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Old 05-02-2009, 10:07 PM
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Cool. thanks.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:33 PM
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I am pretty sure it is 26 Buick. I think it is a great set up.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:31 AM
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thats awesome, thats the way i built my rockcrawler..
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:50 PM
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Finally figured out how the stock jag suspension worked....I think.

It pivoted on the lower half of the spring pin. The upper half was mounted in rubber such that the pin couldn't catch anything. as the spring cycled, the top portion of the spring pack could move front to back.

Here is my attempt to immitate the function.



more almost free material was used for my spring boxes. ....cop car roll bars that dad bought at an auction. I used the 1/8" panel at the bottom.





I overlapped the tops so I'd have double thickness on top.



The insert captures the spring pin. It is secured by four 3/8" bolts and really beefs up the spring box when it is all bolted tight.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:06 PM
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Here's how the box fits into the overall car. The box I just made made will be behind the seat. The front bucket (upside down box) will be under the seat.







Here is a view that shows the eurothane bushing inside the box. It sits over the spring pin.



Still have a lot of figuring out to do. the nuts will be welded to the side of the box to make it easier to re-assemble in a finished car. Need to remeber to keep the bolts accesible when I build more of the rear bulkhead.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:59 AM
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If you haven't guessed, these boxes are going to be tied into the frame/sides/floor and heavily supported.

These boxes to way longer to figure out than I would have ever figured.
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this is one of the most interesting builds i've seen..(not knocking anybody else tho)
i love the creative concept of "re-inventing" things as you go..my mind doesn't function well in that area!!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:36 AM
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This is by far the most ambitious thing I have ever attempted due to the fact that I am not starting with a real car (even though I am using parts from real cars) and not really trying to copy an existing car. It is loosely based on cars that I have seen pictures of.

It is fun though.

It is a whole different kind of build than the 48 was. The 48 was built using the tech article on the HAMB about the S-10 frame swap as a starting place....and it was a real truck.

This build is almost like one of those craft artist that builds stuff out of "found objects". I started with the Caddy roof, everything else is being modified to work with that roof.

I'm just lucky to have picked a good parts car that has parts that look older/cooler than they really are.
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Due to the automotive slowdown while chrysler re-organizes (I work for a supplier), my job has said we are going to a 4 day workweek. That means I have a months worth of 3 day weekends to work on my car.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:23 PM
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I was thinking about this, and thought about the shackle. Seems like you will need someplace for the length to go when the springs moves. You probably have it covered, but thought I had better mention it.
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