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Old 05-24-2009, 07:32 AM
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I like this build, looks lke its coming together great. Keep up the good work and keep those pics coming.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:17 PM
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Today was a fun day. I finished up a little welding on the passenger side spring box and then started trying to mount the body side.

It was more difficult than last time. There is an axle there.

I started by mocking the body up on top of the axle and blocks of wood to see where stuff lined up.




I am glad that I thought to draw a reference line last time it was mocked up.



First set of dimensions....end cut out was WAY different.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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The first cuts were barely a good starting point. I am glad I started slow and snuck up on the shape. The axle moves rearward as it compresses.....really moves rearward! That parking brake cable was kind of a pain too.

Lots of jacking and drawing, then triming and re-instalation.





Final shape. I think.

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Old 05-24-2009, 09:48 PM
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I know the tail sticks way out there and will drag everything, but I can not make myself cut the heck out of it for clearance. I think I am just going to beef up the tail so it can handle being dragged. I may even add a caster back there.

Here is the current idea. Slight sweep with a radius at the bottom.



Right now the whole back end is an almost clean sheet to work with



Playing with cop car roll bars and a harbor freight pipe bender



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Old 05-25-2009, 06:04 PM
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I trimmed the tube. kinda hard to do just by eyeballing it. Still needs a little fine tuning....but I think it will work.






Close enough that I made another one for the other side.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:12 PM
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The new rear frame rails will be on the same level as the current 1x1. I just haven't cut out the old stuff yet.







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Old 05-25-2009, 06:26 PM
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I am using more cop car roll bar parts to complete the rear frame rails. Using a couple of bends, I will be able to clear the shock mounts and tie into the 1.5 x 1.5 that runs below the upper link mounts. The joint will be mitered.

This will also gime me a "crumple zone" for the rear frame rails. Heaven forbid I take a hit or spin out in it, the 90 degree bends should fold.



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Old 05-28-2009, 08:27 PM
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Imagine this one slammed to about a couple inches off the ground. That is really close to my latest vision.

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Old 05-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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Imagine this one slammed to about a couple inches off the ground. That is really close to my latest vision.
I can't wait to see it! It's gonna look really cool.

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:12 AM
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