The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lancer, Jan 5, 2014.
Glad to hear it is starting to move along again Lance!
The Canned Monster is in Ventura at JG Design & Fab, but sadly no, I'm not there. Wish I were though.
More progress pics from JG Design & Fabrication in Ventura California.
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Cool project, been working on something similar for a while now.
Is that heater block-off plate a Ford piece? Pretty neat...
@mjlangley yes, block off plate is factory, also has the block off plate on the dash.
Interesting. I will have to look for one of those. Thanks....
Looking forward to more progress. I always enjoy the detailed photos of the construction of the front suspensions. I forgot, are you running parallel springs or as single transverse?
Two leafs up front @OahuEli I'll have more pics to post soon, they are working on that right now.
GO MONSTER GO
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Update on the frame progress. New square tub in place and pinched frame matted up and welded in place. Overlay plates are next.
Here are the other pics showing the overlay plates. The front frame rails are coming together nicely.
Looks like its moving right along
Sweet. I was wondering about your progress.
looks like its gonna be a neat ride!
Its great to see it moving along finally.
UPDATE ON THE BUILD: Motor mount plate in progress. JG Design & Fab is doing a great job on this. The motor plate design ties back into the overlay plates on the frame posted above. Mounts will feature urethane bushings on the ends with a through bolt to help dampen the vibrations this things going to make.
Happy New year Canned Monster!!
Thank you and happy new year to you as well. 2015 is going to be a significant year in the life of the Canned Monster.
I have had many ask about the clearance for the balancer as it seems the mount is very close. Here is a pic of a stock mount to give you an idea. The new mount is actually 1/4" larger than the stock version.
Update on the build. Caps for the frame ends are now in place. JG Design & Fab are doing some clean work on the Monster. Front springs are also getting mocked up and hangers are being worked on now.
That really is some impressive work.Im counting the seconds until this thing makes a quarter mile pass!
Keep us posted,this is some really special stuff!
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What are you using for springs? I have some F1 springs but the seem a little long...
@mjlangley Springs came from Eaton Detroit Spring. I gave them all the specs for the build and they custom made them for the Monster.
Thats a sharp looking motor plate!
Wow! with a chopped Desoto sled and a gasser you will have an interesting stable.
@desotot I picked up a '62 Ford Unibody truck yesterday. Very complete and original. Its been sitting for 12 years. Going to start that resurrection next weekend. Hope the motor is good and I can just get it back on the road. Time will tell. I may start a thread on that one as well. I've been looking for one of those for a while and this one just came up. 3/4 ton long bed, Y-Block, four speed. This when its all said and done will be the truck that pulls the trailer the Monster is on. Would be great to have it on the road by May so I can use it to haul the Monster down to Eagle Field.
Chopping out the sheet metal to make room for the relocated rear. Moving it forward 9 inches.
Think of all the wear and tear you will save on those front tires.:]
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