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Meet and Greet / Re: Welcome to our newest member Stickflipper
« Last post by Stickflipper on Yesterday at 06:26:48 PM »
nice to have you on board. now there is a an a-arm post going on right now. do you have a pic, from the side, with the side panel off?

how about just the frame  ;D       



nice work!
           

 ok that pic is great , everyone loves naked shot  ;) :m  but at the front....there is a diaganol brace tube coming off of the beam then up to frame and one from that point back down. what is the maeasurement from the top to bottom tube at that point. i ask because it looks like where the  cross tube is on the lower frame that the beam is braced off.






14 3/8" 
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 06:17:54 PM »
this is my first and needs to be refined a bit  ;D but over kill none the less.








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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 06:12:54 PM »
i cannot speak on trailing arms as i have never run them as i just don't like them. i built a lot of rails with 5 and 6 link ( multi link ) rear ends. i built a dual a arm style rear end for this new power plant i have now. i can say now that the a arm rear end is now my favorite. i have tried 5* and 10* rake on the front cradle. i could tell no diff between the two but 5* still is an advantage and allows for more clearance to upper frame. just my opinion based on my experiences. the a arm rear is more involved to align than a multi link but stronger as well as drives the rail differently in a very good way. better hole shot, better control over body roll with appropriate shock valving and wheel base doesn't grow through the stroke plus the ability to add a camber curve to name a few.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by deranged on Yesterday at 05:52:37 PM »
GREAT Information!  I have been leaning toward the a arm design as you mentioned that it is easier to design in camber gain etc.  You are correct fabber, that was a Rorty car.  My new car will have rake built into the chassis and that is a very good point to make sure there is enough up travel clearance as that "hood" part of the chassis will be as low as I can make it as well as short as possible for visibility.  The old rorty car has piss poor front vision.

While we are talking car design, I will do some splain-nin' 
Rorty based chassis layout. 2 seat
Lengthen the wheelbase to 118 to 120 ish (the rorty was 102) too short IMO
Width 86" or so.
Plate control arms in the front with 7*ish of rake 2.5 IBP shocks 12" ish and tabbed for bypasses
33" tall tires
2.4 Ecotec
CVT to an RPM  A transaxle is out of the question LOL  I know how I drive and it's just not in the budget.
Entertaining the possibility of a arms in the rear but leaning more to trailing arms
2.5 coilovers/2.5 bypasses
20" travel in the front
18-20" travel in the rear
Kind of a cool radius roof line

So basically a class 10 car by design..lol
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 05:20:32 PM »
Too late now but I'd have mounted it closer to the steering wheel if possible. I agree you need something at the top of the mounting plate.
        why closer to the steering wheel? just wondering as i pondered this before i installed mine. i have a hood though. i just decided in the end i didnt want to hit my knee on it.
Many buggies have more available tubes to hang it from up there. Many don't though. I think Mitch's car does but I may be remembering wrong.It really makes no difference where you mount it when it comes to how it performs.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 05:08:55 PM »
Too late now but I'd have mounted it closer to the steering wheel if possible. I agree you need something at the top of the mounting plate.
        why closer to the steering wheel? just wondering as i pondered this before i installed mine. i have a hood though. i just decided in the end i didnt want to hit my knee on it.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 04:50:01 PM »
Too late now but I'd have mounted it closer to the steering wheel if possible. I agree you need something at the top of the mounting plate.
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The Pit Stop / Re: facebook post
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 04:40:30 PM »
ya that one! saw those pics while back. i know you have metal inside you!
I walked away. I thought I was unhurt for the following 20 years till I found out I had broken C5. No,I didn't go to the hospital after the wreck.
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The Pit Stop / Re: facebook post
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 04:39:06 PM »
oh, you mean this one. Really wish I had had a better camera 32 years ago.

sum bitch
It was a wild 900 foot ride past the finish line @ Tulsa.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by budlight69 on Yesterday at 02:52:39 PM »
thanks.   mine needs another bracket after looking longer.  too much vibration and leverage
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