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geoffwg Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:07 am

alrighty i got a little work done yesterday

bajamike560 Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:27 pm

Going for the trophy bug look, I like it. 8)


TJFIG Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:34 am

She's Lookin good there Mr. Geoff :wink:

geoffwg Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:23 pm

thanks guys :D

i ordered up some heims and pulled my 3x3's down so just waitin for parts. then a trip too buy some more tubing.

then i found a bunch of tranny stuff up in the attic while i was searchin for my 3x3's

it was built by wright
it was a mid engine trans that was used in a pretty heavy car. i belive the engine was a turbo 2180.. and when i got it third gear was stripped.
i pulled the super diff and hardend shift fork out off it and ran it in my car

geoffwg Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:07 pm

got my hiems!

and did a little work over the weekend

TJFIG Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:48 am

Hell yeah, and I'll be home soon to see it in person!

geoffwg Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:57 pm

ive been working at adjusting out my bump steer.

and also thinking about my shock set up.
single 2.0 resie
or 2.0 coil with a secondary by pass or smoothie

im also thinking about relocating my bottom mounts on the arms so i can run a longer shock....

geoffwg Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:59 pm

TJFIG wrote: Hell yeah, and I'll be home soon to see it in person!

good! imma put ya to work :wink:

geoffwg Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:51 am

alrighty its been a while,
ive been busy so here are the updates

finished my steering
it looks like i have the majority of my bump steer adjusted out,
fire wall almost finished, im making the remaining panels removable.

well hot dog! i got some coil overs
FOA 2.0 12 inch stroke
springs 200 tender and 300 main


bajamike560 Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:29 pm

Looking great.
Do you think there is enough spring rate? I have been doing a little looking around (I am in the market for coilovers myself) and some guys run a bit heavier rate, but mostly race cars.


geoffwg Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:03 am

thanks !
i was having the same problem trying to figure out spring rates,
it seems like the the 200 is a little soft but since it is 10 inches while the 300 spring is 14 inches, it has a good amount of droop and when the main spring kicks in it seems plenty stiff, i piled almost 400 pounds right on the front end and tried to compress the coils by jumping up and down, but i never got the arms to be level.
i know with the bug fully loaded it will be a different.
but worse case senerio i will go to a 350 or 400 main but i really dont think i will need to change. im estimating the car will weigh 2300 to 2500 when finished.

bajamike560 Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 pm

I do see the 350lb spring quite often talked about for primary.
There was a guy selling springs CHEAP on race dezert dot com a while back, I did not buy any, not sure what I need yet.
And I am in a whole new ballpark with going "A" arm front. :shock: Whole new adventure now.
Keep us posted on progress.


geoffwg Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:34 am

i will do that!
as soon as i get my jeep to pass smog i will be back in the garage for some bug time.
ive failed smog three times soo far :evil:

do you have a build thread for your a arm car???

bajamike560 Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:30 pm

3 TIMES??? They need a new sniffer... :lol:

No build thread yet, working on gathering parts and supplies before I start the thread. My goal is/was 2 years from this spring to be driving it. Could be close I think. :wink:


geoffwg Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:20 pm

bump stops and limit straps

full comp

im thinking i will run a support up too bumper
like soo...

and the bumper
im going to run two lights right below the bumper with a skid plate up to the bottom of the lights.... i will have to put up pics i would have trouble following that

and a rare sighting of sasquatch....

bajamike560 Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:32 am

Sasquatch, that is to funny... I think you are to far South... :P

Judging from the photos, the up stop tube with mount is what 3" or so? and the mock bar going up to bumper is close to stop/angle of arm hitting it so close to a straight line?
I might think about putting another piece from the side down to the stop. 1, how long the tube is. 2 photos do no justice on distance, area or dimension.

I am not nit picking it apart just giving untrained advice.
Overall car looks really BAD A$$. Just keep the momentum going, even if it is slow. (Ya I have room to talk lol)


thext94 Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:34 am

This thing is looking awesome!

geoffwg Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:05 pm

thanks guys!

i think sasquatch is a little far south! im right at home lol :wink:

alright as for the bump stop mounts
the whole lenght of the bump stop/mount is close to 5 1/2 inches

i am thinking i will run a tube from the side of the shock tower down to the mount as well as up to the bumper, triangulation is good!

a little bit of work a day will add up to something eventually, these last two days i made mounts for my fiberglass and got it finished up. ill post up some pics when i finish my bumper.

i want to finish my front end up by the 24th

mike, any closer to starting your car?

bajamike560 Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:27 am

Ha ha, yes and no...
I might have a buyer for my race car, still talking things out.
I spent $1500.00 on a lot buy of VW stuff I could not pass up, so THAT puts me that much $$$ behind on the build. But I should be money up if I sell for fair market value...


geoffwg Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:48 pm

alrighty....... ...

and a roller :D

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