59 Rambler - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge> Introduce Yourself
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
59 Rambler

Hi all, I am building a 59 super wagon and hope to be the first to chop the top on one of these beauties. I am in Afghanistan but will start back on it when I return. Got lots of work to do...its stripped down and ready for chopping...want to suicide the doors as well...have a 2010 corvette engine ready to go in with an automatic tranny attached. Will be checking out your posts for other custom rod...I build a '50 for street road years ago...shaved it and chopped the top...mustang II front end and Ford 8" rear end...air bag suspension so we could drop it to the ground...but sold it before the interior was done due to finances...bummer...so now its the Rambler...

Ciao

Filippo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2011, 12:19 PM
boatbob2
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: north florida
Age: 76
Posts: 1,367
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 22 Times in 19 Posts
Hi Fillipo,,,,,,,,,

Welcome,that Rambler SW is sounding good,gonna be a lot of work though,KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN in AFGHANISTAN,my son-in-law,is on his 7th deployment, 4 IRAQ,3 Afghanistan,Lt-Col,Special Forces.when are you coming home??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2011, 01:40 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Afghanistan

Thanks for your kind reply...I am working for the Army in Kabul....petty darn safe were we are....but the FOBs are getting hotter. I have a lot of respect for the guys who go in to Indian country - a lot of risk...pray you son stays safe and returns home safely...I will be home in February but they have asked me to do another year...not sure but will have to decide.

Give your son my best wishes....

Ciao

Filippo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:37 AM
farna's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,624
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
The Rambler has a torque-tube drive (driveshaft inside a pipe, more or less). So you have to change the entire rear suspension. Not hard to install ladder bars or a four link. Since you've bagged and dropped a car before shouldn't be difficult. I'm a big Rambler guy, so ask away when you start!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
'59 super wagon

Alread dropped an 8" Ford rear end in and a mustang II front clip....but considering changing out the Ford rear end for an early 2000's vintage Vette rear end. Still debating on this one but finally figured how to chop the top and the back hatch door and keep the stock rear window. working lots of hours here in Kabul but on my time off I am planning the how to go about building this masterpiece. Enjoy your Rambler.

Ciao
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2011, 04:17 PM
farna's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,624
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
I've got an 86 Jag rear axle in mine. As long as you're not bagging the car the Jag or 'Vette axle is about the same deal to put in.

You need to make a crossmember or use the stock mounts for the Jag. I suggest using the stock mounts and "cage" for the rear end -- it would work better. I get vibration transmitted into the body from the solid mount CM I built. No easy way to rubber mount it, but could be done. The stock cage wouldn't be hard to use at all -- the Jag axle was designed to replace a live axle in the early Jags. Just need to weld four mounting tabs to the body.

The 'vette stock CM could be modified to work easy enough, I think. I haven't pulled or mounted one, but my brother recently had a friend's 74 'vette in his shop on the lift. It mounts on a CM that is rubber mounted to the frame. Once the unit is out it would be relatively easy to weld in some attaching points to use the stock CM and mounts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2011, 07:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Super, thanks for your feedback...I have buddy with a Cobra replicar and it has a Vette rear end in it...looks like it would be fairly easy to install...thanks for the tip on ensuring its rubber mounted as well...Another year and I will be home working on it..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V8 for my rambler 65-classic-770 Engine 6 04-20-2009 08:58 AM
63 rambler 287 onobill Engine 2 10-19-2008 02:35 PM
my 62 rambler RAMBLER-MAN Introduce Yourself 6 07-18-2008 08:03 AM
8.8 in a rambler mattoxcw Transmission - Rearend 7 07-09-2004 11:20 AM
390 rambler? WTF JUSTINH Engine 3 02-20-2003 12:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.