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03-04-2012 06:47 PM Cleaning up a bit....
Got to clean up the shop a bit,so I rolled the coupe outside to get a better look. Also had a little reminder that it is still March in Indiana.........snow flurries.


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03-03-2012 09:34 PM Gas Tank
I built the gas tank a while back.Its made from 16 gauge steel.Added a couple of pieces to act as baffles inside.I made the tank to fit the frame. Just tested it with a floor jack and a 2x4. Got back to it today,welded some nuts to some washers to weld inside the frame to bolt the tank to.Cut a window in the frame rail to weld the nuts inside,then welded them back closed when I was done.Used 6 bolts,but had to make a bracket to mount to the side of the frame rail for the front bolt .Going to make some straps to go under the tank from side to side.


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03-03-2012 09:24 PM Rear Suspension
The one down side to the new set up,is that when the suspension is air out,the car sits 3 inches higher than it did before. Has a hotrod rake now,instead of being level.


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03-03-2012 09:18 PM Rear Suspension
Here's a few pics at the 3 levels: aired out,ride height,fully inflated.and the wheel at the same levels.


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03-03-2012 09:15 PM Rear Suspension
Like I have said before,this car has been and still is a learning platform for me.With that being said, I have been reworking the rear suspension....again.I think this makes 5 revisions now.Started with leafs,went to coil overs,redid the coil overs properly,switched to air ride,redid the air ride properly,yup, think that makes 5. For the air ride,I used the system I already had,which was for another vehicle.I just used the parts from the kit and made them work.I set the bags up compressed,and installed the parts. I like how it looked air out,but what I did not think about was the ride height the bags were designed for.In order to get the car to have the clearance to drive,the bags had to be fully inflated to their maximum capacity.That means the ride quality would been zero. I ended up ordering a different set of upper and lower brackets and installed them 3 inches lower, in the frame.This allowed me to set them up at proper ride height for the bags,and for the car.


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