The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dumprat, May 31, 2015.
Is it getting a Plymouth six?
That's cool I looked at those parts but the guy must not have really wanted to let them go at the time cause he gave the "I'm going to be buried with these" price ha ha
I built this out of a touring with a buddy of mine inside a house he was renovating...yeah we did all the welding 2x3 tubing frame etc. in the back bedroom I called it T Willy ...the body panels came out of an old 1930's-40's junkyard that had been bulldozed off a cliff that I found just over the border in Washington back in the '90's and was full of '20's sheetmetal
Looking forward to see where you go with it.
Pulled the rad, grill, and hood of yesterday in prep for a new front spring, brass shackle bushings, a track bar and some other corrections.
1" of front up travel is not enough.
Amazing how filthy everything gets in six months of limited use. Easier to rebuild it than wash it.......
Looking forward to seeing what and how you do next
Yes, limited up travel is an issue with my Chevy too, but low isn't as important as being able to drive it, really drive it.
I'm actually more worried about breaking parts than anything. It drives great but it's eating spring bushings and bashing the axle into things.
Is there a bind or a twist in the axle that is causing the bushings to wear? For example, on Model Ts, the axle can be pushed or pulled out of it's natural position by the wishbone and cause wear on the bushings.
The axle was pushed a bit forward, not enough to crack the bushings. The bushings are just crappy plastic. I'm replacing them with oilite brass ones. Should last really well.
What have you done with the door handle and making it work with the latch?
The handle posing a problem for me..
Was going to do a lever and cable thingy but will not fit thru door handle hole..
It's kinda hard to explain.
I cut the shaft off just before the window track.
Bent up a pice of 5/16 square into a kinda hook that goes around behind the window felt with the track removed.
Then welded on a little lug to pull on a 1/8 wire attached to the inside door handle mechanism.
That has another rod that goes back to the bea claw latch.
I am going to presume your latch is in a different place than stock location.
Raised up a bit?
One thing on my build. copying yours a little once latch was moved out that 3/8th or so the inside lever was at correct length to use the stock holes and rod length with the bear claw..
My latch is in the stock location. The handle is also in the original hole.
When the door is closed, the arm inside the door just rests on the top of the latch case. That way you can turn the latch backwards and bend things. With mine you only need move the outside handle about a 1/2" to open the door.
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