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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #60 on: Jan 22, 2005, 02:04:24 PM »
Those little bumps caused the driver front corner to be 1.5" lower than the passenger side.
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #61 on: Jan 22, 2005, 05:07:06 PM »
  is that a front bumper or did you smash into a big metal gate and it stuck to your truck??

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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #62 on: Jan 22, 2005, 07:36:28 PM »
how far back you putting the motor?
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #63 on: Jan 22, 2005, 07:43:15 PM »
The motor is set back 8" right now. I tried 4" and had some clearance issues with my header. After doing some thinking, I realized that with the tires I'm going to run, I'll probably end up with a 113" or so wheel base and pushing the motor back this far "should" aid in weight distribution between the axles. We'll see. Even with that long of a wheel base, I should still be okay in the turning department since with the 60 I'll probably still be about as tight as I was with the 107" WB I had with the Toy axles. I'm just waiting for Mike to finish up my chassis now and then I can really start getting stuff done. Espeacially now that I've got it back in the garage.  :flamer:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #64 on: Feb 12, 2005, 09:03:20 PM »
Not too much new to report. Waiting patiently for my chassis number to come up. From what Mike said, he should be building it this week.  :bowdown: I did make a run down to LA this morning for the new skins. "Da ladies lub a man who requires da large rubbas"
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #65 on: Feb 12, 2005, 09:04:19 PM »
OOH dats nice!!!!!! :afro: :hyper:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #66 on: Feb 12, 2005, 09:05:54 PM »
As they sit right now (unmounted) they measure 42", once I dig out the hot knife and throw them on my 8.5" hummer wheels, they should grow quite nicely.  :rockingout:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #67 on: Feb 12, 2005, 09:15:17 PM »
DANG  DOOD :o

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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #68 on: Feb 16, 2005, 12:59:00 PM »
 :rockingout: Just got off the phone with Mike, Picking up Formula Toy chassis # 31 next Friday.  :bowdown: 
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #69 on: Feb 27, 2005, 11:35:25 AM »
 :worthless: :worthless: #31 that's my # half the time
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #70 on: Feb 27, 2005, 11:06:34 PM »
 :ha_ha:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #71 on: Feb 28, 2005, 01:39:31 PM »
:worthless: :worthless: #31 that's my # half the time

Patience grasshopper. This is one of the few times I have been on the computer since the chassis has shown up. If I have free time, I've been working on it. I just jammed home for my 20 min. lunch break (after the driving) so I could get a little more welding done. Hopefully start bending up the floor supports this evening.  :drooling:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #72 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:52:07 PM »
Alrighty, heres a few before I race back out to the garage. Got the chassis last Friday 2-25 and been doing what I can with the time I can scrounge.
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #73 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:52:42 PM »
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #74 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:53:15 PM »
Didn't much care for the straight up and down front hoop and since my front spring hanger extends out the front a bit, I figured I'd go for a bit o tha gangsta lean.  :afro2:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #75 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:53:46 PM »
Got all the frame mounts done. There will be 1 more each side on the back hoop section when I get it in.
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #76 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:54:24 PM »
Started the frame work for the fire wall.
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #77 on: Mar 01, 2005, 07:54:54 PM »
I used the tape to lay out my floor frame work so I can see it rather than almost crap myself from trying to visualize.  :moon:
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Re: Re-building my '83
« Reply #78 on: Mar 01, 2005, 08:08:45 PM »
nice like the headers keep up the good work!  :flamer:  :beerchug:
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #79 on: Mar 01, 2005, 08:14:35 PM »
OH yeah, and the reason progress is slow. Got to have the daddy time before the truck time. After Hazel goes to sleep, then Daddy gets to play for an hour or 2. :thumbs:
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #80 on: Mar 03, 2005, 10:03:22 PM »
Couple more. Had the chassis just about a week now.
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #81 on: Mar 03, 2005, 10:03:59 PM »
My back runners.
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #82 on: Mar 03, 2005, 10:04:30 PM »
Slowly getting them tied into the truck frame.
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #83 on: Mar 03, 2005, 10:43:22 PM »
Have you ran your LC headers long? I just noticed that the aluminizing is burning off of mine and am wondering how yours are holding up. Mine are only 6 months old or so. Great build I can't wait to turn mine into a buggy  :driving:  :turtle: 
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #84 on: Mar 04, 2005, 03:24:29 AM »
I definately like the leant back front hoop better.  I have always hated that part of the formula rigs.  The straight up and down looks gay.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #85 on: Mar 04, 2005, 06:21:13 AM »
Have you ran your LC headers long? I just noticed that the aluminizing is burning off of mine and am wondering how yours are holding up. Mine are only 6 months old or so. Great build I can't wait to turn mine into a buggy  :driving:  :turtle: 
Yeah I've had mine for a year or so. Haven't had any problems yet. Bad pat is I'm going to have to cut and weld that beautiful piece of tube as it is going to conflict with my floor otherwise.
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #86 on: Mar 04, 2005, 06:23:32 AM »
I definately like the leant back front hoop better.  I have always hated that part of the formula rigs.  The straight up and down looks gay.

Keep up the good work.



Apparently since so many people were cutting them off, Mike made the hoop an option. When he offered it to me, there was no chance of me adding it.  :puke3:
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #87 on: Mar 08, 2005, 10:00:13 PM »
Been busy with other stuff lately so not much time on the truck. Did takea  couple of minutes tonight to take some motivational pictures.  :eyebrow:
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #88 on: Mar 08, 2005, 10:01:28 PM »
Approach angle is looking good. I need to grind the corners round on the front spring hangers. Should be 90+
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Re: Formula Toy #31/Re-building my '83
« Reply #89 on: Mar 08, 2005, 10:02:13 PM »
1 more just cause I likey  :thumbs:
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