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  1. #61
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    That looks great! nice fab work!



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    very cool!
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    I see what you mean about the Watts link.....with that small suspension travel and the panhard mounted in the right plane, you'll have almost no sideways movement to speak off. Much simpler, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeighP View Post
    Much simpler, as well.
    Indeed.
    Perhaps a mumford would fit the dedion - both are quite rare in the protouring culture. ;)

    Latest pics;
    The "kit" together with the mock up trailing(?) arms



    34 turned or/and milled details, 95" weld (when it's done), alot of cutting, some high tensile sheet metal and a couple of hundred hours in CAD... Quite a lot of work before it was done.

    The dedion is assembled and prepared for the body. It would be nice with a transparent body so it would be possible to see the suspension.



    I'll mount it next time I'm in the garage!
    Keep your fingers crossed that everything fits as it should.

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    That looks so sick! I hope that translates.
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    Looking great!! As a draftsman myself, seeing the CAD-porn come to reality is my favorite part, I can't wait to see it back sitting on the new wheels.

    -matt

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    I live in Sweden
    cool i am in France, the stuff you are doing is awesome!!!!!!!!!! One off custom ;)
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    Slow Lifted Jeep No TURBO :(

    Randal F

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    Ripper, I tried returning your message but your PM Inbox is full.

    -matt

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    Yeah, I got an e-mail that said my inbox was full. It should work now... a limit of 50 PM ain't much, though. Is there an auto-delete-function that's possible to activate?


    BTW guys;
    Rear suspension is in;

    Don't have time to write anything now, but I'll update with more pics within a couple of days...

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    so, its been at least a couple of days.....

    i really dig this thread. love the car. and the out of the box thinking. great to see.

    michael
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    Hey Anders, I somehow completely missed this thread.....wow!!! Since you "finished"" your car a lot has happened

    I am now subscribed.....excellent fabrication work, I am very impressed!

    Martin
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    Martin and Michael, thanks for the comments!


    Well, it's been a while since the last update. I've been working rather intense on the Pontiac but much visible progress hasn't been made. I have mostly been working on replacing sheet metal in the rear parts of the body...
    Anyway, before I started with that, some more technical updates were made;

    The rear links for the dedion were finished. Oh well, they need to be welded but I call them finished anyway - otherwise NOTHING would be finished on this project right now. Everything is either waiting for welding, milling, surface treatment or something else...


    Everything, except for the bushings is homemade, of course...

    It's hard to take a good photo of these things installed, but here's an attempt:


    I started replacing some sheet metal panels in late July and that's about where I am right now. Been working on the car 11-15hrs/week and I'm still not finished. I guess I could be if I've been a little bit faster but I like to be thorough. And it's first time working with sheet metal panels, so I want to get it good at the first try.
    Anyway, the rear panel needed to be replaced, so did the rear fenders, large parts of the floor, the sheet metal behind the rear fenders and some other spots that I don't remember right now.
    I'm about to puke at welding rust, but I'll be finished within the next couple of weeks. Atleast that's what I'm telling myself, haha.

    So, away with this;


    Then there's this left;


    taking a closer look....


    Covering the rusty parts with new metal!

    (Just kidding, all the rusty parts were replaced)
    The rear section hasn't been welded yet, i'ts been on and off a couple of times for work on the sheet metal behind. I think it's about psychology as well, I simply don't have the guts to permanently weld it to the body in case I missed anything...

    Then there was the quarter panels...

    And the lack of metal behind to weld them to...


    But the bumper never fit so good to the body that it does now!

    One of the QPs were replaced before. A quite bad job and that was probably why the bumper never really had a good fit against the body.


    Then I found a 26 gallons ATL-cell for sale about a mile from my garage so I just couldn't resist to buy it. Just a year old and in very good shape.


    I was (of course) on my way to build my own 30 gal fuel cell in aluminum, but this was just better since I saved some time (which I already spent on welding rusty panels...) and the ATL-cell is probably a more safe way to go since it both has foam and a bladder inside.

    It'll be mounted in a steel compartment to protect it from stones and other things flying around under the car.


    Here's a picture of the tank I was going to build myself. I'm actually glad I didn't started that project even though it would have offered less compromises than with the ATL-cell.
    Careful readers notes that the bottom is tilted 9 to make room for the coming venturi tunnel. I'll have to mount the ATL-cell higher up in the body since the bottom is flat. That will raise the CGH. Oh, well. You never find the optimum solution for anything, all these car projects are always about compromising...

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    I've also got a Solid Works license with some extra add-ins at work, so now I'll be able to present higher quality images instead of those standard CAD screen dumps.

    Standard CAD


    From now on;


    Those are my front calipers BTW, Wilwood P6R which has been refurbed with new O-rings and some new pistons. I'm aiming at 2500 lbs (w/o gas and driver), so those calipers will probably be more than enough...

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    Wow.
    Very nice work. Quite humbling actually.
    I realize I am a guy with a nice car, doing some high tech mods.
    A newbie.
    No worries. Still OK.
    You my friend are a Craftsman and Artist.
    Well Done......

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    Digging the wheels and rear end setup. Follewed this back when you were installing the Electromotive/TEC 2 system.

    Great that you have access to the machines. machine work especially one -offs can get very pricey.

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    Awesome work on an awesome car!

    Dave Van Nuys
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    Impressive work! Nice to see another great project from Scandinavia! Will difinitely be following your build, so keep up the good work.

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    Looking great! Loving the progress!

    -matt

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    Good progress. I may have missed this, so I apologize in advance, but how is the axle located laterally? Is there a panhard rod or a watts?

    Andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
    Good progress. I may have missed this, so I apologize in advance, but how is the axle located laterally? Is there a panhard rod or a watts?

    Andrew
    Had to go back an look myself once you mentioned it, check out the CAD drawings in post 38. You can see some of the axle side mounts in the more recent pictures too.

    Robert

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