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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 07:08:30 PM »
I have a set of each and should hopefully be able to get up and measure them later on this week if all goes well.
From memory there isn't much height difference, just thickness of the springs
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 08:51:15 PM »
cheers busy  ;) .... ah!!the thickness??? triganometry n physics was never my finer points at school  ::) ::) .. am scared to start with even 5 mm increments ... but  dont want to like.."cut em"  9 times?? pretty sure am venturing into the unresearched n unknown..  :P still pluckin up courage to start" cutting" lol  :-\  :-\
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 10:38:30 PM »
AHHHH ! another trait you just gotta rise up to the challenge when owning a bedford.  ;D ;D
we just keep an eye on the tyres and get them turned on the rim to even out the wear...doesnt cost to much at your local tyre bloke...
great turning ability comes at a cost i guess  :-\
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 04:56:30 AM »
The things with springs is heat, cutting the springs can soften them, drop saw would be the coolest (less heat) method, angle grinder and oxy/acl use to much heat.

You could use spacers to find out how much you need (even if it's 20mm), just think triangles, pack it out until you have it as you want it then make a triangle to see where the bolts would be.
Have just had my first coffee of the day so am a bit blah still, but that triangle should relate to the height, transfer rather. Only downside to packing it, or even cutting the springs is the suspension needs to settle when back under it's own weight. Sorry brain not working. Try a wheel alignment place for a formula for height/camber
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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 11:48:40 AM »
cheers busy.. went to have a chat wiv guy at pedders .. when i said a bedford he did not want a bar of it..  :o "to hard"  :o he said  i said  >:( "your sign behind you says the proffesionals"???   "at what"? i said" pulling yourself n stickin your head in a bucket of sand"??  .. and then he wouldnt talk to me anymore !  ::)  ::) .. i have access to a drop saw but cant really see a way to hold it securly , so was thinking of submerging spring in water an just using a cutting wheel on a grinder?? still very apprehensive of startin the cut though.   :-\   all a part of my libran indecisivness lol ..  ;D
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2014, 02:46:31 PM »
I cut mine with one of those real fine cut off discs Took one full turn off which lowered it 1 inch
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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2014, 04:22:39 PM »
what happened re the camber reid??.... sigh  "bedfordus" the god of "all things trying" is not smiling upon me  :-[ things were actually popping off nicely till this ... only a year old ..  noticed both boots were split too ... wish i had these old springs up here with me..  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2014, 04:44:50 PM »
Never had it checked Looks ok steers ok When I start using it more I will get it checked
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2014, 04:53:36 PM »
I renewed everything when I done the disc break conversion As far as the rear I took 2 leaves out & renewed everything It came down 40mm & softened up the ride I think you said that you hit something with the front sub frame which required shims Do you think it may be bent Maybe you should try & find another complete front end Some won should have one laying around
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Re: wheel camber woes
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2014, 08:47:57 PM »
had that checked an only bit bent was where was shimmed ,.. all else checked out ok i was led to believe..  ::) . scored the lwb front end ,
 in adelaide but on closer inspection  realised it also had copped  :o a belt  :o somewhere down the track, so just used springs out of it ,..    had a wheel align done in adelaide before left for north , asian guy muttered something about "camber".. but i didnt understand him, guess i do now lol ...  see if i can get old ones sent from sa if chop isnt " to my advantage" , just a thought, if they  did go over a tad ,i summise i could space them in the wishbone to regain the camber?? ?? 
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