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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2015, 10:07:43 PM »
You have a great mechanic there!  Chassis is turning out great.  You will be so excited once you have it on the ground with the wheels on, it will push you to get it finished.
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2015, 09:58:38 AM »
Don't forget to take breaks for tea parties!

People always try to calculate the total build price, but no one ever figures in BPH (beers per hour). This addition to the cost can really make the price go up!

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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #73 on: April 05, 2015, 10:38:00 PM »
It's great to have a trusty mechanic around when you need one.

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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2015, 09:23:21 PM »
My ace mechanic says the chassis is ready to place on the Floor with the tires! 1.5 years, and countless beers to get this far! I really need to pick up the pace!
« Last Edit: April 05, 2015, 10:45:13 PM by Robert »
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #71 on: March 29, 2015, 11:15:48 AM »
I pulled the drivetrain, and removed the suspension / cradle assembly for final welding. I am holding off welding the rear shock and control arm brackets, until the body is placed over the chassis. I want to make sure wheels look correct in the wheel wells.
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2015, 12:56:40 PM »
A bit more progress, with upper A arm link. I received my front wheels and tires this week! This baby will be on the ground soon!
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2015, 02:20:27 AM »
I fabricated my front upper shock mounts. These should give me 6" of chassis to ground clearance and proper shock stroke.
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2015, 01:10:24 AM »
Thank you Plans! I'm waiting for my rod ends to come for my upper A arm link. You have some great advice. Thank you for taking the time!
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2015, 12:32:41 AM »
 Very nice job on this one!  ::beers Thanks for sharing! Good to see you keep on the safety side and do the welds properly with pre-heating. You may already have this in mind, but I will tell it just in case. I would suggest a few extra reinforcements here and there.

1. One may be an additional member added to the upper rear control arm (pictured below). That will unload a good portion of forces from the lower control arm joints (bushings?) next to the wheel hub.
 http://i.imgur.com/24LVAnF.jpg

2. Then, you may add one vertical tube to connect the horizontal ones on the chassis where the first coil-over is located. That will increase the strength significantly as the massive bottom tube will help support the upper ones when pressure forces are applied to the coil-overs during acceleration or high-speed cornering.
 http://i.imgur.com/ArEhOhc.jpg

3. Also, one removable cross-section tube (or even better, a X-brace) to connect both sides of the upper mounting points will help a lot.
 http://i.imgur.com/Ksls4Ch.jpg
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2015, 06:38:38 AM »
I freaking finally fabricated my rear upper shock mounts. This should give me 6" of chassis ground clearance, and proper shock stroke.
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2014, 04:17:36 AM »
A few more pics of progress! The elevated control arms will give me 6" of frame to ground clearance, and very good chamber, with body roll.
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2014, 12:40:26 AM »
I want to thank everyone who gave me advice on correct geometry and lengths!
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2014, 12:33:47 AM »
Wow those are nice!
[/quote  Gracias Amigo!
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #62 on: September 26, 2014, 10:52:59 AM »
Wow those are nice!
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Re: Robert's Reventon Chassis Works build. Freaking finally
« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2014, 02:01:31 AM »
I finally finished my control arms. I welded these together very hot! Failure is NOT an option!
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