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  • WAY2COOL
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    Super cool build….SEMA next year ??

    KIM
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    Franz
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    Couple more pictures with the wheels turned to full lock.92413A97-ED42-4238-B742-645308BAF6DDBF7D79B9-C324-4C5E-AA40-352EDCA0EB1C

    tlambert
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    I bet it will handle fantastic

    Stance looks good. Tire width looks good also. Just an inch or so too close to the outer fender edge. But narrower would put it into the inner wheel well?

    Tim

    Pete
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    Looks like the business!  I dig it, nice job Franz.

    Are widened fenders an option?  With battery weight and everything else the whole thing is bound to drop some, no?

    John Jones
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    Amazing

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    Couple pics I took

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

    dan.mastro
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    Gents,

    The 65 is really coming along!  It is looking great!!  I am glad we are going with more batteries as I do intend to drive this car more than the 57.  Stance looks great and I agree that we need to explore tucking the front tire/rim in a little more.

    Great work as always!

    Dan M.

    John Jones
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    Hell yeah!  A post from Dan👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    I think narrowing that beam is next on Franz’s list!!

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

    Audrey Jones
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    Franz
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    I have the front suspension apart today. Going to narrow it up a bit more.

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    Franz
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    Narrowed from 2” to 4”, and Tig welded kcw extended shocktowers on.

    I had to order some new bushings from Kartek in the 1.810 size. It’ll be a couple days until I can put it back together.

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    I need to look a the wheel spacer and stud length on the rear hubs too.

    Franz
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    I made some room for the tire against the spring plate bolts by counter sinking some thin-head allen cap bolts. The 225 width tire is all it can handle. I think we should go down to a 215/55

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    John Jones
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    This car is insanely “one off”. Even the hardware🤫🤫🤫🤫

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

    Pat K
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    Oh yeah!!!7969B692-C97E-46BB-8BE4-C9FA1BE69B8C4FA8A087-3641-484E-AF98-208BF19D94A6

    We will build it if it comes.

    John Jones
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    Batteries 🪫 🪫 Finally!!  Should get us over 400volts…🤞🤞🤞👍👍👍👍👍🏻

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

    Franz
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    These are LG Chem batteries, each unit is two cells in parallel. We have 14 of these to mount.
    Currently thinking, we should put 4 on the pan, with a partial false floor. We would have to devise positive mounting…longitudinal 1.5” tubes ran between the beam and torsion housing(like a class 11 roll cage). The stock seat mounts would need to be trimmed off and new ones welded to the tube. …We could do some cool Recarro’s or Sparco seats?

    The plus side of the longitudinal tubes would make the whole car stronger/safer. They would also help with battery mounting under the hood in the gas tank area, and potential power steering mounting.

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