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  1. SDS
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    I believe it's a Saginaw type steering box.
    My crossmember is moved forward by 1 in which makes the wheelbase 1 in longer... The location of my steering box is arbitrary because of this. I believe the proper way to set up the location of the steering box is so that with your axle and spindles mounted properly, with the pitman arm at 90°, the steering arm should be perpendicular to the axis of the chassis.
     
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  2. Nice build, lots of good info!
     
  3. SDS
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    Having a blast finishing this up...

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  4. SDS
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    3D printing solves problems quickly and effectively - made it from cardboard first, then scanned & created first 3D print from that PXL_20220915_212122963.jpg PXL_20220921_145031820.jpg PXL_20220923_195740386.jpg PXL_20220922_143455288.jpg
     
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  5. Bcap55
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    from PA, USA

  6. SDS
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    Trying to coordinate people these days is a total mess (I have better terminology for that, but don't want to be censored). Painters and sandblasters alike have big problems getting help and are backed up. Slowly but surely, at least it is progressing
     
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    Are there special fasteners to mate these backing plates to these spindles?
    I'm assuming the nut goes on the inside...

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  8. Grade 8 usually, nut goes inside with lock washer. At least that is how most of the ones I have seen are mounted.
     
  9. alchemy
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    If you are using the grease shields like Henry intended (I can hear a forehead getting all scrunched up), they are used with a special square headed bolt, and the nut goes on the outside. If you are not using grease shields, you can do whatever you want.
     
  10. SDS
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    Cerakote-C on the exhaust. The stuff sprays like a dream and comes pre-mixed. Holds up.to 1800 degrees F. Only used half a pint, cost $70. Like my paint booth?
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  11. Bcap55
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    What color is that coating, silver or gunmetal hard to tell from the photos.
    Does it need to be heat cured or air dry.
     
  12. DDDenny
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    I plan on doing my exhaust system in that color, I've heard it referred to as "titanium".
     
  13. SDS
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    It's called Glacier Forge - it's silver, but a little on the graphite side. If you want bright silver, the nickel color is a better bet. Yes, air dry - dry to touch in a few hours, can be handled in 24 hours,vfully cured in 5 days.
     
  14. SDS
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    More basketball court spray booth work...
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    Gotta rush it inside before leaves fall on the wet paint :p
     
  15. SDS
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    Body came back from painting today. I'm very happy with the custom color base/clear and the painter did an awesome job!

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  16. Happydaze
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    Seems you fell for the 'as supplied by Brookville' look then!! :).

    Chris
     
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  17. SDS
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    It's darker and more on the brown side than the DP75 primer that was on it. Went through all these spray-outs to get it right

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  18. Good thing it wasn't grey, otherwise you would have had to do 50.:eek:
     
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  19. SDS
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    Ba-dum-da, psssssss (drums, rim shot)
     
  20. NJ Don
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    Come on Scott, that's Rust-Oleum primer.
     
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  21. SDS
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    Spun up my turn signal and emergency blinker knobs to match the SoCal dash knobs...

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  22. SDS
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    Wife: Honey, why does it smell in here?
    My response: Because it's too cold in the garage for the seat track paint to dry PXL_20221120_163321361.jpg
     
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  23. Ha! You are a brave soul my man!
     
  24. Atwater Mike
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    Ha! My house:
    Wife Joey: "Will that dry O.K. in the shop?"
    Me: "Pretty cold out there, but yeah...coupla days..."
    Wife Joey: "Bring it inside, we can turn the heat up..."
    Marriage #1: 4 years
    Marriage #2: 9 years
    Marriage #3: 44 years, and counting. I'm finally blessed. (Now, how do I turn a '27 Hiboy into a '32?)
     
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  25. DDDenny
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    Buy her some new tools!
     
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  26. Atwater Mike
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    SSHHH, DOUG!
    She likes Snap On!
     
  27. NJ Don
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    Naaah! Take her out to dinner!
     
  28. SDS
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    Progress...

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    Parts table starting to look bare
     
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  29. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Great craftmanship!!!!!!!!!!
     
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