New Doherty Motorsports class 8

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Enclosed couple of photo's taken around July 1st. Construction was started around Jan 1st ('07). After the sale of my old class 8, I spent too much time (a year) helping out other racer friends go racing, and not building my own ! I've been holding off starting this thread, until I had more done. It's been slow going, after working all day, and then spend a few hours every-night out in the shop. No CAD design, no laser-jet cutting, and lots of help from my friends. As you can see the cuts on the glass doors, I had to shorten the TT body, to fit the rule-mandated class 8 wheel-base. Now with the body located, I am busy bending up tubes. I will up-date this thread, as I get more done........
 

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As requested, I dug through some of my first photos and came across some
spindal / up-right pictures. I posted that I had to locate the body, to start bending. Well I had to build all the major suspention parts first, to locate the wheels, to locate the body. I will keep posting a few pictures at a time. I also have to Thank my friend Nick Vanderwey, as I used his jigs, and design, to make all my front susp. parts.
 

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glad to see you guys are getting back to racing. bring the truck to some SNORE events and give Monty some competition.
 

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As per the plan, enclosed please find a few more photo's taken yesterday. Photo's show progress on the new Chevy, in the last two weeks (since the thread started on July 31st). I have been working from the rear forward. In the next few weeks I hope to have photo's of the rear shock mounts done, and fuel cell / skid plate installed.
 

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As per the plan, enclosed please find a few more photo's taken yesterday. Photo's show progress on the new Chevy, in the last two weeks (since the thread started on July 31st). I have been working from the rear forward. In the next few weeks I hope to have photo's of the rear shock mounts done, and fuel cell / skid plate installed.

Lookin' good Mike.
 

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nice super clean!
 

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Looks really nice...Can't wait to see it race..
 

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Seen your post on the truggy. Finally someone chimmed in about the 3 link downside. Get ready, you probably stirred the hornet's nest on that debate. By the way, I like your 4 link.
 

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Enclosed are a few new photos from the last few weeks. To make this truck the way I want it, is driving me crazy, as it takes so much time ! Its like a second job! Next weekend is Snowflake, and the weekend following that is Primm. And by going to more races, takes time away from working in my shop ! I'll keep plugging away at it, and posting more photo's as I go. I cant wait to go racing again.
 

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