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Offline Paul New

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New front half
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:42:41 AM »
Going to be cutting the front half off of the car soon as after last weekend it is a little bent up. I know I will be needing to have a custom front axle bent as my old front axle was a narrowed MW that I made into a 2-piece and I want a one piece axle. The axle is not the reason the crash happened but I didn't like the way it performed it flexed at the spice point. Just looking for ideas on uprights and diagonal supports to keep the frame from flexing.


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Re: New front half
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 08:47:45 AM »
no problem

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Re: New front half
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 01:13:59 PM »
I was planning on getting ahold of you Bruce

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Re: New front half
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 08:30:39 PM »
I went for a drive today to Boise and was able to check out a really nice car
I was told Roo built this one

Here is a Parks car that has the diagonal going the opposite direction that looks like a slip joint? I saw this one at our June race



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Re: New front half
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2015, 05:39:46 AM »
Paul,
       yep, Kenny's is one of mine. Originally built for Jimmy Gravitt out of Illinois some time ago. My newer cars have the rails sleeved at the uprights and generally the motor is a little further out.
   The N & P car is also a little older as it is their earlier high seat design.

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Offline Paul New

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Re: New front half
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 01:17:30 PM »
I do like the clean look of your chassis very sanitary! I am going to start cutting my front half off soon, going to maintain my 200" WB and engine position out 42"

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Re: New front half
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 05:00:35 PM »
Finally started the project today gutted it and cut it in half


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Re: New front half
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 06:16:52 PM »
Finally worked on it again today decided to cut out the rear end upright and move some things around a little since I am this far what the heck


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Re: New front half
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2015, 04:21:10 PM »
Did a little work this weekend with my dad and brother


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Re: New front half
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2015, 04:22:25 PM »
A couple more


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Re: New front half
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2015, 07:10:07 PM »
Very nice Paul. Your Christmas present. ;)
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Re: New front half
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2015, 07:23:09 PM »
Did a little work this weekend with my dad and brother


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Re: New front half
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2015, 09:07:52 PM »
There needs to be a thumbs up...Nice
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways

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Re: New front half
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 05:49:29 AM »
Thank you! We do 98% of our race work as a family when we go to the track its 100% family time dad, mom, brother, wife, and kids.

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Re: New front half
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