with the back that low what are you going to do to get the front down there?
Ok heres a quick gif and some laid out pics. Rear axle it literally sitting on the body (and yes I moved the brake lines). Not sure how the drop plates are going to fit into the picture yet. Kinda liking the level stance when its laid out. As an added plus- If it was to blow a bag or a line it could still roll and get off the road.
Got some good under car shoots too. Front ended up a little under 1/2" off the ground. Not bad for stock towers.
Oil pan is even closer.
Exhaust is literally on the ground. Good thing it needs all new exhaust.
Terry, Im loving it!
So many thoughts on this... So many ideas from the Mini Truck crowd could be applied... but then, you already knew that!
I am a superfan! Nis has a killer little project going on here!
So, your plates would set the back way down and leave the front up in the air a bit, right?
Any further thought to raising the motor?
Ovalized tube should take care of the exhaust, or even dump it out somewhere forward of the stock location.
It would be tempting to take a sawzall to the floor and weld it back together an inch or two up into the body!
How are your welding skills?
I may have missed this bit of info, but has Nis investigated air management yet?
Some old tank with 'patina' in the trunk would be killer. I see plenty of that stuff at the Brooks, Oregon 'Steam Up' classic tractor show and swap meet every August!
Here we go ladies and germs. The first set of Select-A-Drop Plates. Everything came out spot on... except for the bolt holes. I made the tolerances like .005 too tight and the bolts wouldn't fit all the way though. Ran bit through them and they are ret-ta-go. I need to pop into CAD and open up the holes just a smidge.
So we started with this-
1/2x4 1018 Cold Rolled
Ended up with these-
2- Brand New Select-A-Drop Plates
Design is fully functional for disc or drum brakes-
Plenty of clearance for the caliper mounting-
There was some concern that the mounting hardware might not clear the rear beam mounting flange-
The line represents the beam mounting plate. Looks like it will be good to go. And before anyone gets their panties in a wad, this was just for demonstration. The kit will have lock nuts and 12.9 grade bolts.
Back from the dead. The Coupe is back for more work.
Got it all washed up. Installed the grill pieces. Pressure washed the bay and finished the tune up. Next is to tackle the rear brakes... they are completely wasted!
Got a chance to take it for a spin. It was quite the experience with virtually no brakes.
Just arrived today! Air Lift Auto Pilot V2. I must say this a pretty sexy piece. This thing has some amazing features and the controller literally fits in the palm of your hand.
Unfortunately I wont be able to get installed until after my move but I am really looking forward to seeing it come together!
Alright... after fighting forever to try and get logged in with my old username, just decided to make a new one. One a little more fitting for my car. Lets get this thread a little update.
Terry has been really busting his ass. First off he's making these new MK1 air struts. These things are bad ass. All based off of AirLift pieces so totally serviceable.
Still have the same OSVW setup in the rear
And check out these bearing mounts. No more need for a hood notching.
Tons of tire clearance. This is with my 165/45/15's.
Completely laid out
Next up- the management. Terry installed the AirLift V2 and AZ Compressor (it is setup for a second compressor later. All but the tank lives in the spare tire well.
He plans to install a subfloor. The tank will sit on the subfloor inside a vintage Eddie Bauer duffel bag. No visible management.
He installed the controller right next to the ashtray. Super clean. Easy access. Also covers a damaged area on the dash. Double win!!
Look at this detail job. He had the guys next to his shop (The Fit Garage) buff and wax it. Then Terry went through and re-blacked all the trim. Came out unreal.
Out for a some glamor shots. Sorry for the over sat. These were all cell phone pics.
Yeah... Static Three Wheel. It does it... very well!
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Well, Terry @OSVW installed his XL air struts and we got touchdown with shaved pinch welds. She also got a Shorty pan and a pair of skid plates-
Took her to here first show (Pacific Waterland). Yeah she won her class (Jetta/Caddy). Huge thanks to Terry @ Old Skool VulcanWerks making this dream happen!
Now on to phase two!
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