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Old 04-23-2011, 09:46 AM
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Sceep,

Good to see progress.

I LOVE that second pic with the sunset.

Keep it up.

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Old 04-23-2011, 03:36 PM
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brought home the new donor this morning.



hope to have the powertrain out this weekend but dunno if that gonna happen. wife has holiday plans
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:40 AM
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Love this build!! Did you ever find your axle? Sorta an odd way to go might be a 2 1/2 ton Rockwell there pretty dern wide, but heavier than all get out. Or maybe take a full size front end from a pickup (dana 44? 60?) and do the same thing as you were with the 9", take the long side from two front axles and put em together, than take the two short sides put them to gather and build a sweet golf cart!! :)
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:12 AM
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motor out, and set on the chassis.




unfortunately, not going to be much more progress for a bit. Wife played the "why do you have time to start a new build but my remodle isnt done yet?" card.

guess i better finish that up real quicklike before my ass is in a sling.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:51 AM
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got the motor and trans mounts tacked in place this weekend. c-notch kit should show up this week so i can tack it in place. then need to get spring hangers tacked in and panhard bar mount. then i can take it over to the shop and stick it all together good with the big wirefeed.





neighbor's is starting to look like something as well.

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Old 05-23-2011, 10:31 AM
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dats a huge beeotch! 74.5" WMS.
widest 9 you can possibly build using 100% OEM parts.



next change in the build... (how many times am i going to change my mind?)... I bought a new wagon.

found a '49 locally that is 100% rust free. has all but one piece of glass, dash is in PERFECT shape with the original radio and gauges, all 4 seats, fenders, hood, grille. $250 to bring it home.

the green one is just too rusty to continue on, compared to the rust free one at that price. I'll feel better about having the kids in it.
cant bring it home until i move some other junk outtah the yard. should have pics by next weekend.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:02 PM
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Wow that is a wide one. Did you just weld a longer tube and flange on one side?
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:11 PM
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Wow that is a wide one. Did you just weld a longer tube and flange on one side?
'68-'73.5(ish) ford E200 vans have a silly offset 9 in them. i had one. picked up another from u-pull.
housing #1: carefully removed short side tube from center section

housing #2... cut long side tube to required length

housing #1 added long tube removed from housing 2. insert two long side shafts.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:25 PM
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You're in the Rockwell range width wise......


That's good times!!

Keep up the good work.



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Old 05-26-2011, 01:10 PM
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bye bye benz. thanks for donating your motor and trans


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Old 05-29-2011, 06:53 PM
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next change in the build... (how many times am i going to change my mind?)... I bought a new wagon.

found a '49 that is 100% rust free. has all but one piece of glass, dash is in PERFECT shape with the original radio and gauges, all 4 seats, fenders, hood, grille. $250 to bring it home.
new chassis is home. only damage to it is previous owner had butchered the firewall to put a 350 in. 0 rust.


interior is cherry




rear seats and armrests are fn awesome


front seats show wear, but easily saveable.



and the remodel project for the wife is almost done so i can get back to work!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:13 PM
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lol looks sweet and yeah i have a "wifey remodel" project to get done also
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I love the look of it on the trailer. I say weld it down and stuff a motor in it. Love the small tires
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:23 AM
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got the rear c-notch tacked in place yesterday.

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:58 AM
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after some measuring i decided the '49 frame was going to work better. swapped the frames out (no-one caught it in the notch pic above)

powertrain fits much cleaner.


almost like it was made for it.




2wd portal anyone?
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:47 PM
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You gonna have to chop and widen that beam front axle to match your rear axle??

Looks good man.

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Old 06-23-2011, 05:22 PM
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You gonna have to chop and widen that beam front axle to match your rear axle??

Looks good man.

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nah imma just leave it narrower.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:05 AM
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got the c-notch finished up yesterday and started in on the rear spring hangers. really hoping to have a rolling chassis in the next week or so. we'll see how that works out for me.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:33 AM
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^^ looks bad-ass!!! but totally unfeasible for my family of 4.

got a decent amount of work done this weekend. not as much as i had hoped but, progress is progress.

rear axle is in place. Had to remove the factory x-member for clearance. gonna have to figure out how to get a new one in there once i get the fuel tank back in. need to pick up some u-bolts this week as none of the ones i had laying around were the right size.




then i moved on to the front axle. was having difficulty figuring out how to make the 58 chevy drop beam axle i had gotten from my buddy work for me. in the end, it made more sense to scrap it and just build my own that would be the right width, have the needed drop, and a matching bolt pattern.

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2 = parts ford TTB
1 part 3 x 3 x .250 square
1 torch
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got a bunch of welding/gusseting to do to it before its finished. but it sits in place nice.
front is getting coils as of now, if you hadn't figured that out.
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