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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dumprat, May 31, 2015.

  1. Seat came out nice; your buddy did a good job.
     
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  2. Tim
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    Shit that seat looks perfect! Who cares how it got broke in lmao
     
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    It’s hard to believe and seems more than coincidence that I retired from the “biz” just a short while ago and quit making the monthly payments on the storage shed that held a lot of old worn out set props. Somehow “Trusty Rusty the dirty love couch” winds up under your tired butt. The truck is a class act but your just nasty.
     
  4. dumprat
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    Hahaha!
    Jeremy said it makes him smell nachos and ass every time he sees it.!!

    It is the cheap ass 34 after all..... did ya all think I was kidding?
     
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    Bahahaha I think about that every time someone’s used a curbed couch for material.
     
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  6. dumprat
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    Cracked both front spring bushings in the spring. Not sure how I managed that. Maybe too much weight. I'm going to replace them with oil impregnated bronze ones.

    It wanders a bit with loose bushings and no panhard.
     
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  7. Tim
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    Dang that’s a new one
     
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    And somehow I lost the oil cap, I assume it vibrated off....
     
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    That could be real messy...the Shakedown continues...remember that weird sound you heard the other day...
     
  10. Six Ball
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    I never heard of the bushings cracking before. That's why they are made of soft stuff just supposed to moosh a little. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Tim
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    Little hole and some safety wire and when the oil cap comes off you won’t have to buy another one?
     
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  12. dumprat
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    These are your typical street rod plastic ones. Not sure why they cracked. Both did it right on top. I could see if they did it where the gap in the leaf spring was. Bronze will fix it.
     
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  13. Tim
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    You over there doing some Duke brothers shit with that thing? Lol
     
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  14. Six Ball
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    Oh. plastic hot rod stuff AMT, Monogram, or Revell? Put a long wire on the cap so you can hear it dragging on the road when it comes off. :D
     
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    Just married!!
     
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  16. dumprat
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    No but with the whopping 3/4" of front suspension travel it has come down hard a couple of times.
     
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  17. Tim
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    Mmm yeah that’d do it. Been there
     
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  18. Six Ball
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    I'm trying to get at least a couple of inches on the roadster but that may just give it more of a head start?
     
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  19. Tim
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    After my 46’ front spring settled I had an inch before it bottomed on the upper shock mounts
    Hard enough to rip them off the frame. Definitely gonna be notching the frame on the A which has way less room to play with before it hits
     
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  20. dumprat
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    My axle bottoms on the front spring plate. I put a streetrod plasma cut one on instead of a cast one. It gained my almost 3/8"
     
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    So you have to add a leaf or two...or is the spring too wide or short?... the shackles from what I understand sit at around 45 degrees or so under load with all my very little knowledge of such things...any Death Wobble...?
     
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  22. dumprat
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    No wobble of any sort. It drives awesome!
    Shackles are at a perfect angle. I might need to replace the whole spring. It's probably just sagged out too much. I am reluctant to do that because it sits nicely.
     
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  23. Tim
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    So all that being said you should probably go do some duke brothers stuff with that truck and send me the video to share haha
     
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  24. dumprat
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    Two broken bushing hats. Not sure why. I replaced them with bronze . I will likely replace the shackles themselves this winter. Not a big fan of plastic. IMG_0516.jpg
     
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  25. Tim
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    That’s where mine failed as well. I was picturing it in the barrel part.

    It wasn’t uniform just the rear facing ones and not all of them.

    I do drive the car hard and hit massive pot holes occasionally as well so I’ll just list them as a wear item and move on
     
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  26. dumprat
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    I'm not stoked as they have limited miles on them.
     
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  27. Tim
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    Yeah you’ve driven around the block like ten times they shouldn't be busted I’d replace them like you did too
     
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  28. Six Ball
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    Don't we all?
     
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  29. dumprat
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    IMG_0525.jpg No truck work till after the plates come off in a week or so.
    So I have been hammering on this! An early T body built out of scrap tin, salvaged pallets and junk.
     

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