard.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 10:08:42 PM »
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I think its a great mod...   even the thought behind destroyn' greman boxes is enuff justifiction to resolve the tragedy..  jus my thinkn'

no need to cut just to cut, but sometimes it jus makes sense! icon_biggrin
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 10:26:58 PM »
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Man, I hear you.
I have had the shaft brake after a hard hit.
It is very bad when making a turn - the shaft brakes and the bus takes its own path.
I change my box right away now after a hard hit after that.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 10:32:36 PM »
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well if I can help in anyway.. Im down for sure!
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 10:35:06 PM »
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Thanks!
Maybe I will do it to my 60 SC.
I do not think I could ever do it to my 55 or 56.
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 09:17:57 PM »
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 Its just metal.
Just as easy to "repair" as it is to "hack"
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