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fabricating own k frame #1010908
06/11/11 08:25 AM
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hello
i am interested in a tubular k frame like the rms or xv unit, but i would like to try to fab one my self. i have the welding experience and the machine shop to support the build. i was wondering if anybody has done this before and what suggestions they might have. does anybody have any plans or drawings for this kind of thing? i am not against xv or rms, i have thought about purchasing their unit, but i thought this would be a cool project. it would be going in a 70 barracuda. thanks for the input.
thanks, matt

Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: blindboyscuda] #1010909
06/11/11 09:10 AM
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Double A-arm, strut, rack and pinion... all makes a
difference... drag car or road race...I would advise
reading up on the front end geometry.... I just built
my chassis and front end... you can see it in my
post(started my build for next years Drag Week)

Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: MR_P_BODY] #1010910
06/11/11 09:51 AM
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I would advise
reading up on the front end geometry....




That right there is THE most important thing.


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Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: slantzilla] #1010911
06/11/11 11:52 AM
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I have no planes I just winged it, if you follow the link below there are some pics you can check out. Over all a very simple build.

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Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: Steve Barton] #1010912
06/11/11 01:46 PM
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Nice work.. I like these kinds of projects..

Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: slantzilla] #1010913
06/12/11 10:09 PM
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I would advise
reading up on the front end geometry....




That right there is THE most important thing.



ok i'll read up on the front end geometry. thanks for the suggestion. it will be a street strip car, so i would like the best handling possible, but still some straight line performance. i would want r and p and to get rid of the torsion bars, so i would like coil overs.
thank you for the plans on how you fabricated your own frame. how did it turn out for you. does it drive nice or better then stock? are you happy with it?
thanks for the input everybody.

Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: blindboyscuda] #1010914
06/13/11 06:02 PM
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Quote:

Quote:

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I would advise
reading up on the front end geometry....




That right there is THE most important thing.



ok i'll read up on the front end geometry. thanks for the suggestion. it will be a street strip car, so i would like the best handling possible, but still some straight line performance. i would want r and p and to get rid of the torsion bars, so i would like coil overs.
thank you for the plans on how you fabricated your own frame. how did it turn out for you. does it drive nice or better then stock? are you happy with it?
thanks for the input everybody.




Not sure what your real goal here is, few are really marketing their front ends as an upgrade for affordable high performance street use, setting up a decent handling TB system is a lot easier, but maybe not as sexy. I seriously doubt based on your level of questions asked that you can even design/match a RMS set-up. He has spent a lot of time and developement on his system. I suggest you upgrade stock system, or buy a ready to go front end, save your mistakes and learning curve for another direction.


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Re: fabricating own k frame [Re: blindboyscuda] #1010915
06/13/11 09:48 PM
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