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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby albaran » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:58 am

I swapped out the banjo wheel (which I still have) to a smaller wood wheel like a lot of people do. I'm not as svelte as I once was. The larger wheel also caused some throttle control issues. I gained some more clearance by mounting he seats directly to the floor. You appear to have some cross members running under the seats. is that raising your seats up?
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm

Yep. I wanted mine on steel with nothing protruding through the floor and so here we are. The good news is you can always just cut them out if need be, or eliminate the slider in favor of a couple 3/16 bits of flat stock, which would gain about 3/4 or an inch.

As is, I fit OK; still had a notch of adjustment to move back when I left it last night. Tonight I adjusted the pedals back today and drilled my steel frame bits to move the seat about 1/2 inch to the right (it was just barely rubbing the frame tube after the reupholstery job).

I'll test fit again before final assembly but for now I think it's gonna be alright.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:46 pm

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:53 am

Image

Making this rather larger cable shifter box fit in the Spyder and look sort of like it's supposed to = many hours.
https://alongcameaspyder.wordpress.com/2018/10/27/shifter-e-brake-fabrication-seats-and-compromises/
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:24 am

Update on my build. Not much going on but I'm still progressing.

https://alongcameaspyder.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/continued-slow-going/
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:51 pm

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby Ralphc » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:33 pm

Saw your earlier post regarding sway bar. Here's a link to an in-the-beam source https://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showth ... T-Sway-Bar

I used one. Since it leaves you with only one pack of torsion leaves, I replaced a couple of stock leaves with Sway Away heavy duty leaves to restore front spring capacity.

For everyone's info Formula FST racers are formula Vee but allow the ball joint front end. Info for those interested in Zero roll rear suspension & etc.
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