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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JUNK ROD, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. JUNK ROD
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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    I have these ss bolts are they strong enough for the suspension? I did a reaserch but didnt find the answer!

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  2. chevy54man
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    She's looking great and you're doing an awesome job!
     
  3. woodbox
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    No they wont be! Don't use S/S fastenings on suspension. They will work harden and shear. Minimum grade 8 steel bolts for critical components.

    Have a look at the chart on this link, showing grade markings etc.

    http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_112208/article.html
     
  4. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks!!!
     
  5. JUNK ROD
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    ok, so i'm gonna buy new grade 8!!!!

    Thanks
     
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  6. boutlaw
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    Junk Rod, the F1 is looking great. It took me a year or so to finish mine and I'm retired, so you're making great strides. I did not know about the dropped springs that you acquired, I like how that worked out. My F1 is my dailey driver, wouldn't trade it for anything. Great project, subscribed.....

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  7. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks, i work on the truck every week-end, and since dec 6 i do not work so i have more time to work on it!! the springs are superslides from speedway.

    here's a pic of the front suspension installed. The stance is perferct!!!! I have only one problem, i won't be able to turn the wheel!!!! LLOL my tires are too big 30'' so i need smaller tires! But when i look at all the ww on coker.com i'm a bit confused i have 15'' x 6'' wheel...:confused: What do i need??

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  8. JUNK ROD
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    For my c notch wich tube diameter i should use? i have a 3.25'' axle tube so 3.5'' or 4''
     
  9. Itchy
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    Its been almost 4 years since I built the truck, but if my memory serves me correctly, I used a piece 4" tube that I cut in half. My axle still touches the frame every now and again, when I'm beating on the truck, but I'm sure I push the truck a littler harder than most would. I could have made the notch deeper, but didn't want to get into the bed floor with a giant notch.
    As for your tire situation, I'm running a stock small Ford wheel from a late model Crown Vic which is 15x6.125 (3.50" backspace) with a Firestone WWW tire that is a 15X6.70 (28.8" tall). My truck is pretty low and the tires just barely touch the fender when turning the wheel to the steering stops. But with you having a straight axle you may need a narrower wheel, or something with more backspacing.
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  10. JUNK ROD
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    ok cool tomorrow i'll go to the metal shop!! I have the same wheels, 89 vic. I'll see how i'm going to resolve the problem!!

    Thanks
     
  11. hope I dont spoil this post.
    I thought it was this truck \.
     

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  12. JUNK ROD
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    nice F1 :)
     
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  13. Updates? Surely you must be done by now?? ;)
     
  14. RAF
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    from MA.

    Nice work truck is looking good.
     
  15. Mr. 360
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    These are real nice old pickups, the 48-52 trucks. I'm really liking the direction you're taking it in too, lowered but not too much. I can appreciate the work you're doing too, as I have had to teach myself a lot of things the same way, by buying the tools and diving in, learning as you go.

    Out in the wood on my parents farm is a crumpled up old 48 ford pickup. You're making me wish now I could rewind time and get the owner to just leave it in the barn for me. There are salvageable parts but no chance of restoration.

    I'm interested to see where the Flatty ends up, those mills have so much character.
     
  16. JUNK ROD
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    lol not really!!! I have back pain, so when i push to hard, my back stops me!! So i have to stop... :mad:

    i was working on the c notch, but damn i'm freaking out about cutting my frame!!!:eek: I read a good thread about c notch.....
     
  17. JUNK ROD
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    thanks!
     
  18. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks, just pick it up, you won't regret it for sure!!!!

    the flatty of the first truck is in the garage, maybe one day ill do a nice rod with it between the rails!!!! :rolleyes:

    And the second one, i don't know what happened with it!!
     
  19. JUNK ROD
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    Is the vertical band saw a good tool to cut 1/8 flat bar, like my box frame piece??? i mean curve cuts....:confused: i was looking it in the classified...
     
  20. JUNK ROD
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    Worked on the truck this W-E, C-Notch almost done.... :D




    here's a pic! :)

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  21. LOWFOMOCO
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    Good looking truck..keep up the good work.
     
  22. JUNK ROD
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    thanks!
     
  23. Mark in Japan
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    You DID read the other C Notch threads! Very Good job retaining frame sidewall height!!

    Love this project!!
     
  24. JUNK ROD
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    yep!! I don't remember the thread name but, there is a good C notch information thread!!

    Thanks!!!
     
  25. JUNK ROD
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    C notch all welded, i had some help from my girl friend :eek: finally she's helping me each w-e!!! lol

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    i bought Canadian hemlock for the bed, it's cheaper than oak, good rot resistance and have a nice wood grain!

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  26. JUNK ROD
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    I have made new cross members, the floor is going to be 2 1/4'' higher than stock
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    Worked on the bench saw...
    i'm not going with the original bed strip.
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  27. JUNK ROD
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    That' how it's going to look like!

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  28. JUNK ROD
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    I had a good deal for 2 glasspack, almost new!

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  29. JUNK ROD
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    And a brand new Dominion Royal winter tire, it was in storage for many years!!!

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  30. old slingshot
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    Lache pas

    Richard
     

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