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    Re: Havasu Rorty R16 Shotgun
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    I've been working on other projects lately, but now I'm back on the buggy and have an update.

    The front uprights are welded.
    The pass side trailing arm and jig are done.
    The drive side jig is ready to weld.

    I straying from the plans a little because I want the track narrower.

    I repositioned the hub plate on the jig 3 inches closer to the center, but left the rest of the dimensions the same.

    The trailing arm took more time than I expected, but I am happy with it.

    I plan to shorten the a arms 3 inches also.
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    Looks good.
    Not sure how or if bringing the arms in 3 inches will affect the rest of the plans but
    it might. Shock mounts etc. Wheel travel what not.
    Anyways keep that stuff in mind as it looks like you already have a handle on all that.
    Looks good hopefully you can post a little more often on your build.
    Good luck with it and keep us posted.



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    Thanks. It shouldn't change much in the rear except the axels will be shorter and that will mean less travel, but I don't think it will be a big deal.

    Up front I expect to change the location of the shock mounts but still use the same basic design. Rorty has another car that is 3 inches narrower that uses the same front suspension componets and pick up points, so I think I will be OK. We'll see.
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    Sweet, a buddy and I are going to start an R16 project soon with a turbo R1 powerplant. Funny I just moved from LHC. Awesome work.

    -sean
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    I have an update on my build.
    The control arms are done and all of the goemetry seems to be correct.
    I have the upper shock mounts figured out, I tweaked the design slightly for a sleeker look.
    I found a low milage '04 ecotech complete with a MEFI ECU and harness.
    The RPM box is on its way, and Neal at ATV racing is working on the clutch parts and jig to mount the motor.
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    Nice work. I like what you did to the profile of the front end. How did it affect the placement of the upper shock mounts?

    I am looking forward to seeing this thing rippin', so keep it up!
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    Thanks, N8. I knew i was going to change the shock mounts because I moved the front bumper back and shortened the control arms. I figured out the upper mount placement by putting the arms in full bump position. Then I made a jig that is the same length as the colapsed length of the shock that I am going to use. This jig bolts into the lower shock mount at a 90 degree angle to the mounting points and puts the upper end where the shock mount should be. Then I bent the tube that runs frome the bottom of the windshield to the bumper so it intersects the point where the shock mounts.

    I can't wait to get it in the dirt it's going to be a blast!
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    Cool!
    Is the shock mont inside or outside? Bracing plan?
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    The shock mount is outside, and I will follow the plans for the bracing.
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    wish i found this thread sooner. ive been looking at that plan also.. probly be buying it pretty soon here. ciould have cut and bent two of everything as i am in havasu also . looking good so far
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