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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Beddie in Warrane Tassie - Anyone looked at it?
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:10:15 PM »
i rang and asked for info when it first went up as it looked alright, supposedly it was almost ready fro rego just needed a few small things. I asked for a few more pics even had a mate in Tassie all lined up to check it out and possibly help get it road ready to drive back but she needed her son to take pic so never heard back.
Good luck it would be good to see it on the road.
Nik

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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:33:03 PM »
My worry with the drop stubs the sub frame is now approx. 75mm closer to the road while you still have full suspension travel allowing the subframe to become even closer as the suspension cycles.
At ride height with drop stubs what is the clearance under the subframe?
With 14" wheels and no suspension (previous owner not me) there is 90mm under the subframe which drags on uneven dirt roads (my driveway).
Nik

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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:49:28 PM »
Posted by Gordon
Folk, think very carefully before you dive into going down the dropped stub axle path. There are lots of additional costs that you will incur on top of the cost of the dropped spindles. The lower arms need to have the existing ball joint seats cut out and the new seats supplied with the kit re-positioned and welded in. You then need HQ lower ball joints and HQ wheel bearings. You also need machined spacers to fit standard Bedford steering arms to the Stubtech axles. I'm now battling with my disk setup as a standard HQ disk no longer clears the modified lower suspension arm so I am looking at going to a separate top hat style wheel hub with a separate disk that can be spaced to clear. My cert engineer specified TIG welding on all components which I had to get done by an engineering shop. I also needed to get all of the welding crack tested and a formal report for certification purposes. All up I've probably spent $2,000 and I still have the top hats and disks to buy.

I am aware of drop spindles and no im not going to "cut" springs Ive spoken with spring makers and they can be made to suit the application im just looking for ways to adjust the camber.
Nik

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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »
So besides the spring itself whats stopping us lowering is the lack of camber adjustment. Could camber adjustment bolts be used?
I only have a slight idea how they work but the mechanically minded people I have spoken to all ask why don't I just do that?
I have also seen offset bushes used in 4x4 applications to change upper control arm length could this work?
At the moment mine is sitting on the flattend bumpstops (prevous owners hack) so I would like to be somwhere between that & stock.
Nik

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CF Bedford Chat / Re: Daily Post
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:51:39 PM »
I made the cut :)
The red one you posted up further Wendy is  he bought it when he was 15 (so probaby 20 plus years ago) he is very keen to get back into the scene after being dormant for a few year.
Its still pretty much the same now but the interior will be taken out and put in storage to make room for a back seat for family duties.
Nik

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Driveline / Re: Weber 32/36 carby???
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:33:15 PM »
Hey Crofty.
I did lots of reading while I was waiting for the right van & I think there maybe be info in another thread on the same topic?
Nik

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Members Rides / Re: Hq diff what size wheels
« on: January 27, 2018, 08:12:15 AM »
How did you go? did you get them on yet?
nik

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from new buyer in Melbourne.
« on: January 10, 2018, 06:44:19 PM »
Welcome Joe
Great looking van keep us update.
Nik

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Exteriors and Interiors / Back seats
« on: December 30, 2017, 09:46:06 AM »
Hi all this will be my first post but I have done a ton of reading these last few days!
I'm yet to buy a van but I'm doing research now while I have time.
What I want to do is add a rear 3 seat bench to the back of a CFS that can be mounted far enough back in the van that when it folds down a bed base can be put over the top.
I have found some info mainly the lack of seat belt anchor points for lap sash style belts so I'm thinking of a seat with built in lap sash belts.
The wreckers here can be a little funny about walking the yards so I was hoping someone has suggestions on a seat with inbuilt belts that the back rest folds flat on the base that comes standard in a mini van from new.

Hopefully the reference pics attach.
If it helps for reference I'm coming from VW back ground where the seat folds backwards to form the bed I'm thinking fold forward and slide a bed board over it.

Thanks for reading


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