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Author Topic:   2002 BICKNELL
dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted October 24, 2004 09:51 AM  
OK EVERYBODY
thinking really seriously about getting a new chassis....now we need a shopping list...
It's just the chassis, but too good a deal to pass up

racerwilson
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posted October 25, 2004 03:11 PM  
Ok, How much of the old car do you want to use and or can you use? Depending on how wide the rear is you may be able to use it. Front hubs ans spindles you may be able to use. Steering box,seat,guages,trans,bell and starter,fuel cell,radiator, brake system.
You may only need specifics, motorplate, torque arms and slider, pan hard mount rear torsion arms and cages, all radious rods, front axle and plates. How is this for starters? Let me know if you need a body would work a deal for you.

dbradley
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Total posts: 251
posted October 25, 2004 07:54 PM  
Thanks for the start racer...I'll let you know on the body....

bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted October 30, 2004 03:41 PM  
racerwilson do you build bodys i need new outers for my car where you located

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted October 30, 2004 04:01 PM  
Hey Racer,,,We trucked out to Niagra region and picked up the new chassis....Right front had been rapped(replaced)ie..shock tower, radius rod mounts are somewhat ovalled out... everything is straight so far as we can see...let us know if there is any good way to measure up the geometry as well as tightening up the rod mounts...Rear is perfect except for the down tubes that hold the rear bumper...they have been flattened...by the looks of it that would be normal...Have got all of the stuff coming,,, information and parts list from Bicknell

[This message has been edited by dbradley (edited October 30, 2004).]

racerwilson
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Total posts: 357
posted October 30, 2004 06:08 PM  
Should be some key stock on the uprights at the front of the 2x4 to square front end. May want to measure them to the engine plate make sure they are square. Do the same for the rear. On the radious rod spuds recoment to heat them up cherry red use an old bolt to slide inside and beat back into shape with a mini 8lbs sledge. That should do the trick.
Good luck and enjoy building.

bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted October 30, 2004 07:19 PM  
did you guys get the car from Dave Just

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted October 31, 2004 06:03 AM  
Got it from Shannon Whaley...they are getting a 2005x...Must be nice

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted November 01, 2004 06:05 AM  
Racer, It looks as though all we need are outer skins and the flat stock for up the tunnels...We are also amazed at how much more "beefy" this chassis is compared to the Troyer....We are going to need to do a bunch of work on our winters to switch it over to the torsion(much shortening)Any ideas??

racerwilson
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Total posts: 357
posted November 01, 2004 08:40 AM  
you can shorten up on the tubes with a little work. You can call Pete or Randy to get the exact measurement on the tubes to cut them down. You will need to have the inside on one tube machined for the seal. The other side the seal goes into the bell. Can't remember what side. Where are you guys located?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted November 01, 2004 02:08 PM  
The car is in Middlebury VT

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted November 13, 2004 04:33 PM  
Ok so how far have you gotten on building up the new car?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted November 17, 2004 03:31 PM  
Hey Racer,
Been down south for a bit doing training for work(colder there)....We have it stripped down to the bare frame...going over it and changing all the torsion seals and bearings...We are all waiting on Uncle Sam tax checks then we are going to get started on the rearend first...Everything on the front of the old car we are going to switch over..Putting on a newe front axel though....making sure everything is perfectly straight that way...We ended with Rookie of the year honors...Are we ever looking forward to the spring

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