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whats the perfect rake for 32

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elroy, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. elroy
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    Hey guys Im just getting to my frame. What is the perfect"hot rod" rake? If possible show a pic of the car with a idea of the angle of the running board,rockerpanel,or bodyline in degrees off horizontal. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 4* in the frame.
    26" front tire 30" rear tire
     
  3. JeffreyJames
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    Two of my favorites. Both totally different....both totally awesome!
     

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  6. Streight8
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    Depends how slippery the seats are.
     
  7. Make mine nose down and arse up! HRP

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  8. I have said it before...HRP your truck has the perfect rake..
     
  9. Bib Overalls
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    A good starting point is top of the rails forward of the firewall parallel to the ground.
     
  10. hotrod40coupe
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    I think this one sets perfect.
     

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  11. iammarvin
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    So sick of this question/disscusion. Everyone as different tastes, every style as different looks. Build what you like or thinks looks cool.
     
  12. Zombie Hot Rod
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    I like to build them so when the spindles are at the same height the frame is level, then let the tires give the car it's rake.
     
  13. Not sick enough to join in though.

    Now I'm just guessing by the questions asked that the op know the look but not the details of how to get there. Pretty specific questions and request.
    Perhaps he's compiling a photo reference of rakes in numerical number.
    1* 2* 3* and on and on. Who knows exactly

    Yea there's lots to look at and lots of opinions and those can further segmented by period. But saying this one sits at 3* or that one is 5* is not an opinion, how it got there isn't an opinion either.


    Just once, once - I wish someone would say how big their windows are instead of what was chopped. " chopped 4" for example, is what you have to for reference to picture what went into the scrap bin yet looking at the proportions of what's left. Absolutely perfect if you can measure a stock one but if you can't , well you can't.

    Let's say yours was chopped too far and you want to make it taller. Well if all you had to go off of what came out of this or that one won't help you. But if you knew the windshield was 9" you'd be set.
     
  14. nwbhotrod
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    As low as you can get it. If you dont rub a littel your not low enouth
     

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  15. tfeverfred
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    Exactly. Wasn't that the original purpose of "big & littles"?
     
  16. elroy
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    HRP your truck is great, but what angle is it. And Bib i will be setting the frame as you said to get a look at it and see what the angle is.
    As for you other guys Im a machinist and cant just do anything by "eye"
    Thanks for all the input so far
     
  17. TANNERGANG
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    I like them low and good bit of rake....26" tires on tront...31.5" tires in back....just my opinion..........
     
  18. TANNERGANG
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    here's mine
     

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  19. snapper
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  20. I used a original frame but replaced the front cross member with a model A,,that gives the car a one inch drop,,I used a reversed eye spring and that drops it another inch add to that a 4" dropped axle and it totals up to 6" lower in the front.

    I used a reverse eye transverse spring on the rear without modifying the cross member.

    The tires add to the rake,,the front tires are Coker Classics,560-15 (25.88) diameter & L78-15 (29.30) diameter on the rear,,,,5x15 & 6x15. HRP
     
  21. F&J
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    Well, not really 6" total drop from stock, because a 4" dropped axle is rated 4" from a straight line, and a Ford axle already has a stock drop. I think a 4" axle is only an additional 2.5" dropped from a stock Ford axle.
     
  22. Great ! Now back to the question that requires one numeral followed by the word "degrees" to answer.


     
  23. Baron
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    About a 3 inch rake looks good full fendered.
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  24. tfeverfred
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    In degrees, it seems like as little as 4 to 5 degrees would be good. Of course, wheelbase has to be considered. My T's wheelbase is 108" and the rake is about 5 degrees.

    Maybe someone can post some side views of 32's and you could measure a rough estimate.
    The pic above is about 5 degrees.
     

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  25. TANNERGANG
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    Around my neck of the woods, we always said a car had a 2", 3", 6" etc. Rake to it.......never heard of actually doing it in degrees.......learn something every day.
     
  26. Tony
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    I built this with 2 degree's in the chassis, the rest is rubber rake.
    Everyone has their own feelings..this is just mine. :)

    Tony
     

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  27. Skirv
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    Here ya go. Strraight side view of mine.


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  28. A little lower in the back.
     
  29. tfeverfred
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    I don't see how the "rake" or "stance" is done in inches. People are saying a 4" rake. What's the 4" in reference to? Are they saying that the rearend is 4" higher than the front?

    Take a side view pic of a car. Draw a horizontal line along where the tires meet the street. Now, draw a line along the length of where the main body line ( or frame depending on the car ) would be. Now, draw the lines, so that they meet in front of the vehicle. The degree of that angle would be the "rake".

    I hope I explained it right. It would be easier if I could draw it.
     
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  30. tfeverfred
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    On this car, accounting for the picture and using the main body line as a point of reference, it seems to be minimal. Like.... 2-3 degrees. But that's going by a pic on a monitor and the slight angle in the side view. That pics not a dead-on side view. But I think you see what I'm getting at.
     

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