My Avenger GT12

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My Avenger GT12

Post by 681tonburb » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:25 am

Here are a few pics of my Avenger before I started the rebuild and a pic of the new frame. Sorry there not good pics took them before i had a dig camra so there scaned pics.
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Post by seabeebuggy » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:37 am

That is sweet. Looking foward to seeing it go through the build.
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Post by 681tonburb » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi guys to answer a few questions the frame is a David Barrett. For engine I was going to do a turbo 1915 or 2110 but now Im looking in to type IVs so Im not sure yet how that will turn out.
For the suspension I was going to go Air but now Im leaning more to coil overs. The front I will be using a ball joint front I was going to go A-arm but its just to much $$ for me that I could use in other places on the car that needed it more.
The rear I haven’t made up my mind on if I will be using porsh trailing arms or something custom like this. Image
Ill probably start a thread on suspension to help figure this one out.

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Post by ampretty001 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:19 pm

Nice shots...

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Re: My Avenger GT12

Post by 681tonburb » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:20 pm

Forgot I had this build thread I'm back at it again had a career change and had to move so I wasn't able to work on my car for a long time but I'm back at it again. Working on getting the Porsche brakes rebuilt and the suspension done. I've been looking in to making my own beam and possibly a rack and pinoin.
What do you guys think of derlin bushings and for beam adjusters there looks to be to types is one preferred over the other?

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:49 pm

There are two types of beam adjusters: AVIS and Sway-a-way. The AVIS style is easier to install but the Sway-a-way is stronger. The Sway-a-way style is sold by other companies besides Sway-a-way from what I understand.

The instructions that come with each adjuster are also on line. They start with a warning to have someone to install them who has done this before. That warning is a warning in itself. The instructions cover both King and Link and Ball-joint and can get confusing. Read the instructions word for word a couple of times then mark out the portions that only cover K&L (in your case) then read the instructions again. When it comes to installing the spring stack, that is what I would call the tricky part so read it well.

Dropped spindles are an option to look into before you start whacking away at the beam. Depending on how the rear sets in relation to the front you might need to shim the beam or you might want to shim the beam to increase caster also. This is just to be aware of options.

When it comes to the springs if the front end is too stiff with the moving of weight around there are some options. You can (maybe) remove some of the small springs, nick them so they break or there are 15 percent stronger stacks that you might put in the lower tube then put a through rod in the upper tube. I haven't tried it yet but I am looking at it.

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Re: My Avenger GT12

Post by 681tonburb » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:10 pm

I'll probably end up using drop spindals to I just figured if I add the adjusters now they would be there if needed when I start playing with the ride hight. I thought about maybe doing through rods and coil overs in the front to and that may still be an option .

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Re: My Avenger GT12

Post by didranway » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:48 pm

What engine are you going to use? I put a type 4 in mine made it upright.

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Re: My Avenger GT12

Post by 681tonburb » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:08 pm

I have a type one in it now but I'm looking at a type 4 from a 914 the needs to be rebuilt .but I need to do some more type 4 research first before I make my mind up on that.

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Post by didranway » Wed May 04, 2016 9:27 pm

Any more progress?

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Post by 681tonburb » Mon May 16, 2016 4:41 am

Havnt had time to work on it latley. had some progress with the new chassis was waiting on getting the front brakes for vdubenginnerring but looks like that isn't going to happen now so I'm going to have to sell all the 944 turbo stuff to a bus owner to help pay for a wilwood kit. Other then that I'm hoping to get back on it next month

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Post by vwfye » Thu May 19, 2016 1:36 pm

What does the custom chassis weigh?

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Post by Piledriver » Thu May 19, 2016 9:06 pm

There's been a running thread on Wilwood brakes in the suspension forum, might want check it out.
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Re: My Avenger GT12

Post by 681tonburb » Thu May 19, 2016 10:40 pm

Not sure how much it weighs but when I get back this week ill find out for you it's bare right now no suspenton bolted on it and I would say it's well under 100 lbs .
Ya I been looking at the wilwood set up now may even run the brembos in back and wilwood up front. That is if I can get over the non matching parts I'm just so picky on having the brakes look the same on all four corners .

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Post by SCOTTRODS » Fri May 20, 2016 7:01 am

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