The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Old-Soul, Aug 25, 2010.
Don't tell Wally Parks.
It is. Its a spring in front, not sure of the year home done dropped axle, that was originally done when this car was built in early 50's. I didn't have the heart to change it.
Or Frank Mack.
That's a bad angle. It looks a little better here.
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I think it looks awesome!
It's perfect in that last pic
Must have been a bad angle as that looks oh so good. JW
I would never compare my car to the famous Mack roadster. Only the front spring in front of axle. That car used a 37 tube axle however the spring set up was the same.
About the only other similarities are a 27 body and they both have 4 wheels.
Don't GET ME WRONG,
I like the red one, just the wheelbase too short,
because of spring in front of axle front end..
IMO if Spring was ON TOP of dropped axle and IN cross member ,,,,,YAAAAAH
(and the exhaust was invisible )
Your right on both counts. It only has a 98" wheelbase. If I were building it now I would use a spring on axle and hairpins because that's the best look IMO but as I said before this is the way it was built in 52 so I kept it. Same with the 32 steering box. It's not the best but it works. The exhaust is on the list. It's one of the few things I paid to have done and it was done wrong two times. I'll rework it this winter it bugs me too. It's a stubby looking little car but I'm a stubby looking little guy.
Just a basic Bucket (a good thing)......looks like a newer build. Pic from Iron Invasion this year, by Richie for Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio.
Why aren't "KIDS" building stuff like this???
My RPU is nearly done.
Rolled it outside to turn it around in the garage and then got it fired up.
Tell me about the blue platforms under the jack stands. Did you make them or buy them? Looks very handy and well made.
@Blue One So damn good !
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Pirate, Blue One has a build thread on the car that includes the jack stands you asked about.
Prepare for a lot of reading and being impressed by his work!
The jack stands are covered on page 75!
One of my favorites!^^^^
Speed Gems, that one says "HOT ROD" in bold print, all caps!
As mentioned I made them. 1 1/2” square tubing and 1/4” plate they’re 6” high.
Perfect to hold the rear axle while the front sits on my wheel stands which are 12” high.
I fabricated them too, cut from 3/16” plate and welded.
Very nice! Just lifting car that much really helps when working on car. I had some 2X4 wood cribs the tires sit on so I could roll around car on short wheeled stool but your solutions are much nicer and user friendly.
Thanks, they’re great, stable and secure.
Since I’m a welder fabricator it’s natural for me to build what I need in metal.
Having the car up 12” in the air made working underneath a breeze.
I’ve used them for the entire final assembly of my RPU and I think they’ll be handy in the future.
That's really wild. What frame is that?
Oh mama the Peterson Archives are the best thing to happen to us in a looooong time.
How about this gem!
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