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« on: August 12, 2008, 10:58:29 AM »
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Wheel again determine what brakes you need to run.

*Most* wide 5 after market wheels won't work with the '62 and earlier "big snout" front brakes, so an "upgrade to later '63 - '67 brakes needs to happen. Unless you can get lucky and find a set of "63 only" spindles that use late brakes but still use early link pins, you'll have to swap out your spindles for the later 64 -67 style, and change your control arms t the later ones with the bigger link pins as well.

Switching to Porsche patten wheels is actuly a lot easier. There a 944 kits that will work with early AND late spindles so no swapping of the arms or spindles is needed to get you the 5x130 bolt patten

Same goes for the wide 5 disk kits. There are both early and let versions available the require no swapping of arms / spindles.

Either of these are available for early or late front ends and are direct bolt ons. No welding / fabrication needed.

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I make and sell 944 kits.
I stock the Germany made CSP Wide 5 kits as well.
Lastly I have a full line of stock replacement parts for you stock '55 - '67 brake needs.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 05:03:30 PM »
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Thanks for settin me up with the front late model L&k 944 kit Greg... They will nicely compliment my new Fuchin wheels I got too.

I am so ready to drive this bus,

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 03:06:27 PM »
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Thanks for settin me up with the front late model L&k 944 kit Greg... They will nicely compliment my new Fuchin wheels I got too.

I am so ready to drive this bus,

Old Asian guy now says "patience grasshoppa"

You going to run a monster BD beam in that thing? You know...OG bd beam mounts, with center steer, and 64-67 componets?

Also, I'm sure you're doing tubs or some crazy shit...but Nankang has new tires avalible for 16" rims, 165/40/R16" and 165/45/R16".....They'd be stretched a little on the 6" but should look alright.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 07:15:48 AM »
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Franz, Thanks for the tip on the tire size, maybe I will try them on the next go round.

Not sure exactly if the beam is still going to mount BD stylee, All I do know is she will hold 2 bags & tuck like a MoFo!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 08:57:00 PM »
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Note to self always bench bleed the master cylinder before installation icon_lol
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 09:35:08 PM »
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 Another alternative option to 63 only spindles are to have the late spindles mated to the early carriers
Aaron/ Widefive hooked mine up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 09:46:59 PM »
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Another alternative option to 63 only spindles are to have the late spindles mated to the early carriers
Aaron/ Widefive hooked mine up.
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That is a '63 only spindle.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 09:48:11 PM »
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 Yeah but just saying you can make them if you cant find one.  dunno
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 09:51:01 PM »
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Got it.

What do you do with the left overs though?

Late carriers / early spindles who wants that combo?

I suppose if you had a late beam donation with no spindles / brakes and you had an early bus with brakes and no beam you'd be set!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 10:04:53 PM »
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 icon_lol prolly doesnt happen too often.
 I dont know what he did with the shit. I just sent him early spindles and he charged me the same amount that he does to flip them.
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 10:25:21 PM »
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Greg, I got a set of 944's. What can you do for me to run them on the front of my bus
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 08:11:06 AM »
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Greg, I got a set of 944's. What can you do for me to run them on the front of my bus

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