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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:45 pm 
 
Any updates? I'm very interested in how this turns out, as I'm lookin for a rearend for the Elky. I've got two 8.8's laying in the shop, which would save me the headache of finding a 12 bolt.


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:27 am 
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I'm still waiting on the prototypes. I'm planning on calling them today and see how they are coming with them.

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:25 am 
 
Any chance of getting weld on spring perches and shock mounts for this kit?


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:15 am 
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78gp wrote:
Any chance of getting weld on spring perches and shock mounts for this kit?

Right now I don't think I would have time to get them designed and out with the kit but maybe later if the need is there.

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 pm 
 
Quick question are we going to be able to hook up the antiswaybars to these arms you are building or are we going to have to have something spcecial? :-k I would like to reuse my sway bar if possible. :D


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:34 pm 
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78gp wrote:
Quick question are we going to be able to hook up the antiswaybars to these arms you are building or are we going to have to have something spcecial? :-k I would like to reuse my sway bar if possible. :D


Good question. No sway bar mounts on these arms. My intention was for this kit to be use more for racing than street use b/c it will use rod ends to compensate for the different lateral angles. I am designing an UCA that will have a poly bushing on the chassis side tho for those street/strip applications.

Kevin

Update:
I test fitted the protoype parts tonight and they didn't fit as nice as I had hoped. They don't need much modifying but I have to talk to the company that made them and have them make changes.

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:21 pm 
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any pics of the mock up????

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:36 pm 
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James Bond wrote:
any pics of the mock up????

Not yet. I just tore it all apart...

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:38 am 
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Here is a sneak peak of what's been done so far and obvioulsy not all the parts are shown in the pictures (ie bushings, control arms, etc). These pics are only showing how the bucket fits in the frame. New control arm parts and bushings are still being designed and prototyped and I should have samples next week. Once everything is developed it will all be sent out for zinc plating.

This new design is being made as a complete Bolt-In to fit all G-Body cars and kits are being designed to fit a variety of rearends.

New Kits are being designed for:
Grand National 10-bolt rearend
G-body with A-body 12-bolt rearend
G-Body with Ford Mustang 8.8 rearend
G-body with Ford 9" rearend


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:00 am 
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I'm assuming that the pictures are of the passenger side upper. Will there be a sleeve over the bolt shown? Can (should?) the kit optionally be welded in?


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:32 am 
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Norm Peterson wrote:
I'm assuming that the pictures are of the passenger side upper. Will there be a sleeve over the bolt shown? Can (should?) the kit optionally be welded in?


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Yes, the passenger side is shown. Yes, a spacer will be used where the bolt is and the bucket can be welded to the torque box but not needed. A hole will need to be drilled from the bottom of the torque box into the bucket so the bucket is bolted down real good so there will be two bolts holding the bucket to the frame.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:32 am 
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that bracket is a good idea. i wanted to lower the front side of my uca but the increment was such that the new hole would overlap the original. I don't know which rear that is for, 8.8? but if you make that for the 8.5 gn rear i would suggest having the new holes start nearly in line with the original. maybe just offset 1/2 hole dia. at least that would work for me :)

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:50 am 
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James Bond wrote:
that bracket is a good idea. i wanted to lower the front side of my uca but the increment was such that the new hole would overlap the original. I don't know which rear that is for, 8.8? but if you make that for the 8.5 gn rear i would suggest having the new holes start nearly in line with the original. maybe just offset 1/2 hole dia. at least that would work for me :)

Exactly! These are also being made now and each set of brackets will come with several mounting holes to fine tune the IC position depending on the cars ride height.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:48 pm 
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When do think the control arm boxes will be ready?

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:09 pm 
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dvanhorn wrote:
When do think the control arm boxes will be ready?

I'm hoping in about 3 weeks..

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