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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2015, 11:02:22 AM »
  I think those pieces go either under the inside door handles or under the outside doorhandles.There is some nice etching on those.Mine on the 32 are just old plain jane  vette59jdwl

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2015, 07:25:53 PM »
Ghost28  They would look real cool on the outside under my outside door handles   vette59jdwl

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2015, 10:57:49 PM »
Ghost28  They would look real cool on the outside under my outside door handles   vette59jdwl
They would look good, but they have upholstery barbs on them to grab material. I suppose they could be trimmed off, and made to work. I just have the pair.

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2015, 11:49:27 PM »
Almost had her up on all 4 .   need 2 longer U-bolts to make up for the caster shims . dang . anyone know where to get ?


update  got em on the way thanks anyway   
« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 05:37:18 PM by 28chevyguy »

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2016, 01:57:24 PM »
Any updates?
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2016, 08:59:42 PM »
no updates other than got a new 305 w/ 45k and plan on picking up these old 16" wheels from a member... been busy working on my other chevys tho so i guess im not slackin too bad

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2016, 04:47:28 PM »
just got back home , picked up 16" wheels / rings / caps from our newer member E-Rod  , thank you sir.

Finally raised the scrub line a bit,  this I beam is LOW .... too low for the 15s i had.     

yes i know the rear is sky scrapin...  dont worry im going to fix
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 04:54:48 PM by 28chevyguy »

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #82 on: April 08, 2016, 07:05:38 PM »
Looking good. I'm liking the old style approach. I went back through this thread and did not see what you ended up doing to get the ride height on the front. I'm ;poking at some of the same on my '26 but fender gap won't be an issue.
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2016, 12:26:20 PM »
thanks sixball ,   I actually just figured out , I ordered a 3" drop from SIDS dropped axles, im almost postive he sent me a 4" drop by accident... It was loaded with the modified spindles... ect   .  These 41-55 truck axles supposedly have 4 1/4 drop factory,  plus 4" more , YIKES so i guess its got total 8 1/4"  drop .  and one leaf spring has been flipped to the top .

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #84 on: April 10, 2016, 12:39:19 PM »
so this gets more interested ,   spring pad to top of KP boss  is 10 inches... what the ??? Does not equate.

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #85 on: April 10, 2016, 02:00:17 PM »
I'm jealous, I'd love to get a set of cowl lights for my 33.  Nice score.  The dings give it character!
Tom

Not sure if I&I repo has had any more reproduced for the 32--35 chevy cowl lights.

The 33 actually had a special retainer ring that has a POINT embossed in it , just like your front fenders. 
I got my pointed trim retainer rings from ........DICK MOFFITT'S in springfield ohio  about $25 each plated.
1-937-325-7861
email====  dickmoffittschevy@yahoo.com

They might have the rest of the parts, glass diamond lens, mounting arm, base and the shell.

I have all the parts to make a pair. Usually found them on ebay under 1932 Chevrolet parts.

mike lynch        8)

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster progress thread
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2016, 02:11:50 PM »
looks like i will be dearching / reversing eyes if needed.

YES.....de arch springs until they are flat, reverse the rear spring eyes front and back to get about 1 1/2" drop.  You don't need 9--10 springs back there, take a couple out. 
install springs and see where it sits, then get the drops you need.
28--29" tall tire sitting inside rear fender would be right size.

Now about the dropped front axle.........4" drop over stock is going to put you in down in the weeds and in da dirt.  Most likely your axle is sitting below the scrub line and looks insane.  Probably cannot get over a beer or pepsi can lying on its side.

Well from 1975 to 1990 my 35 chev coupe ran that same setup, never ever hit a thing, you don't drive on heavily truck traveled roads that are worn down and leave a high area in the middle.  You put one side of wheels on the high spot and same on other side of the ruts and run on the crest.

see if I can find a picture of it and post.

When I had MOR DROP in calif make mine in 1974 ? I had him bend it so that the total width was 44" king pin to king pin rather than the 50 stock.  A 34-35 chev fender rolls way over the side and you could not turn the wheels/tires to turn the car.
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2016, 03:50:51 PM »
 I did the same as madmike on my 27 coupe. I did an additional mod. On the front spring rear hanger I removed the original mount and  made a "spud" to move center of the hole up halfway into the frame. This does change your caster but can be regained with a very small wedge on the axle. Gained a little .
  I also had a MorDrop and drove this car 106,000 and as mad mike said never had an issue. BUT in deep snow,  you are now a snowplow. Ron
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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #88 on: April 10, 2016, 07:02:58 PM »
OK I measured wrong , I went from spring pad to TOP of King pin boss,   I should have measured to the spindle center line...

So the true drop came to 7 1/4"  which makes sense,  4 1/4 stock + 3"  .  Looks like everything will work out after all.

Also yes I flipped one leaf and also got slightly shorter shackles.  I did add a caster shim .    Now to lower the rear down .

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Re: 28 Chevy Roadster
« Reply #89 on: April 10, 2016, 08:30:59 PM »
Do you have pictures of the springs and axle?
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