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Posted 1/25/2008 11:41:38 PM


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Posted 2/5/2008 4:46:53 PM
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Hey greetings. I am new to this forum, but I would like to say congrats to Conrad and BWD, you guys are inspirations. I want to start building a tumbler of my own soon. I am going with this weird idea of making one with VW spare parts. I am a sandrail guy, now have two...Well between the job and the job, its taking most of my time so I will try and keep you posted. Thanks for all the ideas and the support (even when you didnt knew).
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Posted 2/5/2008 5:15:14 PM


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Posted 2/18/2008 1:28:35 PM


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I ordered my MIG welder last week. after much homework, i'm going with the Millermatic 140 with Auto-Set. this is pretty cool because i only have to set wire diameter and material thickness and the auto set does the speed and amps for me. it also has a manual override mode should i want to set special parameters. the maximum thickness this will do in one pass is 3/16 inch - which is fine considering the tubing I'm using will have an .095 wall (between 12 & 13 gauge). Anything thicker will be done with the lincoln buzzbox i have. I feel pretty confident that the choice of MIG machine was the right decision and I still have to decide what process to mainly use, gas or flux core. I'm pretty excited. My CPA said I did good on my tax refund so thanks to uncle sam, I'll soon start purchasing the steel I need for my JIG and Chassis. I've come to consider the square tube floor frame i did "practice" and will start over with round tubing on the advice of many of you.

I'd like opinions - I'm considering a Ford F150 rear axle with limited slip. any thoughts?




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Posted 2/18/2008 2:35:54 PM


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Hey Conrad, glad to hear that your project is back on tracks with the MIG n such.   As far as opinions on what axle to use, i really dont know anything about Ford rearends.   I only know that the Ford 9" is good for drag racing since the axles never taper down, unlike Chevy axles.  

I personally trust anything GM, but thats just my prefference, dont let that sway you, alot of guys out there like Ford, and could tell you the pro's and con's of a Ford rearend.

I also trust ANYTHING with the name Borg Warner stamped on the side, I have whats known as the old "4-4's" Borg Warner Transmission in my 4x4 truck, and its outlasted 4 engines, 2 transfer cases, and 2 rearends, with only 1 oil change that i know of (because i did it lol) 

Hope the welding of the new Tube chassis goes well. 

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Posted 2/19/2008 12:38:45 AM


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Hey Conrad hold up on that rear axle I think I have it all figured out. I am so close to having the rear axle, rims and suspension figured out again and I've only wasted $5000 plus figuring it out. Once I have the rims fabricated to the correct negative offset I will share it all with CLTC members.... Oh yeah and its not Ford....BWD
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Posted 2/19/2008 1:03:03 PM


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Dude....what timing! I'm aggressively looking at ford rears...I will wait then. Awesome. I'm getting very close to the time where i will spend many weekends behind closed garage doors. I feel like having the rear axle during the chassis build is important. I'd love to have the engine too but....one expense at a time.

Thanks a million...I'm curious what you have in store...



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Posted 2/20/2008 8:40:37 PM


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Posted 2/20/2008 9:01:15 PM


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Hey Conrad I know how you feel about mocking-up. Remember you have the option of welding something together like this.....BWD

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Posted 2/20/2008 9:08:36 PM


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I spent a lot of time playing with my axle mock-up....BWD

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