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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #221
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Beejers ordered me a couple more sticks of 1.75 .120 wall so I got some more tube work today. I also got started on my front upper link mounts.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #222
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I took next week off so I'm hoping to have the rear sitting under its own weight with the 16" air shocks. I need to get the rest of my joints and front coilovers before I can get the front buttoned up.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #223
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good stuff, makes me want to work on mine
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #224
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The tubing notcher bit last night and ripped the drill around and about broke my damn thumb. It hurts like hell this.morning. me dad hooked me up with a reostat to hook the drill up to so I can slow that beast down and make it more manageable.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #225
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Been trying to weld my link brackets together and I can barely hold the rig torch. I really hope this thing gets better or my week off work to work on the buggy isn't going to be very worth it.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #226
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quit being a puss!!!!! use your other hand. being bipolar you dont remember what hand you are useing anyway. hahahahah!
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #227
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quit being a puss!!!!! use your other hand. being bipolar you dont remember what hand you are useing anyway. hahahahah!
it seems like a nice guy like yourself would just come do it for me while I supervise and drink beer! I took a vicodin and when my Mac n cheese is done I am going to go try again! Spending 3 hours trying to get that starter installed on the relic probably didn't help....
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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #228
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Front is all mocked up. Pinion changes .4* through the 16" of travel. All the clearance looks good. I think I am going to move my mounts a little to get the joints at better angles throughout their travel but other than that I am happy with it. With the axle flexed out it stays perfectly centered under the chassis side to side also.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #229
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #230
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Well.....


I got a bug in my ass this morning and chopped the whole back half off this morning

I will be able to get a lot more up travel out of it now. I didn't like having tube above the rear tires. I guess I am going to need more Dom
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #231
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #232
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #233
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Lol you can blame mike for my last changes. That Dick had to put an idea into my head you have to swing by one of these days and check it out.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #234
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Lol you can blame mike for my last changes. That Dick had to put an idea into my head you have to swing by one of these days and check it out.
that dick didnt even tell me he was stopping over the last time. i want to make a trip over there. looks sweet
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that dick didnt even tell me he was stopping over the last time. i want to make a trip over there. looks sweet
I know it is a long drive and all from you.....
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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #237
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I got the word today that I am heading to Colorado in a month for work. I won't be back til December-ish. It will suck not being able to work on the buggy but I will be able to order lots of parts. The rocksolid performance guys are going to love me for about 8 months at least when I get home it should make for a quicker finish up on the build since I will have all the parts sitting there. I'm hoping to get the suspension/ link mounts fairly well buttoned up and the main part of the chassis done by the time I leave. I'm going to be bummed being in Colorado without anything to wheel though.
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I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody can help me out with.

- how much can I angle front coilovers back and have them still work properly? I am planning on using 2.0 16" long PAC remote res shocks.

- i am going to run air bumps and if they are mounted inboard from the shocks am I concerned about the shock being completely collapsed and not being stopped by the bumps when it is flexed out or am I only worrying about a straight up hit like you would get from jumping it?

-right now I am at about 116" wb and for packaging purposes I would like to go a little longer. Should I stretch it out any more or just deal with 116? I will have a belly height of around 22".

- I am figuring 6" of up travel and 10" of droop is that a good mark to shoot for or should I give more or less up travel?

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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #239
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I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody can help me out with.

- how much can I angle front coilovers back and have them still work properly? I am planning on using 2.0 16" long PAC remote res shocks.

- i am going to run air bumps and if they are mounted inboard from the shocks am I concerned about the shock being completely collapsed and not being stopped by the bumps when it is flexed out or am I only worrying about a straight up hit like you would get from jumping it?

-right now I am at about 116" wb and for packaging purposes I would like to go a little longer. Should I stretch it out any more or just deal with 116? I will have a belly height of around 22".

- I am figuring 6" of up travel and 10" of droop is that a good mark to shoot for or should I give more or less up travel?

Thanks in advanced!
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #240
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keep it around 116 to 118 seems to be good.my buggy is 116. i have my front coilovers on a good angle.they work fine.i would not put your bumps too close together.
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