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  • ColeB
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    Did Blane come down again? Looking good!

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    Yes sir…. Blaine has been down here a bunch!!!  One engine done… another to go, and build a race car…. 😎  Lets do this… In the next 6 weeks… I think we need to devote an enormous amount of time to this…. 😎

    ColeB
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    I’m so excited! Maybe I’ll have to come out after Moab and lend a hand… ? gotta get this thing done!

    Franz
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    Thinking about the pit truck a little this morning.

    On race day we’re going to be hauling all the parts, tools, fuel, and food. I hoping we can ditch the trailer and just drive the truck.

    I think it would be good to have some low profile bed drawers like these to keep parts and tools accessible/organized under the fuel jugs and pit supplies.

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    Franz
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    Yeah Cole whenever you have time I can put you to work.

    Pat K
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    Oh shit!!!!…. this is next month..?

    ColeB
    Participant
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    Sounds like a plan. I’m sure organization will be nice.

     

    Ill look at my schedule and email you guys about timing.

    John Jones
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    Peet and Franz need to wrap their heads around this baja…..  I’m close to saying lets stop on that syncro… we have a real dead line with this baja… not so much with the Vanagon..

    Franz
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    into it!

    We have been thinking and planning for so long. Started figuring the in car parts, tools, and safety layout. Been reading all the rules to make sure we have no problems.

    Working towards paint.

    The body was rattled to death from previous racing. Doors were falling off. Lots of cracks. Pat had welded and did major repairs before blasting. I fabbed and installed pilar to cage gussets yesterday. Eight of them to prevent future problems.

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    Steering column has no rules. Open. We’ve simplified with aftermarket industrial bearing and welded/sleeved quick release steering wheel adapter to a stock 60-67 column.

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    ColeB
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    Yes! Getting after it! Im planning a time to head out. Excited to finish up this semester and start getting ready for this race! Gonna be awesome

    Critter1
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    I love seeing the build pics & process of this one. Keep posting up what you’re doing guys!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    John Jones
    Keymaster
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    shit is happening, high gear ENGAGE!

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    Franz
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    Race car on the lift today. I was going to fit the steering but it kind of evolved to removing the entire front suspension.

    We have been collecting parts to fit, Braille battery, hds7carbon gen3 navigation, stella III, tach, idiot lights and grab handles. I ordered some chromoloy tubing to make the tie rods out of. The rules say stock with the options of heims ends and chromoloy. Converting to heims is expensive and negligible performance. We decided to stay with the stock 68+ ends.

    I remember a few years ago Hot VWs and Wagens West? put out an article comparing tie rod ends by cutting them apart. Does anybody remember that? Where can I find that info again? Same with ball joints. I want to be sure I have the best steering parts I can get.

    I would normally default to German stuff. But like I said I want to be sure.

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    Critter1
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    The gusset/stops on the control arms sure look beefy and purposeful!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Franz
    Keymaster
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    Yeah, hook and rod type suspension limiter.

    I had a hard time removing the lower torsion arm because of the pre-load on the hook and rod. I was thinking if we have to change a lower ball joint(likely), that it would be easier with a limit strap type suspension limiter.

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