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Old 01-16-2014, 11:20 PM
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Did you end up mounting the super nitro front shock mounts? That would maybe allow more steering angle and more room for countersteering (hint hint dirt drift vid )
Hey there Fred! Actually I ended up acquiring a set of RC4WD dual spring blue shocks that I used. These are pretty narrow shocks and I swapped out the shoulder screws for regular screws so I managed to gain a bit more angle in the steering.
I haven't done anything with it as yet though..my mom passed away early in December so been a bit down in the dumps for a few weeks. Also I just finished moving into a new apt today and everything is mostly still on boxes and need to be unpacked..
Been itching to get back to building stuff recently though, I just need to get my work bench sorted out first!
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:41 AM
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Oh Preston I do not really know how to express that in English, but I am so sorry for your loss.. I guess the itching to build coming again is a good thing, let us know when you get into it again we'll be there to see your progress (or other builds haha!)

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:05 AM
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Hey thanks Fred! Time is the great healer... There are some good days and some bad, but lately its been mostly good. Packing up and moving to another apartment definitely got me back on my feet! Hopefully this weekend I can sort out my workbench.....
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:23 PM
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Preston, sorry for your loss man. I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Maybe building will help with the grief even more than the move!
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:46 PM
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Preston, sorry for your loss man. I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Maybe building will help with the grief even more than the move!
Thanks for the kind thoughts Stray Cat! Yes, I think that building will help take my mind off it....
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:20 PM
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sorry to hear about your loss. my condolances come your way

just a thought on the front springs, could you mount an even shorter front shock/spring to the uprights where the upper control arm mounts?

see this pic, theres two holes, can you utilise one? it would get the spring completely out of the way of the steering, and you being on such a large angle, you would need a firmer spring, but it would be more progressive tuning as well.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:33 PM
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Hey there Klampy...thank you so much for the kind words!

The problem that I see with mounting the bottom of the shock on one of those points at the top of the upright is, that the bottom of the upright pivots on the suspension arm, when the suspension arm moves up and down, it allows the wheel to remain vertical so that the tire has maximum contact with the road. I think that placing the shock there will mess up the geometry.....but then again, I'm not an engineer so that is all speculation on my part..lol!
I have replaced the shocks with narrower ones and swapped out the shoulder screws for regular ones...I will try to post up some pics in tomorrow of this...
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:29 PM
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i didnt mean to remove the upper link, just move the lower end of the shock to the same mounting point as the upper link.

id draw a pic, but im not on my home PC. ill have a go this evening if i can remember.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:39 PM
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i didnt mean to remove the upper link, just move the lower end of the shock to the same mounting point as the upper link.

id draw a pic, but im not on my home PC. ill have a go this evening if i can remember.
..ahhhh...I see what you mean now...! And I may have some shorter firmer springs as well! I will give it a try...thanks Klampy!
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Been messing around with an IPad editor that I found...pretty neat...


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Hi Trini2DBone

Spent a long time today reading this ( and Frederik's) MKii Escort build today - fantastic work - I've got a MKi Escort shell from RR sitting untouched on the shelf - this has really made me want to re-order my build plans and getting cracking on it !

Thanks for the inspiration, and all the time involved in sharing you build
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:33 PM
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Hi Trini2DBone

Spent a long time today reading this ( and Frederik's) MKii Escort build today - fantastic work - I've got a MKi Escort shell from RR sitting untouched on the shelf - this has really made me want to re-order my build plans and getting cracking on it !

Thanks for the inspiration, and all the time involved in sharing you build
Sweet! Looking forward to see some of your designs .....wish you started with the mk2 though...would love to get a rear windscreen louvre of your design!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:04 PM
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Made these a while back...just haven't had the time to sort out the new MK2 body for it as yet...lol!






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Old 02-18-2017, 10:04 PM
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Nice pieces Preston! The Sandman state in the background shows how long ago the pics were taken

And Junkyard Stance: +1 on the inspiration, Trini's own MK2 build totally inspired me to start mine many years ago! lol
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Sweet! Looking forward to see some of your designs .....wish you started with the mk2 though...would love to get a rear windscreen louvre of your design!
Hey Trini2DBone - No time like the present, my friend

I want one, you want one - work on a rear louvered sun shade for Retro-Racing's MKii Escort is underway !

As ever, the first step, I took some photos,

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This is the same bodyshell you used ? - just double checking

This will take a while, I'll need to design, test and tweak - hopefully not too many times ! - I'll keep you posted

FYI, check out my Land Rover build in 1.9s - details of my next project "Old School Ford" in there - might be of interest

Keep up the great work on this, I'm following every step !

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