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Old 12-08-2012, 07:57 AM
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Your build is GREAT !!!!!!!!!!

I love that you have the energy,and gumption to see this car finished,I only have 1 suggestion,on the upper edges of the red panel,and the panel to its rear,i would take a section of large brake line,and using a cutting wheel,put a cut thru it length ways,then force the tube,down over those upper edges,and weld the tube into place,much finished look...

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:55 AM
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I love that you have the energy,and gumption to see this car finished,I only have 1 suggestion,on the upper edges of the red panel,and the panel to its rear,i would take a section of large brake line,and using a cutting wheel,put a cut thru it length ways,then force the tube,down over those upper edges,and weld the tube into place,much finished look...
The body panels are still in the mock-up phase. The plan is to weld everything together and "box in" the cockpit like a 20's-30's roadster.

There will be inner body panels and a 1-2" ledge at the top that seperates the inner and outer panels
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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It looks like my next long weekend to play on the car will be new years weekend. I wasted my long thanksgiving weekend on the beach. ...but it wasn't all bad.


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part 2

LOL, I love the little girl screaming. Good stuff!

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:21 PM
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I ordered a set of balljoints for the front end. I guess I am going to take a swing at upper control arms after Christmas.

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fire truck avatar ?

IS that an old firetruck in your avatar, My son is a fireman and we have been gathering parts to build a parade truck. 46 chevy farm truck , Mack semi grille and hood to be narrowed , 30's chevy cowl. and I made a buckboard wrap around seat to have in an open truck.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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IS that an old firetruck in your avatar, My son is a fireman and we have been gathering parts to build a parade truck. 46 chevy farm truck , Mack semi grille and hood to be narrowed , 30's chevy cowl. and I made a buckboard wrap around seat to have in an open truck.
Yes, that is a firetruck. I was on a Seagrave kick a couple of years ago and ended up with four of them (1938, 1940, 1947, and 1950). I put those projects on the back burner when gas first hit $2.25 a gallon. I'm still hoping gas prices will fall.
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Here is where I was on the front suspension. I-beam lower control arm parallel to the ground, transverse leaf spring just above that, and jag spindles.

The original plan when I started this build was somewhat parallel upper arm that attaches to the top of the frame rail.

I'm not really feeling it. It takes away from the swoop.
Attaching to the side of the frame helps a little.

The "way out there" alternative is the miller-ish, air-foil idea. Make a swoopy tube a-arm and shroud it in sheetmetal. The idea is to go under/around the frame rail with the upper arm. mounting point would be on the back side of the frame rail, up high. .....squint real hard and you might see it.
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The mock-up pieces are just there to suggest ideas for the upper arms profile. Real arms will have triangulation.
The curved tube idea is based on this cars suspension. The air foil "axle" is really the upper control arm.


My version would be more of a "dropped axle" and would be made of steel instead of cast aluminum.
This car has the same style suspension on both ends (IFS, IRS and FWD in 1935!)
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I started the morning by swapping in the new balljoints.





gotta cut the bolts down.



supporting the weight under the spindle shows what the extra leverage does to the spring rate. I gotta add some leaves back to the pack. The tire is going to be even farther outboard.



I shimmed the ride height back up and bolted the hub on to get a more realistic picture of the a-arm's environment



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I was having a hard time explaining to dad what I wanted to do, so I broke out the posterboard.





it needs a ball joint pocket




slimmer pocket , more front to back shape




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Old 01-01-2013, 08:00 AM
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And pictures of my future tail lights (5" tractor headlights?). Paint the inside of the lens candy red and load it up with leds from a tractor-trailer tail light.

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I couldn't make myself pull the trigger on an arm design yesterday. The drastic sweep up to connect to the ball joint (with room for the spindle to rotate) is what bothers me.

I'm thinking that raising the car a couple of inches would greatly simplify what is required from the upper arm. I'm going to put all of the leaves in the spring and see if that raises it up past where it was supposed to sit....if not, that is a whole new problem.

I guess there is a reason most folks play "in the box".
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Scew it. I'l just use bailing wire!


I put the spring pack back to what I thought was stock only to find one more leaf afterwards (the one just above the clamps)


It did raise it up.


...still not sure what the upper arm is going to look like.
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Looking good so far Flipper..
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Very cool stuff, I enjoy the hell out of this build. And I have to say this car is so damn beautiful I feel dirty looking at it with my wife in the room. Really, that car can hang on the wall of any museum along with the art, what an amazing example of the automobile.

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