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Tommy's Cuda Build
« on: February 12, 2010, 10:15:14 AM »
Wow, I'm finally starting my own build thread! Thanks to all the other build threads for the inspiration, to all the advice and help from the experts and non experts alike, and to Doug for quality parts at a fair price! This will be a long build but getting there is half the fun!


Part from Jegs and the Heimster!




Calibration bend. My first bend ever!


Startting my base frame...


Base frame complete. A little warpage here, but not too bad. I'll clamp it down when I weld the chassis on and it should straighten out. I stretched the cockpit area by 4 inches to give me a little more leg room.


Main hoop in the bender! Definitely a learning curve here. Seems to be a lot of back spring so the bottom is too wide to fit on the base frame.


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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 12:31:19 PM »
Nothing like a bit of progress to get you all fired up huh?  8)
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 12:41:42 PM »
Lookin good.  Keep it up! See you out in the NM desert real soon! :)
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 11:03:19 AM »
You will learn about springback and in a short while have a feel for how much . Great to see you get started. There will be times that seem like you are progressing in leaps and bounds and there will be the times it seems like you work all day and get no where. At that point  just keep plugging away. It's going to get done -sometime. Looking good!
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 03:51:41 AM »
I hear you man! I'm just happy to be commited to the process now. I'm invested both mentally and monetarily so there's no turning back now. Life will get in the way here and there, but learning how to do this is going to be as rewarding as taking that first spin down the sandwash when it finally does get done.
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 06:51:42 AM »
Go Tommy, looks like ya off to a good start Bud! Very nice!! I like the start of the build, cutting and shaping the metal and trying to get to fit eyes, but it's good when a plan comes together.. ;D ;D
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 10:03:00 AM »
I hear you man! I'm just happy to be commited to the process now. I'm invested both mentally and monetarily so there's no turning back now. Life will get in the way here and there, but learning how to do this is going to be as rewarding as taking that first spin down the sandwash when it finally does get done.
My feelings exactly.
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 10:43:54 AM »
Nice start!  Bending can be a trick.  ;)  I just order twice the tubing I should need.  rofl
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 09:19:05 PM »
You'll use 3/4 of it too!
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »
Hey Tommy,

I came across this motor and its in your neck of the woods.  Seems like it could be a good deal. (would have to go check it out)  Not sure if you have a motor yet? 

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/mcy/1604770196.html

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 04:52:16 PM »
Damn that does look like a good deal! I'll give him a call. I have to see if I can scratch the cash together.
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 10:01:56 PM »
Be careful. Wiring harness will cost you.
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 11:24:36 PM »
Yeah, I've been thinking about it. The plan is to build front to back and basically have a rolling chassis waiting for an engine. I can get much further with the money buying parts as I go than to blow my wad on an engine and then be stuck waiting for more funds. This way I can at least stay busy on it until I get to the engine. Thanks for keeping in mind though standfast! I appreciate it!
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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 03:50:48 PM »
Minor problem here. On page 7 of the plans the front view shows 55mm from outside edge of nose bars to the leading edge of the frame and 200mm between the nose bars. So with 1.25" nose bars that gives me a total width of 14.7" but the base frame prints on page 5 show a total width of 14.17".
My nose bars outside to outside is 10" wide. I went with the 55mm from outside to edge and that left me with 195mm between the nose bars instead of 200 like the plans call for. Should I cut them off and start over or is the 5mm difference not a big deal? I just don't want to screw up my front suspension angles. Thanks!

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Re: Tommy's Cuda Build
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 04:08:08 PM »
No problem bud,,, Fire it up!
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