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Unread 2nd June 2018, 10:49 PM
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That car (I guess you can still call it that) is truly amazing. Mind you, your daily is amazing too!
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Unread 28th August 2018, 06:58 PM
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I am back to work on Ol' Silver, but not in the physical yet. So a couple months back, I tested the foz out at the dike by running it through whoops and hitting two little jumps at only like 45mph (the nurple did this section at about 55 to 60mph with the Hotbits). We got back to the shop and found the front coilovers rubbing on each other and the left side cantilever rotated out of whack. The mounting plate for the cantilever had bent up around the bolt that goes through the frame rail. I suspected this would be the failure point of the cantilever setup, but it was still a bummer.

Fast forward to now: I have motivation again, so I designed some lower control arms to allow me to mount the shocks vertically like a truck. I always thought there wasn't enough room but I mocked it up recently and there is just barely enough room. So once I get these cut out and put together, I will make upper coilover mounts and then hopefully the front will done for the most part.

Screenshot (7) by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Screenshot (8) by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

The next project will either be changing the rear suspension or building a cage with a spare tire mount that will stick out through the hatch and hold two spares vertically with the fuel filler neck between them. That should help the weight distribution a bit.

I should also note that I have decided to change focus on this build. I do not plan on racing it anymore. I just want to make it a little pre-runner and use it to keep getting better at fabrication and to keep learning more about suspension design.
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Unread 24th December 2018, 03:01 PM
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So a few months ago I got my LCA pieces and started to weld them together and also started trimming the fenders for 33's. I also started making a tow bar for it so I can pull it behind my GX470 though i'm not sure it'll be as good of an idea as I think it is. Currently all projects are unfinished, including the roof rack I made for the Lexus that is now completely rusty lol. It's a PITA having to do everything at my work because I have to be able to get the car in and out of the shop in one weekend which often means that I tear it down to get measurements or to mock stuff up then have to put it all back together just to drive it home and let it sit for a couple more weeks.

20181130_211902 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

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Unread 24th December 2018, 09:21 PM
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I'm very jealous of your welding skills!
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