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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by el_coyotte, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. el_coyotte
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    Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is Lukasz, I live in Poland. I'm not a professional, I just love hot rods. I have been on this forum for several years, that this is my first post. Sorry for my english and not good pics. I read a lot on this forum, watched and learned a lot from you. Before I built some bikes and decided to build a hot rod pick up. It was not easy. I woud like to show you my work, my story. I will be grateful for any technical comments.

    I think I started in 2010. First, I was buying various Ford 1928 parts on ebay. The first parts were a roadster cowl. Then I bought the door from the coupe model, the rear wall from the pick up. I made corners and did the first fitting.
     

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  2. el_coyotte
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    Next I designed the frame and made it.
     

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  3. el_coyotte
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    I accidentally bought 17 wheels from an old Ford. I restored them.
    I was assembling the cabin and doing the first fittings.
     

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  4. el_coyotte
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    Then I made a crosmember out of a square tube
     

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  5. el_coyotte
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    The next stage is the rear suspensions
     

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  6. Good job...your English and pictures are perfectly fine.
     
  7. el_coyotte
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    Thanks anothercarguy! Next I made front spring holder and fixing the spring to the wishbones to suicide front end
     

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    And something like this arose. The work is ongoing
     

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  9. sloppy jalopies
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    Truck is going to be cool... I have considered a truck cab with cpe./ sdn doors... they are much more rugged and more plentiful...
    17" wheels are cool but only 2 years of production on this side of the pond...
    16" ran for at least 13 years on ford cars alone... tons more 16" "take-offs" to scrounge...
     
  10. nunattax
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    EXCELLENT bud !!!!
    Wspaniały start
     
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  11. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Huh? Man i can't understand your accent? Just kidding :D sweet truck man, I've got a bunch of them 17" wheels behind the shop, but none of them look that good lol.
     
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  12. el_coyotte
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    Yes I agree, but in US , Here is problem with ford wheels
     
  13. el_coyotte
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    Working with the door. 2 years ago during The Retro Motor Show in Poznan I was showing how to reapir old door. By the way, I did another job with my hot rod
     

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    Great job. That truck is going to be fun to drive....
     
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  15. Old World Craftsmanship going on right here! You got serious skills.
    Professional training?
    How are the rules in Poland for owning and driving these type of vehicles?
    Thanks for sharing
    Nice attention to detail


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  17. el_coyotte
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    Thanks for nice words.
    The heart of my ride will be mopar 318, taken from Dodge Ram Van 1989. I did the motor mounts from original motor mounts, square tubes and engine pillows from russian offroad car - Uaz 469 (I think, it was copied from Ford).


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  18. el_coyotte
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    Many thanks,
    I work in an office - it's my job. Garage is my hobby, I am self-taught. In Poland, it has been impossible to register vehicles of your own design for several years. The only option is to try to keep a lot of original parts or replicas when rebuilding and then register the vehicle as a vintage vehicle. It is allowed to register a historic vehicle that has parts of other vehicles or its own construction - due to the difficulties in obtaining parts for this car. Then you need an expert opinion. I'm going to go this way
     
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  19. el_coyotte
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    Easy way to have a seat - modify what you found in the scrap. On the fourth pic you can see left side of seat before modification and right side after work.
     

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  20. Beanscoot
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    Great project!
    It's always good to have a couple bits from a Russian vehicle in a European hot rod.
     
  21. el_coyotte
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    Today I continued work with rear end, it's not finished yet.

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    ....... and I have a problem with rear spring. When I lowered the car with the jack to the ground, the car sat down.. The shakles are not in 45 degree position. Spring is oryginal from Ford T. I think is to weak...

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    Has somebody any ideas? I also would like to ask, Is this handle strong enough (bought at Speedway Motors) ? What you think about it?
     

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  22. goldmountain
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    Looks like you should mount the spring hangers on the rear end further apart. Good thing they are just tack welded.

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  23. el_coyotte
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    Thanks for good idea! I'm afraid of the trouble with installing the spring in this case. if I increase the distance between the spring hangers, I think I should make a spreader to install the stretched spring. Am I wrong?
    Another think is - isn't the Ford T spring to weak?? I can remake the spring - extend the last 3 leaves of the spring. It should then be harder. It unfortunately costs a lot..... For me better is mount the spring hangers further apart.
    Can you Guys comment on this please???
     
  24. Aaron D.
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    Yes, I would mount the spring hangers further out. T spring should be plenty strong. I would disassemble the T spring and mount the main leaf first so it's easier to spread, them reassemble the other leafs on the spring.
     
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  25. el_coyotte
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    I decided to make a spreader to stretch the spring. Next I installed a stretched spring. Now spring is in a position as if she were weighted by the weight of the car. This way I can determine the exact height of the vehicle. The lowest point of the car is about 5.5 inches from the ground. I set hhe spring shackles at an angle of about 45 degrees (as under the vehicle's load). It remained to adjust the rear axle with the wishbone adjustment screws so that the spring and its mountings were on one axis.
    I am not sure if it is still possible to lower the vehicle below 5.5in for safe daily driving. Before he welded the handles, I would like to ask what do you think about it? Will it be ok now?

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  26. Weedburner 40
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    The brackets (handles) appear to be strong enough but, you will need a gusset from them to the housing to keep them from bending.
     
  27. el_coyotte
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    I'm gonna use this
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