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Old 10-10-2013, 11:18 AM
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Here are a couple more photos of the front shocks and rockers.



The rockers are 1:1 ratio, with a very slight rising rate built in. The reason for that was to keep them from going over center into a falling rate which tends to make the car evil. The shocks are Ohlins STJ's that I bought used. I've got a couple sets of them, but in hindsight I probably would have been better off with Penskes. The Ohlins stuff never really caught on and I'm not sure if they even make them anymore.



The rockers are built out of a combination of 1" x 2" x 0.065" 4130 tubing and 0.065" 4130 sheet. Looking at these pictures brings back painful memories of making these things with a jigsaw, cutoff wheel, and drill press. I'm much better equipped now than I was a few years ago. They have needle bearings at the center pivot, and are symmetric so the same piece can be used left or right.

Someday I would like to make another set out of streamline tube just because. Of course then they would have to be lefts and rights so the teardrop faces the correct direction.
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