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    Re: ProtoLite SS 1000-new 2 seat build
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    Protodie Master and Vendor ProtoDie's Avatar
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    Thanks Justin,

    I decided to wait until after I get laser to pull it off the jig table.

    This way I can build the engine cradle, and weld in all the mounts right on the jig.

    That means I will go to steering, seat mounts, and make a few A arms instead.
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    Looks great, I love the look and design of your cars. Can't wait to see some video of it tearing it up!!
    I'm not totally useless, I can be used as a bad example!!
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    Thanks alot,,,,,I am looking forward to make some video with this one.

    I just got my seats, calipers, window nets, master cylinders, brake lines,,,etc,etc......

    I will mount the seats 1st , then steering.
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    looking great so far!
    cant wait to see it running
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    Allright,,,,,things are rolling good.

    seats are mounted. I use 1 5/8 Unistrut, so that the seats can be adjusted,,,then locked down.
    Much stronger than seat sliders, but take a few minutes to adjust.

    Wilwood brake / clutch pedal assembly is in,,,gas pedal, as is the steering with a quick disconnect.

    I must say,,I am very happy with the fit & feel of all the pedals, steering wheel and seat.

    The other cars have been very good & comfortable, but the little things I changed from other builds makes this one feel great & fit like an almost worn out work glove,,,,perfect.
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    few more
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    Wow what a good and fast progress you make in a couple of days!
    Great build to follow, thanks for all the pictures.. You already catch up my build wich now takes a year But you can't compare those two builds because you are a buggy guru, and i'm a buggy dummy

    Have fun and good luck with your build! I will follow it with pleasure
    I'm building my personal Badland's ST2 Long Travel
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    Thanks, for the kind words.

    Every build gets faster & easier,,,for most everyone

    While it looks fast, I spend MANY hours engineering & designing before the build so that when it is time ,,,all the problems are worked out, parts are sourced and I just need to grab numbers & prints and build it.

    Years back,,the builds took alot longer because we were sourcing parts, designing,,,,,testing,,,,,debating,,,,changing our mind,,,sourcing parts,,,designing,,,testing,,,,the endless cycle.

    Now many of the parts we designed and make,,so I can get them off the shelf instead of waiting a few weeks.
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    Beautiful as usual..

    Like the use of the Heim for the steering column support.

    Are you going to add any sort of V or diagonal brace behind the seating area? That's the only thing that catches my eye as something for you to consider (something to resist lateral loads a bit more).

    Very nice!!
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    That is a 5/8 heims, and you have to turn the tubing down just a touch.
    This lets you adjust the point if needed.

    I have a bunch of tubes I am adding yet,,,,especially side bracing.

    Not sure which area you are refering to, but the thing to remember is we are and have been using 1 1/2" dia tubing, and not 1 1/4"

    I have taken some of the early cars for sprint car tumbles and they always prove over built.
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