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Projects [PROJECT] Laidout53 Part II

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

  1. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
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    Very nice work!! going to be watching this one
     
  2. Thanks everyone! One day i hope to open my own hot rod shop, so this will be my shop truck...


    Thanks, Yes all the joints will be plated. Im picking up the steel tomorrow.

    Thanks, its adjustable by adding shims behind the arm. The arm mounts were made to were i had the arms at on the old frame, so it should be close, nothing some shim can fix to get it prefect.
     
  3. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    COOL! that's actually better than stock, I've had mine move a few times.
     
  4. Thanks maniac, this is my first frontend ive built so i hope it works out...
     
  5. nocoastsaint
    Joined: Jan 5, 2006
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    That is looking really good.
     
  6. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Dang man, I'm glad to see someone building something on this scale. You are doin it real big man. Keep it up.
     
  7. hooligan909
    Joined: May 19, 2009
    Posts: 121

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    from San Diego!

    man this is an awesome build!!!! i cant wait to see more!!!!

    im kinda new to this but, why did you put the upper control arms at and angle?
     

  8. Thanks man, actually both the lowers and uppers are on an angle. The uppers are on a little more of an angle. they were this way an the old frontend, its for caster or anti-dive cant remember for sure...
     

  9. Thanks DUDE your truck is awesome, i saw it at hotrod a rama this year and i said i'm going to make my truck lay running boards. Building the frame is just something ive wanted to do.
     
  10. Sjiefaa
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 168

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    from Holland

    Wow. Fab skills are through the roof.... Can't wait to see more progress.
     
  11. TMunster
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
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    from Las Vegas

    very nice build up! cant wait to see it finished!
     
  12. Amazing...I have so many questions, I don't know where to begin.

    Do you have a day job or are you just doing this at home at nights?

    Did you build the frame table just for this project, or have you done other frames? You mention that this is your first front end, but it sure looks like you know what you're doing

    I haven't seen front upper arms slanted like that before (but I haven't seen a lot of things). Is that normal or do you need it that way because it will be bagged?

    What prompted the whole new frame project?

    Can I fly you down to North Carolina to help finish my Pilothouse? I think you'd be done in about 3 days at the pace you're working.


    Can't wait to see more.
     
  13. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Damn nice work! I'm jelous.
     

  14. Thanks man, yes im doing this after work in my folks' garage. This is my third frame that I've been lucky enough to build, one for my 69' gmc 1/2ton(not to hamb friendly), and one for a 28' chevy coupe for a friend of mine. As for the frontend is copy of a mustang II front end. the upper arms are on the same anle as the were on the old frontend. What prompted the frame build is that i wanted it lower so rather than doing oall the work it would have taking to get lower i could have just done a frame, also im putting a new rearend and link setup on it. As for flying to NC i dont have anymore vacation time...HAHA

    Thanks again guys it means alot to me. This is really all i wanna do, build cars....

    Justin
     
  15. very impressive, even mpore so that it is a Dodge.
     
  16. R.C.
    Joined: Jun 9, 2006
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    really nice frame work
     
  17. RickyRodder
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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    Beautiful work! Wish I had your ambition. I'm afraid to do anything that drastic to my wagon because I don't know if it would ever make it back on the road!:D
     
  18. nice frame work keeping it clean
     
  19. moparmonkey
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
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    from NorCal

    Can't believe I somehow missed this thread up until now! The truck looked great before, can't wait to see it on the new frame. Awesome work so far Justin. :cool:

    As for the angle on the upper control arms, its for anti-dive. Helps keeps the car level when your slamming on the brakes and transferring all your weight to the front. The amount varies from car to car, usually the less suspension travel you have the less you build in. Road race cars usually have 5-7%, factory stuff can have as much as 30% built in (think, 70's station wagon).


    Hey I've got a question, what are you using for your welding and cutting? Looks pretty clean.
     
  20. Thanks Moparmonkey, I'm using a hobart 140 welder and for cutting its a cut off/chop saw and a 4 1/2" angle grinder with cut off wheels.
     
  21. Well i got to work on the frame last night a today, got the bag mounts made up front. Had to get 2" drop spindles, so i got those installed mocked up the rack to make sure it would fit. Also got the frame gussets cleaned up and tack where there suppose to go.
    Anyways heres th pictures...


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    rack mocked up
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    And the frame gussets tack on
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    Justin
     
  22. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
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    Your work is just incredible, keep posting these updates!!
     
  23. Thanks Racrdad....

    Justin
     
  24. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    That is sooooo Very nice !!!!!! Tom (Tired Old man)
     
  25. I'm inspired...
     
  26. Well made some progress last night and today. Got the frame gussets welded last night, and today i got the motor in place. Had to make the motor mount tabs and the tranny crossmember. Also picked up a new rearend housing for it since the old one is to wide.

    Heres the pictures...

    Gussets welded (Lots of welding)...

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    Tranny crossmember i fab'd up...

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    Motor mount tabs....

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    Motor in place...

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    New rearend housing, still needs cleaned up (about 4" narrower then the other one)...

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    What do you think?

    Justin
     
  27. Cripes Justin, that is absolutely AWESOME. I think (actually know) that you have more fabrication talent in your pinkie than I have in my whole body. Great work, keep the updates coming. Bud
     
  28. brentthebarber
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 265

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    from San Diego

    All I can say is WOW!!! Great work! Between work and kids, all that you've done would take me about 3 years, no wonder my car will never be done, haha. Keep up the awesome work, can't wait to see the finished product!

    (BTB)
     
  29. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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    The Hank
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    from CO

    Awesome work man.
     
  30. moparmonkey
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
    Posts: 565

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    from NorCal

    Everything just keeps looking better! Awesome work. And that's some seriously nice welding with the 140, just goes to show that even a 115v welder will take care of a lot of work!
     
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