WAY2COOLParticipantNovember 10, 2022 at 4:12 pmPost count: 436
Super cool build….SEMA next year ??
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysFranzModeratorNovember 11, 2022 at 7:28 pmPost count: 5302
Couple more pictures with the wheels turned to full lock.tlambertParticipantNovember 11, 2022 at 8:34 pmPost count: 560
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?
TimPeteParticipantNovember 11, 2022 at 9:13 pmPost count: 1104
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 JonesModeratorNovember 14, 2022 at 6:22 amPost count: 10882
Couple pics I took
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎dan.mastroParticipantNovember 27, 2022 at 8:35 pmPost count: 28
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 JonesModeratorNovember 29, 2022 at 7:53 amPost count: 10882
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 😎FranzModeratorDecember 5, 2022 at 12:01 pmPost count: 5302
I have the front suspension apart today. Going to narrow it up a bit more.FranzModeratorDecember 5, 2022 at 5:29 pmPost count: 5302
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.
I need to look a the wheel spacer and stud length on the rear hubs too.FranzModeratorDecember 6, 2022 at 3:28 pmPost count: 5302
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 215/55John JonesModeratorDecember 7, 2022 at 6:59 amPost count: 10882
This car is insanely “one off”. Even the hardware🤫🤫🤫🤫
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎Pat KModeratorDecember 7, 2022 at 10:46 amPost count: 2847
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorDecember 7, 2022 at 2:17 pmPost count: 10882
Batteries Finally!! Should get us over 400volts…🤞🤞🤞👍👍👍👍👍🏻
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎FranzModeratorDecember 7, 2022 at 8:14 pmPost count: 5302
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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