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  1. #41
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    x2 Keep up the good work. This has always been a cool build to me

    Trey

    "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
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    1979 WS6 Trans Am stock LT1/T56 drive train out of my Formula. BMW M-parallel rims. C5/C6 brakes

    build thread https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=begins


  2. #42
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    very cool build.
    There are 2 factors in Autocross, Tires and the loose nut behind the wheel.

    Paul Grala
    69 Mach 1 project (For Sale)
    78 Cobra
    87 GT
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  3. #43
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    Incredible engineering. Great build!
    Tom
    1970 Firebird Twin Turbo
    Thanks to: Sun Title, All Speed Customs, Forgiato Wheels, Corbeau Seats, Wilwood Brakes, Optima Batteries, QA1, Ididit, CPP, Keisler Engineering, Visner Engine Development, Bullseye Turbos, Kris Horton Designs

  4. #44
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    Very cool build. Mad skills!

  5. #45
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    Great SolidWorks modeling... subscribing to this and EAGERLY awaiting updates/progress :D :D
    1972 Nova, forged LQ4 with twin 6466's, T56 Magnum, OEM subframe w/ Speedtech front, Chassisworks gLink rear, Ridetech coils & Wilwoods, with a rear floater in the works --> http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/conver...1972-nova.html

  6. #46
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    I have been following you on your blog,and probably since you started building this car..you where one of the first to report from scandinavia about pro touring cars.

  7. #47
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    Wow! I like the way you are building the parts. Keep up the nice work!

    Robert

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    Nicely done. Looking forward to more updates!

    Andrew
    1970 GTO Version 2.0
    1967 Cougar build
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    As a 74 Firebird project owner, you're blowing my mind, man!

  10. #50
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    I can't say I've seen a De Dion axle under a pro-touring car.....what a novel idea.
    Have you considered a Watts link rather than the panhard rod to locate the tube?
    Great fabrication, way out of my league....very interesting project!
    Regards,
    Leigh

    Sydney, Australia
    1971 Firebird 455

    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

  11. #51
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    Good Lord, this car is insane. Beautiful work so far.

    -matt

  12. #52
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    Wow! What a feedback I got here!
    Thanks for all the comments, that really boosts my motivation!

    Quote Originally Posted by LeighP View Post
    I can't say I've seen a De Dion axle under a pro-touring car.....what a novel idea.
    Have you considered a Watts link rather than the panhard rod to locate the tube?
    Great fabrication, way out of my league....very interesting project!
    Yes, I've considered a watts link. However, the car will be quite stiff (our roads are much better compared to what I've seen in the states and I'm more into performance than comfort) and won't have much more than +-1,5" travel. I won't gain very much with a watts at that short travel. It's also much easier to get a low roll center with the panhard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonsnake View Post
    I have been following you on your blog,and probably since you started building this car..you where one of the first to report from scandinavia about pro touring cars.
    Thanks for the cred! I was quite early with it but it also took much longer than I expected for others to pay attention to the "trend" and the serious builds are still easily counted on two hands (at least Firebirds...).

    Quote Originally Posted by frojoe View Post
    Great SolidWorks modeling... subscribing to this and EAGERLY awaiting updates/progress :D :D
    I might be able to offer some real CAD-p0rn later....

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    Latest pics! Uploaded them yesterday so I could show them here


    The dedion is finished for test fit in the car (it's just spot welded - welding it after I know it fits).





    There are alot of funny cut angles to the tubes. Instead of milling them in the correct angle (some tubes meet up to three others, so that means three different cuts/mills), I'm printing the circumference from Solid Works and cut it with a angle grinder instead. Tadaaah - 1 minute instead of 20 mins in the mill...



    The ends of the dedion are also done. By put shims between these and the dedion I'll be able to adjust toe.


    Yeah, I know. My TIG-welds aren't showstoppers. They do the work, but I'm very new to tigwelding...



    The ends are seen here. Haven't had time to mount them IRL yet.

  14. #54
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    Well this is an insane build. Alot of stuff which i can't understand making it all the color. Good luck with it, and what part of Europe are you in? I am located on this part of the earth at the moment too
    68 Camaro RS twin turbo
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...d-Intent-V-2-0

    1993 Toyota Supra 6768 Built Single Turbo


    Slow Lifted Jeep No TURBO :(

    Randal F

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    Latest thing is that the lincoln hubs has been modified for the porsche bolt pattern.

    Stock hub;


    Of course, the hub was too small, so I had to add some extra material. There for a ring was made;



    The ring was heated and the hub was freezed to simplify the pressing...


    Take a deep breath, get the ring and put it in the press. After that, run and get the hub from the freezer and throw it on top of the ring and start pressing as fast as you can... I actually had to make three rings - the first one went wrong so I had to cut it of with the angle grinder...


    Tadaaah!


    Hub after a while in the mill... Now there's BMW/GM and Porsche-pattern. There's also the possibility of running center bolt with both BMW/GM and Porsche. A Volvo/Lincoln pattern could also easily be added in the future if I want to...
    So, finding new wheels in the future won't be a problem, haha...


    Finished with a little paint on it;


    Of curse, I just HAD to try it on the wheel!

    (It's a front wheel. The rear wheels has 3,5" lips)

    Inside;



    I glass blasted the uprights and coated them with one layer of clearcoat to have the new-look lasting a little longer.


    I made a couple of bushings for the lower holes in the uprights;


    Brake cooling also had to be done before mounting the hub in the upright...


    Mounted;

  17. #57
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    BTW. Is there anyone who is willing to do me a BIG favor by receiving some smaller parcels (probably 6-10 parcels with fuel pumps, filters, fittings and other smaller parts) from ebay and them repacking them into a new, bigger box and then ship them to me in Sweden. That way I just have to pay one shipment and not ten...

    You must have paypal so I can transfer money for shipping and handling...

    If you willing to help, send me a PM.

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    New update...

    The center bolt hubs are done.



    Detail view of the center bolt axle. Pretty much fabrication in this piece. All handmade, no CNC (wish I had one though...)




    Exploded view. The left thing is supposed to be the half shaft. Then there's washer, center bolt axle, fixing ring between axle and hub, center ring for the wheel (since porsche has bigger holes than Lincoln) and a locking ring to prevent things from falling off.


    Finished! Next thing is to test fit the axle in the body. I can't wait! I feel like a child on christmas eve, haha.

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    looking good!
    Confucius says, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"

    My build Beast

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