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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Well done!

    Nice shop you have there.

    Any pics of it?
    Thanks! Its not much to see really, its just a 3 car garage crammed with machines and tools. Luckily im single and its all mine. For now anyway:-) That's a changing this summer. I see a new shop in the back yard in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Well done!

    Nice shop you have there.

    Any pics of it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Up north View Post
    Dude excellent work! Your lucky to have a lathe
    Thanks Up North!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjfawb0 View Post
    Looking good. It's great to see another one going together. I've got over 300 miles on mine without issues so far. It's a rugged design, for sure.
    Thanks wjfawb! I got a lot of my inspiration to build one of these from your build thread.
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    Yes Very nice setup! Its nice when you have all the right tools to work with!

    Looking forward to seeing when its all built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kmoss View Post
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    Made the A-Arm fixture plate and all of the locating blocks. Since the plate was so large I had to set it up twice in my mill.



    I had mine laser cut at the local fab shop for right around $40, blocks and all.

    Looking good! Nice equipment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kmoss View Post
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    Decided to work on the front spindle assemblies and hubs. I turned up the front spindles and welded them up with the front uprights. Man them welds are ugly but I think they will hold:-) I then sandblasted and put on a coat of paint.




    Next i started machining the front hubs. These took several hours to make due to the fact that I hade to remove alot of stock. I roughed them within .03 then put them back in the lathe to finish machine. These two hubs probably produced 3 trash bags of aluminum chips and curly q's.








    Pressed in the bearing cups and assembled, everything fit together well and they turn true.
    Ok, now you're just showing off!
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    Absolutely excellent work!
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    I milled slots in both rear housing plates. I then clamped them in the vise sandwiched between some tubing. I heated up the area along the bend then bent them by hand. The bends were very straight and standing open about a degree or so.






    Put a nice bead of weld along the inside of the bends. After they cooled the bends ended up being overbent about 1-2 degrees. I think thats good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daaboots View Post
    Absolutely excellent work!
    Thank You!
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    "All right" one more AR51 getting started . It would be quite a get together to have them and the builders all show up in the same spot. Fall ride 2014 ???
    I do have mine up and running and have been working out a few bugs nothing on the design end more just my stupidity. "sorry Rat no vids yet check back tomorrow if it clears off the camera all charged and ready to go.
    This car drives like a dream "well done RickS the 2 smoker has a lot of pull this car is fast.
    Building is fun but the best part is to sit in the seat and punch the throttle you will not be disappointed.
    Great job so far
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