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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:39 am 
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Coulda just turned the tank around. It works really well that way.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:59 am 
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Or just relocate the gas door and filler to the driver's side. You're a body man, you can handle it. :P

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:17 am 
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Coulda just turned the tank around. It works really well that way.
I want the hatch in the trunk to line up to the sending unit.
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Or just relocate the gas door and filler to the driver's side. You're a body man, you can handle it. :P

Yeah right, that's funny. The whole inner wheelwell is different, and I have enough to do.

Ps, Bodywork is more of a hobby than a profession for me. I got away from doing it for customers; I want too much money.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:37 am 
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Yay! I did more stuff!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:19 am 
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Looks goog, the only thing I see is that your rear shock extensions are going to fold back & forth like a hinge, Its a double flex joint, needs to be solid.....

scot


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:16 am 
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Looks goog, the only thing I see is that your rear shock extensions are going to fold back & forth like a hinge, Its a double flex joint, needs to be solid.....

scot

Dude this thing is awesome, looks like it was meant that way,lol. ++ on the work :wink:

Now I'm curious if the fwd rear shocks are longer, why won't you use them for the rear seeing that you need a extension anyways?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Looks goog, the only thing I see is that your rear shock extensions are going to fold back & forth like a hinge, Its a double flex joint, needs to be solid.....

scot
Yes I plan to weld those to my trailing arms when I decide I'm satisfied with ride height etc.

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Dude this thing is awesome, looks like it was meant that way,lol. ++ on the work :wink:

Now I'm curious if the fwd rear shocks are longer, why won't you use them for the rear seeing that you need a extension anyways?
Those are the FWD shocks. They originally mout to the swingarm on the centerline of the axle, directly behind the wheelbearing. On the DSM trailing arm, the mounts are a little lower than the centerline of the axle, so that's part of the reason. The other part is, the DSM shocks mount at an angle, and have a different size hole in the bushing. The brackets rectify all three of those differences.

I should have the right amount of shock articulation, and I'm hoping fine ride height adjustments can be solved by spring selection.

I can't wait to have it all seam sealed and undercoated. :rock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:01 am 
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One more step done, I need more undercoating, but here's the basic idea:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:57 am 
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Awesome work man, great job :supz:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Coltsfan, If you could- could you get a mesurment from the center of the front u-joint at the transfer case to the center of the u-joint at the rear ? Thinking it should be about 66 inches ??

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:42 pm 
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I'll do that when I get my fuel lines all bent, and put the rear end in again, but it may be a few days or so because I'm not planning on doing anything with it this weekend. I told my 4 month old daughter that I would hang out with her all weekend.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:21 am 
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I'll do that when I get my fuel lines all bent, and put the rear end in again, but it may be a few days or so because I'm not planning on doing anything with it this weekend. I told my 4 month old daughter that I would hang out with her all weekend.
no problem,

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:59 pm 
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Excellent writeup! So we can say for sure that the cyborg crossmember won't work with our swaybars? Do you have a turbo sway bar or a 1.5 sway bar?
I have a 20mm swaybar from a 1989 Eagle Summit 1.6 N/A sedan with a hydro five speed and four wheel disk brakes. As far as I can tell, it's the same swaybar that's in a turbo model. I've asked a few people with original turbo cars to show their swaybars, but so far I've had no results.

I found a picture of one of Mirage91's cars where you can see the base model sway bar would present the same problem:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... D=55031444
Base 1.5L model swaybars are the same shape as the C53a turbo, C62a sedans, and Elantra 20mm upgrade. Same space just a little bit thicker than the 15mm solid piece the base model gets.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:30 am 
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I got my shortened driveshaft back today, and I need to clean my bench.
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I have the tank and fuel lines in the car at last.
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Does this look like a random photo anomaly, or is something trying to tell me that my filler tube is going to cause a firey death?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:18 am 
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Looking great man!


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