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Old March 13th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hello,
I just wanted to share with you guys the latest things done on my project:
First here are a few pics, I'll explain the details a bit later,
I need more time to explain myself in english [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]


actually I can make the car SIT on the ground,that's exactly what I planned...on the pics the rear supsension can still go down to 5 or 6 cm more [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
The rear fenders have to be widened,that's why they ain't there...

I'm looking for advice to change the whole steering setup,because the steering box seems to be broken (looses oil,can't fix the "lack of handling precision" using the front screw (and put the sandrail/1303 kit)
Which modern steering setup can I put to replace this shit,that could work with the 5 inches narrowed beam ?
(like they did on the Kustomcoachwerx splitwindow ?)









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Old March 13th, 2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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Nice work [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] ....Donald
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Old March 13th, 2005, 02:06 PM   #3
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yeah, that's low (duh!) [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]

I love the chop, you really nailed the shape of the quarter windows [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] Instead of cutting out the decklid to clear the alternator a bubble would look good IMO.

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Old March 13th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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i luh, luh, luh, luhv it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img] nice work man! did i mention how much i love it? you're not really low until you have to clearance for your alternator. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]




edit** i think kcw used a rack and pinion on the split. you might be able to find out on the hoodride page but now that you have to pay to get anything off the kcw website [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img] you might not find anything. you can always post a question on the hoodride message board. maybe john, dustin or derrick will chime in.

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Old March 13th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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good god man nice work!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]
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Old March 13th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eek1.gif[/img] That's insane! Nice work man [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]
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Old March 13th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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looks great.
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Man if that thing was any lower, the floor would be made out of dirt.




Oh ...wait .....It is. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]
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Old March 13th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #10
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What kind of rims are those?

Nice to see other people are doing body drops [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] What's the specs on that mods, how many inches did you channel it, etc? If you need help doing the floor pans or whatever, lemme know. I have some info on how I did that on my site to give you some ideas.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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looks cool man. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] i hope you leave the rear open.. above the trans... i think that looks sweet... it will be loud as shit but cool non the less.

as far as steering i would say a small buggy rack or a 914 rack would do nicely
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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #12
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very very nice,
in answer to your question my last car had a polo steering rack and that was on a heavily narrowed beam. I'll see if I can dig some pictures out.
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VERY nice. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]
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Old March 14th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #14
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WOOO HOOOOO [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]
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What kind of rims are those?...
I believe they're a mag rim made my ATS...same people who make the Porsche cookie cutters.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #16
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I don't think they're ATS, similar style but... (I still could be wrong though). They look Bristish made to me.

ATS classics:


another ATS (for Minis), closer but still not a match



Another similar but unknown make:



Rims in question:
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damn that car looks awesome...nice job dude! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old March 14th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #18
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That is sick! Nice work! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eek1.gif[/img]
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NICK.. i'm going to go out on a limb and guess that those wheels are BWA's but that's just a guess based on the "hub " are of the wheelall of the BWA wheels had that kind of "strength ridges" around the lugs.

if they are they are italian made, vey low porosity castings... very strong, they were more comon in the 60's and 70's on english and italian cars that people used for racing, specifically, lancia, triumph, and mini....

they did do vw wheels as well.. but the styling is really odball, i have a set for my water cooled cars.. and I have ONE centercap for them... and i know i won't find any others for the simple reason that the wheels are kinda ugly

those on the other hand.. look kinda cool.. I really like them
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Thanks for support, Mates ! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]
The next thing I'm gonna do on it is the floor modification, using nick's style "S" lowering, but using 2mm flat steel plates instead of the original floorpans,
(which are way too low behind the seats), weld to the part of the original floors below the heater channels.

But I still wonder how to shape the "S" sheets that will fit on the back curved sides : it seems lot harder than the straight ones along the tunnel in the front...
are they hammer-shaped ON the chassis once they're curved by hand ?

About the wheels: Don't know whether they're real ATS or not [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]
I really have no Idea where the fu.. they're from,there's no emblem or things like that, they were freebie si I didn't mind... the only thing I can tell you is that they're in two parts,the center is in aluminium and the other.... in rust (or steel?)

For specs: the channeling is 10.5 cm (about 4 inches), fortunately the holes for screw fixations still fit the chassis after removing the panels, Really lucky because I didn't take much care to measurements before and while welding.
I had to cut wide the front to make room for the lenghened air-shock towers



the things that "sucks":

- now only a little gastank can fit under the front hood
- the rear hood fixations were cut from the body to make some room for the motor, I gotta build new ones...not an easy task.
- the doors have to be puled up to be closed,I'll have to work on both front pillars: push the top,and tow the bottom.
- I have to build plate and tube supports for the rear air shocks,or I'll never even be able to cross the first sidewalk [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]

Polo Rack steering ? mmmm...I'll check that out ! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]

Thanx again,
Keep ya updated [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hello.gif[/img]
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Thanks for support, Mates ! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Dancing.gif[/img]
The next thing I'm gonna do on it is the floor modification, using nick's style "S" lowering, but using 2mm flat steel plates instead of the original floorpans,
(which are way too low behind the seats), weld to the part of the original floors below the heater channels.

But I still wonder how to shape the "S" sheets that will fit on the back curved sides : it seems lot harder than the straight ones along the tunnel in the front...
are they hammer-shaped ON the chassis once they're curved by hand ?<div align="right">Quoted post</div>
If you cut slits ont he top and bottom of the lip, it'll allow you to bend the vertical part inwards or outwards into the desired curve. I cut alot of straight slits to bend it outwards and 'V' piecuts to bend it inwards. Best to but alot of slits to get a gradual curve so the curve won't look like folded paper. The more you cut, the less obvious the folded paper-like crease will be.

Below should help what I'm talking about. Cut the top and bottom so the middle part should fold along the red line


somewhat similar on how I did my doorframes


Once cut I worked my way from front to rear and tack welded the S bent piece into shape. What it looks like once done for those curious (talking about the rear section behind the seats):


Dropped vs stock picts:



Clear as mud [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img] Feel free to ask me any questions [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Is it done yet [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/confused.gif[/img] .......Any progress......Come one Nick use rookies want to know [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] .....Donald
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i'm loving this thread, because i plan to channel the truck too, soon, and am still undecided exactly how i'm gonna do it, but every pic is a help.....keep 'em coming
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That's why we love this place....I am going to do my 66 drag car similar to that [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] ....Donald
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11 years ago I mildly channeled my ghia vert. I say mild becouse I only channeled her 2 1/2" . At the time I was going for a restro-custom look and not a slamed rod. Also, becouse of the engine to deck lid clearance issue I rake-channeled it. Meaning the front is channeled 2 1/2' but the very rear is stock -kinda like a pie cut channel. To level it off I am using adjustable spring plates for the rear.
At the time I did the work the rocker panels and heater channels were completely rusted out and had to be replaced with new metal. So I decided that since I was gonna cut out all the old rust and add new metal I might-as-well lower it too.

Before I started any mods I removed the body from the pan and it folded in half due to the rust in the rockers. Since it is a convertible I wanted it to be stiff and not flex so I welded in 2x2" square tubing where the heater channel used to be -but 2 1/2" higher then its stock location...no heater [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img] then I welded the new rocker panels and other sheet metal in place. The pan is also made of 2x2" tubing using the stock tunnel and 1/8" plate for the floor boards. The body and pan were put together by bolting the two runs of 2x2" square tubing together.

Just recently I wanted a slamed look so I got some dropped spendels and now It is to low. I think I will cut and turn the axle tubes to lift it a bit. Also I may narrow the beam becouse the 135s rub when U-turning and I want to put 165s on all 4 corners again.

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