|The Kruizinstein Files
We tryed several times to narrow a beam 4"'s but not without ovaling the end bearings and making near impossible to fit the control arms without the help of a hammer. But with great success this is a 3" narrowed beam. We also tryed and tested a narrowed beam with 8mm end plates and it bent in testing, so we canned it and went to 12mm end plates. We couldnt bend the 12mm end plates, so we are off to a better start. We have made this beam with 6 mounting holes to suit and fit both a split and a bay, so it will fit from 1955 threw to 1979. With a 3" narrowed beam we can also fit a sway bar back to the front. This beam is fitted with our beam adjusters and has been adjusted down about 10". We are going to call it "Boneshaker".
Below left is the beam being used in the gorilla and those bars around the torsion leaves are our stiffeners. Below right are the new rims we are using a 16" X 6.5" steel rim with the wide 5 Bolt Pattern. So yes have gone back to the old school look and made the gorilla look like a 70 model.
The rear has been changed as well, and has adjustable rear pivot boxes, the same type we use in the split screen IRS set ups. This has allowed the rear to be lowered 8" and keep the rear wheels straight, very little neg camber and nice toe in. Should be good at high freeway speeds.
The rims have stainless steel trim rings coming and white walls to be fitted yet.