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    Thanks for the kind words Ryan! I must admit , I'm a tool fanatic! LOL

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    Have the frame set at ride height to finalize drive line angles, and castor.
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    The frame has locating plates holding the rear housing on center, and at max
    suspension clearance. These brackets allow the housing to be rotated to set
    pinion angle. The housing has not been shortened yet.
    Rich

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    I made my own brackets for the panhard bar which raises it high enough to keep
    4" clearance over the ladder bars, and be level. It has some adjustment for
    slight changes when on the road later.
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    I used 1 1/2" x 3" rec tubing w/3/16" wall.
    Rich

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    I wanted some adjustability on angle, and height for the coil overs. This is
    what I came up with.
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    I made the trannie mount remoable. There are 3/8" hvy dty nuts welded into the
    frame tubes. The rear housing on the Muncie 4 spd is from a early Nova that
    has xtra mounts cast in 2" forward of the standard shifter mounts. This helps
    with shifter placement caused by the set back of the engine.
    Rich

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    The forward legs of the Double 'K' Member (sounds good!) tie into the wish bone
    hangers for additional strength.
    I hated to replace the original middle cross member, but engine set back gave me
    no choice. It would have been easier to replace the rear cross member with box
    tubing also. I don't mind modifying things, but like to retain original parts if
    possible. (they have been in the car over 80 years!)
    Rich

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    Most everything tacked into position. That is a 525 GM steering box, which fits a
    Vega mount.
    Rich

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    Another view.
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    Finally everything tacked up. This is a late 70's housing which has 3 1/4" wall
    tubes. I had enlarge all the Pete & Jakes brackets to fit, also added more steel
    to the ladder bar mounts for more weld area.
    Rich

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    Back from Mosers with rear complete. They will not guarantee a straight housing unless
    they do the welding in their jig. Had new housing ends with sealed bearings installed
    which takes different brakes which they have in stock. I had a 8:00 A.M.
    appointment, and was on the road again 3 hrs later. I dropped off the center
    section for new gears which they sent back 3 days later UPS. Great people
    to deal with! (those are new 31 spline axles)
    Rich

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    View of the ladder bar mounts.
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    My 'heavy duty' wishbone mounts!
    Rich

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    Nice bead. Mig or arc?
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    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
    EG

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    I think I saw a Lincoln Power MIG 180 on one of the photos, so I'm guessing MIG.
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    The bung was tig, the chassis weld was mig on the wish bone bracket.
    Yes that was mig,(180) most on the chassis was mig some tig. I have a Lincoln 225 precision tig that I love, and
    an old Century stick machine that still runs good. I'm a retired pipefitter, so most of my time was spent
    stick welding when I was working, but there was always some mig or tig to do. Thanks for following the
    thread guy's!
    Rich
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    Rich, you sure are a master fabricator! Great work, it all looks great!
    Ryan
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    Ryan, thanks for the kind words, but just an amateur! If I charged some one by the hour
    I would go broke I'm so slow. LOL We all do this for the love of the hobby anyway.
    Rich

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    The long slot is for panhard bar clearance (if needed), I know a lot of people trim
    this part of the cross member for cleaner looks, but I feel it adds a lot of
    stength to the chassis. I also notched the frame for front spring clearance.
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    Everything ground, cleaned, and etch primed.
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    Rich

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