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#221 TedsModeling

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

His last post here was in August and his last post of this same build on another forum was April.

I hope he and his family are well and he's just too busy to continue with this.



#222 MicroNitro

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

Clay is fine I talked to him last week and I am making some parts for him for this and other builds.  


Edited by MicroNitro, 06 December 2012 - 03:09 AM.


#223 Mooneyzs

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

I am looking forward to more updates on this build. Jim i cant wait to see what you machine up for Clay all i know is it's gonna be awesome.

#224 DrKerry

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Nice work Clay, see your stuff at the NNL in Waukesha every year.



#225 3men2s

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

absulutelly sick !!!!...



#226 82mockup

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Looks really nice

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

Unbelievable Clay...Any updates.



#228 cobraman

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

We want more please.



#229 Mooneyzs

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hey Clay... any updates on this build? Sure miss seeing progress on it. Hope all is well.



#230 ClayK

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

YES! This one actually made it back to the bench over the weekend after a long  break. Got a lot of the suspension mocked up, and I'm looking forward to working on it more regularly. Thanks for thinking of me.

 

Clay



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Clay... that is great to hear this one is back on your work bench. Looking forward to learning more from this build and seeing your next updates.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:49 AM

Great to hear that this one will be coming back to life...  I'm looking forward to updates, Clay.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:04 AM

Clay's back,i can't believe it's been over a year,i could do with a bit of inspiration to get back on my build :unsure: 



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:00 PM

Holy blast from the past! As I mentioned......I am back working on my Pro Mod Mustang.

My first task once I got back to work was to start mocking up the front and rear suspension.

I build the lowers, I machined a brass piece for each side that had two holes in in 85 degrees apart, and then I slid in some short lengths of brass tube. Once soldered in place I slipped some stainless steel tubing over each brass "stub" to complete the lower control arms. Rod ends are from RB Motion. To simulate the welded ends I actually held the S.S. tubing under a lighter to do some real heat discoloration. The struts are from Micro Nitro and are perfect. I would new coils, and machined two new steering arms from aluminum. These were then epoxied onto the struts.

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Here's how the front end looked mocked up before I added the steering arms. With the chassis mounted to my jig, they lined up right on the ride height I had planned on.

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With those out of the way, I started on the rack. I machined the two ends, and connected them with a short piece of aluminum tubing. Then I machined a separate small cap fro the left side. The boots are from the TDR 3D printed rack kit. I  just drilled them out, and glued them on.

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Mocked up on the chassis....

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Moving to the back, more S.S. tubing and RB Motion rod ends for the 4 link. The rear coil overs are from Micro Nitro as well. I need to grind my sway bar tabs down slightly to get a bit more room. But things are lining up pretty well.

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Once the wheelie bar as all fabbed up from brass, I shot it with Alclad paints, and got it mocked up on the rear end. Since it is a block long, I'm just going to set it aside while I work on the rest of the car. No need to break it off early!

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Thanks for looking!
Clay



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

so glad to see this back in action!  incredible......as always.



#236 John Teresi

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

Clay…..great to see this build re-born……I got my note book and pencil ready…….please take us to school :)



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

Unbelievable ! :o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:58 AM

Very nice work Clay 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:24 AM

Phenomenal work, my friend!  Can't wait to see more updates.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:29 AM

Yes  -  what they said. Incredible results. Question - is the geometry of the front suspension pretty much the same on all Pro Mods, or does it depend on the body style ? I need to go back to earlier posts and learn what determines the angle of the struts, the length of the steering arms, etc.