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Under carriage build

This is a discussion on Under carriage build within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; As some of you know I like to make as much of my own hot rod parts as I can ...

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    Under carriage build

    As some of you know I like to make as much of my own hot rod parts as I can (because I'm broke)

    Last year I made a bunch of ALum parts for under the hood & ended up getting them chromed:

    Started as:


    Ended up as:


    And the final product was:



    The out side of the cars was finished with Zanio and a Tribal Flames done by Jim Boytnot:





    This year I started to do something to the underside of the car, as most of my projects go it keeps getting bigger. It started out to be just lower the car, so I purchased some springs . Then I needed to get a relocation bracket for the LCA's , soo I made both of them:







    I also made a couple of adjustable Pan Hard Bars

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    I made a Torque Arm last year but decieded to make a couple of them for friends:















    Someone told be about a Watts Link so I looked them up and decieded to build a couple of them:













    I need to find out where my trans leak is coming from before I get to far along. I might have to pull it because I think it a front seal
    Once all of this is done then I'm going to paint the under side of the car.

    Thanks for looking & stay tune for updates

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    I remember the photos from last year of your underhood work. Very impressive! Looking forward to more pics as the work progresses.

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    Awesome fabrication work!

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    UPdate

    took the frame for the Watts Link home to test fit it:



    Bill

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    Very nice work! Fabricating is fun, I've done my share on project cars in the past BTW, what is a Watts Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneGunman View Post
    Very nice work! Fabricating is fun, I've done my share on project cars in the past BTW, what is a Watts Link?
    A watts link is the race version of a pan hard bar:

    http://www.fays2.net/fays2_watts_link_15_.html

    Check this out!!

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    nice work bill

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    WOW!! You are saving big bucks on that Watts Link! Awesome work

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    wow thats great work

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    Nice work.
    They look solid!

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    Thanks guys....this is what a poor boy has to do to fix up his toys.

    Stay tune there will be more goodies

    Bill

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    next up, decoupled tourqe arm? Will you build me a Watt's link? pleazzzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by beach cruiser View Post
    next up, decoupled tourqe arm? Will you build me a Watt's link? pleazzzz
    You know.....I might.....sooo far it has not been a pain. I'm building (2) of them now but I think the one is sold. (one is for me)

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    Great work man! That airlid is amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Great work man! That airlid is amazing
    Thanks .....it was a lot of work but worth the time

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    very nice work man, nice to have all that equipment at your disposal

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    First I must right a horrible wrong i failed to add that I have had a ton of help from my wife, she is the best help I could have, Thanks Honey!!! does this get me out of trouble

    WE went back into the shop this Sat. and finished up everything I ,,,I mean we had going.



    We finished up (12) Adjustable LCA, which I took a set to the Chromer last week. And (2) Torque Arms & ends









    We started on the door panels:





    the wife found the perfect color:


    Thanks for looking
    Bill
    Last edited by BDowning; 03-07-2010 at 05:01 PM.

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    Chrome goodies back from the chromer, some from last year that needed to be re-chromes and som parts from this year:





    Hood supports:


    My new LCA's:


    Bill

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