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Hot Rods Ok I need pics of your 32 ford hiboys

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brady1929, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. brady1929
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    As the title says, I need pics of the front of 32 ford hiboys. I am trying to figure out placement of shock mounts and headlight mounts. I have F1 shock mounts already. Any help would be appreciated.
    Please and thank you.
     
  2. ratrod0
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    20150829_183555_resized.jpg 20150823_191146-1_resized_1.jpg it's going to get tight
     
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  3. brady1929
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    So are they usually one unit that does both?
     

  4. Not necessarily,I have seen shocks mounted with the F1 mounts and another mount for the headlights.

    The mount that we both used just cleans things up with less clutter. HRP
     
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  6. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  7. Donut Dave
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    Here's mine, '33 commercial headlights

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  8. DDDenny
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    Mock up stage, headlights not even.
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  9. Mine has F1 style shock mounts and separate head light mounts.
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  10. brady1929
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    Thanks for the pictures guys. Detailed shots of F1 shock mounts and headlight mounts would really help. Thanks again.
     
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    I mounted the headlights as far down as I could. The shock mounts are standard placement.
    HAMB Picnic.jpg Lenny\'s Run.jpg Xmas Show 2016.jpg
     
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  13. I made these for the headlights then went back to original lever shocks. Wanted my headlights low.
    IMG_0154.JPG IMG_0155.JPG ROADSTER 001.JPG ROADSTER 006.JPG
     
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  14. brady1929
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    socal.jpg Ok guys, thanks for everything. I found the answer by accident. I can go with So-Cal speed shop F1 style upper shock mount (polished) on Ebay for $125 OR take my original F1 shock mounts and bend them up.
     
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    Probably won't help as we didn't use tube shocks. Rota flo shocks and model a lights used as we already had them before project came along.
     
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  17. Harland grunder
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    Check out lime works combo light bar and shock mount
     
  18. brady1929
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    I will check it out, thanks.
     
  19. The headlight bar/shock mounts on my latest roadster build.
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  20. brady1929
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    Wow, that's cool. Did you take any pics of it by itself before installation?
     
  21. Nope, but here is a little better pic.
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  22. Stoker32
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    These are speedway reproduction mounts that I bent and mounted on my 3W. IMG_0501.JPG IMG_0548.JPG


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  23. My personal preference....of course others will vary, but I've studied a quite a few to see what is more pleasing to the eye.
    From a fore and aft placement perspective. I think they look best if the lights are placed in a location similar to the original headlight bar. If you have a headlight bar it would just clear grill insert, and if you don't have a cross bar it would theoretically just clear the grill insert running a string between the two. Too far back and the grille shell starts to look like a protrusion, too far forward and they start to look more like a European something or other.

    From a height perspective I think it looks right when you take an original bar, cut the ends off and uses those pieces as the new stanchions down to the frame. This keeps the distance between the lights the same as stock (look best in my opinion) . The crown of the cross bar end is about the same height as the lower cross support on the grille insert. This is probably how a lot of guys fabbed them on early hot rods. Lower and they start to look extreme, and most early hot rods didn't go too low to meet laws at the time. A little higher might not look too bad, but you probably didn't have longer pieces unless you used model A ends.

    Like I said other opinions will vary, and hot rods should be individualized but sometimes you see the front of a 32 Roadster that looks right and it comes down to the light placement.
     
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