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05snopro440 04-28-2022 06:52 AM

Looking awesome!

I'm curious about the full fenders attached to the suspension idea. Primarily I'm looking forward to see what you have in mind to have everything connected but still allow the front and rear suspension to articulate independently or not buckle the fenders/running boards. The added unsprung weight will be interesting as well.

zzrodder 04-28-2022 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by 05snopro440 (Post 558658)
Looking awesome!

I'm curious about the full fenders attached to the suspension idea. Primarily I'm looking forward to see what you have in mind to have everything connected but still allow the front and rear suspension to articulate independently or not buckle the fenders/running boards. The added unsprung weight will be interesting as well.

It's on my mind too, I've done the cycle type fenders before but this will be more of a challenge. I may be onto something or totally bat sh*t crazy, but if you don't try, you'll never know.....

05snopro440 04-28-2022 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by zzrodder (Post 558662)
It's on my mind too, I've done the cycle type fenders before but this will be more of a challenge. I may be onto something or totally bat sh*t crazy, but if you don't try, you'll never know.....

It's certainly a challenge to work through. I'm curious what you can come up with, it will be awesome if you can make it work.

Torchie 04-28-2022 03:22 PM

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zzrodder 04-28-2022 07:21 PM

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Mounted the grille shell and rad today. I have some nice stainless mesh that I'll put in the shell, and paint that uncool aluminum radiator flat black. Also temporarily mounted a pair of KingBee headlights to get a feel for where they look best... [S I want to get some 34 Commercial lights, but they out of stock everywhere except for one pirate trying to sell them for on fleabay for $1300.00 :eek::mad:
Time to bring the engine over and start making mounts [;)[;)


http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...7&d=1651191180http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...8&d=1651191180

soltz 04-28-2022 08:07 PM

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zzrodder 04-29-2022 07:34 PM

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Back at it ,mounted the steering box, the drag link will be parallel to the tie rod at ride height.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...4&d=1651278163http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...5&d=1651278163

Coming in for a landing !

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...6&d=1651278163

Touchdown, the greasy lump has found its new home. :)

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...7&d=1651278163

Made the tranny crossmember - first I shortened the F100 crossmember but found it was too bulky, didn't leave room for the exhaust to go through.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...8&d=1651278163

Remarkably, the fuel pump and oil filter clear the Vega box, usually one of big problems with Fords. Yet to find out how the steering shaft will interact with the headers when they come, likely to require some surgery [;)
Engine mounts tomorrow. :)

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...9&d=1651278163

Old Iron 04-30-2022 07:28 AM

I see some headlights mounted too [cl
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zzrodder 04-30-2022 07:38 PM

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Engine mounts done, steering shaft will fit thru no problem. Took off the exhaust manifolds, typical FE Ford, 3 of the top bolts broke, 2 had enough sticking out to get them out with the torch and a prayer. The other one needed to be drilled out, got it done, no damage. Carved off about 5 lbs. of crud off the engine/trans (maybe I should have powerwashed it before I brought it in [S) It's still a filthy beast, but it will get cleaned up later after fab work is done.
Looks like a 16" flex fan will fit, so I won't need to use an electric one - less wires and too modern looking.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...6&d=1651364793http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...7&d=1651364793http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...8&d=1651364793http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...9&d=1651364793

zzrodder 05-01-2022 07:31 PM

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Todays developments, shortened the driveshaft(s) from the F100, steadybearing sits nicely on a crossmember. Got most of the center structure sorted out and tacked in place.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...2&d=1651451078http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...3&d=1651451078http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...4&d=1651451078


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