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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Doug Hines, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Car looks pretty good, I understand missysdad1 concerns, but I think you got the look going on. I agree with curbspeed on those shocks. Way too much angle. But hey-it's a learning experience, and job well-done. Congrats.
     
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  2. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    Thanks. I did not notice I had them on upside down.
     
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  3. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    Yes there is to much angle. I am going to see if they will keep it from bouncing down the road or not. I did not want them sticking up into the trunk area. Unfortunately lots of hotrods have way to much angle. Usually to much angle side to side. Thanks for your encouragement.
     
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  4. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    IMG_0875.JPG

    I rolled it outside last weekend so I could look at everything from a distance. I am moving up the firewall end of the body about 1/2". Other than that I like it.
     
  5. oldsman41
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    Nice work and thank you for saving another one.
     
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  6. radarsonwheels
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
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    I just went thru the same thing with rear shocks from lowering the rear of my truck. I ended up welding in a tube crossmember a bunch forward moving the shocks to more like 15° laid back. They sort of helped when they were wrong- she wouldn’t bounce up and down after a bump- but some bumps combined with a curve was less than confidence inspiring and closer to scary. It is worth your time to address it asap before you have to pull the body off a running car like I had to do.

    Build is looking awesome if I wasn’t 6’ 4” 300lbs I’d be jealous but I don’t fit so well in sexy little cars
     
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  7. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    Thanks. I will have the body back off again soon. Do you have a picture of what you did?
     
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  8. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    Looks GREAT! Glad you were able to get it and save it!
     
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  9. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    I re-configured my rear shocks. Here is a picture of the new design, just tacked in place. I plan on doing a series of spot welds around the circumference of the tube in order to attached the shock mount with the least chance of warping a bell from to much heat. I still have to cut off the rest of the old brackets. IMG_0894.JPG
     
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  10. Doug Hines
    Joined: Jan 9, 2019
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    Doug Hines

    It is tilting 12 degrees foward
     
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