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    I agree with David, the larger wheels look out of proportion; the first set look more in keeping with the car?

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    Those bigger wheels put it in the "Wacky racer" class. the smaller wheels look much better, also, as I have said many times, the very low profile tires are bloody uncomfortable on lighter cars, really hard on the butt.



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    Yeah, those are 20 inch rims, so they do look big.

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    So I've been working on finishing the chassis, mainly the coilover conversion. Building is easy and fast but engineering aspects takes a lot of time. I stil have to make a fuel tank bracket and transmission mount. After that I will take it all apart again for painting.20190707_163838.jpg20190707_163846.jpg20190707_163850.jpg

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    Nice update, I'm loving that box section steel...

    What are you going to use paint-wise?

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    Sector do you do welding for a living? As they seem too good for a hobby welder

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    Thanks. I started welding about a year ago, when I began building this chassis. Those welds are some of the early once, using flux core wire (hence some minor splatter), since I was welding outside. I am now using solid wire with argon/co2 mix and results are order of magnitude better. I am somewhat hooked on welding now and don't know how I lived without it.

    As for the paint, I will be using Eastwood chassis primer and paint. I've used it on new metal in some of my previous projects with great results. Whenever I have some questionable metal (minor surface rust) I resort to POR15 paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sector View Post
    Thanks. I started welding about a year ago, when I began building this chassis. ...... I am somewhat hooked on welding now and don't know how I lived without it.
    I'm very much in the same boat. With the help and encouragement of the good folks on this Forum I took the plunge, bought a good welder, and taught myself. If you're interested, you can see my thread on whether or not to weld myself here .....

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    Most of the welding for my restoration is now complete, but I can't wait to find something else to weld. It's so satisfying!

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    It is looking very good

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    I was once again experimenting with wheels and decided to fit check my Porsche racing set on my Cimbria and I like the way they fit. Front wheels are 19x8.5 and rear are 19x12. They currently have racing slicks, 235 in the front and 315 on the back. But if I switch to street tires I would like to go wider, 245 in the front and 345 in the back. Obviously I would need to lower my car few inches to close that ugly wheel gap but otherwise I am very pleased about the fit. And the best part, I don't need to run wheel adapters. Does anyone else run 345 tires in the back?

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