The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 26, 2010.
Springs are in.....
Removing the pads from the S10 rear...
Very nice build!
Nice day yesterday.
Stripped the subrame, and power washed it.
Love the tire / cap choice Rich...
You got some great metal skills. Love your OLD car. I really like the 49-50 dash on those fords.
and most here would agree that sounds so ghey
Lookin' great! Beautiful metal work
Mocking the rear end placement...
With the springs de-arched three inches, I figured I would still need 1 or 2 inch lowering blocks, so I made some 1 1/2 inch biodegradeable blocks for testing.
Looks pretty good, with the weight on the springs, the axle is 3 inches from the snubber.
I like how the springs look with the weight of the car, not flat, still a little curve.
The S10 track width is 3 inches narrower than the shoebox, so I figured I would get custome offset wheels made.
Then I figured, why not just get a set of 49 chevy wheels, and reverse them.
Reversing the chevy wheels gives about and inch and half more positive offset, should be just right. I haven't welded the centers yet, need to true them up this weekend and weld them.
This is one of those threads that i hope never ends when I'm scrolling through!!! Did you de-arch just the main or the others in the pack too? Patch job and trunk looks great. Can't wait for the next installment!
I dearched all of them to match the main leaf.
Great work! Looking foward to seeing more on this one. My shoebox is a little worse than you started with and this thread is some great motivation. Will be starting in the spring. Ive also put a lot of thought into how to lower mine, Im looking foward to see how the s-10 clip works for you.
Very cool! I just picked up a 49, keep up the good work! Subscribed.
rich, nice work
Impressive build, love the wheel, tire, and cap choice. Another sweet shoe box in the works. Thanx for the cool posts. ~sololobo~
Trued up the wheels last weekend, and welded them solid.
I threw a dial indicator on them, and was able to get the runout within .020
I rolled it outside, to turn it around in the garage, and take a look at how low the rear sat.
Could go a little lower in the back, we'll see once the front comes down.
Rearend is setting nice!!!
looking awesome ! its cool your goin traditional springs and de arched leafs . hope this thread goes all the way
I spent a lot of time looking at this thread....
Then went to work.
I made a million measurements, and marked everything on the floor.
Then, made the cut.....
The frame was absolutely filled with a fine dirt.
So I took this opportunity, to put an 8 foot section of 3/4 pvc on then end of a vacuum hose, and sucked all the dirt out.
Every once in a while the pipe would clog...
This is what I found.
After all the measuring, I decided that I would not Z the clip, and try to match the clip as close to the ford frame as possible.
I figured, if it needs to go lower, dropped spindles are only $100
So, to mate the new clip, I pie cut the frame, to match the height and width of the shoebox, 3 X 4.5 inches.
Once the frame was welded, I went to work on the fish plates.
Looking great. You are building a car on my bucket list. Love th eshoebox for. Nice job on the build
Looking good..it's coming together nicely!!
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