Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Rocket City USA
Thank you for participating here at VMF! Could you answer a few questions for us?
#1) What connection, if any, did your company originally have with ThoroughbredGT? My understanding is that Bill Schaffhouser was the founder and took over ThoroughbredGT's body production, moved it to Canada, then to California, and finally obtained licensing rights from Ford for your bodies. Is this correct?
#2) Is Bill Schaffhouser still associated with R3PP? If not, why?
#3) I am very interested in your cantilevered 4-link rear suspension. The price of your current package deal at about $7K is very appealing. Could you please publish specs with relevant diagrams for the following: A) ride height min/max, B) suspension travel range, C) instant center location relative to wheelbase, D) anti-squat adjustments for wheel hop, and so forth. I simply don't know the design goals of your approach. I can't decide if your rear suspension is too mushy, too harsh, too strip-oriented, or even Goldylocks perfect for the average daily driver.
#4) Could you please create videos showing your rear suspension in motion? I would like to see both articulation of the rear suspension plus outside POV of the handling characteristics while A) cruising on the road, B) handling bumps, C) during hard launches, D) during hard breaking, E) aggressive slalom runs, and similar activity. Studio photos of a car up on a lift with no wheels really don't tell us anything about suspension behavior using a stock ride height, much less with a 2" drop.
Thanks in advance for you help!
(In progress #1: "Heat Miser")
1966 convertible restomod, 331 stroker, T-5z, disks,
8.8" rear via AJE, manual rack w/ EPAS,
(In progress #2: "Cold Miser")
1968 fastback restomod, Coyote, T-56, disks,
full conv. floor, R&C front susp, 9" rear,
manual rack / EPAS,
Midnight Blue Metallic