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Old 09-15-2021, 06:47 AM
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That's one cool looking little car Bob. I see what you mean about the engine set back - it almost looks like you could get in the car by the back door! I'll be watching this one.
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:52 PM
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It took me a day to gut the interior. Some meeses had been living in the French car. And the dampness of the back garage caused corrosion. Lots of clean up to do, not to mention the modifications.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:55 PM
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Old 09-21-2021, 07:59 PM
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Got it all tookin' apart. See how much room the Mustang II front suspension takes up? I'll be cutting the frame off around the front door edge. That's where it starts to taper in. I'll make it the width of the parallel leaf springs that will suspend the front end of this thing.
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Old 09-22-2021, 05:50 PM
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Last night I trekked over to a young friend's house to see what I could find. He has more early Ford stuff than Carter has Little Liver Pills. Came up with a parallel leaf spring kit which I'll use for this build.
The front axle is from my Crosley. It is a dropped, narrowed Magnum axle with Wilwood brakes and a Geo rack and pinion. After I remove the batwings the spring brackets will be moved outboard a bit. It was mounted with coil overs and a 4 bar on the Crosley so all that has to go.
Here's the way the Renault sits with no engine/trans. Should I go higher in front? Lower? or is it okay the way it sits?
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:09 PM
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I think it's OK at that height, but lower would make it neater and maybe better handling - unless you want the gasser look, forget all that and reach for the sky
I'm sure whatever you do will be another kool Bob creation anyways
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:50 PM
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Cool Build Bob! I'm tuned in!
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Old 09-22-2021, 09:27 PM
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With the drivetrain is in, perfect
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:32 AM
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Iím liking it.😎😎😎😎
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:35 AM
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Last night I trekked over to a young friend's house to see what I could find. He has more early Ford stuff than Carter has Little Liver Pills. Came up with a parallel leaf spring kit which I'll use for this build.
The front axle is from my Crosley. It is a dropped, narrowed Magnum axle with Wilwood brakes and a Geo rack and pinion. After I remove the batwings the spring brackets will be moved outboard a bit. It was mounted with coil overs and a 4 bar on the Crosley so all that has to go.
Here's the way the Renault sits with no engine/trans. Should I go higher in front? Lower? or is it okay the way it sits?
Either an inch or two lower or an inch or two higher. The height the front is at right now, if that was your final ride height it kind of makes you wonder if you forgot about the stance of the car.
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