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Old 03-20-2014, 05:19 AM   #51
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A good one from the Gators. I went over two hundred feet! (I will get this thread back on topic shortly!!)

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:24 AM   #52
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:12 PM   #53
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We have finally started back on this project!

Today my good friend Jesse came over to start TIG welding up the seams on the front end.




This is a pretty tedious job, but well worth the effort.

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Old 08-01-2014, 01:55 PM   #54
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Finished shock tower. We are not allowed any tubing ahead of the firewall. Doing this helps to stiffen the front end.




Underside.




Next week we plan to install the frame rails and rear suspension mounts.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:18 PM   #55
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At last we have started on the fun stuff!

Copo Parts Direct rear suspension kit.

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Old 08-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #56
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The panhard mount is located on this drivers side guide pin.



First this piece of tubing is welded over the pin. Do not weld completely around it......



.....as the bracket is a tight fit. The bracket is at a 100 degree angle from the frame rail.



And after welding.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:10 PM   #57
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This is the upper control arm mounts. The bar is installed upside down so that we can locate the holes.



We measured everything from the lower corners.....



.....and marked the floor.



Then we cut the rough holes.



We still have some weldind to do on this. I will post photos of the finished mounts tomorrow.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #58
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The finished upper mounts. Notice that we added a backing plate to the lower part of the mounts.



From under the car.


Next comes the lower control arm mounts and frame connectors.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #59
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:13 PM   #60
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This is awesome
May I ask how much is the copo rear suspension parts?
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:20 PM   #61
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May I ask how much is the copo rear suspension parts?
The kit in the photo was $600.00.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #62
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #63
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Next, we laid out the holes for the lower control arm mounts. The key thing here is that the mounts are 44" center to center.




The rough openning.

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Old 08-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #64
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We built our rails from 2" x 3" mild steel. The front angle is twenty degrees to match the crossmember that runs under the floor.




We built the rails longer than needed and tack welded them in place.




Once we were happy with how they looked we marked them at the right length. Then we took them back out and removed the unwanted metal.

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Old 08-08-2014, 09:48 PM   #65
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The finished rail.




The lower control arm bracket with square stock tack welded on to make it easier to mount them on the rail (These will be removed once the brackets are in the right position).




Everything tacked in place. The rails were then removed so that the brackets could be properly welded.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:44 PM   #66
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Damm nice work
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #67
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very cool build I will definately be following this
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