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    So I bought this old rail from a friend that moved on to a hyabusa long travel car. Even though is was pretty comfortable for a vw suspension car, it was tough to keep up with the long travel cars. What was needed was about 20" of travel up front and a few more in the back. So here's the before picture

    All the good projects start with a saws all , sorry for the garage clutter.

    I started by cutting off the beam and a couple feet of chassis.
    The I fixed the chassis to a jig I built , the jig allows me to set the track
    Width ,wheel base, and caster angle of the steering knuckles.
    Here's a close up of my steering knuckles I made on the jig
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    I took the advice of a professional and raised the suspension angle
    to 11 degrees. I had the locating bulkhead and the suspension mounts plasma cut at a local shop
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    I had to build a few jigs along the way to copy the A arms




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    There is a gap in my picture taking , I didn't really get any of the roll cage and shock mounts but this is where I'm at now


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    The next thing I have to do is upgrade the rear trailing arms
    To 930 cv's. I might just take the plunge and go with a micro stub set up. I'm also working on a fuel injection system. I'm done with webers in the sand dunes. I'm also planning on putting side panels , roof and a wing on it this winter.
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    AWESOME thread!! Looks really nice. What uprights are those? The snouts appear to be bolted in? They look like the bolt in trailer axle snouts. Keep the pictures coming!

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    Nowhere near the desert.
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    That is clean! Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deranged View Post
    AWESOME thread!! Looks really nice. What uprights are those? The snouts appear to be bolted in? They look like the bolt in trailer axle snouts. Keep the pictures coming!

    Justin


    The upright or steering knuckles are pieces that I made on my cnc mill. The axle itself came from latest rage and I added the 6 bolt flange.
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    Nice work!
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