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Old 09-07-2012, 09:20 AM
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Tony, this is a perfect example of why I should have just bought another tub and built it. There just isn't much Porsche tub left when You're done. Love the Jongbloed wheels.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:32 PM
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I love that pic. That is going to be one serious machine.

I know several race cars with the cells in the passenger seat area. It is a well protected area and good for weight distribution, especially if you are carrying a lot of fuel. I think it is safer than hanging a big cell off the back of the car, like you see done on cars with trunks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:46 PM
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More work in progress at Vision....

Fuel Cell Complete.

Building wheel wells and mocking up the new front suspension :-)

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:10 AM
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Very cool pics Tony. Are you going with a full GT3 suspension in the back also?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 95ONE View Post
Very cool pics Tony. Are you going with a full GT3 suspension in the back also?
No. I have the Vision (Kokeln) modified rear 944 suspension setup. Sticking with that.

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That, is a bad *** go cart. Looks great and it has me thinking.
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
I realize this is just a mock-up but unless the 996 upright has the control arm attachment much lower than the 944 the control arm mounting at the crossmember should be raised a fair bit. I also assume the massive bump steer to be corrected
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
No. I have the Vision (Kokeln) modified rear 944 suspension setup. Sticking with that.

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I did know that, but I wasn't sure if you changed your mind. You're allowed
But interesting to do just the front. Very interesting.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke View Post
I realize this is just a mock-up but unless the 996 upright has the control arm attachment much lower than the 944 the control arm mounting at the crossmember should be raised a fair bit. I also assume the massive bump steer to be corrected
Yes it will be. It might already be done by now actually.... but yes. The tie rods get lowered down so they are parallel with the control arm.

But you don't see yet is the tie rods lowered down, the custom sway bar with custom drop links, and the custom spacer between the cross member and the tub.

And yes... they totally agree that even if the 1/2" spacer wasn't needed for the V8 hood clearance, it's a good idea because it lowers the car's center of gravity. And yes... the transmission also gets lowered 1/2".

Stay tuned....

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Interested to see how you fix the bump Steer Tony. I need to address the same. In a very large way. 2.25" lower!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:01 PM
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Here's today's update

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Are these rivets in addition to welding or are the rivets the end result? In the pictures.
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Are these rivets in addition to welding or are the rivets the end result? In the pictures.
Which rivets / which picture?

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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Wow, just some incredible work going on there Tony. My office is close to Vision. Definetly going to stop in there, say hi to Dwain and check out the progress in person.
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Another pic from today.... rear end almost done.

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