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Finally Got a Henry J

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swade41, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Baron
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    My idea was to mount the tie rod assembly on the rear bottom holes on the spindles and bolt the steering arm to the passenger side spindle on the upper holes and mount the steering box up front, pitman arm facing to the rear. Did you find a Vega pitman arm yet ?

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  2. Motor, trans, radiator mounts all in and steering box mocked up. Body is mounted, outriggers to roll bars mocked up too. 20160719_133121.jpg 20160719_133211.jpg 20160719_133231.jpg 20160802_123618.jpg
     
  3. All welding finished up


    Loaded up and heading for home


    Checking out the new shock mounts and eyeing up the engine and trans install


    Had my son helping me with dropping the 489 in there


    All in, only got a one inch suspension drop out of that


    After it settles I'll address the height, more than likely I will pull a leaf to get the height down a little and also soften the pack so it can actually work.
    I also tried out the new scoop, which I will definitely mount. Next step will be steering column and linkage mockup.

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  4. Baron
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    Looking real good Phil. Nice to see it back home in your garage.
     
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  5. Yes it is, even though it cuts down on work space, I like seeing it home.
     
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  6. Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

  7. henryj1951
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  8. fiat gasser
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    The J looks great. New chassis is a tremendous improvement. really have enjoyed watching your progress.
    Was just out in Buffalo last couple of days stayed over by the airport, was wondering if I was in your neighborhood.
     
  9. Hey, Phil. Is she going to be streetable with the new engine? Fucker looks tits, nice work.-MIKE:cool:
     
  10. loudbang
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    Now you can go out and bark at the moon again. :rolleyes:
     
  11. ModelAPunk
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    Lookin' Good Phil!!!
     
  12. The progress you've made unbelievable. Car looks fantastic!
     
  13. Yes you were, about 10 minutes away
     
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  14. Yes sir, pump gas motor means street friendly, just like before.
     
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  15. Thanks everyone, lots of changes and lots of room to grow still.
     
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  16. Dooley
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    got to see this bad boy in person, looks like its pulling a wheelie standing still

    great car
     
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  17. Here's a little better idea of how it would sit on level ground, my garage is 4 degrees down hill. I left the dollies under the rear which makes it 4 1/2 inches taller and level. 20160905_191103.jpg
     
  18. 37willysgasser
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  19. I POR 15'd the chassis yesterday, no worries about surface rust now for the upcoming winter. hjf.jpg hjfr.jpg hjfra.jpg hjfram.jpg
     
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  20. Dooley
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    looks good....should be pulling wheelies in no time
     
  21. loudbang
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    Just in time to put it away for the winter.
     
  22. Ha, it's been "put away" ever since I took the small block out, seems like forever too. It'll be nice to get this one back up and running again as long as the new engine has the balls to back up the look.
     
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  23. TagMan
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    Looks great, Phil !
     
  24. Was just thinking about you and your J. How's it going? Progress?
     
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  25. Thanks for asking, not really much progress, I boogered up my knee back in Nov. and the VA is a slow process. I've just been laying on the couch most of the winter to not agrivate it, ortho appointment is Feb.27th.
    I did drop off the front axle and springs for powder coat today though.
     
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  26. Got the axle/springs back in, next step is to make a column and shafts down to the box. 20170216_161730.jpg
     
  27. Dooley
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    Hot Damn that came out nice...
     
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  28. daliant
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    Starting to look like a gasser again, lookin' good.
     
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  29. Up to this point I was running the stock Henry J column and box. I kinda like the stock column drop so I decided to keep it and the stock outer column and make up the rest.
    First step was to cut off the welded on gold metal flake wheel and dismantle the column/box combo. 20170219_131011(0).jpg 20170219_130904.jpg 20170219_144022.jpg
     
  30. Then I got a discarded 70 Chevelle column and pulled the shaft out of it. It was the same 3/4 inch on the upper portion but larger on the lower collapsible portion, which I already had a borgeson joint for. 20170219_144213.jpg 20170219_171905.jpg
     
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