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Projects The bucket of ugly! A de-uglifying thread...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by need louvers ?, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. jmikee
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    Very good news.
     
  2. GASSERBOB
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    Good for you Fred. Hope everything works for you. Bob..........
     
  3. RodStRace
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  4. Congrats & good luck with the new job, Fred!
     
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  5. nobux
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    I changed out the wheels on my bucket. 44112936_10215035998271666_697465064956887040_o (1).jpg I liked the steel wheels and hubcaps, but as I said before, the plan always was to run a 5 spoke wheel for a mid 60's look.
     
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  6. Jim Bouchard
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  7. Looks good but I preferred the others as im not a mag guy, but that's me and its yours so enjoy....it does look cool.:cool::cool: JW
     
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  8. tfeverfred
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    VERY nice!
     
  9. @nobux your car looks great with either set of wheels. As previously stated, it just has the right look. I really like the color, too. I think that it puts it right in the era you were targeting.
     
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  10. gonzo
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    What a great car.
     
  11. 2OLD2FAST
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    The new wheels look great , I've always liked the minimalist look it had , that's why
    I liked it better and the painted wheels fit the look better , painted early 60s , mags late 60s , when the world went to hell in a handbasket..
     
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  12. AndersF
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    Problaby the second "T-bucket" ever built.
    This is TV Tommys hotrod after he sold it to Bill Rolland.
     
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  13. RodStRace
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  14. RodStRace
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    Or if you really want an old school T...
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/1923-ford-model-roadster-hot/6738500788.html
    Nice all steel 1923 T roadster on a model A frame and running gear with a new rebuilt hopped up fleathead 4 cylinder . Isky cam, Thomas intake , Strindberg 97 Thomas high compression head. New radiator, rebuilt steering box, new 12 volt alt. Running driving hot rod . Not registered but clean title in my name. $6000

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  15. nobux
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    I get it. I liked the steel wheels (I can always swap back and forth ).

    The car was like a blank canvas or a white wall before . It needed something.
     
  16. 2OLD2FAST
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    This is NOT meant to be criticism, with the painted wheels it's the girl you took home to see the parents , with the mags , it's the girl you took to the motel .....
     
  17. gonzo
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    I think I'll just start quoting random pictures that I like from this thread in the hopes that it will inspire more activity. What a cool car.
     
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  18. gonzo
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    @AndersF Can you tell me where these dropped tie rod ends came from?

    Edit: Never mind I just saw the link you posted to the Ford 1948-1964 Pickup tie rod ends.
     
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  19. gonzo
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  20. Maybe I'm missing something; but how does the drop tie rod end allow enough "swing" room between the steering arm and wishbone.

    When the steering is at full lock the eye on the steering arm is usually right close to the wishbone; from the picture it looks like the drop portion of the rod end would run into the wishbone and limit steering range.

    Compare the dropped tie rod picture with the the of steering of dropped steering arm at full lock.
    drop arm.jpg unnamed.jpg
     
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  22. tfeverfred
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    Wow! That's pretty close to what I'm aiming at.
     
  23. gonzo
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    I've never used this set up before, but I have seen people use something similar. You may not be able to mount split wishbones on the frame rails, or maybe you just lose some turning radius.
     
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  24. From memory they would work to clear the spring and hangers on a spring behind the axle setup, not to clear the radius rods and would still need the steering arms to be dropped. JW
     
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  25. Just fooling around with some a friend has :); when the "latest and greatest trick part" didn't work on his '33 with split '40 bones, due to the travel; compared the travel on my car with minimum split to the bones, still same stop to stop concern. Just seems easier to heat and bend the stock steering arms; or if not in your skill range; get some bolt-on arms. Figure the best application for these ends would be the F series trucks they are intended for.
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  26. AndersF
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    The pic with the steeringarm is on a car that come to sweden.
    We are not allowed to bend steeringarms here so this was used instead .
     
  27. Thanks for the update and further information.

    Interesting; maybe it is just the picture itself that does not show the clearances well and the tie rod does have enough range of motion.

    Maybe it was the set-up we had, roundback spindles on a 46" SuperBell and split '40 bones on a '33 that was incompatible.

    Question on that picture tho; if you can't bend steering arms over there, how do you get them to even swing fully on an original axle that has been dropped. Wonder how the axle can be heated and dropped but not the arms. Not trying for drama; just curious.
     
  28. AndersF
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    I dont know why its ok to drop a axle but not a steeringarm.
    On my build its the steeringarm that limits how much i can turn my wheels.
    But it seems to be enough for decent steering radius.
     
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  29. Blue One
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    Got my windshield on with glass :cool:
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