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post Apr 7 2020, 08:53 PM
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Built a lot of gussets, i really badly wanted them to sit flush with the bottom of the floor but after an hour and a half of trial and error, i found it cannot be done on 90 degree joints with my tube notcher as is. I wanted the gussets to double as mounts to the floor pan but ill have to fab up separate mounts for that (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) They gussets fit pretty good and i made all 8 in 30 minutes after that whole debacle. Now to weld in!
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post Apr 8 2020, 09:23 PM
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Not a big day but got some of the gussets added in. I also added the middle bar back into the floor now that i know where center is.
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post Apr 9 2020, 12:49 AM
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What’s the body concept going to be? Are you sticking to 914 or boxster chassis dimensions?

Love the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Apr 9 2020, 01:26 AM
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QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Apr 7 2020, 06:53 PM) *

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post Apr 9 2020, 05:54 AM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 8 2020, 10:49 PM) *

What’s the body concept going to be? Are you sticking to 914 or boxster chassis dimensions?

Love the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

914 wheelbase, but based on what im seeing both front and rear are gonna be wiiiidddee.
It looks like the outside edge of the brake rotor is the same width as a stock 914 bodie give or take a little.
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post Apr 9 2020, 02:21 PM
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Remember their wheel offset is way different than the 914s, plus the track width is a few inches wider.

You should be fine with a decently flared body.
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post Apr 9 2020, 03:04 PM
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Boxster with 914 body for reference
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=332830


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post Apr 9 2020, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 9 2020, 12:21 PM) *

Remember their wheel offset is way different than the 914s, plus the track width is a few inches wider.

You should be fine with a decently flared body.

if i used normal tire widths (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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I want it to end up a lot shorter than that which may mean a couple bumps in the body maybe. A sacrifice im willing to make.
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post Apr 9 2020, 05:56 PM
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post Apr 9 2020, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Apr 9 2020, 04:54 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 8 2020, 10:49 PM) *

What’s the body concept going to be? Are you sticking to 914 or boxster chassis dimensions?

Love the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

914 wheelbase, but based on what im seeing both front and rear are gonna be wiiiidddee.
It looks like the outside edge of the brake rotor is the same width as a stock 914 bodie give or take a little.



I've seen a 993 rear suspension in a 914 that the owner narrowed the subframe assembly(pics someplace around here)
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QUOTE(Mueller @ Apr 9 2020, 04:35 PM) *

QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Apr 9 2020, 04:54 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 8 2020, 10:49 PM) *

What’s the body concept going to be? Are you sticking to 914 or boxster chassis dimensions?

Love the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

914 wheelbase, but based on what im seeing both front and rear are gonna be wiiiidddee.
It looks like the outside edge of the brake rotor is the same width as a stock 914 bodie give or take a little.



I've seen a 993 rear suspension in a 914 that the owner narrowed the subframe assembly(pics someplace around here)

Ive thought about it but im not too worried about width. As low and wide as i can go is my goal... but not scraping the asphalt more like as wide as reasonable and as wide as i can afford.
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post Apr 10 2020, 08:08 PM
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Got the last of the welding that is possible on my current tig cup, i was gonna get the right cup today but it was damn good friday. The last of the tight welds will wait till monday. I also finally got the main hoop bent and notched. It still needs a little work to get it right because its a little wide. i may tighten a couple bends a degree or so to bring it next to perfect. Nothing serious. But it’ll wait till tomorrow like the dash bar
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Finally building in 3d, got the main hoop finish notched and welded on!

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Killed the drill finally, i was trying to notch dash bars... Craftsman Warranty..?
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post Apr 12 2020, 06:55 AM
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Craftsman warranty? Good luck with that. What was the original warranty? Head for Lowe's and see what they say. Let us know what happens if you pursue it. I have plenty of Craftsman tools and no Sears nearby. Good luck.
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Craftsman warranty? Good luck with that. What was the original warranty? Head for Lowe's and see what they say. Let us know what happens if you pursue it. I have plenty of Craftsman tools and no Sears nearby. Good luck.


The "Craftsman tools warranty" died when Sears sold off the Craftsman name. The new stuff is no where near the quality it used to be, and even Sears (if you can find one) doesn't honor the warranty for the old stuff.

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I hear Ace and Lowe's still exchange them. Craftsman as a brand is not dead... Just Sears.
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Imagine if we had professional sportscasters, I'm thinking those "quiet talker/golf types", doing commentary as these builds were happening...

Post #2: "Interesting... He's gone with round tube for his main chassis frame. Let's see what he comes up with as a way to attach the floor."

Post #6: He's about to post some close ups of his TIG work and, and... NICE! Looking like a proper stack of dimes! I can barely hear over the roar of the Gallery! And those cheers are well deserved. Brilliant work, simply brilliant! He's setting some pretty high expectations.

Post #19: "...flat and straight enough for a home build." Fair advice from @Andyrew . We've seen others spend WAAAY too much time messing about on the last 5% of something when they could have been on to more valuable work.

Post #21: He's showing solid consistency on those corner braces. OH! And there's the comment about attaching the floor! Well, we can look forward to watching him solve for this. Given the work quality so far, I'm sure this will work out just fine.

Post #36-39: Classic! All the fabulous custom fabrication and they're focused on a drill warranty!

Tazz - Keep up the great work. Your build pace and quality are impressive! I can't wait to see this come to life!
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Apr 12 2020, 07:13 AM) *

Imagine if we had professional sportscasters, I'm thinking those "quiet talker/golf types", doing commentary as these builds were happening...

Post #2: "Interesting... He's gone with round tube for his main chassis frame. Let's see what he comes up with as a way to attach the floor."

Post #6: He's about to post some close ups of his TIG work and, and... NICE! Looking like a proper stack of dimes! I can barely hear over the roar of the Gallery! And those cheers are well deserved. Brilliant work, simply brilliant! He's setting some pretty high expectations.

Post #19: "...flat and straight enough for a home build." Fair advice from @Andyrew . We've seen others spend WAAAY too much time messing about on the last 5% of something when they could have been on to more valuable work.

Post #21: He's showing solid consistency on those corner braces. OH! And there's the comment about attaching the floor! Well, we can look forward to watching him solve for this. Given the work quality so far, I'm sure this will work out just fine.

Post #36-39: Classic! All the fabulous custom fabrication and they're focused on a drill warranty!

Tazz - Keep up the great work. Your build pace and quality are impressive! I can't wait to see this come to life!
Chris

Dang i appreciate it! the comment on post 19 seems like it may have hit a little close to home for you (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif) Ill figure out something with the floor. I work with pro mods at work and they just use dzus’s to hold the panels in. I dont think ill go that route but i do expect some pretty large sheets of aluminum coming my way. I might have you make some brackets on that plasma table (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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