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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #285 on: April 10, 2019, 04:52:46 AM »
CAGE!  Finally I took a day off in the middle of the week to where there was no distractions to deal with.  It was 60*, no kids, no wife, just me and the garage.
I had my buddy at Griffen Fabworks roll my cage hoop.  I gave them extra material on each end to work with and man, i'm glad I did.  My initial thought was to have the back tube land in between the upper coilover mount and the upper bypass mount but when I set the tube up in place, I really liked how it looked all the way to the back of the car.  So 8 hours later I had this!
I will be adding 2 bars that will go from the A-pilar to the nose of the car.  They will have a 40* or so bend close to the nose.  That is this weekends plan, as well as the last motor mounts.



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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #286 on: April 10, 2019, 06:49:53 AM »
i like it! completely changes the look!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #287 on: April 10, 2019, 07:49:22 AM »
looks great. I like it going all the way to the back as well.

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #288 on: April 10, 2019, 09:15:06 AM »
Looks really good .I like it. 8)
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #289 on: April 15, 2019, 06:02:09 AM »
Thanks guys!

Again, more garage time. 
I got some more steel for the front of the car.  Proportionately it needed some more to it.  I think it turned out looking pretty cool.  The new dash bar is the same height as the sheet metal kicker I had on my old hood piece so my visibility will be the same, actually better as my seat is up an inch and a half. 

I got some really light 3/4"-ish tubing that i bent up so that the aluminum side panels had somewhere to bolt to.  Seems I will be getting in and out of the car, I would probably bend the panels if there was nothing there. 

I started to layout the sheet metal panels in poster board.  So far, I am liking what i'm seeing.   I made a firewall of sorts on the bulkhead behind the engine.  I will line it with some sort of heat resistant material.  Probably some of that Boom Mat, as that worked really good on my last set up.  The fuel cell will be in that open area behind the engine.  I think I calculated it to be around 7 gallons.







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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2019, 06:05:44 AM »
Loving the new look. looks fast just seating there.

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #291 on: April 15, 2019, 06:52:55 AM »
Gonna be killer looking!!!!
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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
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loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #292 on: April 15, 2019, 03:41:20 PM »
i really like that! whole new machine!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #293 on: April 15, 2019, 04:34:57 PM »
Really looking good!!
Glad to see someone w more work than me if we gonna make this trip lol
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #294 on: May 28, 2019, 12:59:54 PM »
UPDATE!

Man, between work, work travels and the honey do list I actually found some time to get things going again...

New paddles!
I picked up a set of 30", 16 paddle Pro Armor paddles.  I'm eventually going to have a local guy shave them down.  He has seen 10# per tire reduction!  I also painted my bead lock rings.


I managed to get 75% of the car welded out.  Enough to get it off the table.  I kinda wish it was back on there to fit the sheet metal easier...LOL  In reality, I wanted to see it on the ground.


70 tooth sprocket!


I made a bunch of plate work for the shock and the bypass mounts on the lower rear arms.  There are a couple tubes to add to the lower arm before final welding.  Some corner gussets for the uppers too, I think.


I used the original fixture plate for the front, but shifted the pivot tube mounting locations out 3" to widen the front.  I will keep the shock angle and mounting points the same.  I will hopefully be able to cycle the front tonight to get an idea on travel numbers and final shock mounting locations.  I really liked how well the front did, so I want to keep as much of the geometry the same as the old set up.


I spent about 9-10 hours on Sunday making aluminum panels, bead rolling and welding tabs for said body work in place.  So far, I am really liking how its turning out.


I spent some of the time on Sunday making more body panel templates.  Aluminum shows up on Thursday so I can cut the rest of the body panels out!  She is getting close to powdercoating.  I will have a double firewall between my header and the seat.  I will be mounting my fuel pump and 2 fuel filters down low behind the seat, as well as the computer.  Dune Buggy Douggy is making me new front hubs to work with my 4 on 156 wheels.  Rear bypasses are on order too.  King 3 tube, 14".













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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #295 on: May 28, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
10# per tire is huge! i really like it!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #296 on: May 29, 2019, 06:10:32 AM »
You should love playing with the buggy with the upgrades. Very well executed!
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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loyalty to the American people."
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #297 on: May 29, 2019, 09:39:14 AM »
LOOKING SEXY. WHAT BE LONG KNOW!!

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #298 on: August 02, 2019, 08:05:51 AM »
Hey, hey, hey!!
been a busy summer so far, but I have managed to get some work done.  Not gonna lie, I must be getting old,,,I kinda like working in the garage when it's warm.  Kick the fan on, plug in some tunes and get after it! 

Well I have most of the sheet metal work done.  The front suspension is widened and welded out, the cage is 90% welded out and a lot of cable and pipe routing has been planned.  The fuel cell will be going between the upper shock mounts.
Here we go!
Dash panel in place.


Body panels

Cavity where the fuel cell will go.

On all 4's!!

Front full droop

Front full bump

BYPASSES!!


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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #299 on: August 02, 2019, 03:51:47 PM »
Vary nice work!  Love the panels, bead work, even bypasses, wow.  In the last picture with the rear arms, will it reinforced where the cutout is in the middle?


Hell I couldn't shake you off my rear bumper last time down, this is going Scream.