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11-20-2010 04:09 PM 1930u- Beating a dead horse (chassis)
The second set of shocks came in yesterday. I installed them today. I still need to put on the ΒΌ elliptical springs (traction control). I try to keep it all clean but for now I've given up. I will do a final clean, polish and detail before the body goes back on.

I hope to hit it hard over Thanksgiving.



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11-14-2010 05:21 PM 1930u- It's rolling again

Today was productive... the chassis is rolling again. I've mentioned a few times that the frame was hand fabricated by an old school chassis builder 35 plus years ago. Bottom line it was made to go in a straight line. I'm sure this thing is going to ride like a rock wagon and probably handle like a John Deere tractor, but it's so cool I had to leave it all the way it was all those years ago.

The second set of rear shocks are on order and I still have to install the elliptical rear springs.





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11-13-2010 07:10 PM More chassis work

I'm anxious to finish the chassis but today I had to cut my work short. Fortunately I did find some rear shocks that matched the specs. of the old Andeck shocks that were installed back in the 70's. The application is for 60's VW. Andeck was a company that made the dune buggy conversions all those years ago. Since I didn't have much time today I started polishing the back side of the rear wheels and made sure the shocks were going to work. Tomorrow it will be a rolling chassis for sure.



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11-07-2010 04:43 PM 1930u- Final steering work done
Today I finished up the steering. The chassis components any way. The Vega steering box tucks nicely under the engine mounting bracket. I plan to use over and outside the frame rail headers with side pipes. I think this will ease the steering shaft installation when the body goes back on. I still can't find any rear shocks to match the old Andeck units from back in the day. Will look for shocks this week.


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11-04-2010 08:52 PM 1930u- 392 Hemi and chassis mock up
Before I did the body and chassis work I threw the engine shell together in order to mock up the engine mount location. I only have a few minor items left to do on the chassis and will begin the engine work soon.



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