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  • #31
    Per Mark BEX :

    Designing the rear strut upper mounts, purple, and for those worried about lack of bracing, the yellow tube is the first installment of bracing ..
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    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
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    • #32
      Per Mark BEX :

      Been away, again, it happens sometimes, but hopefully no interruptions from now until the 25th when I have a another trip scheduled.
      Jim
      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '16 Camaro RS

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      • #33
        Per Mark BEX :

        The laser place didn't work the weekend, so didn't get my rear strut mounting plates until today.

        But here it is done, just like the CAD cartoons :-)


        I'm close to sitting it on wheels for the first time ....
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        • #34
          Per Mark BEX :

          Sometimes you have to go back a step or 2 ...

          Looking at how to mount the rear strut to the swingarm proper, I realised I can make the existing joining brackets as the lower strut mounts as well.

          So have to cut the axle off the swingarm, laser cut these new purple brackets, and stick it back together!

          I have multiple holes for testing later, so I can change the motion ratio to suit (make the suspension softer or harder).
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          Jim
          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
          '16 Camaro RS

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          • #35
            Per Mark BEX :

            Well, that went well.

            Lower rear strut swingarm mounting brackets, with adjustment holes, kind of looks like the drawing even .....
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            '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
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            • #36
              Per Mark BEX :

              Laying it over on both sides today, to complete the welding as required, and upside down tomorrow to do all the underneath welds.

              You can see the roof taper quite well with these shots.
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              Jim
              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
              '16 Camaro RS

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              • #37
                Per Mark BEX :

                Sitting on it's 3 feet for the first time ....


                short UTube video --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6-NggQILA
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                • #38
                  Per Mark BEX :


                  I popped the engine, temp firewall, pedals and master cylinder back on today to start the long process of getting it drivable.



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                  • #39
                    Per Mark BEX :

                    I came here just let you know I have been tinkering, but otherwise a slow week as it's been over 100F degrees in the factory every day this week as Summer peaks.

                    The Summer rains started the last 2 days, so will start cooling things down.
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '16 Camaro RS

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                    • #40
                      Per Mark BEX :

                      Still tinkering and optimising, nothing really worth showing. Just an example, better bracing on the firewall around the brake master cylinder mount to stop the flex when the brake pedal is applied.
                      Jim
                      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                      '16 Camaro RS

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                      • #41

                        Per Mark BEX :

                        With the heat that has made it impossible to spend very long in the factory the last week (it will pass), I have been at home primarily turning the prototype parts into pre-production manufacturer'able parts in computer CAD. Here is the firewall for example, 4 tubes and a sheet, turned into laser'ed and folded sheets.



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                        • #42
                          response from Mark BEX when asked how soon he anticipates being able to go into production :

                          "I will start making them when I can confirm there is a minimum of 100 orders. That has always been my absolute minimum.

                          The difference in numbers makes changes in how I would approach production of them, for example, at 100 units, I will be making them 100% myself in my town."
                          Jim
                          '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                          '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                            .... for example, at 100 units, I will be making them 100% myself in my town."
                            That will certainly be a LOOOONG production time... wow.
                            Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

                            2021 F-350 Powerstroke Diesel Lariat FX4
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                            • #44
                              Mark has stated several times that the number to be produced dictates the nature of the production line .... once he finishes his prototype and field test it, its highly likely that some mods will have to be made .... they will then require testing ......my bet is his number will be in the hundreds, if not thousands ..... Elio had 65,000+ pay for a spot in line .... most of those are still interested but will need to see them on the road before committing any money ..... for me there are 3 features that are critical .... those being :

                              1. heat and AC
                              2. automatic transmission
                              3. cruise control

                              the first is a must have .... doing without the second and third would take some serious thinking

                              I do believe he's going to pull it off
                              Jim
                              '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                              '16 Camaro RS

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                              • #45
                                But he's over in the in Asia / Japan / Korea somewhere isn't he? Wonder what hoops he would have to jump through for his "production" car to be legal to sell / own / operate in the US?
                                I have no clue...
                                Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

                                2021 F-350 Powerstroke Diesel Lariat FX4
                                2011 Jayco 365BHS 5'er: "Cram-A-Lot Inn"

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