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Posted 8/8/2008 10:35:26 AM


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Chilebean cracked me up! "I pity the Fool!"(ba barackus)....."c'mon balboa!! You should'a Neva came back!" (<-clubber lang!!!) Wow...funny!

Dave & Jack....Shaggy is spot on. The A-Arms will not move. They are for attaching the front wheels and for turning pivots only. Yes...at the time you wrote this, i was in la-la land. and why are you Up at 4:30 am?

Shaggy...you also cracked me up. "dis-assemble, dead. dead, dis-assemble. Dis-assemble?? DEAD??!!" HaHa

I'll be sure to video tape those jumps! Ha Ha!



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Posted 8/8/2008 2:06:47 PM


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OK here's a crazy "A" observation.....hahaha..Those upper and lower control arms are made with the idea that they are going to move and absorb the shock of landing....If you weld them ridgid I feel they will be a weak point in the suspension.....Is there a way you can fabricate the axle to accept the ball joint directly and avoid using the a-arms. Based on my calculations you have a 37% chance of landing without collapsing the front end using those welded on control arms......Jack can I get a back up on this?.....hehehe When you go to jump this I will personally come and film you for U-tube or "Shocking Videos".....BWD
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Posted 8/8/2008 2:15:01 PM


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conrad, your arms with welding and braces look great!!!!
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Posted 8/8/2008 10:56:37 PM


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Thanks Guys!

here are the bottom arms cut and bolted on. the cuts will be straightened later. looks primitive but I think will work. (note to self...start with baby jumps...leave the big jumps to big brother!)

a close up of the front lower arm. I used more square tubing for mounting the arms.




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Posted 8/8/2008 10:58:28 PM


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another close up of the mounted lower a-arm.




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Posted 8/8/2008 10:59:15 PM


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I put the rear axlen in place just to see...the tires that I will end up using are about 7 inches taller than the ones on now.




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Posted 8/9/2008 6:33:22 PM


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I'm halting all work on the front. Dave made a good point about the a-arms. the bottom arms have some bracing but the top arms are 3/4" tubing with a pretty thin wall. I just want to keep working but looking at the mounting options made me think. The rest of the main arms look pretty strong so the cut A-Arms definitlely look like the "weakest link".

I'm going to ditch the a-arms and buy new ball joints and fabricate the connection. just have to wait a couple weeks for that.

For now I'll think about how to attach the shocks.

 


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Posted 8/11/2008 12:42:00 PM


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After talking to a friend about it I'm now also considering shortening the entire length. As long as I can get an engine mounted and am able to sit in this thing somewhat comfortably.

Anyway here's some unrelated, but related pics...can you guess what this is?




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Posted 8/11/2008 12:48:15 PM


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A real batcave replica




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Posted 8/11/2008 2:01:44 PM


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I was gonna guess that was my Uncle Vamp, he's been missing since the late 1600's.   

Where were the pictures taken?

Don Currie likes to steal my work!

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