More Millwork

Update by Per Schroeder to the LeGrand Mk 18 project car
Aug 10, 2009

The sides of the uprights are being carved away.
This is what they currently look like.
This Solidworks image shows what the completed upright will look like.

Call us odd ducks, but we love watching parts being machined by the professionals at Fast Forward Racing Components. The vertical millwork has started on our LeGrand uprights, and the pieces are progressing nicely. Once these are completed with new hubs and bearings, we’ll have to measure the distance from flange to flange so that we can have new axles fabricated.

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Gonzo_Bmod Reader
8/11/09 9:35 a.m.

Wow these pictures show the Victoria's Secret of the Legrand uprights world. My Legrand's uprights would be jealous that I am looking at these.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Associate Editor
8/11/09 3:50 p.m.

Did you design those, Per?

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
8/11/09 8:09 p.m.

Nope, the design parameters were to replicate the original designs by Red LeGrand which were cast magnesium and enlarge the center opening to allow for a Volkswagen Rabbit/GTi wheel bearing. suspension mounting points and axle center were determined/fixed by what we already had. The hope is that this will give LeGrand and other sports racers an affordable/strong upright to replace the dwindling supply of magnesium originals.

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 SuperDork
8/14/09 8:58 p.m.

Affordable? I'd assume they aren't going to be machined billet then? And I wouldn't suppose they'd be locost friendly?

s2europa New Reader
8/31/09 12:21 a.m.

Any update on the finished product with size and pricing? Thanks.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
8/31/09 8:24 a.m.

The prototype will be here shortly. They're going to run somewhere in the 4-500 range.


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