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Old March 10th, 2018, 01:49 PM   #261
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Been putting together the fixture for step 2 today. I think I wore in a path between the table and the computer making sure the details are right. Hopefully I got all the pieces the right orientation.



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Old March 10th, 2018, 06:22 PM   #262
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Old March 10th, 2018, 07:57 PM   #263
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A few tubes getting filled in.

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Old March 11th, 2018, 12:33 PM   #264
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I like it!!!
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Old March 11th, 2018, 06:48 PM   #265
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More goodies from the machine shop. Rotors and 3 pairs of unit bearings back from machinist with 8x6.5 pattern.

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Old March 11th, 2018, 07:45 PM   #266
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great job so far! I like seeing the process of fitting this chassis together. Keep the progress pics coming.
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Old April 2nd, 2018, 11:29 AM   #267
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All the tubes for step 2 are in place. Now to tack it all together after a few more measurements.

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Old April 2nd, 2018, 11:34 AM   #268
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Very nice work so far!
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Old April 2nd, 2018, 11:35 AM   #269
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Nice.
And new tars in the background?
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Old April 2nd, 2018, 12:01 PM   #270
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Yep. They should be enough to get through mock up and shake down. I think I'll needed a fresher set of something before I hit a big trip, but still bigger fish to fry.
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Old April 2nd, 2018, 12:06 PM   #271
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Looking good. I have a customer going back and forth with one of those chassis or a Miller motorsports chassis
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If he plans to race, I'd go Miller. @hosejockey4506 has a Miller chassis, and it's really nice, and Miller continually makes them better.

For just rec wheeling, I think either is good.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 01:45 AM   #273
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Very nice!
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Looks good
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Pretty cool how this thing goes together with all the jig parts. You'll have a pretty nice, straight buggy when all said and done!
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Impressive, very impressive.
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Old April 7th, 2018, 11:12 AM   #277
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Here is what I like about this kit. Because of the fixtures you have something to measure off when putting tubes in. There are etch marks on the seatbelt bar, and for this tube you need to make sure the tube is vertical.

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Old April 7th, 2018, 12:07 PM   #278
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Another cool use of fixturing the rear shock mount hoop.

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I would absolutely love to build a goatbuilt chassis someday. I have come to realize really quickly that bending and notching tube from scratch is a ton of work, and even more work to keep it all square and even

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Old April 7th, 2018, 05:00 PM   #280
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Final pic of the day. Started step 4 on the front end. This was a lot of tubes coming together. This was the one place I needed a hand to hold everything in place while building it up. It was a bugger getting it all lined up, but with a few taps it all fell in place.



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