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Projects [PROJECT] Laidout53 Part II

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laidout53, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Time for a new frame and link setup on the Dodge. This time im going to make the front crossmember and bag mounts, aswell as Im doing a parallel 4bar and panhard in the rear with bags and hopefully a small cantilever. Going to have sway bars front and rear. This time the running boards will lay out and im going to run 28.5" wide whites (3"). If time permits im going to chop (5") and body work it with some other body mods that I'll mention later when i get there, including custom inner fenders. Also will be doing a full interior. Hope to paint it Navy blue with a medium dark red interior, and flake the motor/trans medium red as well, as long as time permits...

    Anyways heres the pictures of the tear down.

    Steel for the frame...( three 10' sticks of 2x4 and two 10' sticks of 2x6)
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    Front clip off...
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    Bed off...
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    Cab striped and ready to be removed...
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    Bare frame....
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    Getting started on the frame...

    Frame rails tapered... need to get some flat bar to cap'em...
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    Starting to get them in place...
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  2. Got the rear section of the frame together. Heres the pictures.

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    Got both sides gaps filled but i forgot to take a picture of the other one.
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    More to come...

    Justin
     
  3. nocoastsaint
    Joined: Jan 5, 2006
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    I will be following this thread.
     
  4. Well i had to move the rear section of the frame up, aswell as i got the rear tube notched for the exhaust tips to go under. Got the frame squared and picked up the steel for the A-arm crossmember(3x4x3/16). Next is some temp frame bracing and them on to finishing up the front frame horns.

    heres the pictures...

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    Justin
     

  5. Well last night and tonight Ive been working on the front mustang II crossmember. Heres where im at currently...

    Lower A-arm mounting holes sleeved...
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    Smoothed...
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    Spacers and ends tapered....
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    Welded...
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    Well I hope to finish it tommorrow, just need to notch were the rack goes, make the rack mounts and cap the ends.



    Justin
     
  6. Over 160 veiws and only one responce, Let me know what you guys think so far?

    Justin
     
  7. Looks great so far. Nice work.
     
  8. JimmyM
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 78

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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Definitely going to be watching this one! Loved what all you've done with the truck so far so this outta be bad ass

    Jimbo
     
  9. Hubbcat
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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    Hubbcat
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    from Sweden

    Great build.
    But why?
    The car is butiful as it is?
    please not blue stick to greeeeeeeeen.
     
  10. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
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  11. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    No_Respect
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    from So-Cal

    Enough Said!!!
     

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  12. I'm not feeling the original green color, I think the navy blue and red interior will will give it a classy 50's look that im hoping to achieve. however i'm am open to suggestions.
     
  13. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    very nice work
     
  14. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
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    low springs
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    from Long Beach

    nice job.... if would have gone with a 2x4 frame you would had a 2" factory body drop/channeling. body drop is what the mini truckers call it.
     
  15. FatDaddy53
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 467

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    this makes me wanna do my own dodge lol
     
  16. Thanks guys heres an update.

    Well I got the crossmember finished today. So here are the pictures.

    Ends capped...
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    Rack and pinion notched for clearance...
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    Rack mounts....
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    Tacked in place...
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    Lower control arm spacers (i didnt make these) welded in place...
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    And all DONE!
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    Justin
     
  17. billys54
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  18. VectorGES
    Joined: Jan 22, 2008
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    I am so jealous of your fabrication skills. It is beautiful
     
  19. RalphyBoy161
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  20. bobx
    Joined: Apr 17, 2004
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    from Indiana

    very nice job. looks really good!
     
  21. Thanks guys, Heres an update...


    Well i got the frame rails capped and the tie rod notches cut. only got on welded in. heres the pictures for today.

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    Tie rod notch welded...
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    let me know what you all think
    Justin
     
  22. Well i worked on it last night and today. Got the other tie rod notch done and the welded and smoothed. All the joints will get plated later. Today I got the front crossmember in and made the upper A-arm mounts still need to make some gussets for them.

    Anyways here are the pictures...

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    Crossmember tacked in...

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    Lower arm bolted up...

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    The upper arm mounts...(forgot to take progression shots)

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    Spindles and rotors on...

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    What do you think?

    Justin
     
  23. Subscribed. Can't wait to see it finished. Looking good.
     
  24. Heres tonights progress, got the gussets made and welded for the upper arm mount. Also got started on the front clip/radiator mount.

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    Justin
     
  25. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
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    low springs
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    from Long Beach

    it's coming along great.
     
  26. Wolfman1
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 265

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    Subscribed, My friends building a 54 ,I'm going to tell him about this thread.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Great work
     
  27. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
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    Looks fantastic, you have mad skills! Just 1 question: did you reinforce all those miters at the rear section with internal plating or something? Keep posting pix, this looks real interesting!
     
  28. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 539

    maniac
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    Looks real good, but I have a question, if that's a Mustang front end aren't the upper arms supposed to mount with the bolts facing up? Seem like there is no adjustment the way it is.

    I know that's how mine is, just curious.

    Nice work, real nice.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010

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