Do away with the fuel shut off in the driver side of the trunk. It’s up by the lid hinge. Cut the wires twist them together tape them up. An go have fun. Do t worry about a trophy for a pay check. Stay safe have fun and send it. Too many new people want to build a car like a freight train. Just remember the (KISS) theory. Keep It Simple Stupid. Have fun
Yeah I ran my first derby but front end was way too low, took me out pretty quick. Going to pull the 302 out and drop a 350 in it but need to figure out how to raise the front end and stay in the rules.
Post by hellbent09 on Apr 25, 2020 15:05:55 GMT -5
When shortening the front frame rails on a box towncar, once done, do you all leave the fenders the factory length or bend them over or cut them off? Any input would help pics would be great if possible to see if that’s the route I want to take. Thanks
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020 15:06:38 GMT -5 by hellbent09
I known swapping to the 80s stuff is best but i also read it's not needed. I plan to run a set if 5.50s on small center wheels with working suspension and aftermarket tie rods on stock stuff unless I'm going to have issues for sure.
Down bars need to be right on the box gusset? Or do they need to be moved a little.
Front will be hard nosed with a plate bracket, rear simple dimple tuck. Bolted in 327 no cradle and no protectors or other frame welding humps can be shaped a little
I’m just starting out in doing full size cars I bought an 88 Lincoln town car I was hoping to get some tips on how to set up the rear end of car and front end no one in my family messes with their frames I didn’t know if I should shorten the frame or not I’m running fair class light weld. Full cradle allowed if no cradle 2x2 kickers down from cage bar to frame. Can weld frame seams from cross member forward cage goes from 6in behind firewall to 6in behind body mounts in rear seat area allowed rear window bar from halo allowed one bar up to 4ins on trunk deck can shorten frames Dimple only up 1/2in notch allowed gas tank protector can run to package tray 30ins wide can run up to roof 22in hump plates if I don’t run leafs can weld a arms down but only 2 straps per side and unlimited wire also can change all body mounts to 1in all thread and can add 4 extra mounts what would be the best way to go about building to these rules
Post by cheezwhiz31 on Jul 15, 2020 9:31:28 GMT -5
shorten frame to core support bolt. anything allowed for front plate from bumper to a-arms? Cut and tilt front end tie frame to cage if allowed. dish trunk. hump plates is my preference. put extra body mounts 2 by the boxes somewhere it will hold side rails from pulling in. 2 in back where big holes are in frame in front of the humps on side rail. run body bolts all the way through the boxes if allowed and bolt and plate on outside too...
Pretty heavy build take your time and do everything you said and i'd do full cradle if you have it...