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  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

    move the front suspension back 3/4" or move the flare....


    I'm really leaning towards moving the flare and then giving it more flare along with a slightly different shape.... cut right there between the rear of the wheel and the gills.
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      jack the front end up 6 inches so it looks like a gasser................................

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        Move the flare, more engine setback is never a bad thing.

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          Move the flare, more engine setback is never a bad thing.
          WOW - I never thought about moving the front suspension forward to gain engine setback

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            to be clear, that axle is still at the same center as before, however, the tire is larger diameter
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              to be clear, that axle is still at the same center as before, however, the tire is larger diameter
              Just another failed attempt at humor on my part.

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                  Just another failed attempt at humor on my part.
                  never fear, your attempts at humor never plumb the same depths as FGZ
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    WOW - I never thought about moving the front suspension forward to gain engine setback
                    It works though, doesn't it... I was thinking that with the wider track, it might give better clearance for the Headers/sidepipes..
                    Patrick & Tammy
                    - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                      That's really - um - something......

                      Dan

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                        never fear, your attempts at humor never plumb the same depths as FGZ
                        hey---- i resemble that remark........
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                        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                          time to remove the body bolts

                          mmmm... good sawblades

                          a good example.... the first two came out just fine (motor end), second took a bit of lube....

                          the last, a neanderthal


                          this is more for me - but I'm moving everything back 3/4" so knowing where the steering was will be useful when I build new motor mounts







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                          I bought the coating for the frame.... so once it's squared, plated, shortened, made pretty... a coat of paint and it'll be good for a long, long time
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                          • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                            So, You're moving the suspension back 3/4"?
                            Patrick & Tammy
                            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                              front suspension, yes
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                                a mistake... and what will stop me from completely getting the body off


                                up we go, hmm, nose low


                                once I removed the bumper brackets, and the clutch fork... up


                                and stopped here


                                did you guess the problem? the 68-73 rear curls under the rear valance .... had I put those jackstands on dollies - I could have moved the frame forward then completed the lift-off.... and my jack said "oh hell no" so tomorrow get a new jack then finish this.
                                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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