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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-09-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry sent me some pics of the progress that he has been making at putting his '69 Stang back together after the crash he had last January:

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/jsracingbbf.html

You're doing a great job, Jerry!

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johnmustang
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posted 08-09-2002 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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steve'66
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posted 08-09-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Jerry!

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Buster
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posted 08-09-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!!!

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jsracingbbf
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posted 08-09-2002 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys! Hopefully I will be finished in a few weeks or Months who knows? Anyway the sooner the better. If any of you have any suggestions feel free to correct me. I hate going back later to fix something that was obvious to someone else! Thanks for all the remarks

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
"Even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then "

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kid vishus
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posted 08-10-2002 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks good Jerry.

How bad was it tore up?

It's better to take your time and make sure it is fixed right, then give it a rush job and find out the hard way you goofed something up by being in a hurry. (Like some of the motors I have put together )

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jsracingbbf
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posted 08-10-2002 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kid,
The front cap was destroyed, right front wheel, tie rod & spindle on the right, Right front frame and forward roll bar was bent, radiator shot, both headers, & brakes gone. I cut it off at the rear crossmember, pulled the floors and firewall out and welded in a new front clip w/ new forward support bars, lengthened the frame two inches, bought a new front cap ( you can barely see the bottom of it in one of the pics ) and started over basically. Hopefully I won't run into any more guard rails crossing the finish line

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
"Even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then "

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Buster
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posted 08-10-2002 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry, what caused it to hit the guard rail?

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jsracingbbf
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posted 08-11-2002 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buster, It was a combo of several things, and it crossed lanes way out in front of a vega then went thru the guard rail and hit a 55 Gal drum and took out 40 ft of chain link fence. Thank god it was way past the spectator area. I hit a place in the track ( small dip ) about 50 ft from the finish line. The back springs too stiff, car bobbled, rear faded towards my side, not enough caster in the stock Mustang 2 set up and she crossed to the other lane. I took out the finish line lights. I just didn't have enough track to straighten her up. I layed heavy on the brakes, she went through the guard rail, cleared the ground, landed on a 55 gal trash drum and went through 40 ft of chain link fence. It stopped about 75ft in a field. Just like Monster truck on TV. It was a handful. My buddies watching said I was driving My A$$ off to keep it from rolling. I was sore for a week, but I was wearing all my gear so No major damage. What caused it? Poor track, Stiff rear coil overs, not enough caster. I did get a 60 ft time from it and it was on a tear. 1.25 60 ft. I dunno the pass felt good, like a 5.50 or so, or I would like to think so anyway. I didn't have time to think just react. Guys if your not wearing your safety gear then you should, you never know.

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
"Even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then "

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