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Old 11-23-2009, 05:28 PM
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hey patooyee... you still have that rockwell boot protector part file for solidworks... i got a plasma table and would be interested in cutting out a set for my buggy. if you could send me the file that be pretty cool

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:08 PM
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I'm sorry I can't give out the file as I am probably about to start producing and selling them. I should have my first shipment in a couple of weeks and can sell you some then if you'de like. :)

J. J.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:48 AM
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I forgot my camera again so all I get is cell phone pics from yesterday. Took a brake on the front and got to work on the rear a bit. Got the pinion brake mounted up along with the ram bracketry base built and a 1" custom steering arm made. The ram bracket and caliper mount are integrated into the same piece:







The steering arm is going to have some bracketry built onto the back of it to tie it into the stock tie rod location.

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Old 12-27-2009, 09:26 PM
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Work has been keeping me away from the shop a ton lately but I got some "progress" done today. Or rather "backwards progress." This is the job I've been dreading for a while now and finally got done. There was no space for the coilovers between the frame and the tires. Or rather, not enough space. The placement of the axle so far forward in relation to the original shock hoops made the coilovers angle back pretty hard, too. The only way to fix it was to cut all the tubework off the front and redo it. I tried to do it in such a way as to remedy my issues while still looking like a 321.





I've got some vacation days to burn next week so there should be some more progress hopefully.

J. J.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:08 PM
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I had to really look hard at the older pics in this thread to see the difference from the side. I think you pulled off the 321 look well and I like the stacked tube in the front.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:20 PM
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Thanks. I was kind of hoping someone would say something like that. :)

I have most of the week off so expect some more progress pics.

J. J.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:53 PM
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Nothing worth taking pics of but I did manage to get my driveshafts made, work on my tube roller a bit, and install the midship bearing from EOR over the past few days. My next job is going to be to cut some tubing out and put some rolled tubing in to a, make it look better, and b, make more space for the rear tires when they turn at full compression. I guess most folks leave the driveshafts as one of the last things but I just kind of felt like getting them out of the way now so that I wouldn't be pressed for time in the end.

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:53 PM
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Got my front steering arms done yesterday. Had a little extra time so I made my final front lower links. Snapped a pic of the steerin arm and my midship bearing installed from EOR:





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Old 01-10-2010, 03:22 PM
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Arms look good J.J
I like the extra mounting points I think the only thing else I would have done was have the bends at an angle to twist the arm and level the top
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:23 PM
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That would have been nice but the heims that I am using are more than capable of absorbing that angle and it would have just added cost. With a tie rod end I would definately have done that.

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Old 01-11-2010, 09:35 AM
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Awesome build. Do you have any more pics of that midship bearing? I would like to see more / have some more info on it? What size yokes, cost, is it serviceable etc... I cant seem to find any info about it anywhere.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
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Call Essentially Offroad. The splined shaft inside it is very short and splined to match a d60 pinion so that any pinion yoke that fits a d60 fits this. In my case it is a d60 1410 yoke on both sides. It comes with just a round housing, the splined shaft, and the bearings. I built the rest and welded it together. I'll get some more pics of it tomorrow when I go to the shop for you. I dont' recall how much I paid. I think it was less than $300. The bearings it comes with are suppossedly sealed but the ones that came with mine were not. I replaced them with sealed versions. If he hasn't changed bearings since I bought mine I would get it without the bearings, get the bearing part number, and take it to Motion Industries to get sealed units. They were only about $10/bearing.

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Old 01-18-2010, 02:14 AM
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Went crazy with the roller yesterday and today.





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Old 01-18-2010, 02:33 AM
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I know nothing on mechanics or drive trains.. but tube worx a bit.. and that is awesome bro.. really nice work..


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Old 01-18-2010, 02:43 AM
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Went crazy with the roller yesterday and today.

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not so crazy very subtle I like the lines
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:37 AM
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Thanks guys. I was really afraid that I was going to screw up the already good looks of the chassis but after doing it I am SOOO happy with it. I had a couple of friends that told me I was dumb to cut out perfectly good tube and slow the build down by a couple of days but I am really glad that I did now. I love the buggy 200% more now with the rolled tube than before. I love it so much that it has given me new energy to move forward with.

My buddy calls it the "100mph look."

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that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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Thet thar iz jest sum sexay lookin stuffs!!!
Very nice man!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:41 AM
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Subtle and striking. Bravo!

I'm curious to see how you'll incorporate the rear coilovers.
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