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Old 06-12-2005, 01:04 AM
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project i want to start

OK, i want to build a SUPER low budget rod so im going to make due with what i have......

i have:

1. 1984 Olds 307
2. 1984 "something" tranny (its an overdrive trans from the same car as the engine)
3. 1984 Buick LeSabre rearend
4. 1984 Buick LeSabre driveshaft (shorten to fit)
5. 1984 Buick LeSabre steering column
6. 1984 Buick LeSabre Power bench seat

the plan is to build a model a sedan.....

i have access to any almost any kind of tool i could possibly need.....

i will build a chassis for it from scratch using 2x3 3/16 wall rectangle tubing, 4 link the back (axle already has mount for it, how kewl is that? )

i have seen a pic of a rod using the front radius arms off of a 78 (i believe) ford pickup, and liked the idea, so i would use that up front......

after i had the whole chassis built i would hit up ebay to find the body.....

anywho, i think you get the idea, what would be the best wheelbase for a model a sedan? thanks in advance


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Old 06-12-2005, 05:47 AM
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Another option is to build your own body as well as your own chassis. This will save you a ton of money. I see you are relatively new to the board so you may not have discovered the Journal Section yet. If you click on my journal, you can see an entire build of a budget rod from A-Z - including the body. It's a roadster, not a sedan, but the same basic building concepts apply. This build also includes details of an F-150 Twin I Beam front suspension being installed. (If you want to follow the build in chronological order, just hit the "View from beginning" button once you are at the journal. The first 4 pages are of my scratch built 32 pickup and the remaining pages are my scratch built roadster.) Hope this gives you some ideas and some encouragement. I'm have very modest skills when it comes to metal if I can do it, you can do it.

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o, trust me, i have read every page of your journal!
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