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Post by Editor » 3rd October 2009 - 1:12pm

How are you going to narrow the torsion bars? They're 5/8" thick spring steel and have splined ends!
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Post by fastty » 5th October 2009 - 10:52pm

now that would be telling ?the torsion bars are being sorted as we speak.the beam is being blasted ready for narrowing 5"!.will order the pan half i need in the next couple of weeks.will test the front end mods over next summer,car will be out for dub freeze end of feb.will post some pics in the next couple of weeks.
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Post by rustyt3fasty » 6th October 2009 - 6:08pm

How are you going to narrow the torsion bars? They're 5/8" thick spring steel and have splined ends!
nothing to say he could have new ones made from scratch, aint a cheap way to do it but its a way to do it

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Post by fastty » 6th October 2009 - 9:38pm

could have brought new,but have not, instead choose to mod.i will not reveal how i did it untill i have made sure it works and is safe.will do all the testing on my own car.have spoke to a few people in the know and they seam to think there is no problem with what im about to do.
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Post by fastty » 14th October 2009 - 11:38pm

torsion bars are done (5" narrower)beam also narrowed same amount,going to alter floor pan to fit beam on sunday.theres going to be a lot of work in the body as the beam now fits inside the petrol tank hole.will post some pics as soon as.
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Post by fastty » 18th October 2009 - 10:40pm

started to mod floorpan to except narrowed beam.can see why it has not been done before,a lot of work but i feel worth the effort.should ride a lot better than the type 1 beam.also going to change from a stearing box to a rack.have not even got into the mods needed to put the body back on ,it looks a lot but should be a cool ride when done.got to order a bottom bearing for the beam as wrecked one when taking them out for blasting.hoping to have the wheels back on by next weekend.willpost some pics through the week.
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Post by T3PO » 19th October 2009 - 9:27am

Looking forward to seeing the finished stance once all your narrowing mods done, please post up some pics - sounds awesome! 8)
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Post by fastty » 22nd October 2009 - 12:10am

heres some pics of the work required to narrow the type3 front floor to except a type3 narrowed 5" beam.done most of the welding tonight even got the susspension back on one side to see how the wheel looks in the arch.still loads to do but its getting there.post more pics in next couple of days.Image
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Post by T3PO » 22nd October 2009 - 9:05am

I'm just getting to the beam on mine, seriously considering narrowing after this!! didn't fancy the T1 frame head and beam conv, too much expense, but uber tempted by this method!! Cheers for the pics! much appreciated! 8)
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Post by kyle » 22nd October 2009 - 6:56pm

wats that las pic in the corner?
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Post by fastty » 22nd October 2009 - 10:41pm

the last pic is were i have welded in boxed in sections under the top skins for added strength.i have done this top and bottom.im going to put a load of pics on my myspace site to show just how much work has to be done.www.myspace/blacktopcustomsuk.in the mean time heres some more pics,these show how the wheels now sit in the arches(not at ride height as it needs tubbing)and how the beam sits in the petrol tank space(as my beam is also raised 2" on the pan).ImageImageImage
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Post by kyle » 23rd October 2009 - 12:59am

what have u done wid the the anti roll bar?

its still looking wicked tho
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Post by fastty » 23rd October 2009 - 9:00pm

thats been narrowed 5" as well
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Post by fastty » 27th October 2009 - 8:50pm

going to try and get front wheel tubs rolled for weekend and sort out a rack for the stearing.will design some mounts and have them lazor cut at work next week.
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Post by fastty » 31st March 2010 - 10:03pm

sorry guys not put anything on for a while but had a lot of stuff going on so fastty has had to take a back seat.hopefully in a couple of months i will be able to get back on with the build.have got a few more ideas that might find there way onto the car. 8)
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Post by fastty » 9th August 2010 - 9:16pm

blimey, has it been that long.time just goes nowhere.me and a couple of mates were pondering over me fastback the other day.not really done much to it as have got sidetracked on a project for the misses(she likes her cars to)thats not far of being done so will have a bit more time for the fastty.would love to get it done over the winter ready for next year.the biggest stumbling block are the floor pans.not sure weather to buy some or make my own, i will decide when i get back on it.looks like there is some really good projects on here, cant wait to get stuck into mine again.will keep you posted.
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Post by fastty » 21st November 2010 - 9:39pm

right finally have some good news.have sorted out to have the floor pan and all the susspension and engine tin powder coated, also going to get the front tubs made and welded in over the christmas holidays. got to have it ready for the summer.
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Post by volkswalker » 22nd November 2010 - 4:22pm

wow narrowing the type 3 beam!?!?!
great idea every1 goes 4 the bug beam followed by expensive adjusters...
this is the way dude!!
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Post by fastty » 11th December 2010 - 8:51pm

well i have actually got something done , not much but it,s a start.
made the wood templates for the wheel tubes.
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gives an idea to how they will fit in.going to try and get them cut out tomorrow.
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Post by fastty » 12th December 2010 - 9:09pm

got a bit more done,made the outer tub sections.
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and how they sit in the front.
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get some gas for the welder during the week , then i will make the main section of the tubs. :D
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Post by fastty » 16th December 2010 - 12:16am

few pics from tonight.fabbed the wheel tubs.
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going to try and get them welded in this week end :D
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Post by volkswalker » 16th December 2010 - 12:02pm

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Post by neatbeard » 18th December 2010 - 9:54pm

I'm loving this, keep us updated fella!

NIce to see something thats a departure from the norm.
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Post by fastty » 18th December 2010 - 11:44pm

few more pics from today.
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heres how it looked.
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move bits about.
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place new tub in place.
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weld in and trim.
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finnish this one and start the other side.
also going to have to narrow the fuel tank to fit, so will chop it and tig weld it back together at work.more tomorrow. :thumbsup:
sorry pics are all sizes but resizing them has not gone how it should :crybaby:
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Post by Cheron » 19th December 2010 - 12:11pm

Looks great! Thumbs up!
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