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 Post subject: LaBala parts wanted
PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 1:40 pm 
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Need the front a-arm LaBala specific Parts

“ Steel Pucks for front suspension a-arms “

Either the parts or your abandoned projects thx


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 Post subject: Re: LaBala parts wanted
PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 2:22 pm 
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I'm guessing the creator of the LaBala is no longer producing parts.

You need to measure the arm and check the ball joint for compatibility.
Draw a line through the inner pivot points and measure to the ball joint center, that will give you the arm length.
Measure between the inner pivots for the width.
Then measure for any fore/aft offset on the ball joint center to the inner pivots.

If you have no existing arms you can plug the dimensions of what parts you have into an analyzer like vsusp to model the arms.

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PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 4:31 pm 
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Steve Graber is not in the game anymore. He sold the company, and that guy donated it to a non-profit. I know the guy who owns the company/ runs the non-profit now.

I'll reach out to see if he'll sign off on me building them for you.

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 Post subject: Re: LaBala parts wanted
PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 5:12 pm 
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Thx guys, have the plans, need the pucks


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PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 6:19 pm 
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ssuperflyoldguy wrote:
Thx guys, have the plans, need the pucks


Look for Uforia Cars on facebook. That's the new name for the LaBala.
The guy running the show is Ben Jones.

If you have prints already you can email them to me. Tommy.Samuels2@gmail.com

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PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 6:58 pm 
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Ben Jones is the guy for genuine LaBala parts.

ben@racingdreamz.org is his contact info.

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PostPosted: October 12, 2020, 7:34 pm 
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How many of them ever got built?

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PostPosted: October 13, 2020, 3:42 pm 
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Don't know how many, selling off my partial project - also with an MK1 Mini silouette body - this gang here is very related to Mini's, Locost & Labala

on Bay Area Craigslist https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/ ... 62046.html

come & get it before it goes to LA


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PostPosted: October 19, 2020, 6:51 pm 
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KB58 wrote:
How many of them ever got built?


On the Grabercars forum there were maybe a dozen in process, of which maybe four made it to "rolling chassis" before the forum went down. There was at least one completed car that was making the show circuit in California, but I think it was actually built by Steve, not sold as a kit.

I got the idea that while people liked the car and the kits were reasonably priced, only a handful of people actually coughed up money. Which seems to be common enough, except for the Cobra kit market.


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I saw one for sale on CL, prob the original & I think it was rather inexpensive at the time - never enough in the warchest when needed.


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PostPosted: October 22, 2020, 9:47 am 
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I visited RacingDreamz, the nonprofit who owns everything now. Steve must have spent a fortune developing chassis jigs and molds for the project.
There are some things I personally would have done differently, but I sure can't fault him for the decision he made.

With any luck, maybe some grant money, and sale of some assets from the charity, we will be able to turn the roller into another completed car.
Only time will tell.

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