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Old 12-19-2013, 05:49 PM
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That is one bad ass bug!
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:33 PM
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That is one bad ass bug!
Thanks man I appreciate it.

Started working of the fire wall today and all of the last little bits of fab before we can put the real engine in and start final assembly. Speedway motors finally shipped the 7* reamer I needed to modify the spindles to accept the Mustang II rack. The frame tubes wound up lining up almost perfectly with the rack mounts. I couldn't have planned it that well if I had tried.

Front end is just about finished.

Not the greatest angle on the tie rods but at ride height it will be much better.

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:55 PM
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This is one nasty kool Bug !
Obviously you've built front suspensions before 'cause this one is turning out great, I'm assuming you have jigs made for the A-arms etc. What spindles and ball joints are you using?
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:26 AM
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I'm not a fan of bugs but this one is one I'd be proud to own
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:44 AM
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This is one nasty kool Bug !
Obviously you've built front suspensions before 'cause this one is turning out great, I'm assuming you have jigs made for the A-arms etc. What spindles and ball joints are you using?
I'm using S-10 spindles and ball joints with a mustang II rack. The a-arms are totally custom. Some people will baulk at the s-10 spindle set up but they are strong, infinitely upgradeable and came on fleet vehicles which means parts will be available and cheap forever. Believe it or not my trick for building these front suspensions is to do the drivers side totally free hand with no jig. Make it work and function as desired and then steal all of the dimensions for the passenger side. Keep it simple. This is the 4th one I've done this way and I haven't had any problems so far.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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Cool looking car and the fab looks nice,however that front end looks like it's going to have some wicked bump steer
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:09 AM
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Wow! This is one awesome bug. I'm really diggin' the fat tires. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:33 AM
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Cool looking car and the fab looks nice,however that front end looks like it's going to have some wicked bump steer
Your right. There will be some bump steer for sure but I anticipate that it really wont come into play until somewhere around the end of a 4.5" suspension stroke. I think we'll be way over driving the car when it becomes a factor. I'll find out and let you know
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:50 PM
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With the tie rods being angled back so much, what's that going to do to the akerman ?

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Old 12-20-2013, 04:23 PM
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So you just had to go and post this build
There is a convertible bug set up for a 350 SBC for sale on CL near me.
I have been eyeballing it and they have dropped the price already.
Well maybe if Santa is good to me.
Excellent workmanship. And a great build.
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