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Posted by JEB21 | Nov 20, 2009 @ 04:29 PM | 2,253 Views
Built and painted.
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 23, 2009 @ 12:22 PM | 1,885 Views
Got the rear end done and installed. Drive shafts are all in place. All that is left, aside from the radio tray and a bit of misc., is the shocks. I should have no problem getting the shocks done in one or two nights after work this week. Hell, I built a set of tiny 1/18 scale shocks in a couple hours one day and these things are huge!

Now if Amain could get some engines in stock we'd be in business!
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 19, 2009 @ 12:57 PM | 2,236 Views
Now we're making progress. I've got the rear diff complete and the entire rear end assembly should be done tonight, barring another 14 hour work day.

This thing is starting to look like a race buggy and I'm going to need a motor soon. The Novarossi I've been holding out for is backordered everywhere so I may have to rethink a mill for this thing.
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 19, 2009 @ 12:51 PM | 2,234 Views
So I completed the center diff assembly and have dropped that into the car. The car is going together well, no problems other than the one duffed tie rod, which was builder error.
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 11, 2009 @ 12:39 PM | 2,315 Views
So I finished off the front end build last night and attached it to the chassis. Looking good. I started on the center diff and clutch assembly and I'm hoping to have that wrapped up after some quality time tonight and tomorrow night. So far so good. My replacement parts for the screwed up Tie-rod will be in today so I can get that dropped in and move on. This car is going together really well, quite a piece of engineering!
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 08, 2009 @ 01:37 PM | 1,985 Views
So I missed a couple nights in the shop due to some late nights at work. I did spend about an hour last night trying to finish off Bag B however. I got the front spindles and carrier assembly together as well as the sway bar attached and shock tower installed. I started on the tierods as well and we had our 1st incident. I cross threaded the bolt through the suspension ball in one of the tierods and it's a write off.

Ordered the replacement parts today, I don't want to waste any time. I'm hoping to have the front assembly complete tonight (minus the muffed tierod).
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 05, 2009 @ 11:56 AM | 2,204 Views
Second night in the shop and Bag B was on deck. 1st thing I noticed was the bag had enough parts to build a sizable space station. 2nd thing I noticed was that I would have a completed front end when all was said and done. That gave me the motivation to move forward rather than head for the couch and TV (although TV in the shop was on).

I spent about an hour and got the front differential and front spindle and CV assembly done. All seemed to go together smoothly although I'm not exactly sure what the finished assembly should feel like as this is my first diff build. Back at it tonight when I hope to get the front suspension arms completed and the remaining portion of the front end tomorrow.

I neglected to take pics of the completed differential and front spindle assemblies but will snap those tonight before I plow onward. Reminder to self...pick up more beer on the way home.
Posted by JEB21 | Mar 04, 2009 @ 12:39 PM | 2,112 Views
Night one, box out of the shrink wrap and all parts bags accounted for. There must be 1747 parts in here! A couple cold beers and Bag A is opened. Looks like tonight's task will be the steering assembly and fuel tank mounted to the chassis.

Finished about 50 minutes later and all looks good.