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  • John Jones
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    Holy Chit man!!!  Pat got a picture of Franz welding!!!!… those are hard… for some reason,  he hates us taking his picture.. 😎 😎 😎 Yet his international fan club loves em!!

    We need more pictures.. More overlapping documentation and we need to be posting in all the current threads everyday. 😎 😎  It just makes sense. 😎 😎 😎

     

    Franz
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    Shock mounts all figured out+tacked in place. Looking good on clearance and angles. Porsche 930 cv joints and stub axle mock-up.(thanks Pat) 6.5” of travel on the stock spring plates/stops. Lower shock mounts shortened 1.75”. The shock is square to the spring plate at full compression for progressive angle.

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    To repair the loose lower shock bolt holes, I trimmed and welded some Fox shock bushing adaptors. Should be stronger now.

    Rustabus
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    Well Goddayum!!! I thought that was gonna be a huge pain in the ass!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    John Jones
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    Shit looks sooo sick…  I heard it might come off that frame table today!!    I guess it’s almost time to put that body back on!!!  Mock up

    We are going to drive this car before we paint it… then tear it 100% apart and detail the fuck out of it… 😎

    Franz
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    Upper shock mounts.

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    Lower shock mounts.

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    John Jones
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    I dunno what else to say about this…  There is A LOT going on back there in the rear… 😎

    Looks sick… nearly unduplicatable work, one of a kind.. the only one… 😎 😎  You would think that might be it for intense mock up and fab work.. but we have a mess load of batteries to hide too…. 😎

    Killer project.  We are lucky to have a patient customer like Dan for this one…. 😎 😎 😎

    Franz
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    Yeah, ready to cut off of the frame table on Monday after a couple more welds. I ran out of steam on Friday night after fitting the second upper shock mount. It just need to be fully welded along with some tacks on the panhead seam that I heard pop while twisting it back to strait.

    Franz
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    Finished welding today and separated from the frame table.

    This is the Fun part now…installing parts and doing mock-up. I need to order some tires soon, and see what we can figure out for batteries.

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    John Jones
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    cool stuff!!!  This is going to be epic!! I just know it!! 😎 😎 😎

     

    Franz
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    Cleaning up bottom sides today. Tack welded tunnel seam and profiled shocktower welds.

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