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Any ideas on how to hide an independent front suspension on a 34 coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Danshotrod, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. And we wonder why the FNGs get confused... HAHA.:D

    (I totally agree on the track roadster by the way...)
     
  2. Tman
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    Good point, it takes time to understand the finer nuances of style, I could see an FNG not understanding.;)!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Ditto. anything since 1932 just looks better with fenders anyhoo.
     
  4. Fordtudor37
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    The best way to hide an IFS is - to SELL IT on The HAMB and BUY a straight axle from another HAMB member.
     
  5. Danshotrod
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    Well it's coming off..Dan
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  6. Royalshifter
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    I can sleep now. Merry Christmas
     
  7. Zombie Hot Rod
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    You've made us proud! You'll be quite surprised at how well a solid axle handles, no need to ever put an IFS on a Hot Rod.
     
  8. autobodyed
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    atta boy. keep us posted on your new HOT ROD!
     
  9. Don's Hot Rods
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    You are going to be SO happy you did this in the end. Smart decision. :cool::):) I bet if you are real careful you can cut off all that MMII stuff far enough away from the old frame then grind off the rest and be able to not hurt the old rails. I would tack weld on some steel supports across the frame behind that area to keep the alignment, then remove it when you get the new crossmember in place.

    Don
     
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  10. Rod and Wheeler
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    The power off the h.a.m,b. Making it right one forum at a time.

    Ugly goes all the way to the bone.
     
  11. RGG
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    Way to go!!! It was the only choice...

    RGG
     
  12. Good decision. The old I beam suspension just plain looks good on a rod.
     
  13. attitudor
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    Good to see it leaving. You will be glad you made it.
     
  14. Danshotrod
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    Cut the two towers off today. Next I have to brace the rails and cut off the cross member..Dan
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  15. 117harv
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    Good man...keep the pics coming.
     
  16. resqd37Zep
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    Good call Dan! Now get er done. Now you've got to start thinking tube or I beam, 4 link or hair pins.
     
  17. GaryB
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    looking better already.
     
  18. tfeverfred
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    Tube?:confused: "I" beam and hairpins, baby.
     
  19. Correcting sins for over sixty years.
     

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  20. iammarvin
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    Come on man, bones! ^^
     
  21. flynbrian48
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    Correct answer! You've passed the audition!
     
  22. gimpyshotrods
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    I-beam and bones are the only way to, IMHO. Metal forgives.
     
  23. Nice job, keep it up
     
  24. Danshotrod
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    Well got the cross member off, now to clean it up. Waiting on a stock cross member to get here...Dan
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  25. Excellent choice, beam and hairpins look proper cool!
     
  26. redroaddog
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    good job cutting it off. my five window has the same street rod crap been working on another build but when the coupe's turn comes off that shit is coming.... ur's is looking good......better now....:D
     
  27. ss34coupe
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    Excellent choice!
     
  28. Now bury it with a shovel then bury the shovel !!!
    The right choice isn't always the easiest, but you will never regret this choice.
     
  29. Don's Hot Rods
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    You is now officially a hot rodder ! :D:D Good job, kinda like having a baby (they tell me) all the pain is forgotten after the job is done.

    BTW, I bought a set of the Speedway split wishbones and IMO they are NICE. I've used Ford bones in the past and wanted to see what these were like and am very impressed. I'll be using them on my rpu project. I know some diehard will say "they ain't original." :p

    Don
     
  30. Gasr57
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    Hell Yea! You made the right choice. Doin a good job so far keep it up.
     

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