August 5th, 2012, 21:30
August 5th, 2012 21:30
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August 5th, 2012, 21:33
castor/camber are set for the correct ride height. I put the spindles and tires on close to where they will ride. everything clears really nice.
August 13th, 2012, 18:54
well the shop got hit hard monday night/tuesday morning. whoever broke in stole over 60,000$ worth of aluminum beams, my flatbed trailer, and a work truck w/a field welder in the back. Dealing with investigators/detectives threw things off beat on Friday. Soon after I got back on track.
-radius arm mounts completed
-welded them to the truck
-final measurements for radius arms
-main radius arm plates cut and fit for mock up
August 13th, 2012, 18:55
I could not be happier with where the tire bumps. It looks like I will not have to clear out as much firewall and wheel opening as I thought.
....Im not going to post the radius arm stuff till they are done. Which will be next weekend more than likely. Alot more work than I anticipated, but i'm already pleased with the design and structure.
The radius arms will be separate from the beams (no weld on J-beam type stuff) I chose to do them like that because:
1. a one piece beam/radius arm is a absolute heavy cumbersome piece to remove/install/service
2. IF for some reason one of the pieces gets damaged I can repair or replace the individual piece, not both the radius arm and beam.
The design will not allow for much(if any) adjustability which I am perfectly okay with...
August 14th, 2012, 08:28
Damn. Sorry to hear about the break in. I've been following this thread and wasnt expecting that!
Keep your head up. Beth's looking great.
August 14th, 2012, 17:54
Originally Posted by CHASETHISTOO
August 19th, 2012, 21:47
it was hot this weekend. I have been able to deal with the heat for weeks, but something about this weekend made it seem worse...
Radius arms are done. I need to finish up some of the bracketry/bracing where they mount to the beams and then on with the steering.
August 19th, 2012, 21:49
August 19th, 2012, 21:50
I decided to face my fears and take the tarp off the back to check for rust... seems like the ATF is keeping everything nice and clean
August 20th, 2012, 16:04
Looks awesome Morgan.
Sorry to hear about the break-in.
...I totally know what you mean about the heat. It was miserable all last week and to top it off my big fan broke.
It was humid and just plain $hitty. Reminded me of when we had to race in San Felipe this time last year.
"Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli."