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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by novatattoo, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. novatattoo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    from Canton,OH

    So I've been tinkering........... Got the rear, ladder bars and other brake related stuff painted.
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    and installed in the car.
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  2. novatattoo
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    Decided that gap had to go between the body and frame. So I trimmed out the area inside the cowl. Now the cross braces of the body sit on top of the frame and the cowl slid down outside the rails.
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    and a set of Gear Drive nailhead lake headers.
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    So I rolled it outside to get a better look.
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  3. scrap metal 48
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    Looking real good but you're going to have to hustle to make Goodguy's Columbus......
     
  4. tinmann
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    I'm liking the way this car is turning out.
     
  5. LOWFOMOCO
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    Looking good Bill, you better hurry....it will be snowing soon.
     
  6. Not trying to be an ass hole but I feel in the interests of your safety the rear wishbone chassis mounts are not adequate, the cross member could use some beefing up as well.
    Remember that all of the stress put onto the rear end will be directly transfered through here. That is an awfully large amount of stress that will be repeatedly and continually applied to this area every time the car moves. The small area that the mounting plates are welded to the cross member will quickly fatigue and could fail without any warning.
    Think if this happens on the highway at speed with your family in the car?
    It is better to over engineer than risk something as weak as this.

    Besides that, it is a very good looking car! I am a Nailhead fan too, slowly collecting parts for my 401 that (With luck) will one day power a 30 A coupe! Keep up the good work and I hope you get it finished soon.
    Cheers mate.

    Doc.
     
  7. novatattoo
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    Doc, Thanks for looking out for me. There have been
    additions since this pic was taken. There are gussets from the ladder bar mount to the crossmember. The crossmember itself is a thickwall square tube. Nothched (and welded) in the "x" member and then welded at the ends. The ladder bar mounts are also attached on 2 sides of the square tube. Its hard to see that in the pic.

    Later, Bill
     
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  8. novatattoo
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    Carl, Its just not going to happen this year. :rolleyes: We'll be rollin in the six five v dub this year. Same spot as usual. Sat and Sun only.

    Later,Bill
     
  9. tjmercury
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    Looking good! Even the nailhead
     
  10. novatattoo
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    I hope it moves under its own power by at least then.

    Later,Bill
     
  11. n847
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    WOW...Been away from this build for a while...I love what you've done with the rear springs (its all in those little details)...The stance is perfect! Damn I hope to see this car someday, glad you live in Ohio!
     
  12. novatattoo
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    A little firewall update. I had to reverse the firewall and indent it too.

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    and temporarily installed
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  13. n847
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    What did you do to create the top of the indention for the shape of the radius?
     
  14. novatattoo
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    from Canton,OH

    I atually use part of a freon tank I got from work. Nice rounded steel.

    Later, Bill
     
  15. Itchy
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    Maybe I missed it. What is the rear axle from, and the width?
     
  16. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek:Nice looking build going on here.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  17. novatattoo
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    from Canton,OH

    It''s a stock width 57-72 F100 truck axle. Not sure what that measurement is.

    Later,Bill
     

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