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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

    Hey - can you shoot a pic of the fuel tank? I'm looking for options to stick where my spare is currently on my 4Runner. The stock location is a rock anchor.

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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

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    Hey - can you shoot a pic of the fuel tank? I'm looking for options to stick where my spare is currently on my 4Runner. The stock location is a rock anchor.
    Sorry, bud, it's gone to the scrap yard in the sky... I can give you approximate dims though.
    It's a rectangle about 14" wide x 12" deep and 2 1/2 or 3' long. It ran fore/aft on the drivers side in-board of the frame rail.
    If it's still sitting around this weekend I'll see if I can get a pic.
    Mark
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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

    Thanks Mark. The dims is what I was really concerned about. I'm looking for something no higher than say 9" or so. From what I understand, a Ford Econoline van tank is nice and flat - good capacity too. Was looking for a possible better alternative.

    Thanks anywho...

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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

    Well, I have gotten a few things done the past week or so. I had to rebuild my big computer at and lost a lot of data in the process. I think it was a good thing though as I found a few more mistakes on my part...
    After a big hiccup with geometry points earlier this year I have finally gotten the data where it needs to be. After plotting all of my spindle points from the actual parts I found my first design wasn't as far off as I had thought. It was off but only by 1/4" or so and not the 2" I had previously thought. I spent the last couple of days verifying my points are correct and redesigning the upper and lower control arms.
    Here are a few pics of my 3D Data.





    Everything looks good right now. I need to rebuild the motion file to check clearances but this suspension isn't far off from the original so I'm not real concerned...
    I also need to rebuild the front cradle and rear frame but those are pretty straight forward now that the front is complete.
    Thanks for looking,
    Mark
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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

    Is that Solidworks? I really need to buy that!!

    I'm guessing you are fabbing the A-arms? What material?

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    Re: The Bad Ast Project

    Unigraphics. I have an old Beta version of V18. It does the job. Solid works is comparable but I've never had the need to use it...
    The arms will be made with 1 1/4" O.D. x .156 wall D.O.M. Tubing. Should be plenty stout. The ball joint plates are made out of 1/4" steel plate.
    I am like a LavaLamp... Not very brite but fun to watch...

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