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« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2018, 12:19:12 AM »
the build looks good. i like the trail ride. clipped a few tree branches which is good lol glad you mounted the go pro on the hood rather than the bonnet  ;) rofl   there is just 1 turn you just couldnt make it through. i read you had said wore out tires and wet grass so wenll let that1 turn slide....this time  :D lol.    i bet there is some good hunting in that forest! the trees are so think in spots its like a wall of fencing!  that would be fun with some aggressive tires and if its wet a lot then awd or 4wd. you seemed to get some good speed up in the straight aways!


yer the camera is so much better on the hood lol, I am 3 weeks or so late doing this most of the leaves have fallen now it looks a bit bleak,  and yes lots of deer around pesky things eat all my trees when I plant them , I will remove that one tree I think ,
anyway back on to the buggy I think
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« Reply #93 on: October 28, 2018, 01:33:01 AM »
I bought some standard golf front shocks since they were cheap, cut the spring perches off and welded 2" threaded tube on so l could use 2.25" coil over springs,  that way it gives me access to all sorts of spring rates and lengths










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« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2018, 07:47:57 AM »
i have never seen a strut to coil over conversion, nice work!   the frame looks like it's coming along nice but i expect that from you!
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« Reply #95 on: October 28, 2018, 08:29:55 AM »
Looks good. Lots of dirt/asphalt racers here do similar to shocks with readily available kits. Only drawback is not being able to adjust valving. Access to readily available springs is a big bonus.
https://pitstopusa.com/c-134885-chassis-suspension-shock-parts-accessories-coil-over-kits-afco-coil-over-kits.html
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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #96 on: October 28, 2018, 11:13:44 AM »
i have never seen a strut to coil over conversion, nice work!   the frame looks like it's coming along nice but i expect that from you!

hi thanks, I am anxious to weigh the frame its starting to look heavy, but I can stand in it pick it up and walk with it so it cant be that heavy, just the pedal and steering column mounts to go on it now then I will hang it on the scales

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« Reply #97 on: October 28, 2018, 11:16:28 AM »
Looks good. Lots of dirt/asphalt racers here do similar to shocks with readily available kits. Only drawback is not being able to adjust valving. Access to readily available springs is a big bonus.
https://pitstopusa.com/c-134885-chassis-suspension-shock-parts-accessories-coil-over-kits-afco-coil-over-kits.html

Hi Fabr
yep that's the stuff and as you say you cant change the valving but there is quite a big range of shocks for the golf/rabbit from the tiny 4 pots to the 3.2lt v6, so if its miles off I can try a better shock insert as they come out ( I think )

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Re: car derived sxs
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2018, 08:51:46 AM »
 I have made the decision about engine choice, I stripped the v5 golf and plan and using that with its autobox





I have made the pedal box and half way through mounting the steering column

chassis is now on a spit so i can finish the welding



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« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2018, 10:12:26 AM »
Putting it on a spit is the cat's ass !!!! I built a full chassis table rotisserie ,as we call it here, and it makes final welding a LOT easier for sure!!!!
"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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« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2018, 08:00:39 PM »
looks good!
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« Reply #101 on: Today at 03:19:49 PM »
Putting it on a spit is the cat's ass !!!! I built a full chassis table rotisserie ,as we call it here, and it makes final welding a LOT easier for sure!!!!

That's for sure!  I wish I would've had one...  Thankfully I had multiple chain hoists, but it was still a pain in the arse.

This project is looking sweet!
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