Post by lowrollinjosh on May 7, 2019 11:48:59 GMT -5
I saw a couple builds series in another section on here, and thought it'd be cool if I do one on my suicide Lincoln. I'm building the car to what we call "prostock" rules around here. This is my first suicide (or fomoco product for that matter), although I have built several old iron cars over the years. I'm excited to see what the old car does... That's enough talk though, let's get to some pictures. I'll try to update this as I get work done to the car, but bare with me. I look forward to feedback and motivation from y'all!
Post by lowrollinjosh on May 8, 2019 12:24:15 GMT -5
Thanks for the support guys. This is the first derby car I've ever put aftermarket balljoints in lol. I just run small fair shows so they've never really been an issue. Knowing that the entire front suspension on these suicides are the weak link, I didn't want to take any chances! Shooting to have the car finished by mid june for a local fair, fingers crossed.
Post by DerbyKing88s on May 8, 2019 23:15:32 GMT -5
Ya depending on which u get they are the same as the Chrysler’s, all the thread patterns are the same as far as I know but some are theoretically better than other, or atleast that’s what the description and price tag says but they all break eventually
Post by lowrollinjosh on May 10, 2019 11:56:50 GMT -5
A question for anyone who's built and ran suicides... how critical is this rust on the lower unibody bracing behind the front wheels? Both sides have some small holes. My front beam is also rough, rough enough a screw type c-clamp made a couple holes in the bottom side of the beam when I tried to hold some metal in place to grind on 🤔
Also, do you all think these shocks and brackets will work ok? They're gm shocks but I can't remember what I removed them from years ago lol.
for sure repair the rust if rules let ya. rear b.o.p bumper brackets are the $hit welded to outside of frame to hang a front bumper.these rear bracket go darn near to shock/spring tower. you mention front brakes ? do not run fronts sooner or later they will get locked up/bent rim hitting. what motor you running ?
Please go forward.lol I have seen so many guys use the rear and waste a good car.
use a hard a$$ bumper on the nose. this mopar "v" only lasted 3 hard runs.
Last Edit: May 10, 2019 21:11:53 GMT -5 by improse
I've never ran one, but I think treating the assend like a metric gm would be a smart idea.. 1 good square shot to try and get it to roll uniform. Appreciate the build thread, wanting to get back into running motor swaps/lighter builds soon since the rules are making a big come back around here. A suicide and 58-64 fomoco are on the bucket list