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Old 04-17-2009, 11:00 PM
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That looks great Arne

Excellent craftsmanship
Thanks! Build your sander yet? :-)

Got the front brakes plumbed. Brake lines are so darned tedious!

I was looking at the clutch line and lamenting what a nightmare it is, and then a thought struck me. "I wonder if I can use bend tech for a brake line?" So I setup a tiny die in BT, calibrated it, the whole works and bent the line to the recipe, all 10 bends. It came out really nice! The guy working for me was totally amazed. LOL

Also got the custom anti-swaybar from the vendor about three weeks earlier than they promised! So go to put the unlocking anti swaybar together. Built the skid plate a couple days ago. With the exception of power steering lines and correct springs, the front end is complete.

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Old 04-18-2009, 05:11 PM
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You will find that BT Header is fantastic for break lines and wiring as well as hose...
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:19 PM
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You will find that BT Header is fantastic for break lines and wiring as well as hose...

Hmm, I don't have header....... yet.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:15 PM
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very, very nice.

Why the Manster vs. using one of the FRP long manx bodies?
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:56 PM
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very, very nice.

Why the Manster vs. using one of the FRP long manx bodies?
Thanks. I build chassis for a company that sells turn key Manxsters. So.... was used to building them, had a line on this body, etc. I think they are sexier than the MGM body, but I really like the MGM / FRP body. Especially from a fabricators perspective. Not so curvey, better back seat, longer rear arms, etc.

If I build one for myself, it'll likely be an MGM.

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:58 AM
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the Warn hub for the torsion bar is the coolest thing ive ever seen.
Never would have thought of that.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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the Warn hub for the torsion bar is the coolest thing ive ever seen.
Never would have thought of that.
Thanks Shaggy! It was one of those dangit things..... The customer I build chassis for wanted an anti-sway bar that they could "disconnect" for their beam cars. They asked for a removable link. I really didn't like the idea and had thought of the hub. Splined shaft, need to unlock it, It was a natural. Then I found out Skyjacker was already doing it for Jeeps! D'oh! Oh well. My customer has really taken it to the next level though using off the shelf bars and a better spline setup.

I put them front and rear on their cars. What a difference. A car with 14" of travel will corner totally flat on the street. We were power sliding one of their cars (330 hp subie 6) on asphalt like a sports car. Then just unlock it and it's fully independant. At first I didn't think they would be necessary, but I'm sold on the idea now.

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:12 AM
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Update- We weighed it today and it came in 2200 exactly. Now that we have weights, springs are ordered...We have maybe one or two days left on this thing....









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Old 05-28-2009, 12:25 AM
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That looks great! Very nice work!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:08 AM
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Thankls Cameron. I am sooo glad it's almost done. We are going to take it to a show and then start testing it. :-)

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Looks great Arne

What next once this is complete?
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:57 PM
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I showed it to my wife and she's in love. We both agree the roof rack, rear bumper, and suspension are our favorite parts.... that and the color of course. Your work is very nice.

How many more of those bodys do you have? I see a rack with several in the background. Are we going to see another one of these built soon?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:35 AM
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Thanks! I don't know what's next for certain. I have a kit car project to work on, but I am running out of work to be honest. Some small stuff, GTM transaxle mount, a beam, some small parts, etc. but no chassis orders...

Bandit, those bodies belong to one of my customers. They build turn key Manxters and I do chassis and suspension work for them. We are co-located right now, but I am moving my shop closer to home.

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:46 AM
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Damn this thing is cool. Very nice fab work.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:51 AM
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That thing looks like pure fun! Yet another thing with a spot designated in my mythical Garage
2200 pounds, it should rip right along!
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Saw this car running through town today. What an awsome ride. I love the manx. If I were to do one it would be very close to this. what a nice ride!. Checked the web site and it says they are out of business. Too bad. Nice work. Hope to see it again.
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Ouch!

Calling Zancat!

Ok? Whatz next?

Oh and

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too clean! go scratch it!!!!!
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Well S**t that sucks.....Arne is a good guy. Hopefully he has something else going.


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Saw this car running through town today. What an awsome ride. I love the manx. If I were to do one it would be very close to this. what a nice ride!. Checked the web site and it says they are out of business. Too bad. Nice work. Hope to see it again.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:42 AM
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Hey guys,

Yep, shut 'er down. It's all good though. I landed a killer job as a mfg engineer at a small company that pays me well to do the stuff I love. :-)

Thanks for the props on the car and the 's

Working on a real estate deal (refurbing a house in Poway) and once that's done will be building a car for myself... FINALLY!!

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