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    I have a Metabo 5" grinder. I use cutoff wheels...

    I have a Metabo 5" grinder. I use cutoff wheels and I think my flapper wheels are 80 grit.
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    Side project: Picked up a cast iron table top...

    Side project:

    Picked up a cast iron table top from Ben at SCI. Need to make a welding table out of it. So I started welding some legs together....
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    That is a username I have not seen in a long...

    That is a username I have not seen in a long time. haha
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    I have a soft spot for cars in the late 80s to...

    I have a soft spot for cars in the late 80s to early 90s like this one. Especially Pontiac.

    This car was new, right around the time I graduated from high school. And my family always had...
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    SQUIRREL!!! ...

    SQUIRREL!!!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49860485047_1d6f131851_b.jpg20200505_123128 by Chad Truss, on Flickr
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    Yeah, Saab Central has a like button as well.

    Yeah, Saab Central has a like button as well.
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    Forums need like buttons, so I can just like a...

    Forums need like buttons, so I can just like a post instead of saying "haha, thats funny." Or some bullshit like that.
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    I had no idea this was a thing. Crazy. Never...

    I had no idea this was a thing. Crazy. Never thought of it.

    More news and progress:

    I bought a new spool. When I was changing the spool, I realized that the welder polarity was backwards!!!!...
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    I had a friend come over and work with me on...

    I had a friend come over and work with me on welding, with my welder.

    I have been playing with heat and speed. I have been adjusting the gas. But no matter what I do, I can't get a smooth weld. ...
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    All the dimensions of the input shaft on the WC...

    All the dimensions of the input shaft on the WC transmission are different. The spline count might be the same, but the length is different and the shaft size at the pilot bearing is different as...
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    The place I found is PMC Motorsports. They are...

    The place I found is PMC Motorsports. They are in the Czech Republic.

    The place that made the bellhousing I bought is in the UK.

    I best companies like this are all over Europe.
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    I'm in a group on Facebook that is all about...

    I'm in a group on Facebook that is all about swapping Saab engines into other cars. In this group there was a discussion about RWD setups.

    So I bought that custom bellhousing, had a clutch disc...
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    HAHA I am totally a grinder. I improve...

    HAHA

    I am totally a grinder.

    I improve everytime I pick up the welder. But I still suck. However I do think I am welding well enough that the welds are strong enough for what I am trying to...
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    Yeah, the hairpins are on either side and attach...

    Yeah, the hairpins are on either side and attach the axle to the frame. The panhard bar, or radius rod (a term I read somewhere, I'm more familiar with the term panhard bar), will be used to stop...
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    The more I look into this, the more I think you...

    The more I look into this, the more I think you are right, Tim.

    I think this really is more just a matter of making sure I weld on the brackets symmetrically, in a way that allows the hairpins to...
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    I'll save that in case I need it for a 3-link or...

    I'll save that in case I need it for a 3-link or 4-link suspension. Thank you.

    Maybe this hairpin and radius rod suspension is really simple and I don't need a calculator?
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    We are in that Second Winter, Early Spring time...

    We are in that Second Winter, Early Spring time of year. I have fully recovered from my surgery, and I plan to make progress on the hot rod this year. Maybe in the next month or two.

    The next...
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    The "Get off my lawn!" meet.

    The "Get off my lawn!" meet.
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Excellent choice on those wheels. Car looks...

    Excellent choice on those wheels. Car looks great.
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    I will keep you in mind. Thanks!

    I will keep you in mind. Thanks!
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    I wanted to bump this thread, but I don't really...

    I wanted to bump this thread, but I don't really have much to add.

    I haven't worked on this project since last fall, and a lot of my summer will be used up recovering from surgery to have a brain...
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    Last weekend I worked on cleanup after a fire in...

    Last weekend I worked on cleanup after a fire in my house.

    I have a laptop on my hobby desk in the basement. Last Sunday the battery in the laptop literally exploded. I mean it shook the house...
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    Looks good. Maybe I'll put the money and time...

    Looks good.

    Maybe I'll put the money and time together for a garage heater this summer. My garage is already insulated, there is already gas and power out there. I use a propane tube heater...
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    Hopefully my house will stop needing attention...

    Hopefully my house will stop needing attention soon and I can get back on my hot rod build. Take some of the burden off of our man here.
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