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Old 06-02-2008, 10:29 AM
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Finished welding up the fish plate and have the shackle hooked up for the first time. Seems the rear lifted 2 inches. That's OK cause I have some lowering blocks!

I tried to get a shot of how close the shackle is to the fender. It's about an inch away. That's alright cause I have a couple inches to play with as far as moving the body back and I can modify the shackles so they're rounded off instead of square. That should give me the clearance I need.





Once I figure out my welder problem I'll finish up the other shackle and the fender work. Then I'll move on to making a roll bar / cage and finish up the body work so I can start painting / rebuilding the chassis.

It's getting there!

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Old 06-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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I welded in the other shackle tonight.


Cut.


Ground and tack welded.


Welded


Next is to grind it down, weld in a fish plate, cut the end at an angle so it'll fit under the fender and last but not least I'll box off the end.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:57 AM
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Flooring, Firewall, Frame, and Roll Bar Detail

Since I'm getting pretty close to the stage of building a firewall, flooring, roll bar, etc. I made up a detail of how I think it'll go together. 8-)

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Old 06-04-2008, 11:05 AM
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Seat / floor support / drive shaft detail. Not to scale but you get the idea.

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Just a suggestion on quieter grinding wheels to deal with the neighbors.... if you use 4.5 grinder, try a flap type wheel. They are TONS quieter than the hard ones. Several grits available.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:42 AM
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Just a suggestion on quieter grinding wheels to deal with the neighbors.... if you use 4.5 grinder, try a flap type wheel. They are TONS quieter than the hard ones. Several grits available.
Cool! Thanks for the heads up. I have one and never really thought of that. Now I've just been closing the garage during cutting with the sawzall and grinding but I use a particle mask to keep airborne stuff out of my nose and lungs.
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Cool! Thanks for the heads up. I have one and never really thought of that. Now I've just been closing the garage during cutting with the sawzall and grinding but I use a particle mask to keep airborne stuff out of my nose and lungs.
is you can try throwing a heavy rubber mat on the metal when using the flap wheel (watch for fire) see if thats quieter
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:53 AM
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is you can try throwing a heavy rubber mat on the metal when using the flap wheel (watch for fire) see if thats quieter
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:55 AM
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Finished the shackles this weekend. Cut down the driver side shackle, welded a reinforcement plate, and then boxed off both ends of the shackles. I've got about 1/4" of clearance between the leaf spring end and the frame but when it compresses there isn't any problem cause the spring kicks out and the frame tucks under the spring eye!







This set of pics came out better too cause I cleaned my camera phone lens!
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making noise.........

Hi,why not have your girlfriend bake a cake or some cookies and give them to the landlord ladies?? ladies are suckers for someone who treats them nice. a few days later,go explain to them,what youre doing ,and promise them a ride.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Just a heads-up on a couple things. In the side view showing the roll bar arrangement, you have the diagonal rear support bars coming off the main hoop (B-bar) down from the top of the bar. Just be aware that the diagonals need to be within 5 inches of the top of the B bar. On the hoop 2, make sure the driveshaft loop is within 6 inches of the front u-joint.
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Just a heads-up on a couple things. In the side view showing the roll bar arrangement, you have the diagonal rear support bars coming off the main hoop (B-bar) down from the top of the bar. Just be aware that the diagonals need to be within 5 inches of the top of the B bar. On the hoop 2, make sure the driveshaft loop is within 6 inches of the front u-joint.
Thanks Techinspector1 for the heads up! You've been a big help. I'll be sure to revise my plan and make those adjustments.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:59 PM
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Finally got my money back for my return on the Torker II intake and head gasket set so I bought some vortec heads and Stage I Summit intake from Summit Friday. They'll be in tomorrow.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:24 AM
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Got in my goodies yesterday! One of the heads has a bent rocker stud from shipping UPS. So it's gotta go back.

Summit stage I vortec intake, idle-6000 rpms, dual plane.



GM Vortec heads, #060.



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