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Old 12-12-2009, 10:11 PM
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:13 PM
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Making a second top rail


The two outer rails will get boxed in and become one rail.

The lower control arm is going to be mounted on the straight piece that runs parrallel to the motor. The upper control arm is going to be mounted on top of the outer frame rail. The spring is going to be a 1933 ford transverse leaf spring.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:49 AM
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My current goal is something along the lines of this car except the front suspension will be 5-10 inches farther forward so that I can get the spring pack out in front of the grill shell. I will probably do the splash aprons too (but only in the front, the "framerails" will be exposed).



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Old 12-13-2009, 07:03 PM
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Anybody have toughts on exhaust pipes?

The stock manifolds are already split and are very header-ish, but they point down. Exhaust pipes would go underneath the steering shaft and then exit the body. If I use the stock manifolds, I think I have 3 basic options:
1) merge into one pipe under the hood and exit through a hole in the famerail and run a single pipe down low on the body.
2) don't merge, run one through the frame, one above the frame like harley drag pipes
3) don't merge, run one through the frame, one above the frame and merge into a single pipe outside of the body

The other option is to ditch the factory manifolds and build headers.

This thing only will have a 210 cubic inch or so inline six in it so it doesn't NEED really big pipes.

Stock manifolds. FYI the tubing scraps between the framerails at the firewall are just spacers for mock-up.


This car is close enough to use as an example for photoshops if anybody is so inclined.

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Run a split pipe system on three cylinders each. Use a small-ish diameter pipe with no mufflers, say 1&3/4", and you will have a sound like ripping canvas. You'll be better off to make headers and run the pipes down the side, it'll look cooler...
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:53 AM
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Got my frame rails mostly welded on and the center frame rails cut to length. There will be a round tube spreader bar installed at the very front. Still have to encase them in heavy sheetmetal.







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Old 12-25-2009, 09:54 AM
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And started on my front suspension.

I found a pretty cool raw material in the junk pile....Uni-strut. I like the factory punched, ebenly spaced oval lightening holes. I cut it down to 1 1/2 x 3/4 channel.

The round tubes that hold the bushings are tractor link bushings from TSC.

The tapered hole for the lower ball joint is from the jaguar parts car.

Way more work than I thought it would be. with all of the trial and error, it took two days for me to figure the first one out.

First I-beam


donor tapered hole


With tapered hole installed


Turning it into an a-arm
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:56 AM
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Making a unistrut gusset. No lightening holes for the gusset.


Gusset welded in


Tractor bushings cut down to size


The rear bushing end got reinforcement...the holes line up too!
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One down. ....three more to go.







Passenger side "kit"


My daughter driving Roofus.

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Old 12-25-2009, 11:29 AM
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My motor mounts showed up. I ordered 56 chevy V8 rubber biscuits from Rock Auto. The big ones were $.58 each and the small ones were $.54 each (I ordered 20 of each!....less than $33 to my door for all). I plan on using these everywhere I need a rubber mount.

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My motor mounts showed up. I ordered 56 chevy V8 rubber biscuits from Rock Auto. The big ones were $.58 each and the small ones were $.54 each (I ordered 20 of each!....less than $33 to my door for all). I plan on using these everywhere I need a rubber mount.

Excellent Idea,may go that route on my RPU.
Do you happen to have the measuremnts of them?
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:06 PM
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Excellent Idea,may go that route on my RPU.
Do you happen to have the measuremnts of them?
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small one p/n 2122 diameter: 1 1/2" height: 7/8"

big one p/n 2123 diameter: 2" height: 7/8"
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Thanks, I might get some of those for body mounts.
Shane
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Thanks, I might get some of those for body mounts.
Shane
That's why I bought so many. They appear to be a real handy size and the price is right.
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I like the A arm idea! Looks great. Glad this is moving along
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