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VW Bus Swing-Axle Gear Reduction Boxes

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Do any of the VW Bus / Type II models come with the Gear Reduction Axle Boxes?

I sort of have a hair brained idea of using a pair on a Hot Rod to go even lower. One could feasibly set up a Ford Banjo Rear End with a set of gear reduction boxes flipped to drop another four inches. Not to mention the fact that these boxes had a variety of gear sets available and could essentially be set up in an overdrive like a Quick Change Rear could.

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I can tell you the Revell Bug Bus kit 2355 and its derivatives / cousins do not represent the gear-reduction boxes on the type-2 correctly.

I used a similar idea to get the rear of this thing down in the weeds. The output shafts from the Ferrari Boxer motor are too low to use these silly-tall tires / wheels, so I had to improvise.

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Your idea is sound mechanically, and transfer cases wouldn't be hard to fab.

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And you wouldn't be the first to utilize the idea, though this setup is used to raise the axle housing...

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Thanks Bill, I knew the Revell Bus didn't have them, was wondering if any of the Japanese kits had them. Shouldn't be too difficult to "carve" something up with the Dremel to make a reasonable facsimile.

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