Well over the next year and probally longer I will be building a buggy, it will be a single seat, rear engine style. I'm building it to take alot of abuse and with simple proven parts, TBI 350, TH-475, Ford 205, 60 front and a Eaton steering axle in the rear.
I will start a build thread in the build area, but for now I will post here some of the detail parts I'm building for it like these monster Heim joints.
Why such over size Heim joints, well I have the inserts, they where free. I need to build bodys and then some threaded rods for them. Once all the bodys are built then its off to the Mis. spacers which will be from 6061 ALU.
Heres a comparison Pic, thats a 7/8" heim joint, those will be my uppers.
Now I have 4 that are left handed and look just like that one posted, so I need 4 right handed ones.
For now here are the bodys ( well one body for now ) being built.
Started with a chunk of dana 70 tube which was 3.5"x 1/2" wall.
I cut it to two inchs, well actually I cut them about a 1/16" over sized as my band saw balde is bad and I knew it would walk.
The part in the Lathe and i'm just starting the ID cut.
Heres the finished part next to the Heim insert, that insert is the 1.5" Heim.
And the last one for now is the Hiem pressed into the new body.
For a threaded rod I have about 8' of 1.5X6 pitch ( course ) rod that will be welded to the Hiem body. Then I need to make some weld in bungs with the tap I have, my arms will look like popie when done tapping all the bungs and nuts, but this is what I like building.
More to come,