John JonesModeratorFebruary 3, 2021 at 7:55 amPost count: 7992
Looking sweet Pat!!! I can’t wait till all our cars are track ready!!!Pat KModeratorFebruary 7, 2021 at 10:45 amPost count: 2067
Riley and I put some time in on this yesterday.
Got a deal on a donor trans from local Matt. Thanks! Cleaned the crusty off the outside yesterday. It looked like the starter before.
Riley prepped frame horn seams for welding.
Started fitting the torsion adjuster.
CHOP IT!! Fuck stock!!
Finished fitting adjuster this morning. Ready to tack in.
We will build it if it comes.AndymParticipantFebruary 7, 2021 at 3:58 pmPost count: 979
Looks good Pat. Is that center adjuster worth the effort?
i got a bus trans in my baja, With the tall tires the gearing is good. With 3×3 arms, it uses stock baywindow axles.Pat KModeratorFebruary 8, 2021 at 9:00 pmPost count: 2067
Andy…..Stock torsion housing are known to crack or strip out under hard use. Never had one before. Will be nice for suspension setup.
Finished welding in the torsion adjuster yesterday. Had to open up the bottom side more to get it welded all the way around.
Boxed around the adjusters for protection.
Some places are hard to reach.
Welded trans horn seams in small sections all the way around until solid.
Mocked up trans today. Had to modify the mid mount. Welded on studs for the mid strap.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorFebruary 22, 2021 at 1:18 pmPost count: 2067
Riley and I started on the shell yesterday.
Riley cut out junk on the drivers side rear quarter where needed and started fitting a patch panel section.
l chopped the front end to fit a new one piece fiberglass front end I don’t have yet.
Also a couple of rusty spots on the inner b pillars and front bulkhead.
Pulled the doors also. Doooooh!!!!
We will build it if it comes.mtnbusParticipantFebruary 22, 2021 at 5:33 pmPost count: 1418
Pat and Riley team is back at it. Nice progressRustabusParticipantFebruary 22, 2021 at 5:59 pmPost count: 2336
Puttin in the time!!!👏👏👏👏👏👏John JonesModeratorFebruary 23, 2021 at 7:35 amPost count: 7992
Class 5 cars looked sooo badd ass out there last weekend!!! The Negrete boys seem to have that class figured out!!Audrey JonesModeratorFebruary 23, 2021 at 5:38 pmPost count: 554
Riley was here again today helping!!! Awesome to see you guys getting excited about your car!!
Here comes KCWs first Class 5 Car!!
is Riley going to be your co-pilot??JasonSParticipantFebruary 24, 2021 at 8:33 amPost count: 198
This is awesome to see coming together! What an awesome father son project! These time will never be forgotten, trust me. I cant imagine what you guys have planned for this.Pat KModeratorFebruary 24, 2021 at 11:43 amPost count: 2067
Riley started cutting junk out on the pass side rear quarter yesterday.
I fabed a Onesize-fitsall-patch and burned it in to cover the end of the drivers side heater channel.
We will build it if it comes.Dave-coParticipantFebruary 24, 2021 at 3:43 pmPost count: 74
I have raced 51600 since 1977, still have one and going to give you a tip. You need to remove all your trans mounts and start over on mounting the trans. You need to sink the trans into the horns, you are allowed to cup the horns and bring the cv cups to the seam allowing for far more wheel travel than you can get the way it is now. just trying to help you do it rite the first(second) time. All the winning 51600 cars are that way. you are leaving to much on the table the way you have it. grind a vally in the top of the torsion adjuster and sit the nose cone right in it. Grind in the center all the way threw the square piece welded to the adjuster and fit the nose cone from there. shape it to fit. I have spent 46 years racing 51600 class 11 and 1-2 1600, the trans and engine then will sit at a angle which you want. After you have it in then take 1in 095 smash 1 end then fit it under the horn and bump it into your motormount. make it long enough to go from the front of the trans to the rear motormount. Weld it to the bottom of the horn then you have a place to mount your skid plate and re enforce the horns at the same time. Any questions just ask but unless your making a play car trust me this is the way to do it. I know its a pain and yes you will have to cut out and modify all your mounts but better to do it now rhan with the body on…Dave-co
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