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DirtyWagon build thread
Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:39 PM
For the first year I owned the car it was mostly stock with the exception of some 15'' rally wheels and tires. Then after a not so fun day in the desert I managed to smash the front end into the ground and bend all four struts. Oh and shortly after that I blew the motor
So while she was down getting a new heart I decided to bring it into my shop and start cutting away. And did some other mods.
Lowrance Globalmap 540C GPS
Some goodies for the inside of the motor
Some control arms I built
Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:47 PM
Then I started cutting
Capped off the box section of the unibody
Then started with the tubing
Little strut support
Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:54 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:08 PM
After a little cutting of crap that was in my way I find out that one frame rail is 4/10 of a degree higher than the other. The good news is that is was only from the subframe forward. So the subframe, motor mounts, suspension pivots and strut tops are all level.
So onto the plating
Now comes the tubework
Front end fab complete and paint
Motor ready and waiting
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:15 PM
Power steering reservoir
And now we hit the road to Utah
And just recently built a lower control arm rear pivot x brace
Treated myself to a high lift and filter wrap
I think that should bring everyone up to date Plenty more to come!!
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:18 PM
Nice work, is that all tig welded?
Thank you. Yes everything is tig welded except some plate work to the rear strut tops. But 99.9% is tig.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:56 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:31 PM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:54 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:03 PM
Some very impressive work!!! What else comes out of that shop of yours???
I build rally cars
Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:09 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:27 AM
definitely looks like a fun car...
Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:04 PM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:37 PM
otherwise,do you need help at your shop?:grin:cheers, brian
Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:23 AM
i can't believe they let you rally cross it.did they not know you had a "lift" in it?don't get me wrong,it obviously handles it well,but i thought that was in the rules somewhere.
JUst taller springs if I am getting it correct. No actual *lift kit*
Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:06 AM
Your work is freakin' sick man! Awesome welds, good fabbing, great ideas, nice finish work, great reinforcements.. Lemme know next time you come to UT, if you make it to moab!
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