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calibrating the bender

Curtis making sure the tube stays on axis
we used bendtech software to design the tube

prepping for the install

Mike tacking it into place

top tube

two tubes

top view

ready to lay out front suspension
          
VERSION I:  front system laid out with 7 degrees of CASTER. MAJOR ISSUE with the rear pivot points being higher than the front pivots
 and the upper control arm so close to the frame at full compression. 
with the RAKE of the arms leaning FWD, the suspension cycled FWD into an obstacle.  too much stress and way too much caster change.
VERSION II:  upper control arms moved out to avoid hitting the frame under compression, rake eliminated, caster set at 4 degrees. 
less travel, and some camber and caster change.  with tie rods installed, very little bump steer.

 

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