Front Halfing the Altered

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Front Halfing the Altered

Postby sandaltered » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:18 pm

After this little stunt we are front halfing the altered. It's bent in front of the front motorplates a little and one A-arm broke a tube in the HAZ.

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I've spent a couple of Saturday mornings and a little time this week building a jig.

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The top is all tacked together. Ready for weld. Then some legs and adjustable feet and it should be ready to toss the chassis up there and get started.

I'm not sure what all is going to get done. I had plans on rebuilding the engine using the aluminum block we have and switching to a 9" Ford to shed weight. Not sure that's going to happen. But it will get the new front half, a new body and some other upgrades.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby Dreher Race cars » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:36 am

Mike you better add a wheelie bar upgrade to that list. :D :D
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby Old school » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:00 am

Or maybe just a grade 8 bolt in the bar.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby sandaltered » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:18 am

Dreher Race cars wrote:Mike you better add a wheelie bar upgrade to that list. :D :D

Dennis is right. Actually no damage to the bar. But it'll need quite a pull to get the slider out. I learned the bend lesson few years ago.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby sandaltered » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:59 pm

Still working on my chassis jig, but almost done. Just have to weld the legs. The top is completely welded and turned out really nice. I'm pretty happy with it so far.

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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby sandaltered » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:54 pm

I had a business trip and have been busy at work so not much time to work on this project. But got some time in Thursday night and today, so here is where we stand.

Got the jig done and squared up.
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Then got the car up there.
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The front of the car should be nearly touching the top of the jig. Within about an 1/8".
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This is where the A-arm broke on the left wheel.
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You can see how the car is shifted to the right. The tow loop should be centered on the jig. It's about a 1/2 to the right (well, left by this pic).
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Kathy was pretty sad to see it cut. She even video taped me with the sawzall.

Here's where we are at now.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby quad killer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:42 am

looks good Mike
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby all throttle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:54 pm

You could make the front half into a glass top coffee table. ;)
I'm not say let's go kill all the stupid people..... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby sandaltered » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:13 pm

all throttle wrote:You could make the front half into a glass top coffee table. ;)


I'm probably going to do something with. I thought about having it come out of the wall somewhere in the garage.
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Re: Front Halfing the Altered

Postby all throttle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:23 pm

TV STAND.... For the garage of coarse.
I'm not say let's go kill all the stupid people..... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
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