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Strange solutions on my 32´

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODSWE, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. HOTRODSWE
    Joined: Aug 13, 2003
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    Hi all, I have to shear some of previous builder solutions on my 32, some of them are just to funny.
    I bougth it from US back in 06, basiclly for the body. And my goals is to rebuild it in the coming years. But first i liked to run it for fun and testing.
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    Then I got it I didn´t know if it even would start or run. But after some TCL I manage to fired the motor and some transmisson oil also made it move, OK quick out on the road.
    Anyone ever trying to drive a old ford with the spindels changed so that the steerng arms are pointed forward?? It,s OK driving strait forward, but don,t try to steer!!
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  2. HOTRODSWE
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    Anyway, changed the front axel and spindels, changed tire combo, and finally it would make a pass down the road.
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    With a lot of tweaking and noises..From rear end suspension! ladder bars with uniballs mounted straigth forward does not work
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    Please note the heavy duty attach of the front uniball :)
     
  3. Mr 42
    Joined: Mar 27, 2003
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    from Sweden

    Nice car , not so nice workmanship.
     
  4. HOTRODSWE
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    The motor is installed on the original Ford motor mounts. But the Chevy is still in place just hanging loose from motor!!
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    Sorry bad photo

    The transmisson didn,t fit the K-member, no problem just cut it!!
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    But hey, what about the wishbone? OK just make a small bracket, weld it to one of the cutted parts and voila!
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  5. Cool car... scary engineering!
    Back in the 70s it was common practice to reverse the spindles on T buckets with suicide front ends.
     
  6. turdytoo
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    If you think the steering arms in front is scary driving, try driving one that has the wishbones up side down for tie rod clearance. You've got an super start on your duece. Good luck.
     
  7. swifty
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    You may have some scary stuff going on underneath it all but that is a real nice 32-5W body that you've got and you've got it looking real good.
    BTW I'm fascinated by the fence in the background- looks like a Swedish horizontal version of a Kiwi fence.

    Anyway your car is looking real good- keep at it.

    swifty
     
  8. 18n57
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    That's scary!! What's really scary is that the bonehead that did it probably thought it was a good job!! Damn good thing you didn't get hurt driving it!! Luckily, you have acquired a great looking car AND know what is right and safe and what is not. Enjoy making it your car........
     
  9. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    from Utah

    Sounds like my '27. I have been chasing down all the botched engineering for almost a year now. But the good thing is it looks very cool! And your '32 is definitely eye candy!
     
  10. HOTRODSWE
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    Some mess under the dashboard
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    Brake pedal!!
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  11. That's some pretty "mad dog" engineering under there, but it sure is a nice looking body. Pretty funny, but pretty scary thinking about it driving down the road.
     
  12. Rem
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    Ha! Reckon the same guy must have wired my pickup!
     
  13. what a great car, perfect for someone whom wants a traditional car, looks like alot of the good stuff is still there in some form...
     
  14. DrJ
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    Looks like the kind of "stuff" done by lowest bid "professionals." :rolleyes:
    You're taking the whole thing apart and starting over, right?

    That front steer would probably work if you heated the arms and bent them out until they were almost touching the rotors and lengthened the tie rod accordingly.
    As long as they ended up wider than the kingpins.
     
  15. HOTRODSWE
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    The rust is "professional" repaired!!
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    This is also a strange solution, a small part of a shop rag is used to seal a bolt in the rear axle.
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  16. 392_hemi
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    Can't imagine anyone driving the car like that, but who knows. That k-member hatchet job and wishbone mount are just f*cking nuts.
     
  17. wow, what a mess. at least your getting it fixed
     
  18. tinmann
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    I don't know what all the complaining is about...... most of the "restored" cars I've seen could never approach that level of quality. Maybe this hotrodder was a restorer who took a ride on the wild side.
     
  19. jbradleyd
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    What a botch job glad your fixing it.
     
  20. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Tech thread....."How not to build a Hot Rod".........you are making the car look and drive sweet. Whom ever had the car before did not deserve it.
     
  21. HOTRODSWE
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    With all strange things, this is the most confusing part. There are two small doors cut open in the floor. Both have hinges on them so they would open and close (they are welded closed now)
    What has it been?
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  22. titus
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    take the ugly fricken thing off the firewall to while your at it!!

    looks like fun

    JEFF
     
  23. Flatman
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    Probably for emptying their pants after a test drive:D
    Glad you're putting it right.

    Flatman
     
  24. HOTRODSWE
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    Anyone got a clue on the small doors in the floor?
     
  25. Da Tinman
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    They are for "in-flight" suspension adjustments, or unloading beer cans, or maybe a Flintstones style Ebrake.
     
  26. Ramblur
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    I can't imagine the purpose of this bolt unless it is some lame
    attempt at venting the axle. I've seen similar shop rags wrapped
    around leaking oil hoses on a Lockheed Constellation that I
    helped remove the engines from. At least they were safety-wired...:rolleyes:
     
  27. The rag was probably a shock untill it ripped. :rolleyes:

    I wonder if the hinged panels were for smuggling? :eek:
     
  28. 296 V8
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    296 V8
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    Were's the previous owner live?
    Id like to keep my distance.
     
  29. zzford
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    The hatches in the floor enable you to drink beer and never have to stop to piss.
     
  30. Frank
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    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. Might have been an old shine runner once upon a time...or worse. :D
     

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