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Old 07-15-2018, 08:21 PM
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:56 PM
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Some progress on the frame. Now to tig weld over 100 feet ... when cooler weather prevails!
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:38 PM
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The frame looks great
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:31 AM
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I got tea as well
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:08 PM
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Finally got the frame rails and suspension mounts finished.

Cross bracing is temporary. Once I decide on an engine/trans, I will either use the original 1939 cross bracing, or design new bracing. I'll likely use the old cross bracing as it is a good design ... and because steel is getting expensive.

Initially I was going to use a Supra/Soarer MK3 rear suspension assembly, but decided against it because of mounting complexity (newer Lexus subframes have a design that is easier to incorporate into traditional frame rails) and it is worth quite a bit. On the market it goes!

Then I was going to use a Ford 8.8, but ended up using a one-owner (Dad bought it new) 84 F150 9". The 8.8 rear disc brakes are a bolt on to the later, big bearing 9" rears.

The F150 9" rear is really wide, and even 1" wider that what the charts show, but works out with high offset wheels like I must use on the front.

Hope everyone enjoys their popcorn over the holiday weekend!
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:52 PM
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Making good progress!
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:07 AM
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Finally got back to working on the frame ... after dealing with the frustrations of wiring a 1JZGTE engine and replacing a bad hairdryer (ceramic turbo wheel). Engine, trans and wiring are ready to go. Finally.

Yes, I'm nutz to use this powertrain, but it is a humdinger of an engine! About 300 hp stock, with essentially no turbo lag. Bottom end is good for 800 hp; 400-450 hp is possible with stock ECU, minor turbo upgrade and slightly bigger injectors. All from 2.5l.

Cross bracing in my frame is overkill. My metal supplier did not have 1 1/4 pipe, so I had to use 1 1/2". All that remains is final welding of the bracing and motor mounts.

Had to slightly massage the back section of the Lexus front suspension for clearance of the front sump. Rear sump pans are available, but rather pricey.

Body work comes next. New floor and body mounts needed.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:37 AM
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That frame is a piece of art!
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:59 AM
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Thanks, Bamamav. Its a ridiculous amount of work for something that will not be seen when the body is mounted! I just enjoy frame and suspension work more than sheetmetal or engines.
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:24 AM
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Frame is looking good, but I spent as much time looking at the frame cart he is building it on



Waiting on body next
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