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  1. joblo

    V8rail Build

    So I thought some may be interested in seeing the build. I bought the mostly completed frame in 2012. Due to some different things going on it has mostly sat waiting to get finished. Sandblower originally built the car and then switched up to the v-Rex frame. I have been a fan of these cars for a while, first because they do not use a transaxle. I saw flyan Ryan's green car at a show and was amazed at how clean and well built the car was. They are good looking front engine cars, unlike any others I have seen. When I got the car it had 1-3/4" frame, lower A-arms, seats, a few misc. pieces like hubs brake rotors, aluminum panels, and all the shocks. Since then I have not had much time to give to building the car, but due to the long time since buying the chassis I have been able to swipe a few good deals. So I have been collecting some pieces here and there. I have been able to do little bits and pieces, an hour here or there to get a few things done. First thing I did was try and get ahold of owners of these cars so I could go check them out and take some measurements of the suspension pieces I am missing. I was able to meet up with Jon, he has the camera car, a 3 seater he used for the filming industry. I just happened to catch him 2 weeks before his move to Alabama. His car was also street legal like sandblowers. I got a bunch of pictures and measurements. I was able to hook up with sandblower and Danny out in Dumont. Danny's car is one of 3 that are like each other. Mine being another. I was able to measure his car as well, and see some of the changes they did from the camera car to these. So I started with front suspension needs. I was able to get close to what I needed early on, but then basically the car has set, because I did not have the time to devote to it. Fast forward to December 2015 I have spent some of last week working on the car. I was able to get the back end together, and have the front just about ready to go as well. On the front end I had to build upper a-arms and get a different rack and pinion than what they had intended to use. In Danny's car they used a sweet rack, and he was saying it was difficult to turn the wheels when stopped but ok when driving. Sandblower also had problems with his and installed a Howe rack. So I found a Howe rack and have been able to get a new mount made and tacked in. Everything is in the right place, but I made the mount bracket bigger than needed as a precaution, so I need to trim it down now and gusset it in. So now she sits all on her own. No more jack stands or lifts! Exciting! So I need to finish boxing in the spreader bar I made for the rack and pinion and adjust the upper a-arms to get the camber right. Then I hope to get these goodies dropped in and in place. I am looking forward to another productive week. Enjoy and I will update this as soon as I get a few more things done.
  2. Current car, for sale I picked this up in 2012, and finally making some progress on it. Just got it into a roller this week.
  3. Shortstar V6 091 all of the best for internals. Klinkenberg ring and pinion. w/930's CNC pedals CNC 6 piston disc brakes 3X3 trailing arms King shocks that are dialed in on this thing Racecraft seats. I have all 4 adult seats. The back right now has prp smaller kids seats. I can install the big seats again the mounts are still there, and I still have the seats. Autometer gauges Crow 5 point padded harnesses 3" up front and 2" in the back Hella 4000 lights, light bar as well with 4 hella 4000 mounted Led ovals on the back Saco heavy duty rack and pinion Wider chromoly beam 8" I believe Link pin arms with gusset brackets copies of woods, cnc chromoly tubing 300m link pins Spindle mount wheels with billet centers no front brakes Rear wheels are billet center also. Frame is all .095 dom tubing not mild steel and is not painted Aluminum work done by MacFab Aluminum radiator with electric fans. 12 gallon spun aluminum gas tank. 1300 plus paddle tires on Douglas wheels I have new paddle tires not shown in pictures Located in Bakersfield $10,000.00 Scott 661-201-224six
  4. Congrats! Nice car. I agree with the others, the colors and design of the wrap look great.
  5. To me, Tom pro makes the nots solid car. He is still in business too. Nice cars lots of options. Reverse. Reliable. Geometry is right.
  6. Car will be in Gordon's well this week
  7. Need to sell this to get the v8 rolling.
  8. Here are the 2 she sent me a while back.
  9. Vw country coil over beam car. Shortstar v6 Completely built 091 trans. 930 cv's 3X3 rear arms 2" wider and longer Vw country front arms chromoly (link pin) w/ 300m pins King coilovers that are dialed Saco heavy duty rack Race craft seats Redline computer and headers 2" diameter chromoly wider beam Tins done by Mac fab 6 hella 4000 lights Chassis is 100% DOM tubing 1300 padla traks that have tears Razors on front 4 piston cnc brakes and pedals Billet center Douglas wheels 2 yellow top optima batteries It is not painted and has kids seats installed. I have the other 2 full size seats that match the other 2. I will put them back in for the sale. I am willing to disassemble to powder coat and reassemble for some extra cash to the colors of your choosing. 10,000.00 obo 661-two zero one-2246, Scott
  10. joblo

    V8rail guys

    Thanks! It was great to meet him on Saturday. He took the time to talk to me about the car and I really appreciate it. He said he was going to send me some of the pictures he has on his phone. I did not have service until I got back towards Baker. I don't know if he was able to send them or not.
  11. Had an awesome trip. Fast dune runs! I got to hook up with Danny and sandblower and talk about my project v8rail. I really enjoyed this trip and am super excited to get moving on the car.
  12. joblo

    V8rail guys

    I am going to try. I will hopefully leave tommorow afternoon then come back Saturday maybe Sunday. Short trip.
  13. joblo

    V8rail guys

    I am guessing the questions are to me about my frame. As far as I know this car was never even completed. Although it was partially assembled at some point. It has been in storage or someone's garage for a while. The guy I bought it from is a stand up guy. As far as I can tell. I was never mislead in any way. Sorry to hear about your friends rail. I saw that one in Tulare at a rail show and sand drags. It was a 10 in my book then when it was brand new.
  14. joblo

    V8rail guys

    Is Susan's car advertised somewhere? I may have some interest in it.
  15. joblo

    V8rail guys

    Thanks for the info. Any idea if they will be out for presidents?
  16. joblo

    V8rail guys

    I saw a few pictures that someone recently finished a two seater and had it out some time around New Years.
  17. joblo

    V8rail guys

    Here is what my project looks like. I have some more parts that are not shown. I need to make time to get them on.
  18. joblo

    V8rail guys

    I bought a frame from fastedaddy from glamisdunes.com that bought it from sandblower that originally started the project. I think it is like the second to last chassis they built before building the two newer style cars. I am still in the process of building it and trying to figure out what parts and pieces I need to finish it. I was able to go get some pictures and measurements from the camera car two seater that they built. That car was only an hour and a half away so it was easy to meet up with him. Bad thing is, is that he has since moved to Alabama. I forgot to measure the steering arms in my rush to try and get the measurements I needed on his car. I think our group is planning on heading out to Dumont for Presidents' Day and hoping to be able to meet up with anyone who has a car to get the measurements and try to pick up on a few what would you do if you we're to do it over pointers. I have been in contact with hi turtle from glamisdunes and he has been a great help in giving me his opinion on what to do or not do as well as pictures of specific parts of the car. Sandblower is willing to help to but he has the newer style car so things are not the same. I have sent pm's to the guys who I know have these cars like flyan Ryan but it looks like its been more than a year since they have logged into any of the forums.
  19. Are there any v8rail owners on the board? If there is are any of you heading out to the dunes? I would like to try and meet up if possible. I purchased a frame that is 95% done and would like to be able to look at and measure a few things on the cars. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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