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Technical Bone stock 32

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by koolbeans, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. alchemy
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    You are a little mistaken. It cannot be done. There is no way you can fit a Chevy auto transmission through the original K member without cutting. And if you want a quickchange with the original rear crossmember, the car is going to sit mile-high in the rear.

    Ask reasonable questions and we will give you reasonable advice. But it sure sounds like you know it all.
     
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  2. nickk
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    I'm all for building a tasteful traditional hot rod, even with a car that nice. We all like different things, but this build will be far from plug and play. It seems like you'd been better off with just as nice body and a solid frame and start from there rather then buying a complete car. But a lot of your information dont add up. Either way, I hope this car is done justice no matter how its built. But there's been good points made here I'd take in consideration before you start cutting and getting to deep into it.
     
  3. Malcolm
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    If this is to be some sort of bolt-together car, you'd be way better off getting a brand new '32 chassis built to your liking.
    But that would also be a shame, considering how nice the car looks already.
     
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  4. Deucedreamer
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    This thread is extremely confusing and makes me wonder if it's for real or not! Maybe there's a language barrier? If you want to make a traditional hot rod out of it, then just put a dropped axle in it, lower the rear with a different spring, put some speed equipment on the engine and change the wheels/tires. Leave the drive train alone. IF you don't wanna do any modifications to the chassis AT ALL, then you HAVE to keep the engine/tranny cause, as other have said, a chevy auto tranny won't fit in the K member...plus it isn't traditional. And really you won't get much out of lowering the front end cause you have to modify the steering arms on the spindles. And if you put a QC in the rear, you have to modify the trunk floor and put a model A spring in it

    By now, from one of your posts, the car should be at your house. So what are you doing with it?

    Like I said, confusing thread
     
  5. DDDenny
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    From the OP's profile page, just say'n!

    '50 Chevy truck, '52 Morris Minor tourer (Mable), '60 Austin Healey, '61 Morris Traveller (Woodie), '65 Morris LCV (Lucy V), '57 Aquila, a few more
     
  6. redo32
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    I'm still wondering what a 1957 Aquila is. I found boats, planes and mid '80's VW gullwing kit car. For the sake of the pictured 5 window I hope he is pulling our leg.
     
  7. I fear your leg will remain un-pulled!
     
  8. I got in, got pissed and got out......
     
  9. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    For the keyboard cowboys....forums.autosport.com/210887-bill-wiswedels-end-of-summer-party-2018


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  10. blowby
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  11. thirtytwo
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    I think the best thing to do is throw away that old chassis and start with something that has better geometry.... I hear s-10s work really well
     
  12. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    Tell me, what doesn't add up? If you are going to bash a perfectly good recipe, be specific what you think is wrong. I asked a simple question/suggestion about a dropped axle and got no answers to the question but sure have gotten back a truck load of crap pundits none of which addressed the question.


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  13. alchemy
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    A deep dropped axle in a stock chassis will require bending and dropping the steering arms and extensions on the spring perches to lower the brake rod mounts to align with the raised spindles. There's the answer to your first question.

    But since then we've learned you are going to throw out all the original brake system, as well as much of the driveline, so I kinda wasted my time answering your question, didn't I?

    It's always best to give us all the details, not cryptic hints and let us waste time giving advice for modifications that you aren't going to do.
     
  14. Deucedreamer
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    Actually you received an answer right away, from numerous people, and then you changed the parameters. :rolleyes: At least 4 people answered you including me. So again, what you’re saying you will/want to do won’t just be a bolt on process. A 2004R doesn’t just bolt into a traditional, original early chassis.
     
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  15. Your first post/question:
    The first response:
    This thread could have ended there, because that is the answer to your question, in a thread you titled BONE STOCK 32
     
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