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  • AvatarFranz
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    We’re making an extra tall stock type jack. I found some 7/8” 4130 chromoly @ McMaster Carr to use.

    I’m going to weld pins at the C pilar mounts to drop the jack on and provide bracing for the very rear of the chassis…

    We’ll want to take full advantage of this storage area in the engine bay for heavy items + handling characteristics.

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    More gusset welding,

    Torsion housing/hoop/B pilar.

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    AvatarRustabus
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    Seems like weight is the enemy? Is there anything stock that goes away like door panels?? Do you drill out holes in places you don’t need?

    AvatarPat K
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    WELD IT!!!!!8CB692B8-8EAD-448E-ABA9-45F6214B28BFE028BC63-5141-4127-8C2E-DA2A5E63AAA228C9B880-49D4-485F-87A1-7B495EE303666611B562-611C-4AB0-A1C7-312408AFB90DA8DA3BD1-2F80-4D82-8FAE-96D28060055756076DC2-973E-43C0-951C-7B6892E56643

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarRustabus
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    Obviously it’s BadAss, but heavier or lighter than stock??? Sneak in a bunch of weight holes?????

    AvatarFranz
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    The idea is to make it stronger than stock. Maybe a little heavier where it counts. 😉

    The last gussets are tacked. Welding in the morning.

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    volksaddictvolksaddict
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    Top quality work Franz, you’ve put a lot into this one. Looks good on your resume’ 😀

    KCW race car fabrication!

    AvatarFranz
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    I’ve definitely put a lot of energy into this one.

    Currently welding the backside of the gussets against the original headliner. 🔥

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    Pins for the jack mounting across the engine bay. 12m x 1.5” Threads for when the hairpin clips get lost.

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    Center torsion housing gussets. If you were to look under the car, you would see the irs control arm pivot mounts on the backside of this section.

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    AvatarFranz
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    All done. 1” at a time. No major fires.

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    AvatarFranz
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    Seat belt retractor gussets. Cut out of 1/4” plate and profiled just right to fit that hole at an angle to the shoulder mount.

    P2P rules do not require harnesses,  we figured 3 point retractable belts will be more comfortable driving all day for 5 weeks. 😉

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    Getting ready to burn-in now.

     

     

    AvatarFranz
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    Welded! B pilar body to tube gussets finish off the major cage structure.

    Next is final welding the battery mount, spare tire strap, and figuring out cargo tie downs…Probably loops on the floor to ratchet strap parts and tools, then I’m thinking 1/2” holes in various gussets to bungee strap packs and light stuff up top.

    How about water?? We should figure out some handy storage. Maybe pocket type things in the kick panels for multiple water bottles. A fire extinguisher should go up front also.

     

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