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    WTB: Slowe K-frame

    If you have one of Brian's tubular K-frames and you aren't going to use it, don't need it anymore, or simply need $$$$, I am in the market. Yes, I know shipping sucks, so yes, I will pay shipping.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    I will double his offer.....

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    I'll take one too, preferably with DJ's LCA's too

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    ..quick .. someone call china...

    "I'll take one too, preferably with DJ's LCA's too"

    - same here , hate to cluster up your thread but maybe we should all show some interest
    (? NUDGE ? WINK ?)

    - maybe a 2020 version with an added splined straight sway bar ?

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    Well...I'm not good personal friends with Brian, and I understand his reasons for not making more (though I am bummed about it), so if someone that knows him well knows what kind of beer he likes, I'll pitch in for the bribe! LOL But, we have 4 people here in this thread that are interested (and presumably have funds ready to go). Maybe a group buy to make it worth his time, as I seem to remember that was the biggest issue.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    I think he said his issue was the fabrication jig was worn beyond use

    as I'm sure was his patience by that time , understandably
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    but if someone wants to take up the cause,.. yeah I'm "in"

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    In for L body k-frame and DJ's arms.

    Or I'll just triple the prior offer if one surfaces... <grin>
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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    glad i got one sitting aside now

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    Quote Originally Posted by onerippinturbo2 View Post
    glad i got one sitting aside now
    Can you shoot me some pictures of it? I am curious.

    Thanks

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    So, group buy then?

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

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    "So, group buy then?"

    that or a star trek style replicator .. I'd have lots of uses for one..

    ...THE original announcement thread with pics in the first post

    http://www.turbo-mopar.com/forums/sh...-now-available

    reading some of that ^ I had to stop to LOL...
    guys dropping factory crossmembers in L bodies to do trans in/out's
    lolol ol..

    jack for the car , stands and an engine hoist.. use hoist to lower trans out and raise back in
    best of all you don't have to hold it up and figure stuff out at the same time and it's MUCH easier to align when it has no weight
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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    So now we have roughly 8 people seriously interested?

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    I am.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    yeah ,
    .. thinking ,
    ...as long as the crossmembers and drive shaft shop axles don't end up "happening" at the same time

    that could be frustrating for more than just me

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    yeah ,
    .. thinking ,
    ...as long as the crossmembers and drive shaft shop axles don't end up "happening" at the same time

    that could be frustrating for more than just me
    I would come up with the cash some way. Both of these are in the unobtainium class.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    side thought
    a water jet cut piece of steel plate that can be pounded to fit the underside of the stamped D-P control arms would be a good project

    then you / we can box the control arms NASCAR style and still keep 'em "light"
    add the caravan strap for giggles .. and they should be every bit as good as the tubular ones

    the underside could be notched out for the sway bar to fit in or the s - bar could simply attach flat under the now flat bottomed control arm with some of Jay's heim joint ends..

    and if modifying the tubular K frame means a slightly lower mounting position for the center bushings then maybe there's your geometry correction too

    bar is simply a little closer to the ground all the way across - notching the underside steering rack mount points wouldn't be difficult either as long as you clear the ft to bk bars at each side
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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    Seems a bit cruel to post this, but here are pics of one of my TWO as yet unused Slower tubular k-members.

    I won't presume to speak for Brian because I think he had already expressed the reason that it would be unlikely to see another batch anytime.
    These are very time consuming to undertake. Look at these pics, see all the notched tubing, and all the tig welding. I don't know how many hours go into each one, but it has to be substantial.
    He had undertaken these when he had a slower period over winter iirc. I don't think he has a slow period any longer. Everytime I visit the shop, it is full of cars and projects from members here, on top of his routine customers and fleet maintenance.

    The price seemed reasonable for what we got, but they weren't cheap. But I bet if you add up the cost of materials, and the time and labor and welding, there probably wasn't that big of a profit in doing them.
    They are a real work of art, though. That's for sure!

    One of mine with DJ's arms is meant for Slug.
    The other may make its way into my Spirit. Not sure yet. Neither of mine got powder coated yet.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    IIRC there are no provisions for a sway bar on them right? IIR that's why I wasn't too keen on getting one.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    No, there was never his intention to provide a away bar provision.
    In fact that was one thing I was hung up about too.
    Brian had a link to a universal torsional sway bar setup, but was not going to invest in the details to mount.
    BUT, as the guys who are using this will tell you, with a properly selected spring rate on your could, it is much less of an issue than you would think.

    That is one reason I never installed mine, as I wanted some sway bar. But I'm frequently told it becomes unnecessary.

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    Re: WTB: Slowe K-frame

    while this entire discussion is likely moot it would still be interesting to see one of the k frames with the control arms stuck in place and the sway bar laid on top - just for the sake of seeing where the bar sits in relation to the parts of the K frame

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