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  1. Yeah you remember right, Surfs have angled top bars and straight bottom ones. They employ a panhard rod. I just copied what I saw Toyota had done when I was removing the bush ends. And on my car, I measured that at 50mm suspension movement up or down from planned ride height, the bar will limit lateral movement to no more than 1.8mm. I drew it up on CAD and had a look. The center to center length of the bar is 700mm and its level. But all this aside ... you can see just by looking at a triangulated 4 link setup employing any end joint that uses something made from compressible material - there is going to be sideways movement at some point. I reckon anyway.
  2. Yeah, I reckon it was going to move bro. The bushes are recycled from off a Surf's bum setup. They cost nothing. But they are are big, they are rubber and when push comes to shove, I reckon there will be wriggle room for sideways movement. The other thing I thought about too was that I couldn't get the recommended 40 - 45 Degree angle on those top arms so thought fuck it. Run a rod and make sure that if there was some - I could control it. I still have not unpicked the diff from the chassis bench so don't know if there is going to be any binding but I reckon there won't be any. Have to see.
  3. Anyone know where a AE92 rear caliper sits OEM? Like is it towards the front, rear or sitting on top or something.
  4. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Praying Mantis Finished these. Hope those AE92 Calipers fit without hitting the top arm. Initial look/see indicates it might be close. Big bum. Everything seems to fit ok but its early daze, lol! Fuck, I hope I don't come across something that fucking daze's me out, haha! Ride the Serpent Reached milestone. Now need to do some measuring, visualizing and planning re how to go about future stages. Happy with stuff though.
  5. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    The plan after the K members are fitted is to assemble the diff enuff in order to fit wheels to the rear. After this the body is going to be fitted over the chassis in order to measure for the outer sill rails, position fuel tank, rear bumper fit up, and to position the engine. Then the body will come off. The fitting of the body will represent a milestone for me. I pulled out the diff bits and pieces today in readiness for fit up. I like this shit. This is not the head I will be tooling around the street with. If you are into 9"'s then the following will mean something to you. If you aren't then its just blurb. Anyway; Strange Pro Nod iron 3.250 Case, Strange 35 Spline Spool, Daytona Pinion Support, Richmond 5.14:1 Ring, 1350 UJ. Timkin Set20, HD Retainers, Currie Ent. There is a reason you run the 3.250 Case or bigger. Check out the size of the pinion support. This is the head casing I use for aligning diff's to gearbox. It came out of a bro's 9 sec car. It let go after years of being behind a trans brake. It took everything else out with it too. Not fit for use anymore but ok for alignment jigging. Check out the size of the OEM pinion support compared to the race spec one above. Alot of dudes swear by the 9" while others swear at them, lol! Bought some of those blank rotors from off TM. Drilled them to suit the axles I am using. They are dognuts on the same spec as 90's/00's Commodores. Plan on using these in conjunction with FXGT AE92 rear calipers so I can utilize the handbrake feature..
  6. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Made this for the diff end. It turned out alright. It positions the bar parallel and level to the axle center line. There is a fair bit of work hanging these things where you want them to hang. Got a sway bar from of an AU Coon' (I think it was) It looks like it might fit like a bought one. I am going to fit a head and axles into the diff soon. I might revisit this sway bar fit up once the head is in place in order to see if there is room. Next thing to fit are a couple of chassis K members. These will allow the gearbox cross member to be attached to something once final engine position is determined. I am working towards fitting the body soon. This will allow final engine position to be determined.
  7. Beaver's '87 Gloria Wagon

    Nothing to do with your car but that is a beautiful pic - the one that says Gizzy are dots in the distance. We are truly blessed in this country for landscape.
  8. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Located and measured up where I wanted the chassis end of the bar to sit. I ended up with it sitting aligned to the axles. Drew it up and cut it out. I blow undersized holes through using plasma but finish them to size on the mill. Want your panhard bar running parallel to the diff and at axle height, but you have big chassis kickup in the arse of your car? Then you end up making big arse brackets like these. They turned out alright but they are imposing. I built in plenty of gusset in order to brace against the direction the force is going to come. Not in the pic - but i intend to run a piece of small diameter pipe to gusset/brace the rear facing face of the bracket to the chassis. Triangulate. I included a 5mm spacer plate in order to tighten everything up. I used a 50mm x 50mm piece of box as part of the panhard bracket hanging off the chassis. The cross section width of the 3/4" rod end is 45mm. Turned up spacers to center the shocks. Direct threaded the panhard bar to take the rod end. Need to do the diff end next.
  9. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Finished the 4 link setup. Finished the main parts anyway. Still have to do a myriad of little stuff in support like spacers and drilling the inspection holes in the bars to satisfy cert requirements etc. It took me near a couple of days getting the last bar plates to mirror the other side. Fuckin did it though. What a pain. Parallel 4 links are way easier to get right. These fuckers though ... I put a level over both the tops and both bottom bars to see how close everything ended up. Used a machinists level. The bottom pair came in dognuts' on. The top ones a little out but fuck all. Lifted one side of the level a mil or less and it was smack on. So swapped the level for a normal one and you could not tell the difference, lol. Good enuff. I am please with how these turned out. The geometry for this set of bars is pretty on the money also. I used CAD to draw everything out and gave enough holes to give me a couple of IC's below, on and above the neutral line. At (planned) ride height both top and bottom bars sit level to the earth with an IC that meets at infinity. So I should be able to ball park where a short wheelbase BB car likes to sit. Next step is to locate then fab the panhard bar. Lateral location is important to me (lol) so much so i have forsaken using freebie Toyota Surf suspension bushing ends and elected to go with something less compromising in the form of CMrod ends. Using 3/4" rod ends in conjunction with some Schedule 160 Line Pipe. Not quite sure on where/how its all going to fit in there. Need to make sure there is room for the gasoline tank in there somewhere also. Next task after the panhard bar is gasoline tank installation. This can be a place where i can get into trouble too. The bum shape on a Willys goes freaky shallow/low real quick and my tank is tallish. I want it low but not low low so it looks like a drop tank. All good shit for BB 4BBL cars that are built for economy and grocery shopping.
  10. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Started on the top bars. Have noticed that 90% of fabbed triangulated 4 links out there are set up opposite to the way I am doing mine. The bars are closer together at the diff end and spread out on the chassis end. Mine is opposite, hmmm. Fuck, hope they work this way also, lol. Spent a bit of time trying to nut out how to go about doing the top bars without going through the balls aching process of making bracket after bracket until something eventually fits. Came up with this. This can virtually replicate any position you want to hang a bar off a diff and then be measured in order to make the final bracket. The piece of turned bright round (the rusty bright round, lol!) is the same width as the rod end bush I am using. Bracket in use. New bracket measured, made and in place. Sometimes I am sooo fucking clever!! Bar made and fitted at diff end. Sounds easy and quick ... but its not. That or i am freaky sloww. Probably the later. Anyway - progress.
  11. Dangle6060's Electric ke70

    Did anyone ever see the car though ... at a show or somewhere?
  12. MACKAZs 22 buick rat

    This is fucking cool shit you are up to. Good luck with it all.
  13. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Bottom bars done. The top ones are going to be a cunt to position in correct alignment. Everything's on angles. My sins are going to catchup with me, lol. Bring it.
  14. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    Thanks Nominal for giving me the pointers re how to go about things in this department.
  15. Johnny's bigblockpoweredstickcarthatdontshine

    The jig to align the 4 link bars. Its built to do both ends.