RHD Dec 72 westfalia continential

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by lhu1281, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Rear disc conversion is again all home designed and made by my own fair hands . I have to thank Paul weeding for the photgraphs of his bus and i believe he is going to market a bolt on version which this is not ..

    so thanks to Silver on here i got apair of rear hubs

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    shot blasted to within an inch of there lives and painted .. chucked on the CNC mill and refaced and re profiled to a known profile and re machined the centre concentric to the bearings ... bloody tough to machine even with tipped and carbide cutters

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    so as i`m using 944 calipers and discs i need to mount the internal handbrake mechs and the caliper , so after a bit of thought the above piece of alloy will be turned in to
    pic below .. design may change but you get why i reprofiled the hub so i can replicate the exact profile in the alloy mount ,this will take all the rotational force

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    I have also have two pieces of 180 diameter x 80mm steel to make two offset wheel hubs in the 130pcd . this i have done before as i run a pair at the minute but not quite the correct offset ....

    so lots off work but this is what i really enjoy doing
     
  2. Nice ride fella
     
  3. still more machining to do but you kinda get the idea ...

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  4. Lovely bus mate. And that crumpet toaster - can they fit after-market hobs? Mine falls down in the middle like yours but it's not a real Westy hob. It's sort of a modern-day replica. Would the toaster fit?
     
  5. I do have to say the crumpet toater is fantastic to use , they are fairly hard to get hold of and the actual hob even harder , the toaster just screws in to a fitting on the hob so can be modded to fit anything i guess you just need a gas feed to it ...It was quite hard work as i swopped the workings from the 3 knob hob in to my 2 nob one
     
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  7. That is sweet dude :thumbsup:


    no prob on doing photos for you either... you might like my new front end too when I get started on it ;)
     
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  9. well you gotta love a bit of turning .... 180mm stock diameter down to 157.1 with a 4mm offset from the standard bay to get the disc in the correct position .
    If i get chance i may drill the holes and cut the splines tomorrow . As the ones i`m currently running i will use wheel bolts to make it easier to get wheels on off

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  10. splines cut and holes CNC`d

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    will have to slip them in the plating pile at work and hope nobody notices same for the anodising :thinking:

    Driving home (1 hour commute ) from work i was thinking i need a project and i`d love to 4wd a late bay ... but as always money and wifey would prevent that ..but what would be the best way ? syncro parts , landy , porsche carreara ,
     
  11. I'd go with Syncro parts, keep it VW. :)
     
  12. started to strip the rear down from this ..(130pcd on bay drums note the slots for the pcd) and camperjam mud

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    and then fitted the new hub (the rusty ones rom silver ) all new bearings and shortened the stub axle by 4mm

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    I scraped the first atempt at the handbrake alloy plate and decided i wanted it out of one piece not two . just meant i had more maching to do .

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    and from the back ,which i added a few strenghtening ribs

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  13. Very nice indeed. You've made a 73 rhd Westy continental owner very jealous ;D
     
  14. very good engineering - how did you cut the splines, there are not many around who have the talent to do that. We needed some for a fatigue test at work, we really struggled & in the end persuaded GKN Autostructures in Telford to sort a pair of splined adaptors out :thumbsup:
     
  15. splines are cut with a wire eroder ... measured the original one on a shadowgraph
    need to make the swannecks for the cable and its good to go .also toying with a supercharger idea
     
  16. sounds good! I think the ones we had was pressed to size with broaches, I'm going back a few years here!!
     
  17. anodised ,helicoils fitted
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    swan necks made


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    old pic ,zinc passivated yellow and trial fitted caliper and routed brake pipe
     
  19. Wow what an amazing bus :thumbsup:
     
  20. How are the greenstuff pads?
     

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