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Forum: Builds! 05-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
The gas smell is not noticeable, but I have the...

The gas smell is not noticeable, but I have the doors sealed. The noise on the other hand, its loud when I get on it, but when it shifts into overdrive the noise is no worse than must muscle cars.
Forum: Builds! 05-16-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Yep, doing all 7 stops. Leaving from oklahoma. It...

Yep, doing all 7 stops. Leaving from oklahoma. It will be about 3500 mile round trip.
Forum: Builds! 05-16-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Well it's been a fun/ frustrating build. Learned...

Well it's been a fun/ frustrating build. Learned alot along the way in the past 5 years. She is finally done and on the road. I've put about 700 miles on her in the past 3 weeks trying to get...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,851
Posted By Hatch
I agree that would have been easier, but I talked...

I agree that would have been easier, but I talked to them when I first got the vehicle and they said they could not issue a clean title to a vehicle that was deemed unrepairable (my frame was in in 2...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,851
Posted By Hatch
If I waited to turn a wrench until I had the...

If I waited to turn a wrench until I had the actual title in hand I would never be able to do anything with the vehicle. As for the vehicle it self it does have a stamped S/N on the cab with the...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-04-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,851
Posted By Hatch
I did have a clear title in my name before I...

I did have a clear title in my name before I turned a wrench. The DMV here will not mail the actual title to you until they do the vin inspection on a complete vehicle, I could not have a complete...
Forum: Title Q&A 04-02-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,851
Posted By Hatch
Oklahoma title for rat rod question.

I title 42ed my truck in Oklahoma and got it registered to me, started building the truck. In the process I built a new frame because the original one was trashed. Before I acquired the truck...
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
As she sits today, still have to finish the bed...

As she sits today, still have to finish the bed and the doors, figure out what to do about a grill insert, get glass made, install a radio, align and she will be ready for the road. The goal is to...
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Painted her with white primer and did underneath...

Painted her with white primer and did underneath and inside with raptor liner.
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Swapped out the 4" axle for a 6" axle, now she...

Swapped out the 4" axle for a 6" axle, now she sits low enough. Got more street friendly wheels installed, and made the bed floor.
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Got the floor and frame done, changed frame...

Got the floor and frame done, changed frame crossmember to a flat one to get it lower and got the gauges in.
Forum: Builds! 03-28-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
It's been awhile since I updated this build page,...

It's been awhile since I updated this build page, I am about 6 weeks from getting it on the road. Decided to chopped the top 3 inches.
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 02-11-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,608
Posted By Hatch
cowl vent weld up or repair?

The cowl vent on my 40 ford truck was leaded shut by the previous owner. while working on it i removed the lead and found that the entire seal area is rotted. I have a spare cab that has a good...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-16-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Hatch
Okay that sounds good, thank you!

Okay that sounds good, thank you!
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-16-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Hatch
Im have a 26" tall tire up front and a 29" tire...

Im have a 26" tall tire up front and a 29" tire in rear. I measured front ride height at full weight. I figured I would be to low also and would need to put spacers above the spring and raise tire...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Hatch
That is where the kit I have now came from, he...

That is where the kit I have now came from, he doesn't offer a 6 inch drop for Chevy spindles only for ford.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Hatch
No I am not running fenders. Thanks for the link,...

No I am not running fenders. Thanks for the link, it gives me something to go off of.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Hatch
I did mock up everything I could, and talked to a...

I did mock up everything I could, and talked to a lot of people, read a lot on this site and others. I was going to go with a 6 inch drop and everyone said that the axle would sit to low in the...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Hatch
using coilovers on front drop axle

Im wanting to lower my ride height about 2 inches and was wondering if I could do it with coil overs. My set up is a 48" spring over axle with a 4" drop and front ride height is about 7.5" with a...
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Hatch
They want $460 for a tube axle, that's more than...

They want $460 for a tube axle, that's more than I paid for the entire 4" drop set up I have now. Is there anyone else besides speedway?
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 02-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Hatch
6 inch drop tube axle

Does anyone know where I can get a 6 inch dropped tube axle for chevy spindles and hairpins? I already purchased a 4" drop axle kit and it does not sit low enough.
Forum: Builds! 02-15-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
If I could only find a 6 inch drop axle that...

If I could only find a 6 inch drop axle that doesn't cost as much as the entire front end kit I already have.
Forum: Builds! 02-13-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,149
Posted By Hatch
Got a little more work done this weekend. Was...

Got a little more work done this weekend. Was able to get the front suspension and brakes on her and got the rear bags on... First time she has seen sunlight is 2 1/2 years. Doesn't sit as low as I...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By Hatch
The speedway brake kit measures 4.25" from...

The speedway brake kit measures 4.25" from kingpin to hub surface. So add 8.5" and the width of your axle, that should get you pretty close.
Forum: Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A 01-19-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By Hatch
Thank you, I fixed it to better clarify.

Thank you, I fixed it to better clarify.
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