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Author Topic: New Liner Build, Fresno, CA  (Read 40904 times)
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« on: February 24, 2012, 03:47:24 PM »

Well, it's been a while. The first thread I had for the new streamliner was lost due to a glitch or something.
Any way, on with the progress. We will be running H/BFS. We have completed the front hubs and tandem steering. The motor is being assembled by Cycle Tune here in Fresno and the rear section of the body is in process. I want to take this opprotunity to welcome ARP  to our team. They will be providing all of the fasteners for the car. A special thanks to them!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 04:46:59 PM »

Do both front wheels steer?  (Is this a dumb question?)
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 04:51:53 PM »

Stan, it says tandem, I think that means both. cheers
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 04:52:10 PM »

Easier to see.


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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 06:07:20 PM »

Eye gotta lern two reed bettre.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 06:09:22 PM »

Eye gotta lern two reed bettre.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 12:31:45 AM »

Yup. Both wheels steer. They actually turn in the same direction. Pretty good for a guy like me to accomplish. Shoot, I have a hard time chewing gum and walking at the same time.

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 12:41:12 AM »

Here are a few early pictures of the roll cage back from the original thread. 1 3/4" dia. .120" wall 4130. This was really tough stuff to bend. We were lucky to get it correct the first time.


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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 01:36:35 AM »

Don't you just love the way 4130 welds!! Nothing like MIL Spec clean metal.  Beautiful job, and looking good!

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 02:01:36 AM »

You had a lot of nice shots in the old thread, I looked and could not find them. I Slims guy is worth a Dodge he can recover the old images. Thanks for the update
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 11:21:43 AM »

I will post the older build pictures as we go along now. Actually, I think ist's better to start over clean anyway.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 03:07:36 PM »

I read the old thread, but I think it will be just as good the second time around!

Great build!
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 03:33:12 PM »

Didn't you have some seat shots?

Also, I will throw this question out. I see you tied the rear frame tube into an upright at the outside corners of the shoulder hoop in typical dragster fashion. I am getting ready to work on this part of my frame. Is this the preferred method to do this? I am thinking about how things can come apart in an event. Looking at designing in a "breaking point" should something drastic happen. Thanks, Trent
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 03:42:59 PM »

Trent, did you notice the fire bottle set up like I told you was a good idea when there is a space problem, BTW, in alll of my years I have never seen a frame failure in this area. Seen engines come out but no frame seperation.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 05:13:32 PM »

Hi Tman,
Good question. Hope you don't mind my long answer.
I am not sure if other chassis builders agree with the way I did this but, there is a good reason why I built it this way. In my opinion your doing great by thinking ahead incase of an event. You definitely have the right idea.
Take a look. You will notice a slight bend at each of the top rear compression frame rails just befor the tie in to those corner uprights. This bend provides a "weak" link. I perfer to call it a hinge.  This type of connection, by design, creates an area for deformation when subjected to high compression or tension forces. (Dynamic Energy Release) Hopefully diverting this energy from the driver.


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