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#41 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

I didnt consider doing airbags, I have a set of coilovers Ive made for the rear and I plan to add some springs to the front, but I do have some small rubber boots I pulled out of a PC that would make cool airbags. I might have to try that out. Im still toying with making the rear a 4 link, I havent decided yet. Thanks for the input!

wowowowowowowowowowow looks great!!!! what size frame stock is that?


Thanks! It was .080 x .156 rod #167 (2.0mm x 4.0mm)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

that frame looks great! nice work........

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

This is looking great. If I may, might I make a suggestion? Since you need some sort of front spring, why not put airbags in there? Also, instead of a panhard bar in the back, step up to a four link and air bags there as well. It would fit really well with your protouring theme here...and you wouldn't really have to undo any of your work for it.


I agree, you have a great start! I wish I could build a chassis like that! Great Job!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

Dude, this is my first one. And Im only like three models into my building career. You can do it! Its just a matter of getting in there and not being afraid to make mistakes. Its how you learn.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

Alright, another update. Had to redo the rear suspension and I think I went a little crazy, lol. Scratchbuild everything, even coilovers. I am very pleased with the result. And on to the pics!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

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As always, comments and criticism is welcomed and encouraged! Thanks for viewing!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:49 AM

comin along real nice Brandon, looks good!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

Thank you sir. Should be starting the interior work as the next phase.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

It's really coming along, nice job with everything. Looking forward to seeing this one finished up.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

It's really coming along, nice job with everything. Looking forward to seeing this one finished up.


You and me both, haha. I need to do a simple OOB build. Every one Ive built has been such intense custom work.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

Nice Frame man ! And very nice Shocks !!
Good progress here !

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

that suspension is lookin great! nice work

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

Im straightening up that rear shock for anyone that noticed its slightly off. Does anyone know a way to take some aluminum tubing and making a trumpet styled intake out of it?

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:04 PM

yea, i noticed that shock but i figured you would fix it..... again, nice work man!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

Beautiful work so far! I just started a similar project. Keep up the great work!!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

Ill send u a pm on the tubing issue. Got a lil trick for that ..

Lookin good Bro... ill pm u tonight.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:20 PM

Sounds good, dude. I appreciate it.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

i keep goin back to look at your frame......excellent work brandon! i gotta try scratchbuilding one very soon........ive never done it before...

what size square tube did you use on that? and any tips you can throw my way would be appreciated. i might do it on a caddy project ill have comin up after the olds is done..

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

It was .080 x .156 rod #167 (2.0mm x 4.0mm. As for building the frame, I used this tutorial as a rough guide, but I kinda did it my way. Dunno if Im hardheaded or talented, LOL. I didnt bend mine like that tho, what I did was make cuts like he said, but thats it. I just make cuts about halfway through the frame and slowly bent it. If it didnt go far enough, I would make more cuts. All about an 1/8 of an inch apart on the INSIDE of the bend. Then, once I had the shape I wanted, I would touch it with some heat to hold it's shape. As for bulding the frame, I first traced the outline of the body on a piece of paper so I could get my general dimensions. One tip I learned the hard way; have your suspenson and roll cage/interior planned out BEFORE you build the frame. Especially the suspension. It makes for an easier time when you need to start adding in all the extra stuff and cutting into the frame, compromising it's structural strength. Past that, it was honestly not quite as hard as I thought it would be, but it was pretty time intensive. When you start to do it, feel free to message me for reference pics or questions. I love to help in anyway I can.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

cool! thanks brandon........ i think im gonna build a frame for a caddy project thats comin up soon.......

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