"Ziegenstall Motorenschmiede" presents The Vale Special (07-11-21 update i can actually see progress with)

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Next was the bracing to tie motor plate to crossmember, I used 1/8 inch shims to space tubes and then welded them together, finished with cheap rattle can to keep from rusting20210610_170454.jpg20210610_154427.jpg
 
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Happy independence day folks :cheers2: , Came in get a drink and cool off, cut some different pcs, let's call them revision changes...

Spring perches are done, next need to drill frame and makes spring brackets.
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Those are slick little axle stands to hold the axle while you build it.
Denny those are actually the axle to spring mounts! I think a cadd drawing on page 1.

The way this car was built it used a straight axle and flatter springs. To stay with cyclekart theme I used the normal buggy springs, I just moved mounts around.

I plan on a panhard bar or small watts link to center front axle, so leverage doesn't fold brackets or break bolts (highly doubt it is an issue, since everything is very stout)
 

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My orange kart is using the same brake hub and rotor! Locking up the tires is how I turn around in the street :thumbsup:

And probably the same spindles! Those BMI units can handle a beating, can confirm.

The build quality goes to 11, and no 10 cannot be made louder. So clean!

Love the masking tape on the drill cord :roflol:
 

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Lol, every power tool has tape on it 😂

So grabbed a glass of wine and started laying out front end.
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Hope to finish Friday morning

20210707_195336.jpgmarked a few holes
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I marked 5/16 clearance holes and 1/2 holes for tubes to sleeve frame.
 

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My orange kart is using the same brake hub and rotor! Locking up the tires is how I turn around in the street :thumbsup:

And probably the same spindles! Those BMI units can handle a beating, can confirm.

The build quality goes to 11, and no 10 cannot be made louder. So clean!

Love the masking tape on the drill cord :roflol:
What caliper/master cylinder you using?
 

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Drilled moar holes, installed anti-crush sleeves and cut out shackles
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Now need to get longer bolts, makes a couple spacers for shackles and make 4 double shear brackets so the bolts aren't over stressed...been a good day.
 
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Okay, been a long day and it's hot, just got done for the day with thunderstorms on the horizon.

So started morning off with coffee and a cad program, made a couple of brackets and spacers etc and the went to work.

Made front spring hanger supports, so easy to bend using zero offset in plasma and cutting a bend line be welded later. This is a bracket and a spacer to be welded to frame.


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Welded up
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I know they look backwards, but I am still playing off original car some, plenty of clearance and I will need it later for pretty pcs and dental work :popcorn:

Next was squaring and leveling front frame rails by myself

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From back 3/4
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