Post by wizardofhoi on Oct 2, 2013 21:05:12 GMT -5
Semi Stock Show, I took the 400 out after testing it, just wasn't impressed. Didn't seem like it could take the heat. So I put a sbc in it. Ended up taking 4th in the feature. Only one I ever ran. Id run it again, There is a ton or potential in the front end for sure. Went nose to nose with a solid caddy and didn't really get hurt.
Post by wizardofhoi on Oct 3, 2013 21:29:34 GMT -5
yep coils on. I built it the same way I build my vic wagons in the rear. First lose the tailgate, then weld the rear bumper high on the brackets so it acts as a good lever. Look at the base of the rear pillars in the first pick, beat them in good. Beat the top of the quarters down where you see them beat down. then beat the quarters in starting at where you beat it down going at a slight angel to the rear of the car, hard to see but I did it. Good size notch on the frame about equal to were you see that little black spot toward the bottom of the quarter on the first pic. Im talking an inch out the top and start down both sides. Change back two body mounts with good size washers, and beat the humps. That's it. I never do anything to the roof line, I want it to stay straight and let everything else pack in. this is the only 70's ford wagon Ive done it to, I have done 5 80's ford wagons the same way and have not had one go wrong yet. It rolls and packs at the first notch and then it has such a good angel when it finally gives behind the humps it rolls on up
What do you mean about beat the humps? Do you mean beat them in toward the center of car? Everything else seemed pretty clear. Thanks, Steve
yeah just take a hammer and beat the outside of the humps (closest to the wheel) in toward the center of the car. You just want it concaved and more like a C shape instead of flat. If the cars clean it takes some effort lol. It doesn't have to me a whole lot (too much will rip frame seems) but just to get them started in helps a lot, even if its only a 1/4" or so. Basically think of it like this, What's easier to bend, Flat stock, or C-channel? same principal. Do it on all your cars not just ford wagons. It toughens them up and keeps them from blowing longer
About the best I can do ya. Top 1 is the back. It's pretty easy. Just drill holes in your boxes, and bolt them on the springs. Get you rear end centered, and sit the car on the springs and weld the crap outta the boxes to the frame
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2013 19:10:34 GMT -5 by clharper93