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  1. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Oh ok, I got ya... No worries or need to apologize, I appreciate your being blunt. I just need to know how to move forward. I thought that the rear arms were a standard length, 5X5 seemed pretty normal to me... He could have just told me that he needed to build new arms to make the project work...
  2. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    It was only one cook, I am confused, the guy who built it had complete complete decision making on the design? If he wanted to cut out the pan or build the cage anyway he wanted he could? What is the problem with an LS and a 5 speed? So you wouldn't build anything like this to start, what would...
  3. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    The front suspension was done by Nichols Fabrication and the rear arms were done by Dave Brown. I had the pan, front and rear arms, when John was recommended. The entire rest of the car fabrication, wiring, and assembly was done by Moseley... He knew what the plan was, what engine, what...
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    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    I wasn't going to post who the builder was but I also don't want people assuming it was the wrong people! It wasn't McNeil, it was John Moseley of Mosebilt...
  5. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Yeah, it is already registered and insured as a bug...
  6. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Jake was super cool and actually answered a couple questions for me but is unfortunately too busy to take a heap like this on. So still looking for recommendations on someone that might be able to help me. I think new rear arms, new rear cage, etc... Jake was also nice enough to inform me on...
  7. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    ****, now that I am looking more at the pictures it doesn't look like the torsion housing is tied into anything other than the horns and engine cage? Shouldn't there be something more structural inside that ties to the torsion housing?
  8. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Yeah the torsion housing is still there, with the center cut out...
  9. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    The pan has already been cut along with the torsion housing, see below... It is a full cage front to back, seems it is all wrong though from what I am being told...
  10. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    This wasn't meant to be a crazy offroad beast, just a decent car that I could play in the dirt with... It was always going to be a LS 5 speed car. It was a blank sheet deal, I made the mistake of trusting the fabricator I guess... Any positive input or suggestion would be appreciated... I am in...
  11. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Dual pass radiator... I verified it after I had found that it was plugged...
  12. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    The axles are 25" long? The width was limited by my trailer width and the front suspension width. Partybarge, this was a complete custom build, it showed up at his shop with only the pan! It was started from scratch! I wanted it to be street legal, and it should have all been done right from the...
  13. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    5 speed. That is what I was concerned about, there is so much wrong that really at least 50% of the chassis design needs to be addressed. What would you guys do? At this point do I just have the torsion housing hacked out and start over? The entire engine cage is a mess anyways, do I just start...
  14. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Some more pictures... See if you can figure out what is wrong! LOL!
  15. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    The list of problems is so long that I am just at a loss, the more I look the worse it is!
  16. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    Ok more pictures... I did a couple basic drawings and it seems having the trans cv flanges forward of the out cv flanges would provide the least compound angle over the sweep and the least plunge. The way it is designed it is constantly at a compound angle and has the axles pulling out all of...
  17. RaceTec Pistons

    Help, really concerned about fabrication and axle angles

    I have a buggy that I had someone building for me and I have found a bunch of issues that I have questions about, could you give me some info? Major concern... Every IRS buggy I have ever seen had the flanges on the transmission forward of the CV flanges on the trailing arms. Mine are backwards...
  18. RaceTec Pistons

    Winters shifter

    Check where the cable clamps are for the fixed position on both the shifter and the trans pan bracket. Also make sure your trans pan bracket is on the correct set of holes. The easiest way is to loosen everything up and adjust it all that way then tighten everything down once the detents on the...
  19. RaceTec Pistons

    Pistol OK?

    Such a bummer, really funny, nice guy. I always appreciated his no BS attitude. Every time I saw him he would say hello and was always open to everyone. Whether you liked him or not he was true to himself. Race In Paradise buddy!
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