64valiant

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About 64valiant

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  • Birthday 20/09/1989

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  1. mine is for business advertising reasons really. main street for talking and max profile of people viewing the shit i have. (eg rotary beetle) you can cruise the main street at night when ever but say you head to a viewing spot you might find it hard getting a car park to view but if you are an entered person they always have car parks there for you.
  2. Hi. this is me showing my interest in the event. will check back in once i have a small human and see what my life says about going away for a few days with the BOYZ
  3. 2021 entries acquired. this time ill attend
  4. Came up on my fb memories that I posted photos of such a great event. I look forward to attending next year. Siting out side the rsa talking to locals riding there horses for the arvo. A solid 10/10
  5. ah i had seen that done on some other cars before @RUNAMUCK. i hadn't thought about how i was going to lower it as of yet other than i really wanted the rear to tuck a little more and that seems like a god way to gain a small amount.
  6. do you still miss doing clutches @Evan?
  7. Hi team. Long time no posting, since my kombi wasn't really going to be going for summer i thought i would get this on the road. well i had thought about it and then a mate asked to use it for his daughters school ball so i ended up splashing out and spending some money on it and getting a wof. the wof fail list was - speedo not accurate - rear door latch missing bolt - fuel leak in tank - Brake light switch to secure - high beam light in dash not working - front seat LR to short - brake shoes worn out - brake hoses toast - rear bump stop missing - front bump stop worn out - RH outer tie rod end worn - Pitman arm joint loose - LF wheel bearing toast - idler arm bush worn - carburetor missing bolt his one recommendation was to raise it LOL and here i was wanting to lower the rear a sly 20mm with the deadline of this week i said to go ahead and just do it all him self. 3 days later now and i have this There are a few things i actually want to do but with the kombi been on the hoist and been away for the weekend made it so much easier. after destroying my last set of tyres at the wedding i had been offered the ones that are now on it for a cheap price and they are 245 60 14 just a bit wider than the last 225 60 14 so thats the reason for the rubbing in the rear. will fix that with some smaller tyres and maybe lower it another 20mm in the rear talk about why i should use it more often and that your glad i got it going here
  8. No stress at all. My post certainly wasn't as informative as my previous posts in the thread. Have been going through and uploading photos via flicker as all my old photos have managed to fall off the internet.
  9. @Roman my kit for the front beam has a bunch of extra bolts in it so it can be raised 40mm to add more slamm i would need to remove the vivid mark of steel out add more steel and weld it all up. you can see the height difference in this image from the bolt holes to the top of the modified one and the one not modified on the other side this is from the company who supplied the kit
  10. so the rear plates allow it to go lower, from factory they are straight the notch in my ones allow drop instantly with out having to change the spline to much. now it also has two plates the main one is the back one and the front one has the spline in it. you can adjust the height by screwing in the bolt getting it with in mm from side to side, or you can lower or raise it 20mm. the other laser cut peace that looks like a horse shoe helps space out the dust cap allowing for the extra thickness in the spring plates ill do a video and post this which might make things easier explaining front front beam is now 2 inchs narrower as im going to be running drop spindles, drop spindles usually space the wheels out wider so by narrowing the front beam im able to run same offset wheels and not have them stick out more than needed. (i also like the sucked in look) a factory beam has his bulky end on them by cutting them off and putting a 10-12mm plate on the end you are able to bring the track in a bit. most modified beams are done like this and if you run the likes of Porsche disc brakes they space them out wider again. this is a 4 inch narrowed beam for a early kombi and you can see its much the same design as mine picture of a bus with the wheels sucked in. this also helps with steering when the bus is super low. side note. on beetles the wheels start to hit things and its the only way it works narrowed beams
  11. Hello. turns out i purchased a front beam for a kombi that was suited for 68 bay window and every split window bus. this kinda bugged me as i had already put adjusters in it and the bolt holes didn't line up. so i remembered i could get a kit from Fresh Kustomz in aus which i could install myself. i priced it up and i was also trying to get a rough idea on price from a chch company on what they would pay for my current beams. they became a bit difficult to deal with and in the mean time i clicked a buy now and i had the kit from aus in a few weeks. the kit is a 40mm raised beam kit ofr a early bay window ball joint beam. It comes with 2 laser cut ends, adjusters and stays to help the beams strength. i was going to do with myself with the likes of @bobby1930 and @Geophy but all our lives are rather busy and trying to get all the stars to align was a bit harder than expected. so i hit up @oftensideways to see if he would be keen on doing the job for me. discribed what needed to be done and he said he would be keen. the following weekend @Mrs 64valiant and myself headed down to drop the beam off. watched some bathurst and caught up with Jones family and meet a few of there friends over a bit of a bbq. a few weeks goes by and i know Sean doesn't really muck around when it comes to jobs so i flicked him a message to see how he was getting on. received a few images back of it all mocked up on his welded table and starting to come together. he said it would be ready the following day so i said i'd head down on the Saturday coming. So off i went for a drive to Ohakune. and now its Monday. Super stoked! well worth the trip! next on the list. I wasn't happy with the fitting of the horse shoes i was given for the rear suspension. so i was after some dropped adjustable plates. I had been trying to get some from a local supplier and we were not having much luck with all of his suppliers and i mentioned type 2 detectives, he had heard of a few dodgy stories from the company and didn't want to buy the product which is fear enough. I said i would. it took me a while to get around to doing it. ended up making a call on the 4th of this month to the company over in uk somewhere, was really helpful and put a link in a email address and i clicked the purchase and it was sent the following day. i had been tracking the item and was suspicious with how long it would take to get to nz. turns out it would be 10-12 days. not bad at all. and this leaves me here. i really wanted this back on the road before beach hop and the new arrival but main goal now is to make some solid progress and get driving again.
  12. Bloody rookies over here It's Karen here "I'd like to talk to management about this. It's not acceptable" haha.
  13. Hi @MopedNZ would you be able to fire me the event form for entry please and thank you. Would be muchly appreciated. Cheers from one of those speedcocks.
  14. 64valiant

    Sound deadening

    Pretty much underlay. They might have a bit more movement in them so not that stable/rigid. If you were to ask me what I would actually recommend, i would say go buy some from an upholstery shop. I sell it for $50 a meter at 1.8 wide. You won't need 2 meters for a car or 1.6 for a ute, pay cash for a peace the guy has had under the bench and get it a bit cheaper.
  15. Going off the Auckland business cards on the desk I would say not?