The standard ride height on a bay window camper is quite high, so it was always going to be lowered, but definitely not slammed. The front beam was rotten, so I bought a beam from a ’78 bus that was rust free. I welded in adjusters and also fitted drop spindles. The standard rear spring plates were replaced with adjustable drop plates and the combination of this suspension mod retained the ride quality, but more importantly, the original geometry was maintained and therefore safety was not compromised.
After removing every bit of paint from the body, and there were a lot of layers, most of the body panels were replaced with new.
These included a completely new front panel, both seat tubs, inner and outer front and rear wings, rear lower quarters, both cab door skins, inner, middle and outer sills along with many other smaller sections.