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Getting started on the front lowers. 

Cut it all last night. Now lots of table time. 20180613_153909.thumb.jpg.a99c5dcea421dc81a7ee994f18455a37.jpg20180613_162823.thumb.jpg.c27e1814e0ac22f279968e5adca06f01.jpg20180613_164453.thumb.jpg.c768f8f7de2051d25669fa80dbb64d65.jpg20180613_164441.thumb.jpg.52a3017a05c638937ae8ca1be9991952.jpg

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Got the front suspension just about done. Need to do steering. Getting the rear arms mocked up. 20180707_115659.thumb.jpg.deafd0fe99e5c61c0fc10090c3300da4.jpg20180707_115742.thumb.jpg.0a339a7881c59d7868492922b7ea8e9a.jpg20180714_152103.thumb.jpg.9ecbf6de26c6b5ac52fc6488ab23de92.jpg20180714_152120.thumb.jpg.3e93b3a9be8e4254a133911bdd0f31a7.jpg20180714_152133.thumb.jpg.3099229f4979938c5227728063be2367.jpg20180714_152145.thumb.jpg.daced8a1405729f06f0237771cf0c287.jpg20180714_185910.thumb.jpg.3f49cb594e26840da8d33ce9e2eac4cb.jpg20180714_185920.thumb.jpg.39f1a82fa8338132a6282e70bf18ca99.jpg

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SOOOOOOO NICE!!!!!!

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Looks really really good. Is this your design?

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I like everything I see about this. If it were up to me, everyone would be driving a sandrail designed and built this well.

 

I hope you powder coat it clear, it would be a crime to cover up all of those welds!

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Killin' it bro! Jaw dropping images. 

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1 hour ago, sand phene said:

Looks really really good. Is this your design?

Thank you. 

Yes it is our design. It is designed after my 2 seater with the mid bar raised 4" to allow more roof height without making it look like a super tall roof. The owner is real tall. We also changed the arms and bulkhead to all boxed but kept our original geometry because its proven. We like to keep the rear arms as long as possible to prevent it from becoming a wheelie machine. 

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58 minutes ago, socaldmax said:

I like everything I see about this. If it were up to me, everyone would be driving a sandrail designed and built this well.

 

I hope you powder coat it clear, it would be a crime to cover up all of those welds!

Thanks SoCalmax. My personal car is still raw. Actually a lil rusty now. I should've cleared it long ago. I like to see actual fab work over powder also. 

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Very Nice

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Wow, Super nice. What do you think the car will weigh?

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Pretty impressive.

 

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My guess on weight is 3560lbs.

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34 minutes ago, onanysunday said:

Wow, Super nice. What do you think the car will weigh?

Trying to keep it under 3000lbs. We are keeping it light where we can. 

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Got a lot more done on the car. Finished welding the rear arms, hung pedals, ran steering shaft, setup tie rods. Trans may be here in a week. Motor is being ordered this week. Shocks are gonna be ready this week. Ordering wheels, tires, and Jet trim seats this week. 

The plan is to get it out on the sand for a preseason shake down in late October then strip and color it. 

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That’s looking very good.  :thumbup:

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I really like your choice of front spindle with the Uniball design. especially the lower uniball in a nicely designed arm - is it a Kartek spindle?

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23 minutes ago, fullthrottleguy said:

I really like your choice of front spindle with the Uniball design. especially the lower uniball in a nicely designed arm - is it a Kartek spindle?

Yes that is the Kartek spindle kit. They are real nice. Their snouts are very strong and very high quality. The upper misalignment spacer sits down in a machined hole so there is no shear load directly on the bolt. Very beefy. 

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1 hour ago, Hondo said:

Yes that is the Kartek spindle kit. They are real nice. Their snouts are very strong and very high quality. The upper misalignment spacer sits down in a machined hole so there is no shear load directly on the bolt. Very beefy. 

I am using what I think are the same ones  on an upgrade I am doing to a buddies car.  I really don't think you could have made a better choice. I am really impressed by your choices on this build, well thought-out, I like it better than your two seater. It seems so many builders have cut cost and or time and it shows.

With all these good innovations and pieces, this is not a budget build, and its a bit heavier than I usually like,  but it is sure done right...

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Amazing work! Nice to see someone going the extra mile. Got anything else in the works? 

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On 8/1/2018 at 1:03 PM, jjoseph99 said:

Amazing work! Nice to see someone going the extra mile. Got anything else in the works? 

Thank you. 

 

We do have another chassis going together on the table. It's a very small 2 seater. 105" wheelbase. Radius roof.  LS1 powered, Weddle HV-1. Bypasses all around. We are using front J arms for the first time in order to get the car that short and still have leg room. It'll be a fun little duner. 

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Wow

thats a bad Muther further!! 

Keep up the great work !! 

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thanks for giving this place some life with posting your build...   this place needs it.. 

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Nice work. Question how the heck do you get that many axis changes on the main rails ? Just doing the three bends with one axis change on my conversion was super hard...TALENT

 

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1 hour ago, danbalz said:

Nice work. Question how the heck do you get that many axis changes on the main rails ? Just doing the three bends with one axis change on my conversion was super hard...TALENT

 

It is a pain. It is 5 bends, 3 axis changes. Its tricky doing 2 of them mirrored accurately. It's also like 17-19ft of 4130 that I don't want to scrap. 

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Very nice Hondo, cool build thread. Right now as I understand it, 4130 tubing and plate are really hard to get and when you do find it, it is outrageously expensive. All thanks to Trumps tariff war with China. I've got my car at the fabricator right now, he told me yesterday he paid over $50 for a stick of 1 1/2 mild steel.

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