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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-14-2019, 12:54 PM   #51
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I must say, after following this for awhile, if this is your down and dirty I canít imagine what you would do if you actually gave a damn!
Proper bad ass.
HAHAHAHAHA!
You mean I might actually finish a project if I did?

Probably best to think of what I do is building car for the art and engineering of the work and not just building transportation that looks cool but I appreciate the compliment.





Almost ready to produce some product!

This idea to redesign two of our body mounts came to me while talking with dad looking at a customers 55 sedan on the subject of body bushings specifically. We have to grind a few of them so they will fit inside the canisters.
But what if we didn't have too?
What if I could fit it to the frame rail in such a way?
I went to the computer and cooked up these to see if I could make the idea work. From conversation to parts on the table to see if it would work, 2 hours tops and that's because we had other things to do that day as well. Having this capability in house is a dream come true after designing DIY frames for over 5 years now. Look for more redesigns and upgrades coming soon.









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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-29-2019, 04:49 PM   #52
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Another cool customer car I just got to see recently was up in Kansas on my way back form my recent trip to Wisconsin. Gary's 55 Sedan Delivery has been his for the last 50 years. He used to race her at the drags and won a good deal of money in the classes he ran and he always promised her he'd make it up to her after all the thrashing.

We'll that stated a few years ago when he ordered a Nerd Rods Stage 3+ chassis and got in line with Randy and his shop Old 40 Bodyworks, the expert TriFive only restoration shop near him in Kansas. The end results speak for themselves. And Randy asked me to come back after he's done, this car isn't even sanded and buffed yet. This is right out of the spray gun for Randy. Hit the link for lost of build photos as we from the assembly of the chassis and body work.

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Too much fun now that I have it cutting nicely









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Available now. Who want's to buy Jim's Frame? Plans have changed.
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With all the new toys in the shop Dad and I keep chatting about updates to his truck to show off what we can do with the new equipment. So his old chassis goes. Other goodies are fair game if you're interested just ask. Photos of the later parts are for show only.

FOR SALE!!!
C4 Corvette Suspension Rolling Chassis
$15,000.00 and no wait!
Located in Luling, Texas




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Nerd Rods C4 Corvette Suspension Rolling Chassis
Low body chassis (some sheet metal mods required, can be spaced up)
Red Powder Coat

1992 Corvette Front Suspension
Rack and Pinion Steering
Upgraded 13Ē rotors and twin piston calipers
QA1 Double adjustable coil over shocks, springs, T bars and bump stops
All new urethane bushings
Blasted and powder coated Silver
Sway Bar

1990 Corvette IRS Suspension
Dana 36, 3.07:1 Gears
Posi traction, limited slip differential
12Ē Corvette Disk brakes
All new urethane bushings
QA1 Coil Over Shocks, springs and bump stops
Sway bar and custom linkage
Blasted and powder coated Silver and Black

18 Gallon Custom Fuel Tank
Uses the OEM filler neck
LSx ready with intake fuel pump
340LPH Stealth Pump
0-90 ohm sending unit
Stainless hard lines,
Flex hoses,
Regulator and adapters,
Braided Brake lines,
Stainless hard lines

Ask about anything else you see in the photos. Itís all available for the right price but it wonít be cheap or free. I plan on moving most everything to the new frame.















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And SOLD, going to live in Phoenix shortly

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Get Out And Drive!


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Playing with cameras. And of you fuckers around Austin TX want photos just ask. I need the practice. Thought I'd throw these here to make up for my lack of work on my own projects.



Only my second time really playing with flashes so forgive me. I'd have done more but I was in the middle of a public street in Luling shooting before a rain storm broke loose at dawn after the model no showed on me. My mind was a bit preoccupied unfortunately. I learned a ton and can't wait for the next customer's car to play with.

This is one of my weld it yourself frames with C4 Corvette Suspension and the customer brought it down for suspension tuning. LS3, 4L80, IRS Suspension, Power Rack and Pinion, Sway bars, Double Adjustable QA1 Coil Over shocks. A fun car for a drive after I was done with it. Someone had screwed up just one of the rear springs and the car tottered like a rocking horse when it got here.

Canon 5DM3, 24-105 F4 L, Dual Flashes,
Owner, Dick Pinner,
Builder, Jack Laswell
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Photos as promised!
Finally got them onto the server. The link is to a general update photo dump for the shop, so there are some other photos in there, or you can click each link to see the photos below.

I love how the one flash going off at the wrong time turned into a Rembrandt of my father at work.

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The new front swaybar linkage test part. This is going to be important in developing the new version of my ackerman arm. But this new version will also improve steering angle at the same time. I hope to fix the last two problems with the TriFive C4 swaps with this single, mostly, bolt on kit. These linkage are included in all stages of the TriFive and Task Force frames.





There are some aspects of the linkage that are not ideal but they have to work with several items that were not there to start with. Like the large diameter of the coil springs. Then you need to take all the motions into considerations like, articulation angles, of the sway bar, and rod end but this seems to work and there was no signs of impact or binding on the rod end after driving it for a little while so I'm moving onto a slightly different shape and design that will be a bit easier to weld and build.

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