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Projects My 37 Dodge D5

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sjiefaa, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. moose
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    Looking good Sjiefaa, keep up the great work!
     
  3. KJSR
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    If I remember right they had a course and fine adjustment. Did you look at the manual for the adjustment? That was the only way I got mine right. Pretty weird set up....
     
  4. That's a very nice Mopar Sjiefaa, all it needs is a Hemi like the on i have for
    sale for you in my 52 Desoto (276 cui):D
     
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  6. Mudgy
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    You've got a great clean start there mate. Mine is a lot more tired, and definitely isn't a runner.
    Right now, the laws governing modifications here down under have changed, and I think I will have a harder time than I thought getting my 37 to where I want it.

    Nice car!!
     
  7. Sjiefaa
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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    KJSR; I gave up on the drumbrakes, decided it just wasn't worth it in the end. I tried everything I could think of, it just didn't work. I am going to use the disc conversion kit I bought from Rustyhope to get it road legal.
    So today I started by taking apart the RH brake set-up and cleaned up the spindle a bit before I decided it was time for a quick test fit.
    Frustration hit me right in the face as I tried to fit my new caliper to the conversion kit's caliper bracket. The caliper pin holes are off by just a few mill, enough to make it a rough fit.... So I guess I'll have to re-drill the brackets or make new ones from scratch. Will decide on that one later...

    Thanks for reading!
     
  8. Sjiefaa
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    OK.... Caliper mounting brackets redrilled, steering arms drilled to 14mm and the spindles now have 14mm fine thread in the lower bolt holes.
    I had to use the grinder on the mounting brackets to provide some clearance for the calipers (see pics)
    I bought some 10.9 fine thread bolts and slapped it all together, then shot some gunmetal grey ''hi-temp'' on the lot. I know this probably won't last, but after all the hard work I just had to have something shiny to show for, LOL...
    Bolting stuff together;
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    Hacking of the excess lenght of bolts;
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    Making room for the calipers;
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    Spray;
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    Result;
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    Thanks for looking!!!!
     
  9. Mudgy
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    Hi how is this Dodge progressing?
    Is it finished?
    cheers:)
     

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