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Old March 30th 2013, 17:15
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Nice! very dedicated pick-up points you made.
Thanks Walter, I'm pretty pleased with it myself.
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Old April 13th 2013, 16:35
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Time to close the sides of the spare wheel well (inner wings)
Made a new sheet metal piece and welded it in place.


All nice again


Fitted the left A-arm so that I can start on the upper mount. Also tried the Porsche skitplate. It's a small piece to protect the front of the torsiontube.



Next step; change the front strut again. Now I will weld the top piece of a golf strut to the Porsche strut. This way the golf shocks will axially fit


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Old April 17th 2013, 07:54
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On the left side the hood releasecable has to move


The hood releasecable will run on the front of the topmount, you can also see the top of the shock coming through the innerwing.


Starting to look like where getting there.



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Old April 17th 2013, 17:44
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Looks awesome. I cant wait to see the final product and hear how well this setup handles compared to stock
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Old April 18th 2013, 15:09
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Looks awesome. I cant wait to see the final product and hear how well this setup handles compared to stock
Thanks, I am pretty curious my self.
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Old April 20th 2013, 08:47
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Bit more done to the frontwheel suspension.





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Old April 27th 2013, 08:21
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That's about right.


Shortend the other side and welded the golf1 piece on top.



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Old April 29th 2013, 14:28
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Had a few hours Oval time today
Hood release welded again.


All the steering brackets etc. removed and tried the R&P steering. It seems that there is to little space to mount the steering in the back of the struts, so I switched Left and Right and now I will be searching for an English R&P.
Also tried some wheels, When I am sure that they are perfectly aligned, I start the def. welds.





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Old April 29th 2013, 16:42
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Looking good. The purist will have a cow when they see struts on an Oval. I love it.
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Old April 29th 2013, 16:46
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looking good. The purist will have a cow when they see struts on an oval. I love it.
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Old May 10th 2013, 13:51
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After more searching and reading about the ackermaan geometry, I decided to change the angle of the steering rods.


R&P mounted.




To avoid bumpsteer, the steering rod's should be parallel to the A-arm.


After lowering the steering rack by 1,5cm, the rods are parallel and bumpsteer Will be minimal.


Tomorrow I will do some tests with a wheel mounted, hopefully I got it right.

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The inner ball joints on the rack should be over the inner pivot point for the lower control arms paralleling the angle the strut travels in. Suspension geometry is tricky!!!!

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Old May 11th 2013, 15:47
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The inner ball joints on the rack should be over the inner pivot point for the lower control arms paralleling the angle the strut travels in. Suspension geometry is tricky!!!!

Jason
I know. They are almost in line, it is very hard to find a rack with the exact width. And yes, it is very tricky.

Thanks for thinking with me.

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Old May 11th 2013, 15:58
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Today I checked the clearance of the rods with my own wheels.

The track wheels (fuch's) fit perfect.


The street wheels have clearance but have a bad ET (to far out)
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Old May 15th 2013, 08:24
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Now the front is (almost) ready, I started on the (new) gearbox mount. (the enginelid has to be closed)




I think I have to move the gearbox foreward.

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