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Hot Rods 1931 Model A The Harbor Kustom's Coupe, A "Bonneville/Rolling Bones" style build!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laidout53, May 5, 2014.

  1. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    117harv
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    Great fab work, a bitchen ride in the making.
     
  2. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    Wow, have been following your pickup and followed you over here.... does that make me a follower?? :)
    the chassis is looking great, one question, what trans mount are you using?

    Cheers
     
  3. Apittslife
    Joined: Nov 16, 2012
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    It looks like he is using the trans mount from the '41 X-frame.;):)
     
  4. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
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    Sweet ! look forward to seeing more
     
  5. Thanks guys I appreciate it, hoping to get the frame off the table tomorrow.

    yes sir
     
  6. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    Thanks, I've got a '39 box with open drive, going into a '38 frame and I'm trying to work out which x-member is best to use, the open drive is 2" narrower.

    I've sub'd here too, I'm looking forward to watching this go together!
     
  7. linkstar69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
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    loved the work on the truck and I already like what I see here keep up the killer stuff man.
     
  8. Thanks, I got the frame off the table tonight and mocked the axles and wheels up. Pictures tomorrow...
     
  9. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    Tomorrow was yesterday ;) hahahaha
     
  10. Well I have finally got some more progress done. Last weekend I got the center section of the frame tied together and the frame off the table. I mocked up the axles just to see what it will look like. Also split the wishbones and then I had to order some parts so that was it tell this weekend. Yesterday I got the old spring perches out and new flat top one installed, mounted up the posie spring and drilled the wishbones for the sleeve for the new perch mounts. Mocked everything up to find out the shackles were to short. So today I made longer ones and got the sleeves welded in and chassis setting on its own weight.

    Here's the initial mock up pictures

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    Bolted the motor and trans in place for weight and to set caster. Here's the front end setting on its own weight.

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    Tomorrow I hope to get the wishbones cut down and the threaded bung welded in and the frame mounts drilled and the tapered mount also welded in place. I have to ream the taper a little deeper.

    Thanks for looking

    Justin
     
  11. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    Great build. Thanks for sharing the progress. I recently made a deal for a basket case (literally flat packed) 30 coupe so now I'm collecting build threads for inspiration. Really like your style and execution for your A so I subscribed. Looking forward to each post.

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  12. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    Can't wait to see this together ! The rolling bones developed an unbelievable stance and style..some of the most bad ass cars on the road today , in my opinion. Not too many guys want a model a built that way, always a 32. Great job and keep all the photos and small details coming . Subscribed !
     
  13. Thanks man, good luck!

    Thanks man, I agree with you the rolling bones style is bitchin.
     
  14. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Moving along, and the frame looks great...Jim
     
  15. Looks great,I see you have a eye for detail and it shows.

    Excellent work. HRP
     
  16. Thanks Jim

    Thanks HRP
     
  17. Well I got the wishbones mounted today. Now to figure out the rear...

    Here's the front end done for now, Still have to do a friction shock setup.

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    Justin
     
  18. CaliDreamin'
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    Cool build, very clean work.


    "Insert Epic Quote Here"
     
  19. CaliDreamin'
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    I really like your front end setup and I am collecting the stuff to do mine similar in style. Did you sleeve the wishbone then weld both the sleeve and the spring perch when cut down? I was thinking some nice tig passed would look cooler on my setup instead of a long ass bolt and nut.


    "Insert Epic Quote Here"
     
  20. Yes, I drilled a hole big enough for the sleeve that came with the perch's I bought. I only welded in the sleeve in case I ever need to change the perch for some reason.

    here's a link to the street rodder tech for the rolling bones setup.
    http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/0903sr_hot_rod_frontend/
     
  21. CaliDreamin'
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    Sounds right. I read that article today and it is also very helpful,thanks.


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  22. CaliDreamin'
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    If you don't mind me asking, what's your ground clearance measurement from the bottom of the frame to the ground? Such a killer stance!!


    "Insert Epic Quote Here"
     
  23. I'll have to measure it this weekend, I put a longer spring up front so its about 1" lower than pictured.
     
  24. Well in order to get the rear setup at the right height I had to set the body on the frame. Well I had to cut and rebuild the sub frame in order for it the set on the frame right. I also got the body squared and bolted to the frame and made a custom rear body mount. A reattached the shortened rear frame horns so I can run a spreader bar and a push bar. Made a simple smooth firewall and started setting up the rear suspension.
    Anyways enough talking and on to the pictures.

    Also got a longer front spring and fixed the shackle angles

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    Body on after sub rails removed

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    New sub rails

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    Body mounts

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    Reattached rear horns

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    Firewall

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    And the rear suspension started

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    Justin
     
  25. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Looking good, nice job, love the frame body mounts...Jim
     
  26. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    dig the body mounts & rear frame horns...
     
  27. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    You might reconsider using a 41 front axle. Any Ford axle from 1928 to 1936 will have narrower set perch pin bosses and therefore have more turning room with split bones. Pete & Jakes offers a replica 32 heavy axle for this type of suspension. IMHO it looks the best of all the early axles in it's undropped form. The 33-36 are second best on my list and then the 28-32 Model A axles.
     
  28. 32coop
    Joined: Apr 20, 2009
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    32coop
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    from Australia

    Love the detail. Awesome build.
     
  29. joee
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    top of the line work for sure........why did you decide to run a single master cyl.?
     
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