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Art & Inspiration Let's see some front 'bones FRAME MOUNTS!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1950ChevySuburban, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Seems like a neglected or forgotten part of the frame build, but what are you guys doing for wishbone mounts? I'm referring to the mounts on the side of the frame here.

    I ordered the generic Speedway ones, but want to do something cool. Any ideas? Let's see yours!

    (Building a '29 on a '32 frame here)
     
  2. The37Kid
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    I plan to use original Model A tie rod ends, but desiding on the best looking mount location is still unknown.
     
  3. 1950ChevySuburban
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    Location's easy enough to figure, but for those of us doing an underframe mount instead of a through-frame mount, I'd like to see some ideas rather than just slapping on the Speedway mounts and calling it "good enough".
     
  4. Tman
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  5. I think the reason that the wishbone mounts might appear to be neglected or forgotten, is that most guys don't want to draw attention to them. Sometimes a really creative, unique and well engineered part can look really awesome and trick on it's own, but on the car it can create a visual distraction and detract from the overall impact of the car.


    Keep it clean, basic, simple, strong and painted the same color as the frame...can't go wrong. Leaves you with more time and creative energy for other parts of the car that need it more.

    However, there are exceptions and some guys have really impressed me, including Bass's work that was already posted.


    Guernsey boys....Super simple, strong, clean...awesome....
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=556599&page=8

    and then you have Dale's....super trick and very fitting for his car and the PSI hairpins....skills!
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542263&page=8
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011
  6. Malcolm
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    Some photos of what we did on mine. The placement may not be right for a typical spring-over-axle application, if that's what you are building.

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    Malcolm
     
  7. 117harv
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    Sexy:rolleyes:...well done!
     
  8. ricktard
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    hells ya thats hot
     
  9. Goztrider
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    Here's mine. Dog ass simple. Not super pretty, but functional.

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  10. xix32
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    what's a matter with this? hidden and pivot in the center, the way ford intended.
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  11. 1950ChevySuburban
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    There's some cool ideas on here! Nice to see those Speedway mounts can be made slick. I'm gonna have fun with mine!
     
  12. river1
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  13. thunderbirdesq
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    I like that as well, if you can get away with it!:D ...might be a challenge with anything other than a Ford trans/x-member.

    With split bones, how about mounting them to the underside of the X member just inboard of the framerail for a clean "intact wishbone look"? My pal jrblack30 is doing this on his '34 3w with an early cad v8/t5.
     

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  14. VoodooTwin
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  15. Gareth
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    This is how I've done mine. They aren't fully welded yet.
     

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