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Bedford lowering Solutions
« on: August 03, 2016, 08:08:27 AM »
Been thinking a lot lately bout dropping the beddy

have new king springs in my CFl..
and its changed the geometry of steering and is much easier to drive now



Back in the day on my  2nd CFS
its brake systems was a total modified mess with an unidentified holden disk setup ..thinking HR by look of it
when i pulled it all apart... and reassembled it
 the lower control arms  bolt holes on the crossmember had been redrilled and thus respositioning the angle of the wheels to like 30 degrees

In my inexperience i reassembled with a new HQ brake setup but  the lower arms i bolted in wrong holes on the crossmember  only to see vans camber increase looking like a dropped van

I know once we lower our vans...we have no camber adjustment..only..caster and toe in


wondering if any one has experimented with this....?
Re drilling and repositioning the lower control arms? once u have the van height and other geometries where u want..ie spring height..toe in and caster  and with added drop spindles
is it a solution?


« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 09:08:45 AM by Marky »
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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 02:53:38 PM »
checkout rogerfield disc brake and lowering adaptor setup, FANTASTIC, i have it fitted to my 73 swb van, inch and a half drop,

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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 08:14:55 PM »
Rod Hadfield is still supplying drop spindles which maintain correct steering geometry, with a 4" drop.

http://www.stubtech.com.au/products/holden-drop-stub-axles-sp.html

« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 08:16:32 PM by Zeeman »

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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 08:55:02 PM »
Nice.. Guess that elimates the bearing problem too
As u would run hq bearings ?

What sort of prices are the drop hubs?
I couldn't see on my ph
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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 10:16:30 AM »
Marky, the king springs that you used were they a lowered spring? I know they do a std spring but also chasing a lowered spring, to just simply swap out....I have used a supposedly lowered king spring in my SWB front end and that was fine,( by a reputable suspension shop, but have doubts it is a "lowered KING spring) until I swapped front ends into the LWB, which has led to it sagging... I've noticed that the STD LWB is a rather lager diameter, so I am in the process of removing to compare / source the larger lowered spring...

Did you get a part # so we can compare?

Also in a recent similar conversation a Camaro spring had been mentioned...they have used HQ springs in CF's but was led to believe that tend to be a bit noisy, guessing a bit sloppy, maybe?
Can I go play now...?

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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 04:58:18 PM »
Hi Dano

The new king springs.on my CFl. Are standard..and raised the van up
202 n disc front end so no extra weight issues

Spose I could hack a bit off the end
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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2016, 08:27:21 AM »
The best way to lower the front is using drop spindles, you maintain the stock steering geometry as mentioned and the full spring travel for a comfortable ride.

Also requires no modifying, just bolt it on.

The downside is the cost.

Over here in Europe you have to get them custom made but it looks like you have someone who has produced them in the link above.


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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2016, 03:51:19 PM »
I was quoted 1300 to change over my spindles to drop spindles. They use Holden bearings and seals.

Nice.. Guess that elimates the bearing problem too
As u would run hq bearings ?

What sort of prices are the drop hubs?
I couldn't see on my ph

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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2016, 07:13:50 PM »
Thanks guys
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Re: Bedford lowering Solutions
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 05:59:33 PM »
A fellow buga on face book
Max Boyle has lowered his van and posted some pictures.
Thought it would be great to add it to this thread for those who are interested.
Cheers Wendy & Ray