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 Post subject: Ramtuff's Deman SR7
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Okay, here are some pics.


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and now back from powdercoating


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I've got about 20 pics, I can't believe how many are out of focus. I'm so excited I'm shaking! :lol:


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Looks great. :)

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What Chet said. It's going to be great.

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Good to see another BEC underway. I am interested in seeing how one of the Deman kits goes totether. Thanks for sharing.


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Nice,

Keep us posted on your progress. I've got a few people curious about the Deman kits around here. How as your experience been so far ?

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the frame and control arms are a think of beauty. The fiberglass work is excellent. Dan also helped my out by selling me some used parts at great prices to help me complete my kit.

on the down side. most but not all of the parts were labelled. not a big deal until your sorting through bags of bolts not sure of which one to use for the parts your installing. The instructions are a little thin and open to interpretation.

in no way am I unhappy. I appreciate all the hard work dan has put into my kit and I hope to have it on the road as soon as possible.


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I got a little more work done this weekend. I cleaned, painted and mounted the diff. I dissasembled both rear knuckles. One needed a new bearing plus they both need paint.


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The past few evenings have been spent on fitting the rear knuckles on the rear control arms. Also fitting the new rear cv axles. It's funny how many time I have to put stuff together then take it apart. over and over again. fitting, adjusting, fitting and adjusting. When I get close to having the rear finished I'll post some more pics.

I ordered some new tires today. I found some ultra cheap 225/45r17's. $65 ea. just looking around for some cheap 5 spoke aluminum wheels to go with them. I'll post some pics when I get them home.


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That is the fun of building/rebuilding a car. It comes apart many times before it goes together for the last time. It sure feels good when you assemble it for the last time though.

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Discount tire direct online has these for $109 each:

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got a part number on the bearings for the knuckles? I need to replace one of mine, if they're cheep I'll do both at once.


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violentblue wrote:
got a part number on the bearings for the knuckles? I need to replace one of mine, if they're cheep I'll do both at once.



SKF part# FW115


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jmanz6 wrote:
That is the fun of building/rebuilding a car. It comes apart many times before it goes together for the last time. It sure feels good when you assemble it for the last time though.



you ain't whistlin' dixie my friend :lol:


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