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« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2009, 08:31:53 PM »

John,,, may I ask you what the width is between the  frame rails at the top of the kick up?
(inside frame rail to inside frame rail, at or near the highhest point about where you will mount the crossmember for upper shock mounts)

also  the length from one of the lower 4 link holes (where the rod end bolts to)  to the centerline of the axle tube ?  (that should be very close to 27" if I did my math correctly)

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« Reply #106 on: June 04, 2009, 06:12:18 AM »

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« Reply #107 on: June 04, 2009, 06:20:43 AM »

Photo of fabricated rear housing.
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« Reply #108 on: June 04, 2009, 07:47:15 AM »

John, seat cushion (sp) can't be thicker than 1".
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« Reply #109 on: June 04, 2009, 08:05:02 AM »

GH.  Thanks for info.  I'm leaning toward a full cushion seat; some seats have a lumbar insert.  R. John.
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« Reply #110 on: June 04, 2009, 08:46:54 AM »

John,
   Another thing to look at while positioning the seat. Put on the helmet that you are going to wear. That is the limiting factor on your field of view, both of the inside [guages and controls] and the track in front. Everything looks good and handy until you put on the helmet and are strapped to the seat with limited movement and the starter pulls you down until your chin touchs your chest and suddenly you can't see over the dash like a 16 year old on his driving test. Something to think about when picking a helmet.
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« Reply #111 on: June 04, 2009, 10:15:07 AM »


 John,
 That  axle  housing  is  a  work of  art! your chassis  guy is  one  of  the  better Ive  seen. Hes  quite  the  welder!

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« Reply #112 on: June 05, 2009, 07:38:31 AM »

Buickguy3

I read your email and then sat in the car, I see your point, interesting.  TNXs.

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« Reply #113 on: June 06, 2009, 05:40:20 AM »

More photos.
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« Reply #114 on: June 09, 2009, 05:24:43 PM »

A couple of photos.
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« Reply #115 on: June 11, 2009, 05:37:44 AM »

The front end parts arrived. 
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« Reply #117 on: June 13, 2009, 08:55:53 AM »

John,, man I hate that your front end stuff was not as you expected... I am sure guys will get it right.

I used a kit as well and thankfully I had the opposite,,, all was new stuff, down to the nuts, bolts, washers etc.. all bagged and tagged... It took me and Joe less than 90 minutes to unpack and assemble the mock up front stub...(1/2 that time was cutting a drilling the supports to get the ride height correct)

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« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2009, 05:21:48 AM »

Does anyone have information on the weight of a stock 53 Stude coupe and the front and rear weight percentages?
 
TNXs.
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« Reply #119 on: June 16, 2009, 10:25:40 AM »

John,  I do not know the front to back weight ratio's,,, but my guess would be 52 to 53 % on the front.

Here are the weights for a 53 Coupe

Champion Inline 6 Coupe  2,760
Commander V8 Coupe 3,180  (bigger motor and heavier frame etc,,, same body)

Both the Inline 6 and V8 coupes had the same 120.5"  wheelbase..

Hope that helps

Charles

I estimate my 53 Stude in Race trim to weigh 3500 to 3600 (without me)  For Maxton, Texas and Loring, I do not see the need to increase the weight,,, I have been told for Bonneville that I need provisions to add and balance more weight...
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