American Rally 86 UPDATE
08-30-2009, 11:40 PM
Post: #91
American Rally 86 UPDATE
The 4 link channels
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It's obviously not yet done, but its about 3/4 of the way there!


The new panhard rod, heim on one side, stock bush on the other
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08-30-2009, 11:58 PM
Post: #92
American Rally 86 UPDATE
wow, nice work with the link channels and especially that panhard rod. Thumbs up!
one thing i never understood: whats the purpose of that thick bent short rod that is welded to the bushing case at the suspension end of the panhard. please somebody explain!
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08-31-2009, 01:18 AM
Post: #93
American Rally 86 UPDATE
Dude, I have no idea. I've been trying to figure that out too!

Dad thought it might be a reinforcement, or a damper of some kind.

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09-06-2009, 07:14 AM
Post: #94
American Rally 86 UPDATE
Oh snap.....



The other box is in.

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The driver's side is welded to the bracket and just needs the front top portion finished, the co driver's side needs to be welded to the bracket and the top and the holes punched, but it IS welded to the chassis!

And in other news, the bottom is about 80% sanded, about to be ready for paint. Should be painted by monday, or ON monday, wooo

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09-11-2009, 04:59 AM
Post: #95
American Rally 86 UPDATE
Got the boxes all welded in and made some little skid plates for the brackets. With the underbody protection over it, They should be nice and protected.
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Then I got some POR 15 and brushed it into all the seams before I reseal them, and went ahead and covered the rest of the underside of the car, making sure to cover the external seams and any [wirewheeled] rusted areas well.

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The engine bay and interior will be next, painted white. However, I have a bit more work to do in the cabin/engine bay before it will get paint.

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09-18-2009, 07:51 AM
Post: #96
American Rally 86 UPDATE
Ok, I've finally gotten more "picture quality" work done, haha.

In the quest to find masking material, I found a good use for my returned college papers from last quarter (this quarter just started, and I just cleaned my backpack out, lol)

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Painted
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And here is the sunroof blank welded on. We used the TIG, and just made little tack welds, and worked from the center out. It took a little caressing, as you'll see in the video Big Grin
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNH7qwFgeg

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09-20-2009, 08:07 PM
Post: #97
American Rally 86 UPDATE
Tiny update...

Got the driver's side box top spot welded down. I need to do a bit more welding on it, but it was late, and I was tired, So I stopped.

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Really not that amazing, lol but it's more progress.

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09-21-2009, 07:17 AM
Post: #98
American Rally 86 UPDATE
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand update.

Got the boxes..... FINISHED! They are functionally 100 percent done. To be 110% they will need a bit of bracing...and some clean up grinding which I'll work on tomorrow, most likely.
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Got the master cylinders' brace done. It's even chrome moly for weight savings :cool: (ok, actually, we just happened to have the piece laying around, haha)
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And I got the last chassis floor holes plugged up.
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I've just got to get the seat belt mounts, the rear strut tower tube, and maybe one or two little brackets or random things done AND THEN THE FABRICATION IS DONE!!!!!!!!

About friggin time, huh?

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09-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Post: #99
American Rally 86 UPDATE
fantastic, fantastic work my friend

now get the fucker painted and get it dirty Big Grin

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09-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Post: #100
American Rally 86 UPDATE
I know know! I've got like 3 more things I've got to fab, hahaha. I (still) need the rear strut tower brace, seat belt mounts, and a couple misc brackets, most likely. THEN THE FAB IS DONE! Hurray!

I'm done with welding.

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