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39delux

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #105 on: February 26, 2020, 05:35:02 PM »
Today I adjusted the camber to zero and took it for a short spin.  No vibration!  Can't believe that just 4 degrees would cause that.  Still have to take it to a shop and have the whole thing aligned. 

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #106 on: February 26, 2020, 07:32:59 PM »
Great to hear!  I love it when the solution is simple.
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Re: Rear end
« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2020, 10:53:04 PM »
Sounds like you have mastered your project..awesome job with outstanding results

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #108 on: February 27, 2020, 05:16:53 PM »
Well, that's good news, simple fix. What did you use to check the caster
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #109 on: February 28, 2020, 08:34:54 PM »
What did I use to check the caster you ask...I used my cell phone!  Got a free level app on the phone and it works great.  Alternative is to use a gravity type angle finder which has sketchy needle movements and hard to read or use a bubble type level and get back to zero for accurate readings OR get a digital level ($$$$).  Phone app was free, phone fits where other devices are to big AND the display numbers are big!  If you want to install the app there are several things you must know.  First, are you a member of the Flat Earth Society?  If you get that app everything is zero, or flat.  Setting up a pinion angle is easy, always zero!  Second, if you have a dial phone you will run into two problems.  First the phone is curved so it's hard to fie the exact "sweet" spot to get a proper reading.  Second is the length of the cord, can it reach from the kitchen wall to the shop?  Don't ya just love beer nights?

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2020, 12:49:46 PM »
39, glad you've got that straighten out! You'll be back cruising before summer.

I looked up those level apps, pretty cool. I down loaded one, stuck it up to my rears, left still has half shaft out of it and is sitting at -5. Right was at +1.5 with out the weight in the car.
 I give all my Beeline gauges to my friend couple years ago, so this will come in handy to get in the ball park to take to alignment shop when the time comes.  😁

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #111 on: March 03, 2020, 09:51:20 AM »
A level app....doesn't get much simpler than that. Thanks!
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #112 on: March 17, 2020, 08:03:36 PM »
Going to call it done at this point.  Took it to the alignment shop this morning.  Camber was spot on on one side and 1 degree off on the other.  Told him I used my cell phone to set it.  Toe was another story.  One side was within 1 degree and the other off scale.  After setting the tow we pulled a measurement on the wheelbase.  Off by 3/4 inch and he said it was most likely caused by the bad toe on one side.  Got the wheelbase within 1/4" and I'm happy.  Did bottom on one shock on the way to the shop this morning.  Got a shorter set of shocks to put on which should solve that problem.  Ride seems to be softer and not much body roll in the corners.  Sway bar on front only.  The sway bar that came with the rear end is rather small and more of a suggestion.  Once I get the shocks and skirts on, one last picture.  Still have to get exhaust from mufflers back and redo the interior.  Maybe start a thread on the interior, what do you think?

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #113 on: March 18, 2020, 06:54:53 AM »
Glad you got it driving!  Looking forward to a picture of it sitting on the ground.  An interior thread would be nice.  That would really complete it.
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Re: Rear end
« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2020, 10:40:15 AM »
Yea 39delux, lets see how you do it. Nice to see you got it moving straight.
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Re: Rear end
« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2020, 08:42:53 PM »
Exhaust is scheduled for Sat.  I ordered carpet samples last Sat. but still don't have them.  Already have samples of the material and color that I'll use for the interior.  Right now the interior is "go with anything grey" and I'm changing it to blue.  Discovered they don't many carpets in blue.  Everything but blue.  Getting a few marine samples, like the rubber backed because it contours well and wears well.  Due to the frame reroute the back seat is a bit smaller but who goes there anyway.  The center section of the seat will be cloth with a diamond pattern and blue vinyl around it.  Of course this will be carried to the front seats as well.  As far as the design on the doors and quarter panels, not sure yet.  May get the seats finished and installed, then step back and see what hits me.  Also not sure if I'll use piping or not and if I do what color.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #116 on: March 19, 2020, 09:59:57 PM »
looking good, what are you using for your panels?

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #117 on: March 20, 2020, 12:38:26 AM »
I use various woods.  The seat bottom is 1" sanded plywood, the partition is 1/2" MDF and the back of the seat will also be 1/2" MDF.   Various thicknesses and density foams will be used to construct the seat.  As far as the door and quarter panels go I use the thin fiberglass sheets that are used for showers.  I use it because it's easy to work with and will not break down if it gets wet.  I think a 4" X 8' sheet at Lowes is about $35.

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Re: Rear end
« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2020, 09:43:19 AM »
I like it already, can't wait to see how it progresses.
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Re: Rear end
« Reply #119 on: March 26, 2020, 06:52:31 PM »
Took my life in my hands today and went to the steel store and got a stick of 1/2" square tubing that I'll use for the arm rest and also went by Lowes and got a sheet of fiberglass shower liner.  The liner is used to make panels which I'll have to make everything in the back of the car (quarters, arm rest).  Must put the quarter panels in first, then build the arm rest, cover those and then move to the seat because there must be room for the vinyl to fold over the sides. 

Ordered the material for the interior.  Cloth, vinyl, carpet, scrim, seat foam and windlace rod.  Little over $500.

 


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