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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ausbuick, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. morac41
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    Hi Darren ....Keep at it..lookin good....You should unclip your head liner and store it in a dry place.. sparks from a grinder could set it on fire...the trimmer will need it for a pattern when you get it retrimmed........Doug
     
  2. ausbuick
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    Thanks Doug
    I know I've been slack in pulling out the headliner.... My brother in law is my trimmer he was goin to take it out because it very perished.
    Cheers Darren


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  3. EBW
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    I am watching this as I will be doing something similar with mine. Keep up the good work.
     
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  4. Liam-B
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    Nice work mate, glad to see you have finally gotten the body of the frame!

    Hey guess what, me and a good mate ended up buying a 51 chevy few weeks ago, its a half finished gasser project, already has a straight axle front end conversion. Should be a bit of fun :)
     
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  5. ausbuick
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    Thanks mate that sounds killer let me know when you have some pics.


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  6. ausbuick
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1402303003.404319.jpg
    Rear bags are in, I need some different bolts the ones I got from a nut and bolt shop were wrong. The slam specialties ss7 bags that are in the back are sitting on there internal bumpstop, It worked out quiet easy the 7 inch bags didn't need require any cup on the top, for the bottom I made a 6 inch round plate that that is 5mm thick and it bolts up thru the original spring retainer. The top I drilled two 9mm holes thru the top of the crossmember to bolt into the bag in, then I used a 25mm hole saw and oval cut it out a bit for the top port fitting to allow the bag and fitting to stay together when bolting in. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1402303617.721708.jpg


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  7. morac41
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    Hi Darren....Good job....Glad your not using coil over type bag setup...car is far to heavy to be balancing on one pivot point.....Cheers Doug
     
  8. ausbuick
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    G'day Doug
    Ha I don't like those shock wave things.... Plus I want every thing bolt in so the suspension can be changed back to stock, with the exception of the chassis notch, which doesn't stand out.
    That caddy finished yet????
    It popped up on Facebook the other day.
    Cheers Darren


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  9. roadtriprod
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    How did the trailing arms hold up? I heard without the torque tube it looses all its strength... Im starting a 42 special.... Looking for the right front end and rear set up...
     
  10. morac41
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    Hi Darren My daughter took a few pics the other day ..she tied up with the old school cruisers on facebook...I dont do facebook.....still a few months away to finish...........Doug
     
  11. ausbuick
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    I have heard this also, the front of the original trailing arms need to be fixed at a different point, I have see it done where they have made another cross member type of set up and new tubular arms fabricated also.
     
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  12. ausbuick
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    Haha Doug I didn't until 18 months ago, there is some really cool customs on there.
     
  13. ausbuick
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403000379.325100.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403000396.842732.jpg
    I made some templates of the base plate on the front lower control arm, the plates will be made out if 10mm steel held down with four 10mm countersunk high tensile bolts. The front bags will be bolted in the centre from underneath.


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  14. mgtstumpy
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    No criticism but did you gusset the inside of the both chassis rails to maintain the structural integrity? I note that the weight of the car rear is in the spring pocket which is behind the weakest point of the chassis where it has been modified? Will the engineer or rego authority pick up on this? If not, external fishplates would spread the load where the chassis has been trimmed and guarantee structural integrity in those areas.
     
  15. ausbuick
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    I have added external fish plates on the inside the chassis rails since the body has been off, tonight I am adding a 6mm x 30mm plate across the top of the rear crossmember as well.
     
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  16. ausbuick
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403525534.041330.jpg
    I started to add the plate the top of the rear crossmember tonight, I finished the middle section I just need to clamp and weld the ends.


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  17. ausbuick
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    I don't think it's that the chassis work is that noticeable, and at the end of the day what are they going to compare it too...


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  18. ausbuick
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    This weekends job get the master cylinder mounted up, then work the correct push rod length.


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  19. rockable
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    Are you using power brakes? If so, you will need to change the ratio on your pedal. If not, you have about 6:1 leverage ratio. As long as you have strong legs, no worries. :)
     
  20. ausbuick
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    No power brakes at this stage, I will see how it pulls up.


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  21. rockable
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    I don't think you will need them!
     
  22. ausbuick
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    I love how weekends never work out the way you want......
    Not enough hours in the day.....
    I still have to shape it a bit, I think that it's going to be real tight.


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  23. morac41
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    Hi Darren...I have all week to doodle around and still dont get things done.....Great job on the mounting bracket...must be a mother of a fly cutter......Doug
     
  24. ausbuick
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    Got my master cylinder mount and position sorted, but undecided to weld it too the frame or bolt it.


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  25. telv1s
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    I kinda digging where you're mounting your master. I just went out and looked at mine and I take it you're mounting it there compared to mine because of the clutch linkage? I wanted to see with my body on if you'd run into spacing problems but you'll have plenty of room. I see you'll be angling up brake push rod rod unless you're moving the arm. Either way I like it. Now I'll have to move mine around and see what it looks like. Cool man. C-ya
     
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  26. ausbuick
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    Thanks tommy
    You guessed correctly on the position, I have only ever seen a dual master mounted on dynaflow buicks, it's the clutch fork linkage as well that gets in the way as is the gearbox selector linkages also. I sort of made an educated guess on the height from pics before the body came off. there is not much room but it all squeezes in, now you have convinced me that it is all good.... The brake push rod is being bent up today, it had to moved kicked up by 40mm, all going well it should be correct.
    You know what it's like mate a bit of trial and correctness..... Haha
    Cheers Darren


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  27. ausbuick
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1406115231.513830.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1406115669.380524.jpg
    Brake Pedal push rod kicked up by 40mm, I bought a new wilwood push rod that I will cut too length now then I should be ready to weld the bracket to the chassis.


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  28. ausbuick
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    I have been struggling to find time for the last week, but should be all finished next week......
    Famous last words.


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  29. john walker
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    you've kinda set that rod up to bend more. brake rods should be straight.
     
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  30. ausbuick
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    I know what your saying but the factory push rod is very solid and the isn't likely to bend any more, it was heated then bent and properly hardened. If I was worried that there was going to be any flex I could still add a gusset to the rod but it shouldn't be needed.
    There was know way possible to run the push rod straight due to the clutch pivot linkage.


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