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Old October 23rd, 2017, 12:26 AM   #5951
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Yeah Jeff seats are easy, till you did mine, they aren't like original seats altho they use regular VW track/mounts, they did sit up way to high so I lowered them, they are such a tight fit getting in it took me an hour each, I'm afraid to even try to get them out because I may never get them back in

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Old October 23rd, 2017, 10:30 AM   #5952
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How 'bout if you machined up and left and right hand custom seat poppers, with the re-install setting of course?
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:01 AM   #5953
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Well I didn't think about that, I'd hafta get my car upside down, that would be the
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 01:43 PM   #5954
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Darn, I forgot about the 'inversion equation.'

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Old October 25th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #5955
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Just got my lovesac! Okay, start with the jokes, the company already knows all of them. It's a HUGE "beanbag" (actually filled with foam) and it's crazy comfortable! Saw it in the store last week and had to have one. My couch is breaking down so I needed something to sit on. I got the supersac with the chinchilla cover. The cover should be here in a few days. It weighs 75 pounds and will expand to 6 feet across.
http://www.lovesac.com/sac.html?c=supersac&p=Chinchilla_Dense_Phur
kinda how I feel about it...https://i.imgur.com/tLk11gM.gifv
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Old October 25th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #5956
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A chinchilla covered Super Lovesac? How could any of us make fun of that?
Oh, and Mia is 'gonna love it!
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Old October 25th, 2017, 09:35 PM   #5957
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Mia already has a chinchilla blanket she makes biscuits on all the time. She'll love the sac!
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Old November 1st, 2017, 04:03 PM   #5958
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Change of plans/ direction over here.
Been working on the Coyote chassis for a good long time, have a ton of hours into the design, but I'm fining too many loopholes in what I'm doing so I'm going to jump back and revise.
I have a 1964 pan with a shot front apron. The rest of the tunnel is solid. I'm going to convert the rear to IRS, then lob off the front. I'll be putting a Mustang II subframe and front suspension on. This will get the chassis to be a roller. I'll bolt up the Porsche tranny and Subie engine then put the body on to calc where I need to mod it. The hardest part is that I need to narrow the tunnel to allow the seats to be closer together. I'm 5'10", and even with the 3-4" pan drops, my head will still be close to the B pillar, but if I didn't move them in, I'd be looking square into the A pillar and getting half of my face blown apart in the wind.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 04:17 PM   #5959
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Buying a new one or used?
I know used ones are getting tougher and tougher to find

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Old November 1st, 2017, 04:21 PM   #5960
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You mean the front end? I'll just hit up Heidt's or Speedway for a kit. It's under $2k.
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 12:42 PM   #5961
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Yup that's what I was meaning, back when I started working on my V8 Bug I wanted to use a Mustang suspension on it, I left my phone number at one of the junkyards near by to call me when they got one in, hell that was 10 years ago, he said he has other guys ahead of me but if I got there first I could have it, he also said they are coming in fewer and farther between, I about fell over when he said $1000, by the time you replace the brake parts and everything else you can just about buy a new one, then my son's S10 got ass ended so I used the front suspension from it
Speaking about that Bug, I almost have my Eldorado cleaned off so I can trade places with them, my brother is moving across the street from his house, he has the factory headers from his Mustang GT in his garage so I will finally get it, I just need to bolt them on and fab the firewall, then finish welding everything, I'm gonna try to do a little work on it this winter

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Old November 2nd, 2017, 02:43 PM   #5962
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Did some math. I need to narrow the tunnel 3" for 24" of length to get the seats to fit properly. Going to lob off the front head and then get the IRS cups put in. 3rd set I've done too!
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 03:11 PM   #5963
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Lobbed off the front, started on the left IRS cup.
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Not VR but had these resurfaced. Hopefully I can get this Impreza on the road soon so I can sell it to fund another VR build.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 09:39 PM   #5965
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Wow, 4 valve OHC. Too bad you can't adapt 'em to an air cooled VW.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #5967
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They are Subaru heads. I actually have a 98 Subaru EJ25 waiting for my VR build.
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That's cool! Brian, the owner/operator of a bicycle shop a quarter mile or so from here, runs a Subaru engine in his Vanagon. It's his daily driver, shop van, and he swears by it.
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I'm just in the planning stages right now. I bought a spare 98 Legacy Outback wagon for the lift bits for the Impreza and just to have some extra parts if my Legacy breaks. It is going to be a lot of work but worth it in the long run. I am also planning airbags.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 12:11 AM   #5970
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Got the old chassis I built out from under the Coyote and started on the left IRS cup. Didn't realize how heavy I made stuff!
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To keep the center of gravity low, I presume?
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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #5972
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Mostly to keep it as a sports car and not a Sherman tank!
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:49 PM   #5973
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Got most of the left side ready for welding. Cut the right side to match but have to fit it tomorrow. Need to get this welded up before it gets below freezing. I'm already pushing it with welding in the 40's.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #5974
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Been looking at my design for the Coyote. I was going to run the radiator up front but I got to thinking; this car isn't going to be raced, no SCCA, no land speed records; just a nice driver. So I think I'll just put the radiator behind the seats and the gas tank behind that. It'll save me routing 20 feet of coolant tubing and keeping things simpler. And if I want to change it, I can.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #5975
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IRS cups tacked in. Bolting up the arms tomorrow to mock stuff out. Need to make some fake shocks to hold the ride height.
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