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#1592930 - 06/09/14 03:23 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: MuuMuu101]
Consulier Offline
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No Demon nose. It stays '76 ugly. Might try something with the grill some day, but nothing in the near future. Maybe some scoops where the turn signals are now and move the signals to the headlights or something.

Those wheels are quite popular for some reason. Funny thing is that they are just used to roll the car around. Offset is wrong and they are just $189 cheap Chinese wheels from Discount Tire. I actually had them laying around from the Satellite. Had to use them the first couple events because my Weld Wheels weren't finished yet.

MB Battle 18x9.5



Edited by Consulier (06/09/14 03:25 PM)
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#1592931 - 06/09/14 04:26 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Registered: 09/08/03
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Loc: Houston, Tx
Are those +15 offset?

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#1592932 - 06/09/14 07:22 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: AlexP]
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Are those +15 offset?




Yes, with a 275 on the Satellite. They had some minor rubbing at full lock and under hard lateral loads in the rear, but a small spacer would have fixed that. For the price, they are great wheels. Opened up the center with a die grinder. There is a lip that hits on the fronts.
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#1592933 - 07/05/14 04:51 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Kevin, that build is over the top cool, fantastic work man!

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#1592934 - 07/07/14 07:36 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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Kevin, that build is over the top cool, fantastic work man!




Kevin and the guys at Hotchkis East are doing a great job. Just sorted out the final bit of the timeline and the car should be ready to be fired by mid August.

Good luck with the Valiant. The Brick should be back on the road by spring. That's the current plan anyway...
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#1592935 - 07/08/14 11:31 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Just a reminder of the type of events this car is being built to run...

2014 Manx Rally

I can't wait...
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#1592936 - 07/12/14 10:13 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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what size tires are going on the back with just the outer tub removed? offset spring hangers or stock hangers?

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#1592937 - 07/12/14 05:23 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: JAMESDART]
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Quote:

what size tires are going on the back with just the outer tub removed? offset spring hangers or stock hangers?




295/40 for now with room to fit more and using stock hangers.
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#1592938 - 07/12/14 06:05 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Mr Wizzard

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Quote:

2014 Manx Rally

I can't wait...






Nice knowing ya!

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#1592939 - 07/12/14 06:43 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Consulier Offline
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Nice knowing ya!




That type of tarmac stuff is what I love. Very challenging to say the least.

Here's another good one from the same guys...

2014 Manx Rally
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#1592940 - 07/12/14 06:57 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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My first question....A manual trans? That should make things less technical.....NOT!

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#1592941 - 07/13/14 08:01 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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My first question....A manual trans? That should make things less technical.....NOT!



If I could column shift my 5 speed like this guy, I would...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6se7UKjARmY

If anybody knows how to get a column shift to work with a four speed in an early a body and still have reverse, post it up. I want one for an upcoming project after the Dart.
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#1592942 - 07/13/14 10:39 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Quote:

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what size tires are going on the back with just the outer tub removed? offset spring hangers or stock hangers?




295/40 for now with room to fit more and using stock hangers.




ok. im going to put 315s on my duster and don't really want to do spring relocation. I was thinking offset hangers, and remove the outer wheelhouse like that. it looks like it could work, but tight.

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#1592943 - 08/03/14 06:30 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: JAMESDART]
brads70 Offline
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Loc: Ontario,Canada
Anything new Kevin?

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#1592944 - 08/03/14 10:46 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: brads70]
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Anything new Kevin?



Getting closer. Plumbed for brakes now, wiring soon.
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#1592945 - 09/08/14 04:33 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
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Racing Pedal Assembly

We installed a Tilton Firewall Mount Pedal Assembly to take care of the brake and clutch pedals in the Dart. The Tilton unit is super robust and up to the task of the races that the owner of this car has planned. The pedal assembly has built in master cylinders for the clutch as well as separate ones for front and rear brakes, allowing us to precisely dial in brake bias.






https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotchkis/sets/72157646442451386/

Steering Column
We wanted to have a car that was easy to steer while driving around the pits, on and off of the trailer, and on a tight autocross track but could also have completely manual steering for higher-speed tracks. So we installed a Unisteer Electronic Power Steering system onto an Iditit tilt-wheel column along with a 2:1 steering quickener. We fabricated both the mount for the column on the dash bar as well as the mount for the quickener itself.






https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotchkis/sets/72157646085990379/

Fluid Reservoirs

Next, we fabricated a mounting bracket for the three Roush fluid reservoirs (Brake, Power Steering, and Clutch) on the engine bay bars.





https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotchkis/sets/72157646483745611/

Bumpers

For the car's bumpers, we needed something that was going to be lighter than the factory steel bumpers but just as strong. We fabricated a tubular bumper out of 1.25-inch (.083-inch wall) tubing and made it mount to the factory bumper mounts. Then we created a fiberglass bumper from the factory unit and riveted the fiberglass piece to the tubular bumper underneath. We did this for both the front and rear bumpers (though we are only showing the front here).




https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotchkis/sets/72157646084847510/

Interior

We also started work on the interior paneling and accessories. We created the template for the aluminum panels using paper and cardboard. After creating the templates we then transferred them to the aluminum sheet metal and carefully cut out the pieces before tacking them into place inside the car. We also added two battery boxes to the drive shaft tunnel behind the rear seat. The two batteries will eventually be connected through a BUS switch allowing the driver to switch batteries mid-race should one of the primary one go bad. Finally, we added a hydraulic hand brake lever so that the owner can quickly rotate the car on tight rally stages.






https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotchkis/sets/72157646085843329/

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#1592946 - 09/10/14 07:05 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Dan@Hotchkis]
boydsdodge Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 711
Loc: Toronto, Ont, Canada
HOLLY FRIG, You guys are rocking this build.

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#1592947 - 09/10/14 09:20 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: boydsdodge]
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 718
Loc: Houston Tx
This build is amazing. Keep the pics coming!
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#1592948 - 09/18/14 03:21 PM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Uhcoog1]
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The original intent was to use stock parts available from the wrecking yard for the electric steering. During the course of the build, Unisteer came out with an Ididit column with electric integrated. Unfortunately, it was only available in chrome (yuk), but the price was good from Summit at about $1k.

With this combination of stock manual box, steering quickener and fast ratio arms (if they fit), the ratio options range from under 8:1 on up to standard 24:1. In it's current setup it's at 12:1.

Here are some more steering pics...





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#1592949 - 09/19/14 12:56 AM Re: Hotchkis 76 Dart Build [Re: Consulier]
dangina Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 1395
Loc: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
this build keeps on getting more baller as time goes on!

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