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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

I bought two extra tires and wheels for each caster. the caster is a ten inch tire.  It uses a 5/8 shoulder bolt.  Drilled out one side of the caster with a 5/8 drill bit.  Got some 5/8 steel rod, measured the length I needed for all three wheels plus about 3/8 on each end 14 inches, I think.  Drilled holes on each end to put cotter pins into and assembled them.  I found the video on YouTube mikes DIY triple threat casters, was the title, I think.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Mikes DIY projects. How to make triple threat casters.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

I don't know what I came down with but still too sick to do anything. Just going over ideas for the front and rear suspensions and drivetrain.  Happy New Year!
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

Nice man, coming along.  Spring is right around the corner get it done!

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

that spoiler looks great! are you goint to have to tub the rear to fit those wheel/tire size?
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

Yep, I'll tub the chassis to fit those meats.  I may just cut the fenders and step them out to make them like the SCCA trans am racers of the 80's.  I'm going to have a friend of mine make up some sketches to see if they will look right.   The car is so sexy already, I'd hate to screw it up.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

What do you think of the wheels?  Don't have them yet.  I'm leaning very heavy towards these, though.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

Not a fan of the 370 wheels... Only OEM wheels I like are the Terminator Cobra wheels on a SQ

Edit: those actually look like the new vette wheels

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

After a near tragic event, I purchased a new 2000lb engine stand from Harbor Freight.  I was using a borrowed stand and the engine was so heavy, it bent stuff.  The A/C compressor broke during the event and I had to put in two helicoils in the lower mounting points for the transmission.  I haven't sweated so much in my life.  Minor setback.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

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Not a fan of the 370 wheels... Only OEM wheels I like are the Terminator Cobra wheels on a SQ

Edit: those actually look like the new vette wheels

Yep, Corvette wheels.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

I'm using c5 spindles on all four corners.  These are the right offset for the suspension.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:14 PM

View PostConvette, on 02 January 2014 - 11:47 AM, said:

Nice man, coming along.  Spring is right around the corner get it done!

It's been 20-30 degrees outside, I need to insulate the garage doors.  it took 4 hours for the heater to bring up the temp to tolerable.  trying to stay on top of it.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

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that spoiler looks great! are you goint to have to tub the rear to fit those wheel/tire size?
That spoiler has a ton of sanding involved in it.  Ha. Learned a lot about glassing parts, though.  I really like the drift bumpers running around.  I thought about doing one with a separate bottom lip so when it gets hit, and it will, it can be easily replaced.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

View PostXtreme Industries, on 02 January 2014 - 02:48 PM, said:

that spoiler looks great! are you goint to have to tub the rear to fit those wheel/tire size?
That spoiler has a ton of sanding involved in it.  Ha. Learned a lot about glassing parts, though.  I really like the drift bumpers running around.  I thought about doing one with a separate bottom lip so when it gets hit, and it will, it can be easily replaced.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

i am not a fan of those wheels, sorry. i think the wheels for a starquest need some lip to fit the style of the starquest, those seem too modern/flush to compliment the aggressive styling already associated with the flared starquest design.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

View PostXtreme Industries, on 07 January 2014 - 09:35 AM, said:

i am not a fan of those wheels, sorry. i think the wheels for a starquest need some lip to fit the style of the starquest, those seem too modern/flush to compliment the aggressive styling already associated with the flared starquest design.

Can't disagree with that statement.   Hmm, seems I may have to re-think this a bit.  The limitations I'm running into is to go that wide and still tuck under the rear fenders....    They do look like the 370 wheels...
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:44 PM

cleaned the engine bay a bit.  A quart of Denatured Alcohol and a Gallon of Elbow grease.

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You can see where I used the spot weld cutter.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:47 PM

I want to use this front end offered by the Roadster Shop.  Its their REVO IFS.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:48 PM

dang. You could cut a lot off the front of that car if your going that route.  Whats the $ on that setup?   Quests need dish!  No + offset wheels!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:16 PM

Cutting will be limited to the towers and inner fenders.  The subframe will be reinforced.  I've been stalling on the cutting part.  Waiting on a final decision on whether to pay for the front end or reverse engineer it.
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