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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indawaitinroom, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,498

    Dat Dirty Rat

    You are truely the best fabricator in this area and in a class of your own!!...

    Cant wait to see this come together and see ya soon..
  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862


    Nice tube work! You an ex mini trucker? :D
  3. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,627

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I like what you have done..
  4. haha thanks Tom, but there are a lot of guys out here who build nice stuff! stop down anytime and check it out, you're always welcome!

    thanks, and yeah, i dabbled with minitrucks for a bit. this is actually the first project i have used a tubing bender on. the wishbone and a couple tubes where the bags mount are .250 wall DOM. bent a couple pins on my JD2 bender. gonna have to get those replaced.
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    nothing too exciting.

    im not sure if i like the upper shockmounts yet.

    lower shockmounts tacked on.

    if i knew how to weld nice i wouldnt have to waste so much time molding.

    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,245


    Really nice work, love the way that engine looks.
  7. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,344


    Great work!! will this set up need any type of watts link?
  8. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676


    is lookin sick man!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. thanks, and no, it shouldnt because the upper link acts like two triangulated links, this design is very similar to what chevy did in 58.

    i pinched the lower links just to add even more triangulation just to be safe. thanks for checkin it out.
  10. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,344


    I did notice the lower arms were triangulated. The way you have set up the top link to pivot on three pionts should work well, i just thought i'd ask. Realy cool idea with that top link going over to the rear of the diff center.
  11. thanks, i was hoping to keep everything set rather low, and set the pivot points back as much as possible to help keep the rear seat as much as i can.

    i set the frame at ride height and determined my instant center and recorded the pivot points i would need to make this all happen, then i raised the rear end to where it would sit when completely layed out and started making the links so they would clear. i ordered a driveshaft yesterday, so hopefully soon we will see if this setup works and what pinion angle change i will have to deal with!

    thanks again.
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,540


    Nice fab work.
  13. exhausting








    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  14. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

  15. thanks, i still gotta do the other side, make all the mounts, finish welding and add clamps and a set of flanges on the tailpipes before the rear end. but i was just happy to get this far!
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    the cure or cause of boredom.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  17. holy shit!awesome work!
  18. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,330

    from South Indy

    Hey, I hear someone knocking on your door. Bet it's the tubing delivery guy again:D VERY NICE.
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,411


    Man cool set up, keep up the nice work.
  20. thanks for the kind words guys! the tubing delivery guy can rest for now! maybe soon he will drop me off some sheet stainless or aluminum to build a freaking gastank out of! haha

    got my exhaust hangers tacked on


    i still have to come up with a few exhaust related parts for the tailpipes, collector flanges or something, and maybe another set of mounts
  21. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,894


    W-W-W-WOW!:eek: Absolutely unbelievable... I gotta see this thing in person sometime before the body goes on. Geez, that's really inspiring!
  22. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89


    this is one of those threads that if i have to tell someone what the HAMB is all about i say, "you should see this freakin' guy building the shit out of a chassis for his '53...."
  23. haha thanks man, that made me laugh.

    Thanks Andy! Im sorry i didnt get a chance to catch up with you at jesse's, i saw your roadster, looks amazing as always. stop out anytime and check this mess of a chevy, you are always welcome.
  24. crap photos of a tranny adapter i made for this car over the winter


    mates a WC s10 t5 ford style case to a saginaw style sbc bellhousing.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  25. xmb63
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 55

    from pittsburgh

  26. Damn! When ya get bored on that one your more then welcome to build my 53! Lol
    Killer bro
  27. wow. I'll just throw away my tools now, i'm done. ha ha.
  28. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    Damn it's looking good! I don't see a single thing thats not top notch quality work, Nice job!
  29. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


  30. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    I'm envious of your fab skills...

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