New Bus adjustable beams from Cool Air

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”http://paintscrapers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/coolair_post_banner.jpg” image_width=”792″ image_height=”140″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”40″]Another new product from the Cool Air gang are these GermanWagen adjustable ball joint beams for Buses. These new beams are a direct replacement for the original unit but with custom looks and manufactured here in the UK from high quality material. They can be fitted on all Bay Window Buses and Splitscreen Buses as long as you are happy to run Ball Joint suspension. If you wish to convert your Split Screen Bus to ball joint front suspension then Cool Air can also supply all the parts you need.

Cool Air have been working on the design and manufacture of these beams for over 10 months. Every detail has been carefully designed and manufactured to the highest standard, here in the UK, using the highest quality materials. The end result has meant that there is no equal product currently on the market in design, quality and price. Currently these GermanWagen beams are currently available in two flavours.

Standard width ball joint
Narrowed width ball joint, 65mm (2 9/16″) narrower than standard for the ultimate custom look.

Technical specifications

  • Laser cut side plates
  • Cold drawn seamless tubes
  • Acetal high quality torsion arm inner bushes
  • Top quality INA outer needle roller bearings, which were the preferred bearing used by Volkswagen
  • Pair of steering damper mounts
  • Pair of steering stops
  • Pair of brake servo mounts, which have been set at the correct angle unlike any other beam on the market. They have also been manufactured with multi position holes making them truely universal for all current servos on the market including original ATE, Brazilian and aftermarket versions.
  • German quality steering idler pin
  • New grease nipples
  • Built in caster to improve handling

Rob has a prototype at the shop at the moment and has such faith in the design and build quality that he’s asked James Wotton at Vee Dub (020 8317 2973) to install it on his Split in January. So you can pop down to Cool Air before hand and have a look at it before it gets fitted.
We can also supply the leaves pre narrowed to our beam off the shelf.

Sold outright, with no exchange required, these new beams should be available mid February. We don’t have a price for these, but Rob has promised to let us know first. While you’re waiting check out the detail shots below.[/vc_column_text][mk_image_slideshow images=”1430,1431,1432″ image_width=”792″ image_height=”550″ effect=”fade” animation_speed=”700″ slideshow_speed=”7000″ pause_on_hover=”false” smooth_height=”true” direction_nav=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

New Bay Window Bus drop spindles from Cool Air

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”http://paintscrapers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/coolair_post_banner.jpg” image_width=”792″ image_height=”140″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”40″]Dropped spindles are a great way to lower your Bus while keeping the original suspension geometry and ride comfort. Basically a dropped spindle is created by moving the bearing spindle vertically upwards on the steering arm, in turn lowering your bus. Drop spindles offer, in theory, a quick and simple way to drop the front of your ride. There’s no welding required and should be achievable by a competent mechanic within a few hours.  Over the years there have been a few different types of dropped spindles on offer.

  • First there are the ‘welded’ type, where two sets of original spindles are used to create one new set of dropped spindles.
  • Second, are the ‘flipped-balljoint’ type, where a standard spindle is machined to accept alternative ball joints, fitted upside-down. This allows the spindle to me mounted above the training arms – instead if the standard possession below them.
  • Third, we have newly manufactured forged spindles, such as these new offerings from Cool Air.

These all new dropped spindles are designed to fit all Bay Window Buses from 1973 to 1979. They can be fitted to early 68-72, Bays, but you will need to use later, 1973 onwards, brake disc’s, callipers, etc. Cool Air can also supply these too, if you need them. They have been designed to fit perfectly in place of your original spindles, without any modification. This means your ball joints will remain the correct way up and will not reach their limit of travel, affording you both correct steering and suspension travel. Unlike other Bus dropped spindles, there is no exchange required, so you can buy these before pulling your current front end apart.

Once installed these forged dropped spindles will lower the front of your Bay by 6cm and they can be used with most alloy wheels, plus original 14″ steel wheel fitted to 1973 to 1979 models. Due to the construction of the spindle the offset of your wheels will be increased by 10mm each side. This means that the wheels will stick further out from their standard position.

Sold in pairs by Cool Air for only £519.50 including VAT. However, don’t forget you will get your usual Paintscrapers club discount – as long as you’re registered with them. If you’re not, then speak to Darren at a club meet and he’ll add you to the list.

For full details or to order a set for your ride visit the Cool Air website.[/vc_column_text][mk_image_slideshow images=”1365,1366,1367″ image_width=”792″ image_height=”550″ effect=”fade” animation_speed=”700″ slideshow_speed=”7000″ pause_on_hover=”false” smooth_height=”true” direction_nav=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]