gonna have to re-name this one manx not as quickie as one had hoped
updates are longer in between but still getting shit done.....pics from last couple weeks.......
wetsanded the centerline copies after knocking out all the fake rivets. shit was pretty oxidized but they came up real nice after some mothers on the ol chip foose bowerball
this is after polishing all rivets by hand on buffer wheel....
brakes up front just needed a quick clean up and cyls changed
check out the old flex hoses.....fuck all pass through those
dug out a set of SS ones off my old oval
ordered new front cyls and the tabs that push shoes out have much wider slots than originals.....will this be ok sloppy like this or should I get some more?
also been thinking about brake bias on this light ass little thing and doing some reading seems lots of buggy owners up the capacity it the rear installing bigger bore wheel cyls in the back instead of the traditional front.... see how it works out
re using all the bent up hard lines cause im being a tight ass....
brings us to this weekends task at hand......narrowing stock beam 3" to tuck fronts a bit
band saw made for real nice straight cuts after taking time to scribe it all out square
just gotta get some flat bar to cap old shock towers.
when I was narrowing the torsion leaves one of the skinny ones fell apart in my hands......I was contemplating running with a leaf removed out of the stack due to the glass buggy being so light up front and the broken one sealed the deal
used the little chunks cut from ends to take up the slack where they pass through the square block on adjusters and arms tack welded them on .....see how it rides I guess
ended with narrowing the tie rods but you are gonna have to use your imagination cause the camera battery died