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Altered Wheelbase 59 StudeBaker Lark Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasser55, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. gasser55
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    I bought this car for cheap awhile back and started to collect parts to build it. The engine will be set back 17% with a 15" altered wheelbase front wheelbase was moved forward 1 1/2"
    Heres what I started with
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    After engine and tranny was pulled out I set the sbc mock up engine and four speed tranny in the firewall
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    After fabbing the engine mounts I cut the firewall to make room for the cross ram intake and started to make my fender well exit headers
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  2. gasser55
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    I cut the front of the frame off and made new frame rail to install a willys front axel I machined out to accept 40 ford spindals

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  3. gasser55
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    I worked on the tilt setup for the front end and moon tank placement.........I made a slide/tilt for the front

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  4. studemisfit
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    Not a hugh sbc guy but i think you work is awesome. Keep the pic's coming.
     
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  5. gasser55
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    New bushings were pressed and the king pins fitted I was able to roll it out of the shop
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  6. gasser55
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    Next rear inner wheel wells and floor section was removed for the rear alter

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    outer quarter panels were cut and Body was lifted of the chassis
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  7. flatheadpete
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    Pretty bad ass.
     
  8. gasser55
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    After the chassis was removed I cut 15" out of the frame


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  9. gasser55
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    Chassis was cleaned and set back under the body

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  10. Ruiner
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    Wow, those headers are about as untuned as you can get...you're definitely not concerned about performance, are you?...the fab work seems pretty good though, and I dig the tilt frontend...
     
  11. gasser55
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    Heres some pics of the quater panels being filled in
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    The under side of the trunk drilled out
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  12. storm king
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    May as well put a steering brake in it; with that much setback and that much wheelbase alteration, it's just going to be a wheelie car...
     
  13. gasser55
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    This is going to be a car that I can drive to the track /car shows and drive it back home........... i'm working on the roll cage this week and will post pics as I go.
     
  14. newsomtravis
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    awesome car, but are you sure those are fenderwell headers and not like firewall or door exit headers......hahahaha.......very nice work
     
  15. gasser55
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    I'm aware the headers are not equal length and they the will get swaped out for a nicer set later. my main concern right now is getting it drivable......And yes i'm concerned about performance
     
  16. Onemansjunk
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    I can find only one problem with your build----------It Ain't mine!!!!!!!!!Sweet
     
  17. Drive Em
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    Awesome project. It takes a real man to cut one up like you did.
     
  18. This thing is bad-ass
    I'm a big dare to be different kind of guy and this certainly falls into that category
     
  19. OahuEli
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    Can I drive it? I promise not to turn over 8000 rpm.
     
  20. gasser55
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    Heres the engine I built for it..........327 bored 30 over (331 cubic inch) venolia 13.5 to 1 pistons,steel crank, h-beam rods, ported and polished fuelie heads,under cut racing valves, solid lifter camshaft, windage tray, the intake is a edelbrock cross ram that will have 660 center squirters bolted to it, ronco magneto

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  21. flatheadpete
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    Wheelies on the street....
     
  22. Stude-sled
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    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. J.Ukrop
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    WOW! by far my favorite buildup on the HAMB right now! cant wait to see more progress
     
  24. Hdonlybob
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    Very Very impressive.
    That will be a real headturner, and not your normal looking gasser either....
    Hurry up and finish....
     
  25. deucegasser
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    Pretty wild. I dig it!
     
  26. teddisnoke
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    from So Cal

    Great stuff coming from that hanger of yours. Guys- deucegasser built the Stick City Comet if I'm not mistaken, and if you've seen that car you know what he's capable of pulling off!!!

    Can't wait to see this one done!
    Dale
     
  27. gasser55
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    The 65 comet I built dales talking about......
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  28. ramzoom
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    You mean this one........

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    Yes, Mike (Gasser55) built that car...

    He can actually build some cool stuff when hes not working on Ramblers! lol..
     
  29. ramzoom
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    Looks like Mike beat me to it!
     

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