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Hot Rods 29 A sedan update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29 rattrap, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. 29 rattrap
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    Moving right along on me sedan

    i have the frame all together and tacked, nice and level.
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    heres one with the body next to the frame, just to give you an idea.
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    the previous owner (old man) filled in a couple rust holes with bondo, i made some patches, welded them in and did bodywork up to 80 grit for now.
    [​IMG]

    im thinking of going to do the whole body self etching primer color (tint epoxy primer)
    what do you think?
    [​IMG]

    I ordered the rod ends and bungs from speedway and my uncle got me a set of 40 ford spindles
    the ford van rearend is getting picked up tomorrow
    so she should be a roller in a couple weeks.
     
  2. speed-kings
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    Originally a 4 door? Looks cool.
     
  3. VAPHEAD
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    If you put the spring behind the rear end,
    you wouldn't need that big of kick in the rear.

    What do you plan for a rear suspension?
     
  4. 29 rattrap
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    In the back im going with some brand new 60's gm coils i found in the back of my uncles garage
     
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  5. 29 rattrap
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    Yep its originally a four door
     
  6. 60 Belair
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    :cool: hey looks great
    what motor trans combo you plannin
     
  7. 29 rattrap
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    Small block chevy with a three speed out of a 68 chevy truck, not the greatest but its what i can afford.
     
  8. 29 rattrap
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    waiting on some rod ends
     
  9. 41 Dave
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    Car is is looking good ! I guess you want it low slung . . . . I agree that you may want to revise the "Z" in the back. Are you going to use the coils in conjunction with a modified Chevy truck arm suspension ? Keep up the good work.

    41 Dave
     
  10. 29Jay
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    Man that Z is HUGE!!! Only reason I know is cuz I started out w/ 16" went to 14" and ended up at 12"... If you do it 3 time you learn, right... ;-)

    It is looking good.
     
  11. Big Tony
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    What are you plans for the back window sides. I have a four door and that looks kewl, but are the side windows going to be fixed, will they roll down or not run window at all.
     
  12. 29 rattrap
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    its going to be one big back window filled in with metal, not smoothed out alol the way. for the back, a friend of mine found some ladder bars in the trash so im running those
     
  13. 29 rattrap
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    woooooo rod ends/bungs
    [​IMG]
     
  14. oldskew
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    looks SICK man loving the long window
     
  15. 29 rattrap
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    thanks oldskew
    that was the biggest thing with the project, leave it a fourdoor or make a big ol window
     
  16. oldskew
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    how did you manage that anyhow? just weld the door shut and cut out the pillar??
     
  17. 29 rattrap
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    yeah, i put in some plates inside to hold things together
    right now im working on the pieces so its nice and smooth where the pillar used to be
     
  18. X38
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    I cannot imagine 60's GM coils would be remotely the correct spring rate. Odds are they're way too stiff. What are the out of?
     
  19. 29 rattrap
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    i think chevelle
    is there a way to tell

    what happens if they are too stiff?
     
  21. choppermatt
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    doesnt a 29 A have a? body line in the cowl Isnt that a 30-31?
     
  22. 29 rattrap
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    its a town sedan, they have a different cowl and some different lines
     
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  24. X38
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    Well, your teeth will get broken and the rest of the car will cop a hammering too.

    The heavier the car, the stronger the springs ned to be, the lighter the car the softer the springs. On late model cars the front ones are always heavier than the back ones because more weight is on the front of them.
    The rear of an A isn't very heavy relatively speaking.

    Look up a thread on here called 'how to build a traditional hot rod chassis', I think you'll learn a lot from it, there's a lot on information.
     
  25. 29 rattrap
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    [​IMG]worked on the frame some, the perch is tacked together
     
  26. freeze plug
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    suicide mount....taken literally? looks questionable
     
  27. Tman
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    Please step away from the welder. That is scary.
     
  28. Mr48chev
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    Very questionable. And I'd venture to say that when it is assembled it will need a trench for the oil pan.

    I don't like to pick on anyone's builds but I can see a wreck in the making with that spring perch and wonder if it will stand up to the stresses of driving the car.
    Also unless you plan to run extremely tall tires or have the oil pan up above the bottom of the frame and the engine high mounted I don't think that the pan will clear the ground when you get the car together.

    I'm not even going to go into scrub lines as it obviously won't ride above the scrub line.
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  29. HotRodBen1987
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    +1

    Like where you were headed with the frame but should probably rethink that front perch. Looks like a disaster waiting to happen...
     
  30. This thread earned that 1 star rating. That chassis is rat-a-rific&#8482;. I really can't understand the stupid kick ups.

    You have a unique enough body you don't need a ratrod chassis.
    If you built your A with a stance like this Tudor below that will be a killer ride!!!
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