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Old 01-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #46
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Thanks 85turbo12a. It's nowhere near the quality of yours or 2gslse's build, but it's been fun. The rear suspension was supposed to be the easy part, but whadda I know? What else am I going to do anyway?

DGRR '13: Invasion of the silver 1stGens.
I think your car is a very high quality build and very original, eventually I will need to do some major work to the rear to allow it to hook up and handle well. Just think I will have an egg under my foot on the dragon and you will be able to flat foot it all the way with the traction available. How many silver FB's you think will be there?






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Old 01-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #47
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If we ever got them perfect, we'd probably be so bored we'd have to get a different project anyway. I like riding the edge of traction in corners so ironing out the suspension was a priority for me. Donuts are fun, but not when you run into stuff.

I thought about using my 8.8, but the added unsprung weight was prohibitive. I plan on staying with the rotary so the GSL-SE rear should handle most power levels I'm likely to achieve. I can see where it's an absolute necessity with the power and torque yours will be putting down though. From what I've read the SE rears are fine up to about 350 - 400hp.

The uneven Watts link was less than ideal, but the super short angled upper arms are the big culprit in suspension bind and driveline angle change. Which is why a lot of guys don't run a rear swaybar, the bind already provides enough swaybar effect. After cycling the stock suspension a few times without springs I saw that it had a LOT of bind.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #48
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I think your car is a very high quality build and very original, eventually I will need to do some major work to the rear to allow it to hook up and handle well. Just think I will have an egg under my foot on the dragon and you will be able to flat foot it all the way with the traction available.
Thanks, but it's pretty rough. Egg under foot. Yeah, I can see that. It could be worse, you could still be on the 185/70 13s.

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How many silver FB's you think will be there?
I know of at least three though, if I can get mine wrapped up in time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #49
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I really like the work you're putting into the rear end, the chopping and fabbing up on everything is awesome. I like the new wheels too!
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I really like the work you're putting into the rear end, the chopping and fabbing up on everything is awesome. I like the new wheels too!
Thanks Brett, trying to provide your parts with a good home.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:07 PM   #51
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FINALLY! Got one side fabricated and welded in. Needs a lot of cleanup before I prime the rest of it and apply seam sealer. Some of my welds got mighty ugly, but they'll do the job.


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Ugly welds or not, that's awesome Gunny.
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Ugly welds or not, that's awesome Gunny.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. Not up to the par of your FD, but I'm trying. I really have to learn when not to get carried away.
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great build!
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great work. i'd never have the patience or the nerve to go that far with a build. props man.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence. Not up to the par of your FD, but I'm trying. I really have to learn when not to get carried away.
I wasn't saying you had ugly welds, I was basically saying I couldn't tell from the pics whether they were ugly or not LOL, but it didn't matter because it's awesome regardless. And either way, they'd be better than anything I welded lol. Didn't realize you knew my car either lol.
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Thanks guys. I've seen pictures of your car speedjunkie and it's very nice. Now if I could just remember where I saw them, I suffer from CRS (Can't Remember Shit)?
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Wheel Well (other side) by GySgtFrank, on Flickr

Driver's side wheel housing fabricated, welded, and etching primer applied. Ready to bolt back in and weld tomorrow. Did my best to mirror the passenger side.
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OK. I've spent way too much time on this part, but it's done, except for seam seal and undercoating. All fitted, welded, cleaned up, and primed. Have to build the enclosure for the third link in the middle and I'm done inside the car.


wheelwell LF by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


wheelwell LR by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


wheelwell RF by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


wheelwell RR by GySgtFrank, on Flickr


wheelwell inside Left by GySgtFrank, on Flickr
with spring perch installed.

It's amazing how much longer things take than what you had planned for.
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That's pretty damn awesome. This is giving me bad ideas of a SA/FB with the IRS out of a FC. The thought of my engine/drivetrain in a ligher chassis makes me drool. One project at a time...
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