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Projects 32 Five Window highboy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by koolbeans, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. King ford
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    Cool build Coolbeans!..I take it your coilover, rockerarm and mounting brackets etc are just mock up and will be substantially heavier, stronger material when finished?...gonna be a SWEET car! IMG_2722.PNG
     
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  2. koolbeans
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    Yes sir, just mocked up for fit, form and function. All coming soon.

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  3. sdluck
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    The car in your avatar,is that the one that was on My classic car recently
     
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  4. koolbeans
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    Yes. Decided with wife's approval and participation to build a sports car. Did it in 1994-5. Tube spine chassis, Lt-1 L-99 motor, six speed, 9" 4 bar/panhard rear, coil overs, dressed in aluminum body, Halibrand, knock offs, her leather interior.
    Dressed as a period race car for the show. It's a throwback.
    Fun to build, fun to drive.
    Thanks for asking.

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  5. 421-6Speed
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    Very nice build.
     
  6. koolbeans
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    Thanks. Retired from 42 years of building all kinds of cars. Down to two..'62 Falcon vintage racer and my '32 five window highboy. Then I'ma done. Go to drink some snosh and hang out. Stay tuned. IMG_20190210_134444320.jpeg IMG_20190201_154445756.jpeg

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  7. koolbeans
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    Well, moving along with the plug and play '32 Ford five window highboy....tires Continental, wheels WheelSmith, lots of Magnum pieces...front axle assembly with Wilwood disc brakes, Winters V8 rear with Wilwood disc...just fitting all the goodies for fit, form, and function. Together and apart to message some pieces. Nothing drastic.
    Next...set body on to check for calamities...hope none or few at best IMG_20190216_161940164.jpeg IMG_20190216_161806163.jpeg IMG_20190216_160109702.jpeg

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    Update....moving along...body fit nicely, now some trim work, welding and frame paint.... IMG_20190312_124658949.jpeg IMG_20190309_150408168.jpeg IMG_20190308_124917937_BURST000_COVER.jpeg IMG_20190307_142004612_HDR.jpeg IMG_20190307_141123492.jpeg

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  10. oldbanger71
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    It's comming nicley together, well made... i guess the body will change color.... or the rims ? Is there a pic, that shows the rear suspension from above , is there a whishbone on the back ?
    anyhow i will follow
     
  11. koolbeans
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    No change in color. Reveals will go wheel color. Need to see in person. Pictures don't do justice. Triangulated rear with rocker coil overs.

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  12. oldbanger71
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    Thanks for your answer... i know colors are difficult and screens not the same calibration.
    I learned to keep colors in their own row to fit nice together... finaly it must suit your taste and sometimes some combinations work, that nobody could imagine ;-)) . The Ardune heads are cool stuff. What steering will you fit ? Vega or F-1, F-100 ? I am about to replace my original with a workedover F-100 .
     
  13. koolbeans
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    Vega...cheep and simple.

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  14. HotrodHR
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    FWIW... as much as I love highboys, lowboys, chopped tops, and tough looking hotrods, your project would look great with black or dark green fenders and unchopped (or slight chop) and same color like in the original pic. The current stance looksgood... keep the fenders, dare to be different, just this one last time! :)

    Any way you go will look freaking awesome!

    JMHO
     
  15. Andy
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    Is the frame stretched?
     
  16. koolbeans
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    2 inches... firewall to front for allowing the Ardun to fit without having to kill the firewall....

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  17. koolbeans
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    Got the P&B Microfinish dash today. Very very nice.
    Threw it together and set it in place. Very pleased. IMG_20190427_122140126.jpeg IMG_20190427_121935562.jpeg IMG_20190427_122543516.jpeg

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  18. WiredSpider
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    Nice Street Rod
     
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  19. koolbeans
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    Oh well... Ardun motor, v-8 quick change, genny Henry clothing, '32 air in the tires, ......who knows...lots of fake stuff....ya no

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  20. LM14
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    Love the cantilever rear suspension. Built a dirt late model with one in 2005. Worked great. We ran separate shocks because the motion is so small it is hard for the shock to control the movements. When on dirt we needed more shock movement with the current technology available then. Springs were on a slider. Guys look at it and don't understand why there were 600 to 800# rear springs where they ran a 200#er. Fun times.
    SPark

    canrt.jpg canrtsmall.jpg RS%20Chassis%20View%20copy.jpg RS%20Chassis%20View%202%20.jpg
     
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  21. koolbeans
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    Certainly has to do with motion ratio. Easy to calculate and set up.
    I just wanted to clean up the "traditional" rear suspension.

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  22. oldbanger71
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    Very nice dash,koolbeans, can you adjust the gauge light color? Or just Red?
     
  23. koolbeans
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    Howdy, can adjust brightness and they can be either regular, red or green. Autometer vintage, crowned glass, beige off white faces, electric gps speedo.


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  24. koolbeans
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    First time in for the real deal Ardun after mock up with plastic heads and block. All went really well and finally delivered a great dose of anal relief. Whew....what a trip.
    IMG_20190502_091754488.jpeg IMG_20190502_094021138.jpeg IMG_20190502_150812641.jpeg IMG_20190502_150803155.jpeg IMG_20190502_150925119.jpeg

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  25. mutant55
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    Absolutely beautiful!! I just love the way it's turning out, congrats on the great mock up work, I like it when a plan comes together....
     
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  26. koolbeans
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    Thanks. You bet on the plan. Time for some snosh and relaxation.

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  27. Mike Colemire
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    What kind of amperage does that alt put out? A friend stocks them but they only put out around 55 amps. That engine looks real good in there!
     
  28. koolbeans
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    Thanks.....85amps.... Mitsubishi fork lift.

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  29. oldbanger71
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    Engine looks very nice..... also very close to the radiator, do you plan a sort of security retainer, like a steel cord to stop the engine from crashing into the radidator ? Had that happen on my Cord 812 Sc Custombeverly , the new silenblocks where softer rubber than i have expected.... Energencey brake stop proved to be to flexible, just a thought of mine .
     
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  30. koolbeans
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    Yes, there will be retention cables attached to each side of the transmission then to the frame.

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