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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by biscuit eater, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. biscuit eater
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    Finally made some progress getting the cab back together. The beginnings of new door jambs, added about 8" behind the doors, new roof rails copied from the originals. Threw it all together today for another quick mockup. The frame is about 5" off the ground, looks a little low?
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  2. knucklescars
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    Looking good. Its going to be tough always finding a parking spot with a crack next to it big enough to accommodate your driver door prop.
     
  3. biscuit eater
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    Yup:rolleyes: I've got a set of bearclaw latches but not sure if I can fit them into the woodwork inside those doors. Should've maybe gotten the smaller ones.
     
  4. SLCHC-CHIEF
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    looks like a cool build man keep posting!
     
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  5. Hot Rod Bob
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    Man Jeff that looks great!How much is it channled,I hope you can bring some pic's with you to the cookout!
     
  6. biscuit eater
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    Hot Rod Bob, thanks. It's a 6" channel, just enough to cover the frame. I don't intend to chop it, so headroom is fine. Looking forward to the cookout, I'll bring pics. There are a couple more in my profile.
     
  7. Hot Rod Bob
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    I just noticed the nailhead,that is goin to be sweet!!!What trans are you going to run?
     
  8. biscuit eater
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    700r4. Got a good deal on an adapter from a fellow Hamb'r, got it loosely bolted up to make sure everything fits. Need to have some of you guys over one day soon for some advice\pointers etc. Fuel said he's up for it, also Ratrodder34.
     
  9. tiredford
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    Thats a Kickstand!!!!!!!!
     
  10. gnichols
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    Looks like a great project. Can't wait to see more pix. Gary
     
  11. Hot Rod Bob
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    Sure thing Jeff count me in!
     
  12. knucklescars
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    O/T but i just looked at your avatar and i have the same two tootsie-toys on my mantle. Weird.
     
  13. biscuit eater
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    My brothers and I must have put a million miles on those little cars. We probably lost a hundred others in the dirt.:rolleyes:
     
  14. biscuit eater
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    Thought I'd post a couple of progress pics.

    z'd the frame,

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    Got the ladders and coilovers mocked up. The blue brackets are temorary till I see how the coils settle with more weight on them. I'd like any suggestions on how to make some nice coilover brackets. Remember this is my first build, so be gentle.:D

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  15. Lookin' good man. Rock that shit Homie!
     
  16. biscuit eater
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    Thanks man, I'm try'n!
     
  17. olddrags
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    Hey just stumbled on this today! Lookin good!! Rear susp/frame looks outstanding! Keep them pics coming...
     
  18. biscuit eater
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    Haven't accomplished a whole lot but thought I would post a couple of recent mockup pics. Decided to take about 3" back out the length that I added to the back of the cab, I think the proportion is better. Lowered the bed about 3".



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  19. biscuit eater
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    Managed to get the front crossmember(thanks Welder's Series) in this weekend. Got a full springpack in there with close to full weight resting on it, think I'm gonna be right in the ballpark. Feel free to make fun of my hackey workmanship:rolleyes: I plan to have a real welder go over everything.

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  20. That looks mo better man. Keep it up!
     
  21. captainjunk#2
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    nice build so far i like the looks of the cab are the doors going to be made of wood also ?
     
  22. biscuit eater
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    Hey Cactus, thanks man.

    Captain, the doors are steel skin over a wooden structure. There's a good pic of them at the beginning of the thread.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  23. WelderSeries
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    Looks really good, Jeff. Thanks for using our parts.

    Any reason you've got the coilovers straight up and down?
     
  24. biscuit eater
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    OK, my understanding is that about a 20 degree angle is best for the coilovers? The ladder bar kit that I bought has built-in mounts at the bottom and appear to me to be made to mount the coils straight up. Any suggestions on how I could modify that mount?

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  25. WelderSeries
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    What's the hole spacing where the lower coilover plates bolt to the axle bracket?

    Would this work?
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    They get bolted to the axle bracket then you can use something like this:
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    to mount the coilover with the bolt running front to rear.

    Also, I'm presuming you're just using those bolts for mock-up? :)
     
  26. Looks good! Like the Buick. :D
     
  27. 333 Half Evil
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    Lookin good. This will be a cool rig when you get it done.

    Why not have the coil overs straight up and down? This makes them work at 100% of thier rating, and allows the hydraulic part of the shock have the highest rate of control. Just asking...
     
  28. DeadFast 33
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    I don't want to be the asshole but why are you using a roadster cowl on a closed project??

    FLIP
     
  29. biscuit eater
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    I'm at work now so I can't measure it, but that looks pretty close. Yes the bolts and blue brackets are for mock-up only. What issues do you think I would have with them straight up? Thanks again for the help!

    Thanks!

    That cowl is original to the cab, and I don't want a roadster.
     
  30. WelderSeries
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    http://www.welderseries.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=503

    They're on 7/8" spacing, for 3/8" bolts.

    We always ran coilovers on an angle because we feel the coilovers would help provide support as the car leans. It's true that mounting them straight up and down will let the springs work at their calculated rate, which is great when you're tuning the car for racing... but on the street, you'll get a bit more stroke out of the shock, and the angle will help support the car in a lean. What's the main purpose of the car? ie. street or drag?
     

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