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Old 11-29-2014, 08:03 PM
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Made some motor mounts, the tripod deal is sort of a signature feature we do on motor mounts. Trans mount is in and motor and trans back out, now on to the tedious body work.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:16 PM
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Finally getting back to it a little after the holidays. Unfortunately (for car progress anyhow) this is now my busy season in the shop so finding time gets tough. Since the body was just a pile of sheet metal, we started building and installing a 1" tube structure inside the body to give it some structure.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:00 PM
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cool build, but that body looks to be a late teens dodge. this is a 1919 in the pic.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:06 PM
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You're right, some of the body lines do look awfully similar to that dodge.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:29 PM
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nothing wrong with it either. i have seen the dodge buckets built just like the t's. i think i read somewhere the same company built the bodies for both dodge and ford.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:27 AM
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nothing wrong with it either. i have seen the dodge buckets built just like the t's. i think i read somewhere the same company built the bodies for both dodge and ford.
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Ok, help me out here but isn't that panhard bar going to be pulling the frame rails together/apart when the suspension deflects?
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:07 PM
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If you're referring to the watts link, no it pivots as the suspension travels. With the leaf springs the way they are I'm not even sure I needed it, but they look cool.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:46 AM
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if you have the room the watts link is the way to go. it keeps the rearend centered better then the panhard bar does.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:51 PM
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Been a while since doing any updates. Got sidetracked and still am with my main business, but we're trying to hammer this out before a big car show next month. Still haven't found time to assemble the engine, but got the correct trans, and clutch is out being relined now.
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Had to fab up the entire rear panel, but that's done and gas tank is mounted now.
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Tons of wiring and brake parts coming in this week, so this weekend its that fun coming. Need to get the windshield frame dropped off and have glass cut asap. Temp tags are now ready, we're getting close now.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:07 PM
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Oh, and since learning it was a dodge, we've now begun calling it the d-bucket!
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