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post #241 of 760 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Got a little work done today.


Went ahead and did a little more weight removal up front...






A little plate...






About a 3 foot tube...






Caught some pretty cool pics of the welding..




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Finished bumper...










About done with the subframes..




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I forgot to say the what the weight loss was.

The bumper(what was left of it) weighed 18 pounds after I cut it off.

I put back on 8 lbs.

So this was 10 less for me. woohoo!

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I'm still dying to find out what the scales will tip in at if you finish when you finish this lil' project.

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I'm still dying to find out what the scales will tip in at if you finish when you finish this lil' project.
this was supposed to be a lil project

but, it never turns out that way.

I'm hoping to be under 3,000 lbs. race weight with driver.

If I didn't put the cage in, it would be around 2900 race weight.

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can anyone tell me, has the rules changed from 08 till now on roll bar placement? Like the distance between the helmet of the driver to the bar itself?
and what about seat mounting? has anything changed in that area as well?

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lookin good, man. but those welds. they look like the one i did for my exhaust.lol. you running any argon or flux core?
stick welder brotha!

and who cares how they look.....the stuff will hold just fine

edit: which ones?

the ones for the bumper are arc welding, the sfc are from my mig(with gas, argon and co2)...I'm having to fill the gap that I cut to big on the floor.
This will be grinded back down for a smoother look.

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right on. as long as you got penetration.
definetly.....I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't trust my welding.

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Did you ever check the weight difference between rear drum and rear disk brakes? I was going to when I did mine, but forgot to weigh them both before I swaped it. I just completed doing the brake swap, and Mark 8 lower control arms.

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Did you ever check the weight difference between rear drum and rear disk brakes? I was going to when I did mine, but forgot to weigh them both before I swaped it. I just completed doing the brake swap, and Mark 8 lower control arms.
As of right now, the stock brakes are staying.
When I do swap to rear discs, I'll hopefully be swaping to a solid rear settup.

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As of right now, the stock brakes are staying.
When I do swap to rear discs, I'll hopefully be swaping to a solid rear settup.
Solid rear axle? I have searched for that topic before without many results. If you dont mind me asking, what rearend do you plan on using and how hard do you think it will be to swap it in?
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Solid rear axle? I have searched for that topic before without many results. If you dont mind me asking, what rearend do you plan on using and how hard do you think it will be to swap it in?
He is using the 10.25 rear out of my truck.
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the solid rear axle swap has crossed my mind a couple of times now . just in appearance a solid 8.8 or 9 inch and ladder bars and coil overs appear to be a lot lighter , and to my feeble old mind would be much easier to setup and do what i'm thinking . ................... there isn't too many places to cut high speed corners around here , and or high speed driving , but a couple of drag strips within an hour or two ....................... got an 8.8 and 9 inches here . the 8.8 is from a police package 87 crown vic and was at one time going in my 53 but .... it looks to be the right width without any mods . still haven't really measured it , but if memory recalls it's 55 inches from backing plate to backing plate .
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Solid rear axle? I have searched for that topic before without many results. If you dont mind me asking, what rearend do you plan on using and how hard do you think it will be to swap it in?
a couple of guys on sccoa have done the rear solid settup.

I want to use an 8.8 center with 9" axle tubes.

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can anyone tell me, has the rules changed from 08 till now on roll bar placement? Like the distance between the helmet of the driver to the bar itself?
and what about seat mounting? has anything changed in that area as well?
anyone?

and also, anything change about the front firewall?

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I'm still dying to find out what the scales will tip in at if you finish when you finish this lil' project.
There is a way we can probably tell right now, but it will take some time. We could essentually weigh everything that has come off the car besides the engine and trans. But, we could take the weight of everything that has come off the car, and subtract from the orginal weight he started with (which I think was 3200) of course adding back in the weight of the engine and trans.

From what I keep calculating in my head, with driver and full race weight (fuel cell, but no cage) I keep coming up with ~2800 lbs with driver.

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note to self......don't try and take on 2 project cars at once...

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What happened? you weld them together?
LOL.

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Damn havn't seen this thread since I was in Kuwait, niiice job on the "Little" project so far. But now it's time to finish it for crying out loud!

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little update.....well, I'm still up in the air about this.....
But, these might be making their way on my car.
http://www.htownracing.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=44324




or maybe they have....




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little update.....well, I'm still up in the air about this.....
But, these might be making their way on my car.
http://www.htownracing.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=44324




or maybe they have....




What a deal. Did you do it?
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Still thinking about it.

But more than likely not.
With advice from other's, and some research, these are not going to work for me. Can they work? Sure. But my budget will not allow for it. I overlook things sometimes.

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what kind of coilovers do you have on the front?

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what kind of coilovers do you have on the front?
QA1's 12 way adjustable 90/10 valveing.

currently 325 lb springs.....might need to go lower weight here soon.

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i've seen their website before they have alot of interesting stuff. do they make those coilovers specifically for mn12's?

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QA1's 12 way adjustable 90/10 valveing.

currently 325 lb springs.....might need to go lower weight here soon.

Those springs are way too soft, 700 lb/in sounds much nicer

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i've seen their website before they have alot of interesting stuff. do they make those coilovers specifically for mn12's?
no.

there was a guy making them for us a few years back.....there was actually a group buy for them.

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Those springs are way too soft, 700 lb/in sounds much nicer
way too soft?

I tried 175 lb springs at first....those were way too soft...

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dam and i missed it? well if someone does it again i'm in only maybe someone can fab up some rear coilovers too.

your car seems to be coming along just swimmingly tho, can't wait to see the end result.

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