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SBS Garage => Trailers => Topic started by: panel on October 14, 2011, 05:10:58 PM

Title: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on October 14, 2011, 05:10:58 PM
Hey guys............got my single wheel! Had a question.............can I flip the leaf upside down to lower it a bit? I dought it would ever bottom out.

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P104.jpg)
Title: Got my single wheel
Post by: stevokent on October 14, 2011, 06:17:46 PM
Rather than flipping it. How about bolting the arm to the top of the bracket rather than the bottom where it is, that should drop it a 1" . Then if you can find a lowering block like they use to drop mk2 escorts or any leaf spring motors that would work.
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on October 14, 2011, 10:31:16 PM
Have a look here..........I don't think you can cause there is a casting that won't allow it.

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040032.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040033.jpg)
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on October 14, 2011, 11:43:28 PM
Looking at it now I might not lower it. I had it on quite a rake before and just now mocked it differently and raised the front end a bit. I'll have to make some 'S' bends like all the other styles you see to mount it to the bumper.

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040040.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040039.jpg)
Title: Got my single wheel
Post by: stevokent on October 15, 2011, 09:04:43 AM
The other thing would be to get a single leaf spring. If you flip yours if will drop it but it would hop down the road
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: Vanimal on October 15, 2011, 10:23:36 PM
Just looking at the pics, the wheel spindle looks like it is mounted to the lower(long) leaf so if you flip them the stress will be on the single leaf and most of the stress will be at the clamp half way up the spring which could cause the spring to break. The best direction to go in is have a spring made or hunt the scrap/junk yard for a doner.

hope this helps!
PS
you could remove the springs, grind off the rivet at the clamp which is holding the spring together, reverse the leaf's, flip it replace clamp and bolt together and refit. That should work. If you follow what I mean
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on November 05, 2011, 10:47:25 PM
I noticed with mine that there is very little suspension movement. Would this be very bouncy on the road if there is little movement? Maybe I can take a leaf out to make it a little cushier. I sat on it and it didn't even move. I only weigh 150lbs but I doubt a 200# guy would make a difference.

Feedback appreciated.
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: Anonymous on November 05, 2011, 11:39:30 PM
they are pretty bouncy. I have had and worked on a few.  if you are not going to load the thing and its mainly for looks or for coolers, chairs, etc... I would pull a leaf. but, If you are pulling it apart, Id get all the rust and scale off and take a look at all the parts. better safe than sorry if it breaks into 20 pcs on the road.
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: Fire-Boyeeeee on November 16, 2011, 02:08:21 AM
Slam it and roll it !!  8)

I agree with everyone else..  Make it safe.
I would try it first the way it was designed.. Load it up and drive it.. YOU may be surprised how it turns out BEFORE you modify.
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on December 29, 2011, 12:57:55 AM
Well I cut the whole thing up. I didn't like how heavy the thing was and I haven't even begun to build on to it. We're going with 1/2 x 1 1/2" rectangle. This should be easier to fab up the corners etc and lay plywood onto.Everything is blasted now but just waiting on the leafs to get back from a buddy's.Also picked up some of these as markers.(red x 2 and yellow x 2) I thought about LED but my bus isn't really there with the LED thing yet. Still some old school on her.

http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/8027681/Clearance/marker-Lights/3-7/8%22-x-2%22-Clearance/Marker-Light

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040106.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album05/P1040105.jpg)
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on August 21, 2016, 09:31:13 AM
Anyone ever made their own trailing arms (if that's what they're called) The ones from the trailer itself to the bumper..... Like here:

(http://www.singlewheel.com/Auto/Allstate/AllFire/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on April 24, 2017, 05:24:31 AM
(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080138.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080139.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/SAM_0800.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/SAM_0801.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/SAM_0802.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1070910.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: Enkiel on April 24, 2017, 02:04:04 PM
that's interesting. Have you decided how you'll attach it to the bus?
Title: Re: Got my single wheel
Post by: panel on April 29, 2017, 05:24:10 AM
The bolt with the spacer is drilled through the bumper and that will hold on to the black 'U' shaped bracket. The tie rod/panhard rod/trailing arm will be rigidly mounted to the trailer from the heim joint. I will probably also triangulate the two trailing arms rods.

I also have the bumper brackets boxed in and then I'll join the two behind the bumper with that box tube mocked up in the pic.

I got the idea from the 'single wheel site'......pic of the end product in the last pic.

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080190.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080192.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080191.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080187.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080188.sized.jpg)

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/P1080189.sized.jpg)

This is where I got my idea from:

(http://www.vvwc.ca/albums/album108/359178_G.thumb.jpg)