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How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance – Updated & Enlarged New Edition



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How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance – Updated & Enlarged New Edition

By James Hale
About the Author

Paperback • 20.7x25cm • 144 pages • 286 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-62-8


£ 24.99 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• Now covers all T1 to T5 buses, vans, campers & pick-ups 1950 to 2010!
• The first book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance
• Ideal for owners wanting to update handling
• Suitable for practical enthusiasts and professional mechanics
• All-new photography by the author, and technical diagrams by specialist component manufacturers
• Based on successful technical features developed by the author for a leading VW magazine
• All information based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops
• Includes a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers, and gearbox references
• Approximately 200 black and white photographs
• New enlarged and updated edition!

Description

The complete practical guide to modifying VW Bus (Transporter) T1 to T5 suspension, brakes and chassis for maximum performance. Contains essential information on using aftermarket parts and interchangeable parts from other production vehicles to achieve great handling (and a lower stance if required). This edition includes many new photographs and archive pictures plus an additional 16 pages of information.

Synopsis

The first book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. Ideal for owners wanting to uprate handling. Suitable for practical enthusiasts and professional mechanics. Original photography by the author, and technical diagrams by specialist component manufacturers. Based on successful ‘How-To’ technical features developed by the author for a leading VW magazine. All information is based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops. Includes a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers, and gearbox references. Over 280 photographs and illustrations. Now covers all T1 to T buses, vans, campers & pick-ups 1950-2010.

Independent Reviews

REVIEWS FOR THIS EDITION:

"Aimed at practical enthusiasts, this freshly-updated book is devoted to modifying the suspension, brakes and chassis of the venerable VW Bus (Type 2 to modern incarnations). It contains essential information on using aftermarket parts, based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops. There's also a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers, and gearbox references." – Practical Classics

"The first edition of James' book was way ahead of its time and, given the dramatic increase in the popularity of performance buses and in technology, this completely re-vamped edition is a mist have guide to what's possible and why, how to do it, and what sorts of kits/parts are available. This book will appeal to both hardcore, hands on enthusiasts and to anyone wanting to know more about the kinds of modifications possible." – Volkswagen Camper

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REVIEWS FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION:

"James Hale aims to demystify many of the techniques utilised in modifying VW Buses, but specifically focuses on the suspension, brakes and chassis while avoiding body and engine mods…with well labelled colour photography and concise thoughtfully laid out text throughout, the numerous modifications covered are always explained clearly, no matter how complex they may be ... an interesting and informative title." – Classic Car Weekly

"This book’s full of ways to slam/raise suspension and fit bigger wheels. Definitely one for the cruisers and customisers….the suspension and brakes detail is great." -Practical Classics

"As we expected (having read the Bug version), the book is very well detailed and goes into various modifications such as lowering, brake upgrades and conversions, and even fitting alternative wheels, etc. If you’re thinking of lowering your Type 2, fitting Porsche brakes and generally making it handle like a sports car, this is the book for you!" - Volksworld

"Invaluable for anyone interested in modifying or generally improving the classic VW Camper….it covers basic workshop principles as well as details of suspension lowering, axle transplants and disc brake upgrades, gearbox and gearlever conversions, and air suspension systems." – Volkswagen Driver

"VW’s famous Bus has a legion of fans, to whom this book will certainly appeal – particularly amongst the seeming majority who like to customise their VW….The techniques are well described and illustrated with plenty of good quality colour pictures and diagrams." - Classics

"Written by well respected VW journalist James Hale, this is the first book to be devoted to the VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. Given the resurgence of interest in modified and performance engines, this is a must when uprating the rest of the bus, and is pitched at both the enthusiast and semi-professional....What I liked was the way all the different methods and products for carrying out a job are explained in detail, with excellent colour photographs to ilustrate... Just browsing and dipping into the text is fun; I am not a technical person, nor do I have any plans to modify our bus, but I was drawn into the book and have spent several enjoyable hours absorbed in a technical book! All in all, a very timely and welcome addition to the VW book scene and highly recommended." - Volkswagen Camper & Commercial.

Additional Information

The book will cover all the VW Bus models
T1 -1950-1967
T2 - 1968 - 1979
T3 - 1980 -1990 (1992 for S African T3s) 
T4 - 1990 - 2003
T5 -  2004 -date

   

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