Front Suspension, Diff, Pedal Box

Front Suspension, Diff, Pedal Box

Well it was a busy weekend and I got a bit done, so strap yourself in this is a long one. First off, the front suspension is done as you can see below, trust me the other side is done also. Here you see the drivers side front suspension. It consists of the upper and lower A arms, the coil over shock (the red shock with the spring wrapped around it in the center), the spindle and hub (the part in the bottom right corner with the goldish bolts, or wheel studs sticking out of it). What’s not on there yet are the brakes as they are still on order. It’s also not connected to the steering rack yet but that’s another step. In case you’re wondering what the ring, looks like a gear, behind the hub is – it’s the tone ring for...

Body & Chassis

Body & Chassis

Just a quick post to show some pictures and answer some questions. I think a few people were confused about the chassis and the body of the car. Below is a pic of the chassis with the body removed. As you can see this is a complete custom tube chassis built specifically for this car by Factory Five. It’s not the old kit cars of the past built on a VW bug frame. And here is a close up pic of the body. Some people have thought that the body was already painted because of the red. This is actually just the fiberglass gel coat. All the bodies come from the factory in this same color. In this close up you can see the seam where the front has been bonded to the body just about 8 inches behind where the head light will go. There are seams along the top of the body...

Delivery, Body, Frame and Parts

Some of you have asked for more pics of everything so here they are. Some pics of the delivery and close ups of the body, frame and parts. Lot’s of parts. Finally, the big white truck arrives ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 23 All in there were 25 additional boxes full of parts and that’s not all of them. There are a few parts back-ordered and a few things that drop ship from the manufacture, like the wheels. Plus there was an odd mixup at the factory and I have to send a few back but Factory Five is taking care of it. The odd thing is that I ordered the Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) and while the frame came with IRS configured they sent a box of parts for a 3-link solid rear end. So those have to go back and they need to send me the proper...

Allow me to introduce #8102

Finally. After a bit of dragged out waiting with the transport company the car has finally arrived. Someone said I was like a boy waiting for Christmas, the only problem with that was the constantly changing delivery date. I had no idea when Christmas was going to be. Silly me thinking that if the car was coming here from Wareham, MA it would come¬†straight¬†here. Nope, turns out it made a trip to Phoenix to change trucks. From there it went to LA, San Jose, Portland, somewhere in Montana and finally here to Parker. At least it’s finally here and now that I’m on vacation for the next week it gives me something to keep me busy. Here is a quick pic of the car sitting in it’s new spot in the garage. I’ll add some more shortly of the unloading...

Teaser

Ok just a quick teaser and some final pics before the big day. Car is supposed to arrive tomorrow Sunday the 7th. Spoke with the driver yesterday and he had completed his last delivery in Montana and was headed my way. He had 900 miles to go and said he would be here on Sunday. In the meantime here is another pic of the garage, setup and ready to get busy. I’ve got it pretty much decked out with the stereo, artwork, Hackintosh and all the tools. And here is a pic of the body buck. For those that don’t know this will hold the body while I’m building the car. It helps properly support it and keeps the fiberglass body from sagging. I’ve modified it a bit with the extended legs, so that it can roll over the frame and be stored there when...