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Old 07-08-2019, 07:27 PM
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That guy is a welding machine.
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If you are going to race the car I would continuously weld the chassis instead of stitch or skip weld.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:38 PM
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If you are going to race the car I would continuously weld the chassis instead of stitch or skip weld.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:38 AM
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It all looks fantastic, can I ask how many spools of wire and tanks of Argon you went through? Very Nice work, I had never heard anyone mention stiffening the engine cradle before.
Can I ask how you cut the 1/4" line for the chrome moly addition? Plasma cutter?
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Mytro View Post
If you are going to race the car I would continuously weld the chassis instead of stitch or skip weld.
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Seam welding the Chassis should provide torsional rigidity and reduce chassis flex or twisting under load, especially in corners; and help the suspension keep all four wheels planted to the road to maximise mechanical grip. You might want to take a file or grinder to some of those welds to clean them up a bit, aesthetics and performance or not mutually exclusive (just a thought) - pics follow might be a reference point for some build ideas - nice project - looking forward to the end result - Regards - GV








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What is he using the propane torch for?
Pre heating the weld area?
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Originally Posted by Westlotorn View Post
It all looks fantastic, can I ask how many spools of wire and tanks of Argon you went through? Very Nice work, I had never heard anyone mention stiffening the engine cradle before.
Can I ask how you cut the 1/4" line for the chrome moly addition? Plasma cutter?
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One big spool and not sure how much gas. The cut was made with a grinder with cut off wheel
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What is he using the propane torch for?
Pre heating the weld area?
The frame was powder coated when I got it.Comes off easier with some heat then a wire wheel. It is pre heating though
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I will clean up some welds and the frame will be off to the powder coaters. So lets get back to the body. When using a stock style chassis wheel size is usually limited the first thing is the spring and trailing arm. The frame is about even with the inner wheel tub. You can use a shorter spring and double offset trailing arms to gain about 1 1/2 inch inboard or run a 18" or bigger wheel with the stock length spring and offset trailing arms. I gained about 2" of room with the widened quarters. So with the chassis out of the car whatever room I have between the inside fender lip and inner wheel tub is what I have for tire size.

This is a 315-35-17 not what I would run because it has to be 18 or bigger to go around the spring. But it dose give me an idea of how much tire will fit. This fits with about a 1/2inch clearance on both sides


This tire is to short
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Reno; Nice body work, did good, the fenders look sensational, what colour have you in mind to paint ? - Regards GV
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Originally Posted by reno stallion View Post
The frame was powder coated when I got it.Comes off easier with some heat then a wire wheel. It is pre heating though

When you integrate the cage it will make the chassis much stiffer.

Post weld heating and air cooling for stress relief does help fatigue resistance at weld junctions with chrome moly. I don't think heat can be applied to the hidden 1/4" vertical stiffener/shear panel in the cross member, not without risking elongation distortion, but it will help at future localized cage junctions.

I wish your welder/fabricator the best in the upcoming competition, and you the same with your car.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:03 PM
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Reno; Nice body work, did good, the fenders look sensational, what colour have you in mind to paint ? - Regards GV
You will see very soon
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You will see very soon
Did you decide to go with the "blue" ? - found these pics, wide flares & wide wheels !








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Did you decide to go with the "blue" ? - found these pics, wide flares & wide wheels !








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Wow I like that nice dish on the wheels. I should be able to run something close to that
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[QUOTE=roadster65;1599728932]Did you decide to go with the "blue" ?




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That's a great color!
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Did you decide to go with the "blue" ? - found these pics, wide flares & wide wheels !








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Dayum….. that looks good.....
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That's a very nice hue of Blue, Reno …. hmmm; the possibilities !






This is the paint that Pat put down on his car (PTJSK) …straight out of the "gun"

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...e-63-a-26.html




and here's another style with the big flares and the big wheels ….. great stance; one of my favourites ..




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I really wanted to do it in single stage urethane for a more period correct sheen but could not get it that way. At least not in California and for some reason Porsche only has the formula in base coat clear. CRAP. I do still like it though. But haven't seen it in person yet
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The sheen on that paint looks really good, great colour choice, offset with black or chrome/polished alloy; either way will look sensational - GV

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I really wanted to do it in single stage urethane for a more period correct sheen but could not get it that way. At least not in California and for some reason Porsche only has the formula in base coat clear. CRAP. I do still like it though. But haven't seen it in person yet

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