The Roofus Special - Page 13 - 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> Projects/Builds/My Ride
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #181 (permalink)  
Old 03-29-2010, 07:59 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Summersville, Wv.
Posts: 28
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good Eye..I didn't see that ...Maybe the fender off the same truck as the hood?? Yep this could be a very cheap way of getting on the road. Now I'll have to look at wheelwells in a different light...LOL....John T.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #182 (permalink)  
Old 03-29-2010, 09:32 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I currently have two Ford style front leaf spring packs in my stash. One is what I think is a stock model A spring pack. The other was sold to me as a Posies spring pack from a 34 ford (it does have reversed eyes on the main leaf).

Anybody have any guesses as to how close the spring rates might be between the two? ...and what the rates might be?

Anybody have a guess as to how much the spring pack will compress from free state to being on the ground with a 575 lb motor behind the spring?

I am going to use the transverse spring to hold up the IFS set-up and don't really know where to put the spring crossmember.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #183 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2010, 06:26 PM
CQNRQY
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 59
Posts: 176
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flipper_1938
Glad to be working on it again too.

The tall flat frame is bothering me. What do you guys think about running one exhaust pipe out of each side of the car....through the frame rail. Rear manifold would go out the left hand side. Front one would go under the engine and out the right hand side.
First, Let me say :" I just love what you're doing"
I think I'd run them side by each out the same side.
What a lot of guys are doing here... They're running open pipes and suppressing the sound by installing coils or springs into the pipes .. they act as baffles and sound quite good espiecally on 6 cylinder engines. (Not that loud)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #184 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2010, 11:08 PM
RODDER18's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fargo
Posts: 381
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Its really taking shape!!! The pics are great keep em coming!!

Kurt
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #185 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 09:00 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Actually started installing the boxing plates. I really want these things tied to the inner tubes. I am making plug welds to secure the plates near the inner horizontal edges of the tubes.



Drilled holes two inches apart and ground away the paint



Clamped in place to transfer weld spot to the 1.5" tube



Welded

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #186 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The alxe I "remembered" being a model A....isn't. I think it is a 1940 unit



I think the spring will be better for this application anyways. The wider spring will put the load out farther on the a-arms.

Now I need to figure out what the crossmember needs to look like. Anybody have any guesses as to how much this spring will compress in this car? ...jag engine with a bunch of set-back vs. stock 40 ford ....I don't have a clue.

Spring will be on top of the lower arms ...I couldn't mock that up.





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #187 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 12:43 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Summersville, Wv.
Posts: 28
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I like how you welded the outter plate for more strenght, are you going to do the inner panels as well? As far as the axle goes..have no clue. Looking good so far. Later...John T.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #188 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 01:33 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Today, I feeling like putting the crossmember under the spring and securing it with just two BEEFY u-bolts.

I've seen pics of similar set ups on cars in the past. They didn't exactly give me a warm and fuzzy feeling from a safety point of view.

Has anybody seen one actually fail when the front of the car is held up by the u-bolts?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #189 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by John(Maynor)Hodgen
I like how you welded the outter plate for more strenght, are you going to do the inner panels as well? As far as the axle goes..have no clue. Looking good so far. Later...John T.

Yeah, pretty much all of the sheetmetal will get plug welded and welded at the corners.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #190 (permalink)  
Old 04-05-2010, 06:14 PM
31 five window
 

Last journal entry: Master cylinder
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: louisiana
Age: 57
Posts: 1,577
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
How about putting the spring on the floor and set the engine down on it to see how much it compresses?Put a block of wood to protect the oil pan.I think it will drop about 3.5 inches.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #191 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedydeedy
How about putting the spring on the floor and set the engine down on it to see how much it compresses?Put a block of wood to protect the oil pan.I think it will drop about 3.5 inches.

I think I am just going to have to wing it (same as everything else). I think I will put the spring where it fits best and then add/remove leaves and or spacers until it works.

Somebody on another board said that a T-bucket style crossmember added a lot of torsional stiffness to the chassis when compared to a ford style crossmember.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #192 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 12:59 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I was planning on setting it up right at the scrub line for that "stupid low" look. Nothing was going to hang below the frame rails. The car was going to be flat bottomed to be driveable down low. ...then last night I saw this car on Northwest Vintage Speedsters.

It has a really nice shape. I especially like the downward slope of the hood.

The car sits higher than I thought I wanted mine to sit. ...But it looks SO RIGHT! It looks like they dropped the motor down to have a lower hood line.

I think I may raise my car about 3-4 inches and lower the motor by the same amount.







Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #193 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 01:22 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 70
Posts: 7,426
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 58
Thanked 161 Times in 151 Posts
The ford axle that you have with the juice brakes is one of the later ones and is a good candidate for use if you like..Speedway has all the rebuild pieces for it and I like the latest pics as that car looks so good..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #194 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 01:40 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I guess I should have been a little clearer. The IFS will still be part of the plan. I still like the idea of having the jaguar 4 wheel disc brakes and the knock-off wire wheels too much to go with a ford straight axle.

Lowering of the the drivetrain is what is on my mind right now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #195 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2010, 09:35 PM
Gene Neal's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: San Deigo, Ca.
Age: 80
Posts: 59
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Grandpa's Old Ford Garage - DeSoto , Kansas


When you see his picture, you won't believe
he is in his 80's. Be sure to click on page 2, 3 and 4
for more of his cars.
This 84 year old is really talented! http://kansastravel.org/grandpasoldfordgarage.htm Don't forget pages 2 & 3 & 4 ( http://kansastravel.org/grandpasoldfordgarage.htm )

I have been so impressed with the posting of the build of the Boat Tail Speedster. That I can hardly wait to see the next posting . And this is for Flipper 1938, (sorry I don't know your name )Above is an article that I thought you would be very interested in .Sorry I don't know how to post the pictures them self, but if you just click on the hyper link or copy and add to your address Bar. I think you will find this guy of your caliber.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Your Friend, Gene Neal
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:
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
Super Chevy Magazine Special Nova Edition noviac Hotrodders' Lounge 6 01-05-2011 08:28 PM
Special Editions, Limited Editions pasadenahotrod Hotrodders' Lounge 10 01-06-2007 12:12 PM
72 camper special ap0001 Hotrodding Basics 3 01-24-2005 04:44 PM
Special Order Paint from the Factory in 1968 - Records KristensRanchero Body - Exterior 4 09-18-2004 10:20 AM
narrow control arms or special wheels? 54 Chevy Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 02-07-2003 11:32 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 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.