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Old 09-18-2022, 10:52 AM
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Bama, I like the way you think
Found some pics of a coilover setup on a solid front axle (ironically on the pork ). Looks very professional, but look at the Panhard bar mounting - this is exactly what I did on the Hercules, and it is the cause of my bumpsteer problem - the drag link and Panhard bar are moving in opposing arcs, fighting each other to center the steering during suspension movement. The mounting points of the Panhard bar should be reversed, frame mount by the steering box and axle mount on the passenger side so they travel in a similar arc.
I think the driver of that car will get a surprise when it launches down the quarter mile....
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Old 09-18-2022, 02:38 PM
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I done a coilover, 4" drop axle a Vega cross steer, panhard bar and it drove very well.

OI, good to hear it worked for you - do you have any pics of the setup??
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:31 AM
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These are the best three pics I have of it.







I thought I done a better job of documenting this build.
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:20 PM
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I thought I done a better job of documenting this build.
Ummm, not seeing them on my end
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:29 PM
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Getting rid of the tinworms and general metal rehab today. Took the PS rocker panel off to straighten and trim it and welded it back in, eliminating the factory seams at the front and where it meets the quarter panel as I did on the last Packard. Got a piece of 1x2 tacked in to replace the wood sill that lived there before, something sturdy to attach the floor crossmembers to. Also hacked out the last of the roof wood in prep to fill the top with a steel insert. At least this body doesn't have the rot around the window openings that the other one did

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:17 PM
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:25 PM
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Took off the DS rocker panel and straightened it - it had been squashed from abuse by a forklift and who knows what else - this body has been off a frame for 50+years so it's had some rough treatment. Added the new 1x2 floor sill and welded it in, also finished the PS one. They also tie into the rear wheel opening too, stiffening the quarter panels. Got a start on welding up the 30 some-odd holes in the firewall, it'll need a patch in the middle where someone drilled a bunch of holes, likely for different heater tubes...

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Old 09-20-2022, 08:09 PM
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:33 PM
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Those Porkers are a rough crowd. If you say Rat Rod over there your black balled....
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I've been on the Pork for over 10 years. I am getting really tired of the "strictly traditional" rules. It was more fun and there were more build threads when they allowed some newer innovations as long as you kept a traditional look. It appears the followers are getting fewer by the year. It's a shame because there are some very knowledgeable people over there.
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