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beam to a-arm conversion
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:34:02 PM »
I just converted another beam buggy to long travel a-arm! this time for a friend here in my garage. the front suspension cradle is the same as I use in the mini's and my v-6 but pretty universal if you have to time to bleed it in. here are few pics for all but especially for those looking for some idea's to soften up there beam buggy's! the first pic is of myself and ( deano ) the owner of this last conversion in shane ( our transaxle builders) rail, that was the last one I converted personally last year. dean was throwing a bbq party so I drove and hour and a half just to eat his food! the next few may not be in order so use your imaginations.  ;D
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 11:38:44 PM »
he went from 8" hard inches to 24" smooth ones with 26" ground clearance at full droop. the front end does have 1/16" total toe in through a 24" stroke and does produce a 2 degree camber arc with the unequal length a-arms ( upper 1.5" shorter ) and last but not least set at 10 degrees caster.
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 12:42:26 AM »
That looks great!






















There have been times when I wish I had 8 hard inches, but never in a buggy. I know, I had to go there.  rofl
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 07:53:12 AM »
Deano is a happy man!
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 09:00:31 AM »
Ahhh,life in the northern states. Gives time for great improvements. Really good to see the stuff DS can do also. Great job guys!
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 10:09:24 AM »
Looking good!
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 10:36:32 AM »
Ahhh,life in the northern states. Gives time for great improvements. Really good to see the stuff DS can do also. Great job guys!

Ya ! I know and as soon as the ground thaws I am the first guy to running water and an inside toeilet  in my house up round these parts!  LMAO rofl rofl eyes ;)
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 10:40:17 AM »
system won't let me ad to the previous post for some reason.but ya he is happy
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 11:13:34 AM »
yea it has been ridiculously cold here in nebraska, atleast in our part.  sucks.  about that running wanter and inside toliet, funny..
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 11:23:06 AM »
Well,it's sure thawed out here. Bottom has fallen out of all the roads and everything is a soupy muddy mess.  Oops ,it's freezing again. Well,better than mud.
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 01:02:57 PM »
yea sunday it was 41 degrees here so it was a slopppy slush hole, then the next moring it was 4....  now my driveway and lane are like mini antartica.
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 01:57:48 PM »
LOL!!!!!
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 09:55:55 PM »
it's no better south of you down here hour and 45 south. I am ready for some son and dryer weather! so I can go have some fun!!  ;D
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 10:10:21 PM »
Just had to start the snow blower today after a month of it sitting idle.

Hey DS, The best part of that conversion is the welding on the uprights, The weld inserts, and the mirror clamps that you still need to put back on!!!
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Re: beam to a-arm conversion
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 10:21:00 PM »
Just had to start the snow blower today after a month of it sitting idle.

Hey DS, The best part of that conversion is the welding on the uprights, The weld inserts, and the mirror clamps that you still need to put back on!!!

I know we all stood around for an hour looking at them!  ;D   they are damn nice though and I do enjoy the mirrors they make a difference and this is why I stick with the worlds best machinest sorry. rofl
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