Tuesday, December 8, 2009
THE NARROWED 9"
We made a pretty extensive list of items that still need to be sourced for the build. It's now about prioritzing the items in the right order so that we can move forward at an efficient pace. High on the list are the cut-to-fit rear axles we'll be needing for the shortened 9". I took measurement of the remove axle tube and added 1/8" for each of the four cuts. Noting that the 9" is offset from the factory, we centered the pumpkin, by removing 6 1/2" inches from the driver's side and 3.0" inches from the passemnger side. So in all, we shortened the rear somewhere between 9 & 1/2'' and 10", allowing for an 1/8" of removed material for each cut. Now I'm off the find some axles.