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Old 05-21-2017, 11:52 PM
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You haven't made my day Doc, but thank you anyway.
I am finishing a stalled project with a MII front axle too, ['34 Plymouth coupe]. Also, our similarities don't end here, no, no, no, both of our Previous owners are in the same club, the one where they should rips their thumbs off so they can't use wrenches.
I have not measured my hat angle yet but the ball joints look too straight up and down for my liking. I'll check tomorrow.
My crossmember is welded in very nicely, [my PO at least hired a real welder to do his frame work] and I hate to cut it out and weld it in myself, as I am not as smooth a welder as he was. I am a better engineer than both my PO and his welder.
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Thanks for your comments, guys.

I only hope to save somebody the grief we have suffered.

Mac, you have a PM coming down the pipe...

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:19 AM
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Lookin' good Doc.

It must be something in the air. I am talking to a guy about a 41 Ford Coupe. I really want a coupe. But they are usually gold plated! Need to sort out the "no-title" issue before I pull the trigger.
Not to hijack the thread but is it a long door or a short door coupe Skip?

And like smallfoot I don't fore see a MII font suspension in my future but I do like to learn new things so thanks for the tutorial as well good Dr.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:46 PM
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Not to hijack the thread but is it a long door or a short door coupe Skip?

And like smallfoot I don't fore see a MII font suspension in my future but I do like to learn new things so thanks for the tutorial as well good Dr.
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Its the one with the drip rail that slopes all the way back. I tried to download a pic from Google, but it is giving me fits. Too big. Of course the seller texted me pics, and I can not get them transferred to my computer.
No frame. Pretty much complete body sitting on a pallet. Extra hood and lt. door. $3500 OBO. Good price. But no title.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/6065426364.html
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Skip, I'll post the pics, if you can send them to another phone...

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:38 PM
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Well Doc, your tutorial triggered my worrying, and rightly so. I was a little down in the mouth and wanted to shoot the messenger.
My MII front end hats are about I I/2* negative, but so is the crossmember. I forgot to look and see if the axle is all one piece or not though.
This is my first MII front end, and I've learned something already. The concept is a good one so I'll probably use another one someday.
Sorry about losing my flaming optimism, momentarily, Doc.
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:13 PM
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Skip, I'll post the pics, if you can send them to another phone...

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Does international texting cost extra? I think it does. I'll get off my @$$ and dig out my phone download cable. Pics soon.

Even if I don't get this one, I hope it goes to someone cool. The seller is having to give up the project due to health issues. We all know that story.

UPDATE: Trying to get seller to e-mail some pics. I believe he may be a bit tech challenged.
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:09 PM
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My apologies for hijacking the thread, Dr.

Pic of pic on phone. Not so good.
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Well Doc, your tutorial triggered my worrying, and rightly so. I was a little down in the mouth and wanted to shoot the messenger.
My MII front end hats are about I I/2* negative, but so is the crossmember. I forgot to look and see if the axle is all one piece or not though.
This is my first MII front end, and I've learned something already. The concept is a good one so I'll probably use another one someday.
Sorry about losing my flaming optimism, momentarily, Doc.
Hard to tell what I'm looking at here, Mac. What surface are you measuring in this shot? You want to measure the surface where the cross-shaft mounts. This is the critical measurement at ride height and you might be closer than you think...




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Does international texting cost extra?
You're closer to SK than FL. No idea if it costs you more. (I call or text anywhere in North America at the same rate, but I'm sure I pay for it, one way or the other.)

"Hijacking" is not a problem for me, within reason... coupe pictures and/or Mustang II discussions are most welcome!


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Old 05-23-2017, 10:57 PM
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Doc., my protractor is sitting on the only place it'll fit on top of the hat. That pivot shaft has slotted holes under it, to help align the top A-frame so the top ball-joint can be placed behind the lower ball-joint. I'm not above cutting those slots a wee bit bigger. The front-end alignment man will probably have a canary, though. Those book-learned alignment guys nowadays have a lot of canaries, when they see a hotrod coming in.
Thank you for the tutorial, it opened my eyes.

Oh Doc, In your reading did it say anything about running at negative 3* instead of positive 3* caster.
Torchie, it looks like a short door. I thought Ford started the long door coupes in '42, maybe someone here could tell us the truth about that.

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