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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:17 am 

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lookin good :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:57 pm 

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Nice, looks like you figured out the bender alright yesterday. How fun was the underdash welds, or did you do them yet? Can't even see the hole in the radiator from those views...


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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:41 pm 

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tons of fun.

tonight I started working on coil over mounts. the lowers are tacked in on one side, and a scrap piece is tacked on up top so I could do some minimal checking to make sure those fat pigs don't rub the frame.


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:45 am 

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One shock mount is mostly complete. I want to box in the top mount, but that can wait.

To try and make sure I had frame clearance, I made the upper mount so that the shock can hang near vertical and just barely rub the frame. I then made the lower mounts out as far as I could. The top is in farther and the bottom out farther then when it came in for just an engine swap.

I've got the one corner sitting on the springs I plan to run. It's 300# over 200#, and right now it's sitting with about 5.5 of up travel. The shocks now tuck under the hood nicely.

Now to duplicate it on the pass side. oh boy.


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:42 am 
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When the pass side stuffs and the drivers side droops, that coilover is not going to crash into the frame?

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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:50 am 
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yeah kinda looks really close

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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:00 am 

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during limited garage flexing last night, I think it'll be alright.

Maybe tonight I'll strap down the pass side and lift the driver's to try and force more flex to check.


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:43 pm 

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I just checked and it hits at about 11.5" with the pass side stuffed.

I then disconnected the shock and flexed until the rear shock was fully flexed and the front tire was rubbing the grille. I don't think I can get the full 14" without moving the upper shock mount out another 2", which I don't want to do because it would make the shocks too perpendicular.

I can rework the lowers a little bit more and get a bit more out of them, so that's likely what I'll do and live with the compromise.


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:34 pm 

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Can you move the lower mount out more onto the inner c ? That may move the mounting point up a bit too though.


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:00 pm 

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I can move out it out some, but with the springs I have to make sure they don't interfere with the kingpins. I was too tire to mess with it tonight.


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 PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:38 pm 

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notch the frame.


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 PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:05 pm 

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cvwindows wrote:
notch the frame.


Bingo.


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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:14 pm 

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Looks cool Jonny. I asked you before but forgot what extra springs do you have?


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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:30 pm 

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Thanks Mike. Not including what I've got on there right now: 16" 250#,
12" 200#, 8" 350#, 10" 250#


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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:09 pm 

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I want to try the 16in 250 if i can

I also have the ho heads for that 4.7 good for 270@5100 and 330@3600


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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:41 pm 

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I think I solved my problem. Air shocks in front! And move the lower mount out a bit towards the kingpin.


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 PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:25 am 

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I think nice brite orange one's would do the trick.


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 PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:25 am 

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shocks are mounted and do not rub the frame at full flex. I pushed the lowers out about as far as you can on the inner c.


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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:53 am 

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Another day in the garage. I put the top plate on the shock mounts, mounted up the steering valve, and painted up the top side of the frame.


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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:19 pm 

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here's my track bar bracket all finished up, as well as the ram skid.

do you think the one gusset behind the track bar bracket will be enough? I'm thinking it will be, but have some worries it could twist.


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 PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:51 am 

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looks good.i think that will hold.

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 PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:53 pm 
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liv2mx wrote:
looks good.i think that will hold.


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 PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:57 pm 
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:poke: progress? KOM is coming up fast.


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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:28 pm 

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I've made it out to the garage twice in one week. Holy cow.

Saturday I spent some time making up the fan shroud and figuring out a bunch of stuff needs work.

Jess stopped by tonight and we notched the firewall to fit the driver's exhaust manifold. It looks like I'm running duals! yeehaw!


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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:47 pm 

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cherry bombs!!!!

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