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Posted 7/31/2008 12:10:32 AM


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here's how the shocks will look.

sizing up the front.

So tomorrow (or today in my time), i will beginc clean up of my work area and prep for fitting and welding this weekend.

goodnight!


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Posted 7/31/2008 8:06:11 AM


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The suspense is killing me!!!! i cant wait to see the chassis done!!!  Great Job Conrad, GREAT job!

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Conrad, Its looking great!!!! you'll have a complete rolling chassis in no time!
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Posted 7/31/2008 8:51:07 AM


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Just out of curiosity, where did you get the trailer axle from??
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Posted 7/31/2008 9:25:02 AM


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the trailer axle is actually just a 1 1/2" round tube I stuck the hubs on for mock purposes only....i bought the hubs separately and intend to weld the round tube to two 1" stub axles <- those axles are made to fit the hubs.




...does it come in black?

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Posted 7/31/2008 1:31:10 PM


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That makes sense
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Posted 8/2/2008 12:07:07 AM


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Yes....and thanks guys for the encouragement.

started tack welding the front arms and plates. good thing because i had to adjust the arms later.

here's how the arms looked at first

and the plates




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Posted 8/2/2008 12:13:15 AM


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then, right out of a chapter of BWD's Overbuilding Bible, I beefed up the front arms. I remember a friend telling me the arms have to be very strong. so for my gokart on steroids...i think this should do.




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Posted 8/2/2008 12:15:54 AM


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if you look at the arms in the previous picture, on each arm the top 2 forks that the axle goes through are about 6 - 7 inches apart - that's what i originally intended.

but when i mounted those HUGE hubs and the cut down axle stub, they both came into the plates pretty far.

The top forks are cut for the 1 1/2" tube and not the 1" axle. Yeah I could have gotten smaller huibs...but I move forward with what i have and continue on.


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Posted 8/2/2008 12:18:13 AM


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Right...tack weld just in case you have to pop a piece off and adjust. so here's the adjustment and more rienforcement.




...does it come in black?

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