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Re: New pics of my project
August 27, 2008 12:31PM
john vanlandingham Wrote:
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> Maybe Tim will send the strut bottoms up.....
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Welded them over the weekend...I just need to bore them for the ball joint.
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Re: New pics of my project
March 09, 2009 09:34PM
New pics are up.

The rear suspension assembly is now finished, boxes and all. And as you can see on the bottom, she is now begging for an engine!






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Re: New pics of my project
March 10, 2009 11:00PM
Is your engine the one that is on the stand at John's? If so, I think that you will be happy!



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Re: New pics of my project
March 11, 2009 09:36AM
That should be the one. From what he's told me, it sounds like it should be pretty bad ass. I can't wait to fire it up!



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Re: New pics of my project
March 23, 2009 11:01PM
Beautiful work...

Can I ask what the plans are to control the lateral movement on the rear suspension?

Very curious to see how this car turns out - looks fantastic.

Rabin
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Re: New pics of my project
March 23, 2009 11:30PM
The panhard rod/track bar should be able to take care of the lateral movements. You can't really see it in the middle picture cause it's tucked in behind the axle.

All the credit for the work goes to Ryan who continues to impress me. I wish I could work on the car more than I do, but school gets in the way.

Thanks for the interest and I'll be updating this thread throughout the project.



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Re: New pics of my project
March 24, 2009 12:18AM
Figured something was missing or it wasn't in yet... Tried the link for more photos but no views of it there either so had to ask.

Will be looking forward to the updates...

Rabin

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Re: New pics of my project
March 24, 2009 01:37AM
So where do the rear wheels sit in relation to the wheel arches now?



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Re: New pics of my project
March 25, 2009 04:25PM
The wheels are farther apart since the Toyota axle was wider, but they still clear the inside of the arches but I don't recall by how much. Back-and-forth, one of the wheels is close to the front of the wheel arch and rubs sometimes. We are pretty sure this can be adjusted with the links on that side.



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Re: New pics of my project
March 25, 2009 04:28PM
Where's the motor piccies!!??



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Re: New pics of my project
March 25, 2009 06:50PM
Well gee you should've told me you wanted me to throw them up on the forum. Plus I didn't want to be drooling every time I looked in this thread. Here they are anyways (can't wait to see it in person):






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Re: New pics of my project
March 25, 2009 06:52PM
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Re: New pics of my project
March 25, 2009 10:42PM
Has the cam on the bottom of the picture been welded?



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Re: New pics of my project
February 17, 2012 12:23PM
Bumping this up for mister Blake Lind. Especially check out the link that Ian posted to the Thompson Fab.

We're doing pretty damned good so far as I can tell and Ian's build is a great one to go of off.

Ian, come west with that thing.



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Re: New pics of my project
February 17, 2012 06:38PM
Wow... eye popping smiley



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