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Running wood blocks to lower the rear?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by travisty, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. That JAP is awesome!
     
  2. zzford
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    If you do use wooden blocks, be sure to use pressure treated lumber to avoid termites.
     
  3. texasred
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    hot damn
     
  4. travisty
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    if you put that large of a block in there would you have to notch the frame?
     
  5. rockable
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    I know but it was just so perfectly set up that I couldn't resist! :D
     
  6. Von Rigg Fink
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    I kinda thought so..sometimes hard to tell without inflection:D
     
  7. Von Rigg Fink
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    Im not sure if this was directed at me or not, but No is the answer.

    as you can see in that picture the weight of the car is on its suspension..( see the jack stands) the bump stop you see in the picture is a good few inches from touching the housing, and i trimmed them a bit, and installed air shocks , i plan on using this to haul trailers and people so i wanted the ability to pump up the rear if needed due to its lowered ride height.
    I probably got 3" maybe 3.25" im not exactly sure..i went for what looked right to me against the drop i did up front, and my purpose for the car

    its not "slammed" but than that was not the direction i wanted

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  8. Lunatic
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    didn't fred flintstone start that trend?
    edit:forgot those were made of petrified wood
     
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  9. holy shit! that is a whole pile of problems there. someone needs to teach that boy how to make a gusset!

     
  10. I wooden do it. Nope, knot me. Goes against my grain.
     
  11. Parts48
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    I'm petrified by this thread..and..uh it's...uh..branches..
     
  12. customcory
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    I did it at high school one afternoon in the school parking lot to my 48 Chevy I had at the time. My wood shop friend made them out of oak and by god I put them in. They got loose on the way home from school and I lost one of them as I was coming down my street. I wanted my car lowered pretty bad. Its funny now.:D
     
  13. BLUDICE
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    A guy in high school used wood 2x4 to jack up the rear of his '56 chevy - had the ass up so high you could see his belt buckle when the car was faced at you!
     
  14. dudley32
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    I used aluminum blocks on a 55 chevy with a mini spool......

    didn't last long...d32
     
  15. cleatus
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    Yep. Left over from whittling up a set of replacement brake shoes.
     

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  16. Lunatic
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    quick somebody "block" this thread ha ha
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  17. falconsprint63
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    nothing good can come of this.
     

  18. Von Rigg, that car has a great stance- almost makes you forget that it's a more door!!!
     
  19. low-n-slo54
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    Yeah they use wood but they also have steel frames holding that conglomeration together.
     
  20. Von Rigg Fink
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    Thanks Mac..Its a fun car.
    party barge or family cruiser.
     

  21. You talking about the airplanes or the wooden framed cars?
     
  22. robm7
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    well, I had to add my two cents, The Marcos. a british sports car in the 60's was constructed of a plywood monocoque frame
     

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  23. Domino
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    Woodn't those blocks be unsafe? I am running lowering blocks from the parts store on the rear of my Galaxie. They were around $30.
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    Then there's always THIS little British hot rod that was ALSO made out of plywood...

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