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      12-22-2011 09:45 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i'm guessing the lower one that's across 2 beams
      The wheel travel is only about 3.5" so it will never be able to make contact.

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      12-22-2011 03:34 PM #27
      Tig, my respect to your weld skills but I see a major problem in your susp. A-arms construction. Just imagine a bit. If you extend one or even both of the A-arm rod end bolts ( for camber/castor change) you're actually changing the angle at the ball joint. Since both arms are welded to ball joint, this angle is fixed and there is no compensation. Think of it like a triangle. When you change one of the arms you have to change the angles of the triangle as well to compensate. In your case one of the angles is fixed so there will be a lot of tension in that point.
      Damn! My English is awful.
      Last edited by vr-vagman; 12-22-2011 at 03:38 PM.

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      12-22-2011 06:07 PM #28
      Thats a very good point ^ With that design you can't adjust the rod ends at all really, as the angle of the tubes is fixed, so doesn't allow the shape of the A to change.

      You need something like this:



      where the arms can change angle relative to each other

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      12-22-2011 08:05 PM #29
      yup. I have been looking at that as well. I am going to see where I come out at when im closer to done and if I have to change the upper I will do so. Because the bottom is adjustable in the same manner as the top it is fully adjustable (not very easily though).
      Last edited by TIGninja; 12-22-2011 at 10:07 PM.

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      12-23-2011 05:58 PM #30
      wow, this is artwork to me...

      looking very good good sir

    6. 12-26-2011 06:15 PM #31
      Nice! I've had 200 feet of square tubing sitting in the basement for over a year now - this could be the inspiration I need

      Are the control arms Cromoly? Did you purchase the brackets that they sit in, or fab them?

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      12-26-2011 06:24 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcameron View Post
      Nice! I've had 200 feet of square tubing sitting in the basement for over a year now - this could be the inspiration I need

      Are the control arms Cromoly? Did you purchase the brackets that they sit in, or fab them?
      I just made them. There are a few that are going to be angled that I want to remake before this weekend. The control arms are just 1" .125 round tube.

    8. 12-26-2011 06:34 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGninja View Post
      I just made them. There are a few that are going to be angled that I want to remake before this weekend. The control arms are just 1" .125 round tube.
      Thanks for the info. I'm looking at these guys for some of the brackets: http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/

      If you do a search for " clevis heim " a bunch of suspension brackets come up, most of them $4 or $5.

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      12-26-2011 07:06 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcameron View Post
      Thanks for the info. I'm looking at these guys for some of the brackets: http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/

      If you do a search for " clevis heim " a bunch of suspension brackets come up, most of them $4 or $5.
      I got all kinds of things from those guys. The threaded tube ends and the brackets for the rear spindles are from them. Good people and good company.

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      12-26-2011 08:52 PM #35
      Trying to get the frame done so I can start sheeting in the floor pan this weekend.




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      12-30-2011 10:32 PM #36
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      12-31-2011 12:10 AM #37
      This is not a project that I would recommend for someone without a shop full of equipment. That said,it is possible to do but not very popular because of the problems involved.

      Lets start with the shaft. It has this big dildo thing where the end busing goes. This needs to be removed with a lathe.







      Here is what it looks like after it is lathed off and threaded. This is a male thread and you will not be able to make this thread with a die. The shaft is waaaaay to hard. This has to be done on a lathe.







      The housing is all aluminum and it is a nasty casting to weld.







      To get this project finished you need lots of welding fluid :mrgreen:


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      12-31-2011 10:38 AM #38
      Im really diggin your welding fluid!! That cast looks like nasty $hit!!
      Lookin good though!

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      12-31-2011 11:00 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by nubVR View Post
      Im really diggin your welding fluid!! That cast looks like nasty $hit!!
      Lookin good though!
      Porous aluminum casting that has been marinated in power steering fluid for 17 years. Yummy!

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      01-08-2012 08:05 PM #43
      what did do go in my truck and take my steering column and the beer out of the cup holder

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      01-08-2012 08:16 PM #44
      this is a cool project.
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      02-07-2012 12:01 AM #45
      This is amazing.
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      02-07-2012 04:34 PM #46
      wow.. this is some serious ****..
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      02-08-2012 04:51 PM #47
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      02-11-2012 12:04 AM #48
      since you're not gonna have much room inside for cup holders...i think you should weld some on the outside!

      Nice work ChuckB!

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      02-11-2012 04:17 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 2021cc8V View Post
      since you're not gonna have much room inside for cup holders...i think you should weld some on the outside!

      Nice work ChuckB!
      My rabbit has no cup holders either. I have found the best solution is to wait until you get out of the car to drink your beverage.

      This project is officially on hold for about another month while I pump money into my rabbit to get it ready for summer. Its getting a solid lifter conversion,new turbo,even more badass head,and a new intake manifold. BTW im selling the whole top end of this engine to fund the build so anyone who has $1000 gets the head,intake manifold,exhaust manifold,turbo,WG,downpipe for MK1 and dump tube.

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      02-11-2012 06:43 AM #50
      Deal of a lifetime..
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