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Miller & Ryan's Silver Streak Clipper... The Build Thread!

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, May 18, 2018.

  1. Why not use it?,do a temporary patch and take it to the drags, you were able to pull it home so nothing is structural and it's only cosmetic.

    It's just too cool not to use it. HRP

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  2. I think it's probably more of an axle/hub concern, than the sheetmetal damage.
     
  3. I was under the impression that the lugs were not tight and the wheel came off. HRP
     
  4. Tim
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    He made note that the hub needed replaced as well now.
     
  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Yeah, and the crossmember damage... I'd do it if I didn't have a lot of weight to get to the drags.
     
  6. Sorry Boss, I didn't realize there was more damage.good luck with the repairs. HRP
     
  7. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    Hey Miller & Ryan, I have been enjoying the addition of the "Antiquated" forum. If you are considered adding a vintage tow vehicle to the fleet for shorter trips with the trailer, I thought I'd add this great write up I came across recently on the "C-Body Forum". I worked for U-Haul back in the 70's and this is exactly how a class IV hitch (frame hitch) would be made for a large car towing a trailer. https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/1965-chrysler-tow-hitch-fabrication.23508/
    How about some photos of your tow vehicle modifications for your rig, eg. electric brakes, equalizing hitch and sway control. Even though it is a late model pickup, the modifications would be the same on a vintage tow vehicle.
    Repair updates??? Frame hitch.JPG Frame hitch installed.JPG
     
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  8. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    I just got an email from A&P Vintage Trailer... The folks the insurance company approved... He's doing a great job and has a pretty cool setup just west of Ft. Worth...

    Trailer is getting close for pickup. The aluminum damage is all fixed up, the spring crossmembers have been fixed, and he even worked out a few wiring issues I was battling.

    I'll get into more details as soon as Miller and I get it home.

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  9. catdad49
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    Man, that thing is looking better than ever!
     
  10. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Ryan and Miller.Looking good.Please keep the updates coming as you guys are able.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  11. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

  12. Looking good guys. HRP
     
  13. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Picked this thing up yesterday and solo camped on a random lake last night. Good fun.

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  14. KJSR
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    Looks great Ryan.
     
  15. That looks like a beauty now. Too bad all of the trouble you've had with it so far. All of that is behind you now and time to enjoy the fun
     
  16. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice Sir.May yall enjoy many miles and many smiles in the coming years.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  17. pumpman
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    Damn, looks like the inside of a freaking space ship. Now that's traveling in style!
     
  18. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    It's great to really know what you are doing when repairing something. (or have someone that does)
     

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