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soltz 04-18-2022 06:15 PM


I-R-POPS 04-18-2022 11:11 PM

SWEEEET! Not to mention STOUT!!![cl[P:cool:

zzrodder 04-19-2022 06:40 PM

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More frame work. Had a couple bag mount plates, so I added some 1/4" plate to them to make the front crossmember and tacked in the rear member too. Lots of time spent getting everything level and square, someday it would be nice to have a frame table, but nowhere to put it tho....


earthman 04-19-2022 08:37 PM

You must be enjoying this creation ZZ your posts are entertainingly humorous :D. Shiny and perfect not being a consideration this time relieves some stress no doubt. :)

zzrodder 04-19-2022 09:27 PM

Thanks E-man. Not being a shiny build is going to save me a lot of time (and sandpaper) which is important to get this one roadworthy by October. Nothing like having a deadline to inspire production :rolleyes::D

soltz 04-19-2022 09:42 PM



Old Stuff 04-20-2022 05:55 AM


Originally Posted by zzrodder (Post 558325)
Bunch of clamping, coaxing, welding and grinding later, the pieces are merged into complete framerails.
"I like curvy frames and I cannot lie.." :cool:

:cool: I get it Sir Fabs Alot. :p[cl

zzrodder 04-20-2022 07:37 PM

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Working on mounting points for the front trailing arms and rear links. Got some beefy Heims with 5/8" bolts. Also added a support piece on the outside for double shear strength.


Inside I cut a hole and used the plug to weld to a piece of tubing to weld in the mount hole, doubling the mount hole thickness.


On the left rear side, I added brackets to mount the forward end of the diagonal link track locator.


kenny c 04-21-2022 03:27 AM


zzrodder 04-22-2022 07:25 PM

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Doing front end mock up to get an idea where the Vega box mounts so I can now order the drag link. The trailing arms will be pretty much parallel to the frame so it'll need a Panhard bar tucked in there somewhere. I've had the disc brake kit for over 10 yrs for this 1941 pickup axle, but when I opened the parts box, found that it was for a 47-59, which has longer spindles :( As luck would have it, I had recently inherited a 47 axle, so most of yesterday was used up swapping spindles on 70+ year old axles - lots of heating and beating - good thing I had a kingpin kit :) The bags are pretty much hidden when it's at full drop like this.


Pulled the 9" out of the donor truck, whacked off the mounts and scrubbed of some of the 50 yr old crustys. This is about where it will sit, time to start mount making. [;)


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