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Finally, The Junkyard Justy Webpage is done
Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:46 AM
I know all of the current pics on the page are using a web cam, but I am getting the photos of the construction developed from film, and getting more digital pics of the car as it is right now (using a real digital camera).
I am trying a new format using frames. I am not a web builder by any means, so the process is slow and painful.
Check it out. Rough as the pics are, they show just how crazy the car is.
I will be posting an update every saturday night, as saturday is when I usaually show the most progress. Pics will be posted at the same time, even if I have to use the web cam.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 09:59 AM
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Posted 15 May 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 16 May 2004 - 07:35 PM
Look at me, some sort of web guy, that kinda sucks.
It's more fun to look than to build, for darn sure.
About the coil overs;
They are home brew, based on 2000 explorer shocks, and some ricer aftermarket adjustable spring perches and springs. I built a pair before, and they worked very well. The key is to support the bits properly by welding in gussets and tacking the lower spring perch into place on the shock. VERY CAREFULLY. Done properly it is plenty strong, and can be re-used on the next set when this one dies. The shock engineer I spoke with from Rancho thought that they would never be used as hard as they would in their stock application. SO they should last as long as the car does.
I got the perches and springs for free and the shocks were 15 bucks each at Checker. I'm too darn cheap to spend more than that on anything!
I will be changing the springs to longer ones to take advantage of all 12 or so inches of travel built into the system. In a perfect world the total travel is over 14 inches, but the upper and lower ball joints just don't agree.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 12:14 AM
If you have access to sheetmetal facilities a justy-esque front end (with less curvature) could be made fairly easily. You should make the front end out of aluminum You are rear mounting the rad, right?
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