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Old 04-29-2007, 10:54 AM
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as usual, thanks again !

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Home Brew pretty will hit it on the nose.

It has to be comfortable to drive, You should to be able to see the gages either through or around the wheel. Big pain to have the rim of the wheel right in the line of sight to the speedo and tach (voice of experiance speaking).
You also have to be able to get in and out of the car with some ease. Tilts help there.

Make sure that the the column goes through the firewall in a clear spot. You have to have the engine and exhaust and brakes if on the firewall in place to make sure that you don't have problems here. (Note) some front wheel drive cars have steering columns with U-Jounts under the dash that might help get things arranged better.
Use quality parts and mount them correctly, Your life depends upon it.
I have seen Sears 1/2 in universal joints from socket sets welded into steering shafts on hot rods that were driven hard on the street, pretty scary when I look back on it.
Other than that do some planning, Make sure everything will work in a smooth and bind free manor and go for it.
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re: another chop job

Great job,i knew you could do it. I told you in the in the start of this post that the rear window was not going to cause you a problem. You did a great job with it.
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guess that means, I gotta bring down the steering column , brake booster ,pedal hangers, seat, and the dash ! ( upstairs in the barn ) I sure wish I made this shop bigger !..................thanks ''chevy'' for the incouragement >
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At least you have an "upstairs in the barn" to stash the goodies. Good to see that someone is making some progress on the hot rod projects.
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progress

speaking of progress, I set the seats in , to find the center for the steering and brake pedal..Where I'd like to put the pedal, it will not line up with where the booster will fit, cause of the column. Where the booster fastens to the master cylinder will have to be a few inches higher than where it was originally ,. Question : Instead of messing with the pedal arm ( too make it longer, and mess up the ratio ) should I re- do the linkage to the master cylinder ?
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disregard the last post, cause I think if I recess the the booster in to the firewall, it'll be pretty close...........All this makes me think, you guys with the 20's bodys must have less room to work with than me !
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:49 PM
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If that doesn't work you could always use a Kugel Komponents reverse mount 90 degree under dash unit:

http://www.kugelkomponents.com/produ...akesystem.html
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I like the idea of the reverse mount, but how would you ever fill it ? I'm afraid one like that is not in the budget..........anyway, I just cut the firewall last night ............................thanks again , "Brew"
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axle clearance

next area of concern ; since I have raised the rear spring shackles, it has moved the axle closer to the body. Right now I have about 4 '' clearance from the axle to the bumpers, and also the bumper on the differental.. How do I determin how much clearance I need ?
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This is not a very "scientific" as I don't know how stiff your rear springs are. But perhaps it will you help out by bringing this post back to the top and other members with more experience and knowledge will see it.

Place enough weight in the car to approximate what you may be carrying in it (passengers, dog, tolls, etc.). Then bounce on the back bumper. I told you it was very "scientific".
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tail lights

so, now, I'm smoothing the trunk, filling the tail lights, which will be frenched. Question ; where can I get a 3'' round LED tail light ?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:28 AM
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Lots of 4" LED stand alone accessory tail lights for trailers and big trucks around but I don't know of any 3". I think it is time to get your tape measure out and attend a rod run and try to find some 3" tail lights that LED tail light reproductions are made for. Rodworx sells repro LED tail lights. Here is a link:

http://www.rodworx.com/products.php?scatid=17
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Try flipflopled.com then may have them..they do have quite a few different things..

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led lites

thanks guys, both sites are really good . I think it's what I'm looking for.Now, I thought I wanted to french the tail lites, like the headlites are , but if the car is shaved , decked, and flat black, may be the tail lites shouldn't be frenched, might be too plain or too smooth ???? What do you guys thinkl ? Does anyone have a picture of a car with a smoothed trunk AND frenched tail lites ?
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