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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:09 pm 
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I am not sure if this is the correct use for this forum.
I am not far into my build having just started, but I do have photos of the progress so far on my Webshots picture site.
Hopefully whenever I am done building I will convert the photos into a website one day.
Al
http://rides.webshots.com/album/559699304eZdWph


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:18 pm 
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Sure it's the correct use! Thanks for sharing your build.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:36 pm 
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Not far? You don't give yourself enough credit. It looks like you have a majority of the chassis complete and it's looking good. I'm curious, how long did it take for you to get where you are now?


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I am not sure when I really got going, I bought the tubing end of June and built the table first, I guess it was sometime in the first part of July I was on to the frame.
I must be having fun as it seems like I just got started.
Also thanks to Chetcpo for letting me have a "sticky"
Al


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Just thought I would drop a few pictures and update my build a bit.
Let every know I am still plodding along.
I got the Explorer axle in place and it seems like it will work fine, I wasn't sure if I was going to stick with it considering the pinion offset, this was discussed on another thread. As it is it will be fine with a 16 inch passenger seat and a 17 inch drivers seat there will be enough room.
It seems to be working out ok, also a photo of the front suspension as well utilizing the mustang spindles.
Everything at this point is just tacked and needs to be finish welded and painted etc, once I have the engine and transmission trial fitted in place, then I will remove it all and finish the welds and maybe paint the frame and parts.


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Make sure you have enough clearance above the panhard rod for full bump travel. I have almost 2" kickup on the lower chassis tube for clearance.

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Looks great! :)

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Nice looking....Good to see progress. Looks nice so far!

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SkinnyG wrote:
Make sure you have enough clearance above the panhard rod for full bump travel. I have almost 2" kickup on the lower chassis tube for clearance.

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I have "just" enough clearence, I have given a little thought to maybe welding in an extra 1/8th inch of arc into the bottom of the square tube for a little more insurance.
Al

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Looking very good. I like the lowback seats. Like an old Willys Jeep, the Seven just doesn't look right with highback seats. I've got two highback aluminum seats that I'm cutting down.

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Thanks all for the supportive comments.
I chose the low seats just because I thought to give the build a bit of a period look so I picked "Vintage" whatever that is and that was the reason for the seats, same with the Mustang wheels, to me they have a bit of a poor mans Halibrand look to them, especially with the spinners in place and at $49 ea new off ebay they were a deal.
Then find some period looking gauges and steering wheel and that will probably do it for my period theme.
Al


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Nice, those wheels are pimpin. :)

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Those wheels look familiar. :D


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Howlin Mad wrote:
Those wheels look familiar. :D

That's what happens when ones got "good taste" :lol:

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I ordered some spinner caps off ebay and some center logos off ebay as well.
So my wheels are complete, just thought I would share a photo or two.
Al


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