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Old 04-10-2009
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Sooooo, where ya at?
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BEHOLD!


At long last... The front suspension is DONE!ish.




I have a question. Did you set the caster correctly? If so whats it set at? That front end bothers me bad,I have a feeling it will not be safe to drive setup the way it is. Do a search for "setting caster"
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I haven't measured it exactly but the caster is about +5. I want it a little positive, but if it's too much it's easily remedied.
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I haven't measured it exactly but the caster is about +5. I want it a little positive, but if it's too much it's easily remedied.
You want negative caster. The angle the leaf springs are mounted looks like you would have more than 10* of caster at least.
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I thought negative caster made the wheels hop, and positive caster made steering unaided more difficult but gave better grip? Either way it's easy to adjust.
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any progress?
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how the hell did i miss this ****?

looks bad *** man. Ive been surfing killbillet and ratrod forum for a couple of months now planning my 36 Tudor rat project. but im leaning toward building a bobber out of a cb750 my mom just picked up for $400 to learn to ride and she thinks shes ready for a big bike
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cmon, i want an update, do work son!
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Old 05-23-2009
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Hahaha, sorry work has stalled until I get the Ranger back and running right. Transportation is more important than a toy...
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this makes me want to get back on mine
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Well at least you dindn't drop a pontiac 400 or a 350 down into it like most do, I hate it when a see a mixed brand hotrod. Nice job lookin foward to see the finished product.
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Old 07-28-2009
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Bad news guys.


The project is done.



A few days ago I came home from a weekend trip and found that my roommate had taken the jackstand that was under the right side of the frame (the front suspension didn't ever get tires, so I had a jackstand under each frame rail to keep the hubs off the ground) and left the frame suspended by only one jackstand on the left frame rail. For 36 hours. Needless to say, having not put on any crossmemebers yet, so the framerails basically hanging free, the frame warped almost 5". Even with the other jackstand removed and left to sit on the front hubs as if they had tires, one side sat about 2" off the ground. Great.

I don't have the tools to bend it back and I'm not about to pay a shop to do it, so this is the end for the project. After trying to hours to find ways to bend the frame back I cut up the frame and scrapped it, re-sold the front suspension and am trying to find a buyer for the 302.

I'm PISSED. I know roommates do dumb things, but... Really? Use some common sense.
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Old 07-28-2009
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this sucks. i was following this project with so much interest and now someone had to mess it up. go punch him for me.
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Man, Dude that sucks
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Sorry to hear that. Your roomate sucks ***.
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Sounds to me all you needed to do was move the jackstand to the other frame-rail and let it sit for another 36 hours. A frame-rail alone is not hard to manipulate.
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Sounds to me all you needed to do was move the jackstand to the other frame-rail and let it sit for another 36 hours. A frame-rail alone is not hard to manipulate.
it is now
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Sounds to me all you needed to do was move the jackstand to the other frame-rail and let it sit for another 36 hours. A frame-rail alone is not hard to manipulate.
Trust me, I tried that, it didn't work. Even tried setting weight on the loose rail to encourage it to bend and i couldn't get it right, ended up making it worse.
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that blows dude i was hopeing this was going to be something cool o well ****ing retards for roommates
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I forgot about this build until this morning. The news sucks. I would've loved to see a rodded mazda.

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am trying to find a buyer for the 302.
If you weren't so far away, and my brother wasn't so set on a flathead. I think this would go good in the model A that he's starting.
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