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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. 😎 😎 😎

     

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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… 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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…. 😎 😎 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    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!! 😎 😎 😎

     

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

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

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    Franz
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    Checking the body for shock + bolt clearance. Needs more.

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    John Jones
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    Dang!!!!   Awesome chit!343CEB3F-4B5A-4620-99C2-6FDBC97CE6FB8CDCBD9C-DF38-4919-B02A-B24652D2093F

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    volksaddict
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    I drove my brother’s model Y this weekend, goddayum the acceleration is fucking unreal!! And I never even got it floored!

    You guys better go over all the vw spot welds…

    I heard T cars were #1 in sales by $, probably cause they are so expensive, but will soon be #1 by volume. Those things are everywhere out in cal, almost like beetles in the 70’s. They have been out what 5 years or more? and those motors don’t seem to quit… I bet there will be a lot of salvage stuff around in the near future…

    Franz
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    Yeah, excited to get this going. Mock-up going well today. The body fit around the shocks with a little hammer work on the ribs in the package tray, and holes for the shock bolts.

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    cookiemonster131
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    They have been out over 10 years and motor and battery replacements are common. That being said tesla is a great car.

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