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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2018, 06:42:21 AM »
Those give me something to think about.  I hadn't thought of doing it that way.  It sure does give the a-arms lots of room.  What I was thinking of is something simple like this and with the shock hoops you drew up.  I tried drawing hoops and shocks on there but it proved to be above my abilities. 



this looks good to. it really comes down to what you want it to look like. as long as the cradle is welded in correctly and the top of the nose as well us center on the rear is supported then the rest is just a look. i pre fer to extend the frame out to the top of the cradle but that's just my preference. post up pics a long the way so we lend idea's lol we're all real good at idea's  ;D ;)
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2018, 07:23:07 AM »
if you use fox air shocks ( nitorgen n20) then 2.0's are good in the front but not enough for the rear! need 2.5's for the rear.

if your spreading the frame then take the top main tubes to the nose and then you won't need the top 2 i drew.

here's a few that username big dave never posted lol i'm posting them in reference to the flat nose and shock hoop.












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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2018, 07:24:54 AM »



hard to see in this pic. but this is what I ended up doing.

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2018, 07:27:01 AM »
just another look


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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2018, 08:14:49 AM »
And another close up look at a ds front end............................. :m :m :m JUST KIDDING YOU GUYS!!!!!!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2018, 08:31:16 AM »
just another look

      nice pics big dave and glad you didnt go with that big shock hoop......it turned out real nice. the power steering addition on big daves  rail is what prompted me to look deeper into one for myself, along with all the info and feedback he gave me .
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« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2018, 08:33:20 AM »
And another close up look at a ds front end............................. :m :m :m JUST KIDDING YOU GUYS!!!!!!
          how long have you been holding onto the photo for just this occasion????    kick rofl  beathorse.gif~c200  beathorse.gif~c200  bs1  LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO      sad to say i have seen others attempts that weren`t far off from that.
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« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2018, 09:12:45 AM »
And another close up look at a ds front end............................. :m :m :m JUST KIDDING YOU GUYS!!!!!!
          how long have you been holding onto the photo for just this occasion????    kick rofl  beathorse.gif~c200  beathorse.gif~c200  bs1  LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO      sad to say i have seen others attempts that weren`t far off from that.
LMAO LMAO LMAO
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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
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2018, 12:15:06 PM »
I started cutting the buggy up today.  Here are a few pictures.  There is a no going back now. 













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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
excellent start, that's how i would be cutting it......now extend the upper frame out to the top of the cradle with a straight edge and see how close you are base on the lift in the pics. what little you spread the frame members shouldn't have changed the look or shape of the roll cage.  great feeling to cut your own frame up isn't it?  ;D ;D
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2018, 01:39:49 PM »
did your front tires rub that paint off the frame?
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2018, 08:15:47 PM »
It looks like it only needs to spread apart about 2" in order to run the top bars across the top of the cradle.  It moves fairly easy.  I won't be able to really get going on the serious work until next week.  Today,  I ordered my shocks, as per your recommendations, and they should be here the end of the week.  It is a little unnerving to cut up the frame but I am pleased with how the plan is coming together.   It helps to have friends helping along the way.  And Yes, the front tires did  rub on the frame when turning sharp. 

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« Reply #72 on: February 26, 2018, 08:18:39 PM »
You will be really,really,really,happy you did this.
"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."
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #73 on: February 26, 2018, 08:22:57 PM »
the best part of the conversion is the comfortable ride. i`m sure fast and jerry are lending a hand  :) ;)  won`t have an issue with tire rub again lol i`m sure mark was helpful choosing shocks too. this is your rail and your decision but i personally like the existing upper frame tubes extending out to the top of the cradle. it makes it look like it was built that way imo.  take your time and get it the way you want it.  fabr is right you WILL enjoy the ride!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2018, 08:26:03 PM »
and fyi.......i always get akick when i get to cut the nose off one and send the owner a pic of laying on the floor  rofl i know it makes them nervous but they are all very happy with the new look and especially the ride and forget about that shocking picture  :D 
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