PIC ATTEMPT 2

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PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby 510tsunami » 31 Jul 2012 06:47

New day,fresh outlook in trying to upload some pics. I guess 3 pic's is my limit so I will send another post out.
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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby okayfine » 31 Jul 2012 06:53

Awesome color!
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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby HudsonMC » 31 Jul 2012 07:01

That thing looks mean under stock fenders with those wheels with the huge dish. Reminds me of Bryan Feldman's car, kind of

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby two_68_510s » 31 Jul 2012 07:04

What is going on with the front valance?
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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby Byron510 » 31 Jul 2012 07:06

That looks to be some pretty serious width rubber out back, and equally serious offset.

What are you running for a diff, and how were the modifications done to the inner fenders to accommodate the wheel/tire combo?

Looks like a nice project.

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby 510tsunami » 31 Jul 2012 07:18

The diff is a 9" Ford with some narrowing. The complete unibody was cut out and a complete box tube frame was built. I'll find a pic and post it.

The color is called Cool Blue from PPG Bold and Bright dating back to mid 1999. Very similar to the blue you see on Mustangs today.

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby bertvorgon » 31 Jul 2012 07:24

Nice car...!

Radial T/A's...the only tire that truly tried to kill me back in the 70's......

3 pictures are the limit..so just "reply" again, with another 3 pics..keep posting!
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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby indy510 » 31 Jul 2012 12:19

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Lovin' the back wheels/ride height .... . .. can't wait to see pics of how you started a complete box frame chassis

...... the uni-body is SO weak once you cut the rear floor out ..... . I thought the rocker panels were the only structural piece left,, but even they are just a joke of thin metal

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby 510rob » 31 Jul 2012 17:41

indy510 wrote:.
Lovin' the back wheels/ride height .... . .. can't wait to see pics of how you started a complete box frame chassis

...... the uni-body is SO weak once you cut the rear floor out ..... . I thought the rocker panels were the only structural piece left,, but even they are just a joke of thin metal


all of it is weak until you put it all together, then it suddenly has ninjas making it awesome. (or something like that :D)

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby 510tsunami » 31 Jul 2012 19:54

So how did T/A'S ALMOST TAKE U OUT? Should I b worried these are only from somewhere that era, maybe late 80's, never the road sept from a flat bed.

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2/ 510rob

Postby 510tsunami » 31 Jul 2012 20:04

I'll have to SCAN those pics, it was b4 digital, showin age here, owell, sh-ts& grins! I think it started with 1/4" steel plate as a level base, establish finish load ride height and work from that point. Not the Design/builder but I do have some pic's which I will try and scan and share for those who are interested.

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Re: PIC ATTEMPT 2

Postby bertvorgon » 03 Aug 2012 07:18

Old, hard tires are to be feared at the best of times, so be careful.

When BFG came out with these tires, they were never very soft anyhow. I was driving a friends 510, testing it.

As I snuck up on the "stick" limit, it was hard to "feel" the tire. A couple of times they slid really easy, surprisingly so. On the last segment of our test drive, I tossed it into a corner...and they just completely let go, no warning, no nothing...just HANG ON....did the BIG opposite lock thing...no stick at all, big tail slapper, missed the concrete guard barrier, swept into the oncoming lane ( no traffic ) did a big loop......so close...

When we took the car to the slalom...those tires..compared to other 510's running Pirelli, Seimperit, Michelin, etc, placed beyond dead last.

That was only the second time ever I spun a car on the street ( my 510 wagon the first) so it left a lasting impression on me at the time.

true high "performance" tires for the street were in their infancy then...when I look at the tires I ran then for Solo...we would call those crap rain tires now!!!!!

With the power you will have....torque.....I would invest in the stickiest tires you can get...period. I hate it when people spend tons of money on power, suspension, and brakes...and then compromise on their tires. Tires will save your ass too, if things get hairy, your last link to the pavement.

A really good tire will give you very positive feed back, both through your hands on the wheel, and, the seat of your pants. You want something that lets you know it has gone past it's final grip point...but does not do it INSTANTLY. Chassis setup obviously has a lot to do with it also, but one way or another, your tires are the final link in the chain.
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