just throwing something up for the forum. with alil research, time, and talking to a few individuals i decided to go with MaximumMotorsports tubular K-member and their tubular sn-95 A arms. their product is truly topnotch. also for what i have planned to do in this car, i couldnt have gone any other route.
i have more pics and info here if interested at the bottom of page 4.
The front suspension and engine bay was torn back down to re-smooth and paint it. The body work and paint were done very nicely this time. While the front assembly was off, this gave great opportunity to apply the Second Skin Audio product called "Sludge". Sludge is the thickest noise and vibration paste on the market that I've researched. It is stated that one coat is all you need to achieve the minimum effective thickness of 1mm but a total thickness of up to 4mm can be applied in a single coat if desired. We've applied this to from the bumper bracing to just underneath the rear seat. When I drop the gas tank to re-do the pump and routing, I will finsh applying the "Sludge" above the gas tank and trunk area.
Pic of engine bay before paint
Pics of the "Sludge" added to the frame rails and fender liners.
Pic of the engine bay after paint. No cutting or buffing yet. K member bolted up and rack in stalled for mock up again. Will take the rack back off to have painted and new fittings and lines put in.