The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jtille, Feb 21, 2009.
Looks great to me too.
Not my car just a pic notice the front end
Just caught this thread and gotta give it to ya nice work. Not exaclty sold on the front end setup looks like you aint got much travel goin up without hitting the steering arm or axle but hopefully it'll work for ya. Good luck
its good to see Tman still can't give good info...
it'll work just like a "normal" suicide mount.
true, and true.
except that in this case, a flat tire or bottoming suspension can set the low frame horns into pole vault/ jousting mode... it could get ugly...
where is your radiator going to sit?
The radiator will sit behind the axle and in front of the spring mount
Looking good, love the stance!
Thanks for the nice words. I still need to notch the frame for the steering and the axle.
Looking forward to your next update with pics, thanks !
Drilled and sleeved the spring mount this evening.....crappy phone pics
A 29 sedan followed me home to...Desoto hemi to... strange....
Did you really scuff up the new paint?
Yeah man scuffed her right on up!!
Keep the pics coming
Got some parts in early last week the buckets and today the lens
Got any pics of it?
i like the build coming along nice i like the triumph in the picute above also
I haven't seen many pics in here, so here's mine. It was a 4 door, chopped 3 1/2 inches, filled roof, back door, it'll be a flat head with a 5-speed, dropped axle, 8" rear, full fendered, '32 grille shell and gas tank in rear. I hope to drive it this year. Wish me luck.
LOOKIN GOOD! the wide 5's are bitchin. how much did you chop it?
Thanks man the chop is 6 inches
Thanks for the kind words people!!!
nice work so far
BTW, I was looking thru some old magazines and noticed that Pinkee's Rod Shop used the same front spring arrangement (suicide bracket underneath the leaf spring stack) on "Loaded", their '28 RPU.
The spring doesn't know (or care) if it's bolted above or below the bracket.
No pictures, but here's a link:
I used a similar setup for my front spring and I have to tell you, you seriously have to make sure you get the frame right the first time. You can't shim it as easily to adjust the ride height... unless you want it lower. Mine puts the crossmember SUPER low. It's almost below the scrub line. It makes me nervous for sure. I'll never build a front suspension arrangement like this again without making a way to adjust it easier.
I've heard this pole vailt theory relative to scrub line many times.
My opinion is that the vehicle would only pole vault if the frame
dug into dirt surface or very uneven pavement. More likely scenario is
it will simply skid-scrape to a not very controled stop. That was from
excelent craftsmanship and sound engineering. Enjoying the build.
Go to my albums to see my A,not alot of pics but more to come.
No updates no more OT at work.....I will check out the link thanks
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