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project PDQ POS , 29 rat rod sedan

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 55Willy, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    the thing should weight under 3k, with a 30" tall rear tire would you use a welded jeep cherokee rear or a spooled gm 12 bolt? running a flat top piston 350 and a 465 tranny.
     
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    or heaven forbid a ford 9"???

    The only idea behind the 2 above listed axels is I have em, I'd have to buy the ford axle if that was the route I go.
     
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    12 Bolt.
     
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    I'll have to measure it to see width wise. the other thing is can I swap out the shafts to make it a 5 lug??? ( currently a 6 under my 68 burb)
     
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    I didn't realize your 12 bolt was a truck 12 bolt.

    You can have new axle shafts made with a five lug pattern. Mark Williams, Moser, Strange etc can make any axle you want.

    While the housing is out this would be a good time to have the axle tubes fully welded to the center section if you haven't already done so.
     
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    I found some steelies that make em in both 5 lug to match my front and 6 lug for the rear, so I'll go that route for now while I find a 12 bolt or 9" to swap in later.
     
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    heres my aquired parts so far

    350
    2wd 465
    1939 ford front end
    split wishbones

    4 link rear suspension
    9" 1940's tractor headlights
    single carb old school tunnel ram
    finned valve covers
    maltese cross mirrors
    39 ford tail lights
    skull shift knob
    61 impala steering wheel
    vega steering box
    62 nova gauges
    64 gto console tach
    holley truck avenger

    1929 oregon plate
     
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    The 2wd GMC trucks had 5 lug 12 bolts before Chevy did. I believe around 70-71.:D
     
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    How about some pics of this thank under constrution. I'd scour the salvage yards for a 9" personally.
     
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    71 with the introduction of disc brakes. both Chevy and GMC got them for 71.
     
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    I ended up getting a camaro 10 bolt in a trade.
     
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    and thats where it stopped. My dad went into the hospitol a week later and actually just got released back home. So I should be able to get the car from him soon. I'll need another motor as the one I was gonna use is going in the buggy.
     
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    nice another ruff rod on the board !!.. id run the 12 bolt out of those 2 cause the 350 shouldnt break it unless your running a very hot motor
     
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    did you "Z" the front of yours? I have a set of stock wishbones that have been split and I just want to run a stock front as they are easier to find around here. also did you use a vega style box (side to side) or the firewall area one with front to back steering?
     
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    i kicked the front up and fishplated it .. im using traditional front to back steering . found a nice one that i have no idea what teh hell it came out of from the swap meet
     
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    can ya shoot me some pics of your rear suspension?
     
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    my dad gave me the go ahead to pick it up. he doesn't know i'm building it in his honor though.
     

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