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Chenoweth SV-16 repairs and upgrades

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My dad picked up a Chenoweth SV-16 back in December. We had plans to tear it down and make some upgrades this summer. He put it on the lid on our last trip and bent the roof. So we decided to start the summer project early. List of changes and upgrades include:

-New seats (Done)
-Electric power steering (Done)
-Front disk brakes (Done)
-Radiused roof to repair and update the look (In the process now)
- New engine cage
-Add bypasses to the rear
-New radiator in better location 
-New fuel cell lower and farther forward for better weight distribution 
-New tin to enclose the car with windshield
-Rewire the car
-Relocate the battery

Possible upgrades include 
-Intercom system
-Boxed rear arms 

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Looking good!!!

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Posted (edited)

Gonna add an x-brace to the "main hoop" (behind the seats) help it from folding down as much?

Amazed that air filter didn't buy the farm in the rollover. :bigrin 

Edited by Rockwood

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@punkur67  That looks so much better.   Did you do all the bending and rolling yourself?  What roller do you use?

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44 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Gonna add an x-brace to the "main hoop" (behind the seats) help it from folding down as much?

Amazed that air filter didn't buy the farm in the rollover. :bigrin 

We will be adding an x brace in 5he back and probably a v bar (anti intrusion bar) to the windshield area.

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42 minutes ago, evantwheeler said:

@punkur67  That looks so much better.   Did you do all the bending and rolling yourself?  What roller do you use?

I dont have a roll bender so my buddy rolled the tubes for me. I did the rest of the bends at home

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59 minutes ago, punkur67 said:

We will be adding an x brace in 5he back and probably a v bar (anti intrusion bar) to the windshield area.

Nice!  When I got those wheels from him, he was super proud of the buggy (with good reason, great chassis).  Sucks he stuffed it, but you're making it better. :bigrin 

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Looking good!

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Nice job man!!!!

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If I wreck mine can you make it better for me too?

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28 minutes ago, jtmoney714 said:

If I wreck mine can you make it better for me too?

If I say yes then you be trying to roll it. Haha 

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looks very good 

Love the Outboard hubs, nice car 

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Does anyone know where to buy the billet version of these tube ends? I found them on a website but I cant find them for the life of me. I know I can make them out of tube but the billet ones are nice 

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Posted (edited)

Google search: Kartek tubing end caps.

https://www.kartek.com/parts-categories/tubing-end-caps.html

Edited by evantwheeler

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33 minutes ago, evantwheeler said:

Google search: Kartek tubing end caps.

https://www.kartek.com/parts-categories/tubing-end-caps.html

Thanks. But I'm looking for the piece bolted to the frame. Most people just weld a washer to the end of a piece of tube. Then bolt it to the frame. I saw billet ones somewhere and wanted to use those 

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Looking good Jeff keep the progress pics coming.

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Nice to see that car evolving... Looks good.

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16 minutes ago, punkur67 said:

Thanks. But I'm looking for the piece bolted to the frame. Most people just weld a washer to the end of a piece of tube. Then bolt it to the frame. I saw billet ones somewhere and wanted to use those 

https://www.ballisticfabrication.com/collections/brackets-tabs/products/tube-clevis-end

Tube Clevis End?  Are you saying that back tube is removable?  

 

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3 minutes ago, evantwheeler said:

https://www.ballisticfabrication.com/collections/brackets-tabs/products/tube-clevis-end

Tube Clevis End?  Are you saying that back tube is removable?  

 

Theres a bolt inside that open tube end that bolts the engine cage to the frame 

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Cap off the end of it with a press in tailight I have seen some little billet ones that fit into 1.5" tubing, someone makes a big billet Spike that would look kind of cool to I've seen them on some front bumpers?

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Posted (edited)

How about taking the Kartek style, slipping in and have a small set screw lock them on the bottom side kind of out of site.

Maybe do a counter sunk type machine screw.

Edited by Richard H

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Posted (edited)

I am looking for the cage attachment and not a plug for the tube end. 

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Edited by punkur67

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I have never seen one but you could use a threaded bung and drill out the threads deep enough to counter sink  a Allen head bolt. 

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1 hour ago, punkur67 said:

I am looking for the cage attachment and not a plug for the tube end. 

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Well by the looks of how nice the work appears, seems to me you certainly have the talent to make these.

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On 3/20/2019 at 7:55 PM, punkur67 said:

Thanks. But I'm looking for the piece bolted to the frame. Most people just weld a washer to the end of a piece of tube. Then bolt it to the frame. I saw billet ones somewhere and wanted to use those 

 

2 hours ago, punkur67 said:

I am looking for the cage attachment and not a plug for the tube end. 

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Why not just do what you originally posted?

It's going to cost you $50 to do something that should cost you $0.15.

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