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Old 08-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
dinanm3atl
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Our 3rd true build date on the John Allen Special was today. A full house including all drivers, volunteers and special guests! Unfortunately due to one driver making final prep on his shop's 24 Hour of Daytona car we were down 1 person but we made due!


For ChumpCar we cannot do much and stay in the budget. Make safety and maintenance items are open to fix/repair/replace to make the car able to make it through a 24 Hour race and this is what we tackled today for the suspension. We had our sponsors Technica Motorsports and Consignment Shed setup our driveshaft with new parts and get it back together. We then pooled funding from the team to get the suspension. Missing a few parts that we ordered a little late so we'll finish up in a few weeks.


What we started with... who has seen fresh out of the box E30 replacement shocks that were not a performance version? lulz


John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 001 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


First myself and Rich tackled the rear end. You will see we did install some sport springs that none of us wanted on our own E30s. So we'll run them. Not very stiff and barely lower the car but I guess every little bit helps.



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 002 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 003 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 004 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Next Thomas, Rich, Chris and Trevor got to work on the front. Since we still need top mounts(more details on that in a second) we just took it all apart first. You'll see that we had to grind out one of the studs... someone has been in here and REALLY stripped out the stud. The torque on these is not very much guys... lulz



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 005 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 006 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 007 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 008 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 009 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 010 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


let's put this back together!



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 011 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 012 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


We sourced quite a few bumpers(still hunting for more) and decided to start painting. No paint boots or anything here. Just place them in a tree and bust out the spray paint!

Oh and Josh showed up... rolling in like a bauss in his Technica T-Shirt!



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 013 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 015 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Come at me bro...



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 014 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Back to work. Get the rest of the front end installed to the point we could. Get bumpers mounted. Everyone jumped on the car at this point to tackle all at once. Removed the dashboard as well which was a fun process.



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 021 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 022 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 023 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


All nice and fresh!



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 024 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Exciting here as we have our friend and MashUp Designworks stickerman show up! He is going to wake up the John Allen Special... He also came with some goodies! Check out the teasers!



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 016 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 017 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 018 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 019 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 020 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


The crew we had today. Unfortunately all the 'extra' cars blocked all the E30s. From our experience with E30s I think we can make this thing last for 24 Hours!



John Allen Special Chump Car BMW E30 Technica Motorsports 025 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr
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