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Hot Rods THREE SPRINGER , 3 SPRINGER picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bct, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Uh, I have a '28 and a '27 axle if'n you want to swap :)
     
  2. Bigcheese327
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    I think the Dodge tube makes a pretty good stand in for the rarer Chrysler or Franklin pieces.

    -Dave
     
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  3. bct
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    made a door bottom....it was my first time separating a skin from the frame.....way easier than messing with it all as one piece
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    dash is welded and i can't wait to get the steerin column thru the bottom hole
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    harley wind screen chopped up ....i like the shape but might just use a single flat piece after all .
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  4. Bigcheese327
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    That dash is great! The windshield looks good too, but I'd like to see it from further back.

    -Dave
     
  5. HRS
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    Why are the springs moved to the outside of the frame rails and not under the rails like stock?
     
  6. Hackerbilt
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    Narrowed body requires narrowed frame and then you have a full width axle to deal with.
    The simple (and traditional) way to make it all work was to offset the springs outboard from the narrowed frame. :)
     
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  7. alchemy
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    Plus it gets them lower.
     
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  8. Bigcheese327
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    The Chevrolet 490 chassis had the springs outboard of the rails from the factory.

    -Dave
     

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  9. Dave,

    Is that yours :eek:?!
     
  10. Bigcheese327
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    No, but it was offered to me quite reasonably by a VCCA’er in Ohio. I seriously considered it, but ultimately decided it would be too hard to come up with 490 sheetmetal for it to wear. I occasionally regret it, but I don’t think my wife would have understood.

    -Dave
     
  11. '24 and earlier Chevs used the same 1/4 elliptic chassis. Bit of useless info, Stu Hilborn's streamliner used a '24 chassis.
     
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  12. NOTHING useless about that, Jimmy :)
     
  13. bct
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    funny i looked at one of those yesterday upside down in a junk pile and was wondering what one looked like upright w/axles....it appeared very wide but would be awesome narrowed.
     
  14. It'd make for a fantastic sprinter!!!
     
  15. HRS
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    Thanks for the info about the outside mounted springs.

    I figured you could gain a few inches of drop, but didnt think about the narrowed bodies.
     
  16. Gremlinguy
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    Cool thread. I need more info on these front set ups.
     
  17. David Chandler
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    It might be a good use for old F1 or Dodge axles of the same era.
     
  18. twofosho
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    Glad to see this thread wasn't a how-to on putting a 9" Ford rear end mounted on semi eliptics under under a SBC powered Ford hot rod.
    Has anyone started a thread on four spring (semi-eliptical) race cars or hot rods? Seems like most race cars up until the mid 30's used a chassis with a leaf spring at each corner.
     
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  19. Tony Travers
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    Back on the first Page there is a pic - "Chucks Two Man" that was my inspiration.
    I'm using a pair of bobbed '29 Willys frame rails with parrelell leaves up along side the rails, a Chevy axle, Model A rear cross member and spring, as in line six, a 53 Victoria rear, a slightly larger than stock 27 T body and an unknown rectangular tank. I'm not pretending I'm replicating some thing from the 30'sor 40's but building a car that pays tribute. This will finish as a regularly driven road car.

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    Bit more work done since this but no pics at the moment.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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  20. youngster
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    Nice build. Cool radiator shroud. What's it from? Keep us posted on your progress.

    Ron
     
  21. sololobo
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    Killer pix, thanx! ~sololobo~
     
  22. Hmmm, is that a Morris Bullnose Cowley radiator shell and body?
     

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  23. Tony Travers
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    Yes Cowley radiator shell
     
  24. metaldave
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    I don't know why 3 springers arent more popular . Guys use quarter elliptic's in front and that seems like pretty poor engineering to me. I don't know of any car that used quarter elliptic's except front drive Miller race cars. 3 springers are safer than a suicide front end and don't radius rods or sway bars.
     
  25. youngster
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    This is the reason I asked

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    I used the rear corners of a Model A sedan and some scraps.

    Ron
     
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  26. bct
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    so cool. very rare
     
  27. bct
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    got some stuff done....may be a solid roller by tomorrow.
     

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  28. youngster
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    Progress feels good huh? Looking good. Please post a pic when it's a roller too.

    Ron
     
  29. bct
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    semi roller....but the idea is there.
     

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