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Old 01-05-2013, 06:10 PM
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...looking back at this picture, I don't think the I-beam upper arms would be all that much of a distraction.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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Well, I got a chance to go play this weekend.

I dug into a pile and pulled out some 1952 Mercedes front suspension pieces. They don't really work as is, but what else is new.



The cross shaft and spring bucket mount is what is interesting to me.










My a-arm kit...some assembly required.


Yes the wrench is part of the plan





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Playing with parts














It should look something like this. ball joint bolts will be underneath




This is where I quit for the day.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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I might have also found the dash for the car. Honda lawn mower foot rests.



Driver side of dash


Passenger side
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:04 AM
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coppied from another forum

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Can you use those holes in the pivot shaft to mount the shaft like a GM part, so you can shim for caster / camber adjustments?
That is the beauty of using the Mercedes pieces. The pivot bushings are threaded in such a way that the arm can be moved front to back along the shaft.



The whole a-arm mount will be mounted on a plate that will bolt to the side of the frame and will be shimmable for camber changes.

I have a lot more welding and grinding to go to make it look presentable, but I think I finally found something that has that 30's high tech vibe that I was searching for....
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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Very, imaginative stuff there.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:23 PM
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So is that "Suspension by Craftsman" and does it come with a lifetime warranty?

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
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LOL, good one.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:05 PM
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Before I got too carried away, I decided to mark up the second batch of a-arm parts


I started on the angled piece this morning




figure out where to trim


trim


add some back?


transfer new cut lines


weld


grind


admire


grind some more (first arm)


grind some more (get rid of open end wrench shape...oh yeah, I welded on the corner pieces too)






start on the next one...
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:48 PM
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I worked on figuring out what it will take to get the upper a-arms attached to the frame.

I cut these from a piece of 2x4


so that I could do this


The idea is to mount the mercedes shafts on plates so that the arms can be bolted to the frame. The problem is that the frame is not square with the world...the rails are pinched.

The arms need to be mounted at an angle.


simple enough...in theory


now to make it pretty












make mirror image one too...
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Next step will be to prep the front rails for the arms.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:52 PM
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Beautiful work there, I love seeing stuff like that, you are a true fabricator that is for sure.

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I just love how you source your parts from so many different walks of life...Jaguar, Craftsman, Cadillac, Fence posts, Police cars, Garden Tractors, etc...

This is a truly inspiring post...never thought two things from such different walks of life could be joined together in such an artful way.

Im not even sure I should post my latest project...I mean sure I am using sheet metal from my buddies old shop door, and sure I also found a great round table leg to use for a trunk floor support tube....but this Roofus Special will be truly awesome!...

Had a thought for the floor supports...not sure if you welded in some angle stock along the frame tubing if you could lay the floor in there or not.....maybe some neat work with the wheel could add some strength to the panels....

and lastly...I think the lower edge of the boat tail should sweep up just a bit to give you some ground clearance when going up a driveway, or an incline...also, it would help the proportions of the lines back there just a bit....

Keep up the inspiring work!

thanks for posting this

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Welded up the other a-arm kit





and one of the mounting brackets






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that is just so cool!

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Loving it! Those box wrench a-arms are gorgeous.
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