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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grdra1, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    Nice build and I like the idea of the old hot rod look with less bling. Ron Pope builds some nice stuff, heavy duty, has a lot of knowledge of these cars. He's helped me out on my 28. I wish I was closer, I'd like to have that radiator shell you took off.
     
  2. Great looking A, enjoy.
     
  3. savannahDan
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    I've never seen a panhard bar go forward like that. Does the suspension bind? From the pics, it looks like the panhard bar is quite a bit shorter than the ladder bars, leading to different travel arcs/binding.
     
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  4. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    Only drove car approx 5 miles after purchase, not interested in how it went as I planned to change it heaps, but it did drive like a tractor, although the SBC appeared strong.. latest pics / info, rear end 61 inch wide, I plan to shorten to 58 - 59 inch with 31 spline axles ( currently 28 spline) and Detroit locker to enhance looks and be more suitable for drag racing. Rear appears to be mounted about 1/2 to 1 inch towards left side or panhard could be adjusted improper. Removed dash today and I will start bending some tube tomorrow for under dash. Supercharged 392 hemi is me just thinking out loud, I plan a 400 - 600 hp SBC for this car. Glen P3140325.JPG P3140327.JPG P3160330.JPG P3160334.JPG P3160335.JPG P3160336.JPG P3160337.JPG P3140328.JPG
     
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  5. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    Started fabricating bars under dash area today, had to make in 3 sections and will bolt together. Glen P3170338.JPG P3170339.JPG P3170341.JPG
     
  6. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
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    As far as history, the important history started in July. You are doing a rebuild that anyone should be proud of.
     
  7. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    A few pics of latest progress, decided to make cage bolt in as it would be easier for now, may weld in later, unsure at present. Glen P3280345.JPG P3290355.JPG P3290356.JPG P3290357.JPG P3280354.JPG P3280349.JPG P3280350.JPG
     
  8. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Man the way those coil overs are mounted on what amounts to a flimsy tab makes me cringe.

    Glad to see you beefing it up!
     
  9. Nice looking car, are you going to run the rear down bars outside the body ?
     
  10. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    I plan to keep the nostalgia look for this car, I have very limited space for the rear bars and will keep them inside. I plan to make them as high up the main hoop as I can and to attach onto top of shock mount. Now that I making it bolt in (plan was for weld in) i have to re think how its going to attach. Glen
     
  11. My friend couldn't get the required NHRA 30 degree keeping them inside the body.
    He ended up like this FB_IMG_1509904552514.jpg FB_IMG_1521470274080.jpg
     
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  12. grdra1
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    When I talk drag race, I'm talking street meets etc, this will mainly be a street car. If they wont let me drag it the way it is - depending on how fast it goes, I will use my other ride. Glen P8240050.JPG
     
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  13. catdad49
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    ^More, Please!^
     
  14. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    A few pics of recent progress, pulled out rear and cut off all brackets / tabs etc getting ready to shorten. I have a pair of 31 spline axles coming (the ones with extra spline to cut to desired length), Im unsure of exact length but it will be around 56 - 58 inch wide when finished. Also have an eaton tru trac centre as well as 3.50 ratio gears on order to complete the rear. I cut off shock mounts today and will relocate them about one or two inch lower down to raise the rear of car - I feel this will get the tyre more inline with the wheel arch and also create a little more boot space. What do others think ? I also made this neat little diff centre holder to make it easier to pull down the centre - works a treat. Glen P4010358.JPG P4070371.JPG P4070370.JPG P4070368.JPG P4060359.JPG P4060360.JPG P4060361.JPG
     
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  15. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Sucks you have to go through so much on what appears to be a clean nice car. Looks like you're doing it right though. Good luck.
     
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  16. grdra1
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    Yes it is a lot of work as well as money, but the end result will be a safer, better handling, more user friendly, faster ride that has my stamp on it. My original plan was to buy a finished driver and just drive, but Im glad this car came along as Im enjoying the re build and it shouldn't take that long to finish. Another plus is that it is going to cost about 15k less than buying a finished car. Glen
     
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  17. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Not HAMB type but easy way to take street car to the strip is a mild shot of nitrous. Maybe that not allowed down your way? Nice car & nice build/update for your rules
     
  18. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
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    Nice car and I personally like what you are doing for your family/own safety but some of the engineering as mentioned above is very questionable. Well done, cheers
     
  19. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    Thanks guys for positive comments ( negative comments also welcomed if appropriate ), here are a few pics of today's work. Brought some cheap headers - surprised with quality. I will use original headers for registration and put lake style on later. I will build 2 x exhaust systems 1 x legal, the other not so, lake headers require heat protection in Australia. I also like the idea of several styles of looks for this car eg - its quite easy to change headers / exhaust / wheels for a total different look. Glen P4080374.JPG P4080376.JPG P4080377.JPG P4080379.JPG P4080380.JPG P4080381.JPG P4080381.JPG P4080382.JPG
     
  20. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    You are really doing it right. My A has a 351C in it now, is really ugly. Found a 327, really like the look of yours. Thanks for sharing.
     
  21. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    So-cal front brake kit arrived, 4 link rear kit, axles, tru trac and centre section bearing kit also arrived. Next job is to mount steering column and set up steering box then shorten rear housing. After this is done then I will pull body off and mount rear and strengthen chassis. I also brought this old heater and gave it a fresh coat of paint, happy with results, may mount today if I get time. Progress slow but having a ball. Glen P4180383.JPG P4180386.JPG P4180385.JPG P4180389.JPG P4180390.JPG P4180391.JPG P4180392.JPG
     
  22. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    neat little hot rod, like the straight ahead no bling style. Good luck with your mods and enjoying this nice coupe. Awesome heater, very impressed with your work.
     
  23. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    My rear end, 9 inch, was way to wide on my 28, I narrowed it and centered the pinion. Love this build, going to make a really nice hot rod.
     
  24. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    Thanks guys, a few pics of todays progress, made column drop, mounted heater and welded up some angle iron to clamp on diff housing ends to keep straight / square when I shorten. Glen P4200398.JPG P4210400.JPG P4210409.JPG P4210403.JPG P4210405.JPG P4210406.JPG P4210407.JPG P4200395.JPG P4210410.JPG P4210411.JPG
     

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  25. Modded 105E
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    Very impressed by your standard of work and approach. Superb car. Please keep us all up to date.
     
  26. verde742
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    Gosh , what do you do for a living? Youz gots SUPER STUFF !!!!
    Really Nice Work,,!!!



     
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  27. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    I work as a nurse in mental health, here in Oz it pays well but you need to put in the hours. Done many other jobs over the years and went to uni at age 40 to study nursing. I am self taught in everything cars and engineering thru playing with them all my life. All my stuff is a result of hard work over a long period. The missus is not happy with all my possessions but I cannot help that, boys need their toys. Anyway a few pics of todays work, shortened housing 1 1/2 inch per side. I made a couple of end plates for reference and used a small piece of pipe to help cut housing square. It turned out ok, now I need to assemble centre and cut axles to suit. Glen P4240413.JPG P4240414.JPG P4240416.JPG P4250417.JPG P4250418.JPG
     
  28. verde742
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    My friend did ALMOST the same, but put a piece of pipe thru the middle and tighten each end.
     
  29. grdra1
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    A few pics of today's progress, axles cut, check out comparison pics, happy with result. Glen P3140325.JPG P4280422.JPG P3140328.JPG P4280421.JPG P3140329.JPG P4280420.JPG
     
  30. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    A few pics of today's progress, Pittman arm required some modification to keep over split wishbone, anyone in OZ no legality's of bending Pittman arm. Also planning to build dimpled grille, any suggestions. Grille will be painted black, Im not into shine, Also a couple of pics of past rides, 28 roadster and 1970 ford replica GT sedan - P4280425.JPG P4300426.JPG P4300427.JPG P4300429.JPG P4300428.JPG P4300434.JPG P4300438.JPG P4300439.JPG P4280425.JPG P4300426.JPG P4300427.JPG P4300429.JPG P4300428.JPG P4300434.JPG P4300438.JPG P4300439.JPG 12 sec street car. Glen
     
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