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Today 09:31 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Still fitting the quarter. Slow go.

John

Looks awesome John! double

Brian
Today 09:29 PM
MARTINSR First I went to the Goodguys All American Get Together then to a bike shop to get tires for my Columbia and came home and put them on. She is back on the road! I took it for a short ride (about 5 miles) and holy crap is that mutha a workout! It felt like I was jogging! LOL Which is what I want, a good workout so I will be getting them on that baby.

Brian
Today 08:52 PM
John long Still fitting the quarter. Slow go.

John

Today 08:48 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Make sure that it has positive caster. Absolute neccessary for proper handling. Need at least three degrees positive caster for nice handling IMHO. Some like even more. The center line from the top through the bottom ball joints need to hit the road in front of the center line of the wheel.
it will go to the alignment shop for the rest
Today 06:30 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
today i checked the toe on the 38 and it had 3/4" toe in

i might have gained a little bit by raising the front end 3/4" at the shocks, but i dont think i gained that much toe.

i am thinking, that between the bad upper LH balljoint and that much toe in, would help explain part of the reason, why the steering was so sensitive/twitchy at hwy speeds.
Make sure that it has positive caster. Absolute neccessary for proper handling. Need at least three degrees positive caster for nice handling IMHO. Some like even more. The center line from the top through the bottom ball joints need to hit the road in front of the center line of the wheel.
Today 05:48 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by hduff View Post


Co-conspirator Matt amd I used our recently acquired -- but ancient -- Zep parts washer to clean suspension parts, then media blast and paint them.

We're awaiting the return of the frame so we can paint it and beging the suspension assembly.


Tomorrow, we travel to Burlington, NC to retrieve the body for our project from Caroilina Chem-Strip. This is how it looked on the trip down with three coats of paint and lots of body filler and undercoating.

Oh HELL YEAH!

Brian
Today 05:16 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by hduff View Post


Co-conspirator Matt amd I used our recently acquired -- but ancient -- Zep parts washer to clean suspension parts, then media blast and paint them.

We're awaiting the return of the frame so we can paint it and beging the suspension assembly.


Tomorrow, we travel to Burlington, NC to retrieve the body for our project from Caroilina Chem-Strip. This is how it looked on the trip down with three coats of paint and lots of body filler and undercoating.
Nice project
Russ
Later gator
Today 04:05 PM
hduff

Co-conspirator Matt amd I used our recently acquired -- but ancient -- Zep parts washer to clean suspension parts, then media blast and paint them.

We're awaiting the return of the frame so we can paint it and beging the suspension assembly.


Tomorrow, we travel to Burlington, NC to retrieve the body for our project from Caroilina Chem-Strip. This is how it looked on the trip down with three coats of paint and lots of body filler and undercoating.
Today 02:01 PM
matts37chev today i checked the toe on the 38 and it had 3/4" toe in

i might have gained a little bit by raising the front end 3/4" at the shocks, but i dont think i gained that much toe.

i am thinking, that between the bad upper LH balljoint and that much toe in, would help explain part of the reason, why the steering was so sensitive/twitchy at hwy speeds.
Today 01:54 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Do the coil overs make a big difference over the standard shock and coil spring setup? I really need to soften the rear. I have the standard suspension on a 9".

Thanks,
Rodnit
i think its more a matter of newer/better tech. and because of that, it is easier to fine tune everything
Today 11:00 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
here's some custom pedal cars the students at UVU street rod Panel fab class build. A lot of the kids don't have the bucks to pay for college and have a rod project so Cris had them design and build a pedal car to hone their fab skills
how did they come up with the designs? Did they make bucks?
Today 10:20 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Do the coil overs make a big difference over the standard shock and coil spring setup? I really need to soften the rear. I have the standard suspension on a 9".

Thanks,
Rodnit
I changed my '38 from spring/shock to coil-overs and the ride is worlds better. Now I need to do something about the rear, but I have leaf springs.
Today 10:01 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
This morning I got the coil overs adjusted about 3/4" longer, then torqued all the A-arms bolts etc. on the front end of the 38.
almost back on the ground.
Do the coil overs make a big difference over the standard shock and coil spring setup? I really need to soften the rear. I have the standard suspension on a 9".

Thanks,
Rodnit
Today 09:55 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So my wife always tells me I'm crazy for running around the country for cars and parts.

So am I alone in this "craziness" or am I just an average "gear head"
Maybe it had something to do with one '67 GTO......
Today 09:51 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Some of the things I have seen insurance companies pay for make me want to scream!

Blows me away.

It's like the NFL players who are now suing because they weren't told they could get hurt.

Brian
I couldn't agree more. Gee, I take blows to the head 60 minutes once a week for at least 16 games, not including practice, for 15 years and now my brains are scrambled. How did it that happen?
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