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PostPosted: January 9, 2019, 3:10 pm 
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More higher and now to far out, this part of the build is giving me the FITS (pooop) I am working with the machinist this week for this bracket ( and order 2 more heim joints) and the upper frame rails with the 30 degree kick out to clear the engine...And a special thank you, Miata...

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While the machinist is making new brackets for the shock top, it will give 15-20 degree angle then I will rework the bottom mounts. Mean while I need 2.5 inch clearance for the angle for the upper rails so the front rails will be 8.5" wide and flare out for the engine clearance to 16.5" wide and tie in the swing arm brace, I hope, just about ready for the upper control arm brackets to be welded on, install the arms, brakes, steering, AND start fighting the front coil overs... AND closer to being "4-Sale" no motor U finish.

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Machined upper shock brackets that will give me a 15-20 degree down sloop, then mock up, then double check lower shock brackets, all tack weld, then move back to upper frame and control arms.. YEA! getting closer to a rolling chassis...

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Yea! That's me ready for the tack welding of the cross member that joins the swing arm , the lower frame and the upper shock brackets, and later the jack shaft...

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That's me ready for the tack welding
Careful you don't burn holes in that nice, bright blue (nylon?) jacket!

And, I betcha a nickel somebody will criticize your choice of beer... Not me... (*cough, cough* Stained water *cough* horse pee *cough, cough*) :mrgreen:

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Upper brackets are tack welded for location and they give me 18 degrees of shock angle, The lower bracket was remade to move the shock mount location toward the shock .5" for more clearance when riding and now the cross member can be located and tack welded on the frame rails and upper brace, then the push-pull rod length will be next...

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Some of the machined parts for the lower shock mount and the rings are for each side of the heim joints...

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Lay out of parts for lower shock mount...

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Ready for more tack welding on the lower frame rails, then the upper frame rails from the control arm mounts to the swing arm cross brace...

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All the heim joints are in and fitted, just need the correct size 7/16-20, 4.5" lower bolt, hope the push tubes are finished tomorrow...

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It looks nice. Now that all the geometry has been finalized, it appears from the pics that a single link would have worked. :BH:

My boss always said, "Designs should be as elegant as possible." If something looked too complicated to him but still functioned as it was supposed to, then it was back to work.

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Thank you RX7 but the major headache is right around the corner, after upper rails and control arm brackets dual coil overs side ways, something like this...

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