2Loose Willy's Gasser Project, .....................

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension, Page 1....

I have a set of ladder bars on hand, and want to run them in a parallel setup, so needed to fab front mounts to attach to the frame, blocked the ladders in place under the frame rails and the axle and took some measurements. Made a cardboard template of what I wanted and started "whacking" some 1/4" steel plate I have on hand:

I wanted to add a piece of steel tubing to tie the two sides together, so got the hole saw out and cut holes for the inside side plates, and also cut a pair of base plates to weld the side plates to.....

Set everything up and measured everything several times, it all looked good to go.....

Welded the pipe to the outside plates first, then welded the base plates on, last I welded the inside plates on, with a spacer bolted in place where the heim joint rod ends will go....

Checked the motor/tranny angle and put everything together and blocked it up in place under the car, keeping the pinion angle matched to the tranny angle, both are at six degrees....

These front mounts for the ladder bars are right where the main hoop of the roll cage will be welded to the frame....

The axle mounts for the ladder bars also are where the shock mounts will go. I found out the holes for the shock mounts are too small, so I will have to drill them out....

I also have a panhard bar on hand, it is too short for this application, I am going to lengthen it, and mount it high to keep the body roll center for the rear located to minimize possible tire sidewall contact with the frame or the fender opening lips....

Here's the link to more work on the rear end (Page 2).....

Here's some links to more pix:

Cutting A Hole In The Hood, and Setting The Fenders....

Setting Up The Tilt Front End

Installing The Radiator

Assembling The Blower Motor

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension 2

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension

Setting Up The Front Axle 2

Setting Up The Front Axle 1

Starting to Fit Parts Here and There

The Mad Frame Whacker Attacks......

Narrowing The Front Axle

Found This Ford F100 Front Axle

Reworking an Olds 425 to take a 6-71 huffin on it.

Trial fit for the 6-71, a Don Hampton special.

Did Some Porting Work on some Edelbrock Olds Heads

MORE Blower Motor Pix......

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