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Offline sandracer1

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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 07:39:43 PM »
Carl, it sounds like you better make that drivers seat a recliner. rofl

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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 09:08:16 PM »
Where's your sense of night time adventure? ;D ;D ;D

so your the first to sign up for a threesome night ride eh!!  rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl LMAO
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2012, 06:49:45 PM »
 :c :c :c :c LMAO LMAO LMAO

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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2012, 05:47:18 PM »
Tried to edit my saved post but.............. damn thing!!!!

So I've got 90% of the parts ordered, most have not arrived  thumb down.  So I'm cleaning up  thumb down and I hate that.  I'm using A-arms in rear with non-plunge cv's so I need the rest of rear parts to make sure on the ###.  F150 outer cv RCV fixed non-plunge inner 28" axles.  Fox air shocks, rear center drive, axles, steer rack, tires & wheels, and and a crap load of heims and bungs hopfully be here by weekend.  Well most of it anyhow. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2012, 06:12:25 PM »
You're gonna be REALLY glad you went with the non plunge stuff. I couldn't be happier.
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2012, 09:55:06 PM »
are you using plans for the frame carl? or winging it?  ive been considering, trying to get rid of mine, to build something bigger.  i love how its coming so far!!!!
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 06:09:08 AM »
Its about 80% DSrace's design.  I changed some of the ##'s to make the width work out.  I spent about 10 hrs on the phone with him, asking about angles and confirming lengths.  Then drew it up in CAD.  He don't do any drawings, only a sketch that was drawn with his foot.  rofl rofl rofl

I'll owe him a big bottle of Jack, might p/u from distillery since its not too far.  ;D
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 06:34:32 AM »
Bottle or keg???????............................ ;) ;D ;D
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 06:48:59 AM »
If Shane and I help, better get the barrel.  rofl rofl rofl
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 07:09:22 AM »
Looks like you are off to a great build.

I mounted my floor on the underside of the floor frame.  Just curious as to any advantages/disadvantages of mounting on the topside of the floor frame?  Just curious.
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2012, 07:20:55 AM »
Looks like you are off to a great build.

I mounted my floor on the underside of the floor frame.  Just curious as to any advantages/disadvantages of mounting on the topside of the floor frame?  Just curious.

??? It sits at bottom of tubes, but tabs are under it.  I guess if I loose all the bolts I'd still have the tabs to hold up floor.  Little cleaner looking as tabs are "hidden". 

This weekend should be good, if the snow doesn't slow down delivery of goods.  ;D  Hoping for this to be a roller in a few weeks.  And should make the spring trip, as long as its a late May, early June.  ;)
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 07:23:41 AM by Carlriddle »
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2012, 09:47:19 AM »
I see now.  At 1st I thought the floor was on top of the tubes.  There are some that do put the floor on top, just not sure other that looks inside the passenger area why. 

I really like the shape of the front end.  The back end of my buggy tapers similar to yours.  I am using a V8 engine and I am not sure I want to try and put a wing on or not.  To do a wing it will have to overhang the sides.  Not a big deal just not sure it would look good or not.  My buddy is building one and he made the back end more square and it looks pretty good.







Thanks for the reply, keep up the good work!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 02:59:49 PM by sandycrack »
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2012, 09:56:00 AM »
The floor on the bottom of the tubes makes for a better skid pan as the flat surface down low is better. Less catching of the frmae on the ground and stuff.

But these lower floors often contain and hold sand or mud etc in between the tubes.

So others put the floor above the tubes as it looks nicer on top and sand tends to flow off as its not trapped by the tubes.

But then if you bottom out the tubes hit and hang up. Much easier to damage a tube of the frame like this.

Down low flooring with holes in places (corners) to let sand/mud out or metal grating even   
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Re: Carl's new Build
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2012, 09:59:24 AM »
My thoughts exactly.  I left space down each side of the floor to make it easier to remove the sand.
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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2012, 10:16:36 AM »
I left 1/8" gap between frame and floor. Even then you can trap a lot of sand.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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