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PostPosted: March 9, 2015, 7:06 am 
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Jensen Beach for half the week then over to Anna Marie Island for the other half.

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PostPosted: March 9, 2015, 4:32 pm 
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Jensen Beach for half the week then over to Anna Marie Island for the other half.

Jensen Beach is a nice place! I worked near there at a site in Stuart, FL and wandered around Jensen one weekend. I'm not familiar with Anna Marie Island but I really like Gulf coast beaches the best in general.

Bad news: All of that is a LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG way from here. Maybe I'll catch up with you another time...

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YA. I know where you are. We used to go to Seaside for spring break when my parents were wintering down their.

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Prototype wishbone bracket. What's the verdict?


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Well and now after playing around with this for a while its not going to work. This is my second attempt with a bracket. Back to the drawing board.

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Sorry to be a little slow on the response, but that is an interesting approach to the wishbone bracket. My initial question was, "would the control arm tube hit the bracket at full droop?" If it did, you could just take a hole saw and cut a semi-circle out of the end to provide more clearance. Or, you could just make it shorter (bolt hole closer to the chassis rail).

Structurally, I'm more on the conservative side. I prefer things strong in critical areas rather than light. So, this has some appeal to me, especially on the lower arm since it's the one that takes most of the braking forces and this might help resist the twist of the control arm under braking. This is where it would be nice to have an FEA tool and look at the options. I think you could go to a lighter gauge RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section), however. I guess you're decided against it?

You may know this, but you can turn your photos using some simple tools that come with just about every computer. If you us MS Windows, for example, you can use Paint or Windows Photo Gallery to turn them.

Has it stopped snowing up there yet?

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Lonnie-S wrote:
Sorry to be a little slow on the response, but that is an interesting approach to the wishbone bracket. My initial question was, "would the control arm tube hit the bracket at full droop?" If it did, you could just take a hole saw and cut a semi-circle out of the end to provide more clearance. Or, you could just make it shorter (bolt hole closer to the chassis rail).

Structurally, I'm more on the conservative side. I prefer things strong in critical areas rather than light. So, this has some appeal to me, especially on the lower arm since it's the one that takes most of the braking forces and this might help resist the twist of the control arm under braking. This is where it would be nice to have an FEA tool and look at the options. I think you could go to a lighter gauge RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section), however. I guess you're decided against it?

You may know this, but you can turn your photos using some simple tools that come with just about every computer. If you us MS Windows, for example, you can use Paint or Windows Photo Gallery to turn them.

Has it stopped snowing up there yet?

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Hi Lonnie, Yes the snow is gone thank God, this weekend is maple syrup boiling. You know I think I am going to have to make 3 different style brackets. One with a flat plate on the back because this style does not work on the front vertical angled tube. It will work for the top front attachment. the bottom rear is going to have a flat plate on it too and I guess i can use this syle and stand it up vertical. the steel is 1/8" 1.75 box, should work well.

These photos confuse me a little sometimes after there posted and you click on them they straighten out. I have all Mac stuff and most of the time I use my iPhone

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You can turn your pics using Preview on the computer.

When you edit your pics on the phone it gives you an option to turn it, but a better way is to just take them the right way round the first place.

Always have the big button on the bottom when you take a vertical shot and on the right when you take a horizontal shot.

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You can turn your pics using Preview on the computer.

When you edit your pics on the phone it gives you an option to turn it, but a better way is to just take them the right way round the first place.

Always have the big button on the bottom when you take a vertical shot and on the right when you take a horizontal shot.


That's the way I take all my pics.

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carguy123 wrote:
You can turn your pics using Preview on the computer.

When you edit your pics on the phone it gives you an option to turn it, but a better way is to just take them the right way round the first place.

Always have the big button on the bottom when you take a vertical shot and on the right when you take a horizontal shot.


That's the way I take all my pics.


When I look at them I my phone they flip to the right way weird huh?

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Started on LCA's today. made jig and tacked up arms. Ready for plate now and mount for coil over.


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This is what I came up with on my mounting bracket. Let's have it.

As a side note: I have been looking for the rotate for pictures. I can't find how to orientate these things. Pictures I've posted on my phone are perfect. As soon as they hit this program their all off 90 degrees.


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Your a better builder than I to incorporate zero adjustability.

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Your a better builder than I to incorporate zero adjustability.



You know I thought about that for a long time. I thought it would take away from the strenghth of the LCA. From everything I have been reading most of the adjustability comes from the upper control arm. it is a pain in the neck to do it this way i will admit.

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