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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013 7:54 PM »
I can't wait to see some pics!
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2013 2:54 PM »
So I got back out there yesterday after Karen and I got back from a weekend in Duluth. Here are some pics:



Here is the passenger bag mocked up. Note how it is about an inch up? That is because I had to get a thread adapter for the male threads on the control arm to mate up to the female threads on the bag. Thank you McMaster-Carr! The lower bag mounts that showed up yesterday will make up the gap between the two so there will be a solid surface for the bag to rest on.



These are pics of the forward control arm mount. Chris had some heavy gauge C channel that worked out well for the mounts. May not be pretty, but its strong and I think will work good.

After getting everything checked, set, rechecked, tacked, and checked again, I went on to start cutting the floor out for where the crossmembers need to go for the upper bag mounts and shock mounts.
After about 5 hours of plasma cutting, cleaning undercoated off and welding, I couldn't breathe much and called it a night.

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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2013 3:11 PM »
 Where are you getting your air ride stuff from?
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2013 3:18 PM »
Lucky has a friend named Nic Trovecke who owns Crazy Talk Customs in East Bethel. Seems to be THE guy for doing bag suspension around here. I told him what I was doing and what I wanted, and he advised me of the parts to get and gave me a good deal on everything. The bag mounts I got off of Ebay.

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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2013 5:36 PM »
What the hell, now the pics are missing.

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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2013 7:41 PM »
What the hell, now the pics are missing.

Yeah.............can you fix it??
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2013 8:15 PM »
They were there this morning. Could be the server. Try to upload them instead.
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2013 8:32 PM »
The one is back
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2013 6:04 PM »
Last night I got back out there and modified the lower bag mounts to perch on the arm. I notched out the mount about 5/8" so then the mating surface would be flush with the bottom of the thread adapter
Here is the McMaster-Carr thread adapter:


End product:


With bag mocked up. Looks like it is not level at all in the picture, but everything is.


Now to get my upper mounts and crossmembers in place...

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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2013 8:25 PM »
LQQKN' good Ryan.
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2013 2:36 PM »
Well, I've been lacking updates, so here are some more


First few pics are the upper bag mounts in place. I thought I was going to have to run a crossmember to mount the upper mounts, but it was only an inch from each frame rails. So I bought some 1"x3" rectangle tubing and welded it to the inside of the rails. then welded the upper plates to that. Turned out pretty clean, I thought.





Finally, I was able to go back to the floors and got the Drivers side in. Made some patterns for the trans tunnel and driveshaft. Took a couple hours out of my work day and bent these up at our metal shop. A bit of tweaking when I went to put them in, but overall, I'm happy with how the floors turned out.





I also started on the panhard bar. I bought this at the same time as the control arms from the same place. The drivers side arm has a beautiful adjustable mount for the panhard bar. Of course the bar was way too long for my car, so I ground out the welds that held the Heim joint and was able to salvage that. I bought two of these http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/item.aspx?itemid=559 to weld to the pass side frame for a double shear mount.


Chris helped me figure out how I was going to do a shock mount and, if I feel better tonight (caught Karens cold yesterday) I'm going to start on the shock mount crossmember.


I have 62 days....
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2013 7:36 PM »
I think that floor looks outstanding.
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2013 7:45 PM »
I think that floor looks outstanding.

I agree.
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2013 7:46 PM »
I think that floor looks outstanding.

YES!!
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Re: MissTress makeover
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2013 7:04 PM »

So I rolled it out of the garage yesterday and was finally able to get a unobstructed ground look at it. Some of you have seen this already...
Ride height:



And Aired out:



I think its PLENTY low. Especially considering I kept the original floors in the rear.


I still have to wire and plumb the air system, do exhaust, modify the seat frames and a few other small items...
« Last Edit: April 08, 2013 7:06 PM by Wowcars »