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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:18 pm

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Here's a pic that inspires:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby joe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:36 am



good luck getting into your garage :shock:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 am

mild drop fool
that one vid of the Paintscrapers was crazy low...!!

I thought that to get a mild drop 4" that you would remove the reduction gears box at the rear and flip the spindles on the front... is that right...??
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:27 am

spiderwebb wrote:mild drop fool
that one vid of the Paintscrapers was crazy low...!!

I thought that to get a mild drop 4" that you would remove the reduction gears box at the rear and flip the spindles on the front... is that right...??


That's what I'm looking at. I don't really want to scrape like those guys in the videos, but they're fun to watch anyway. I'm studying and learning about using beam adjusters and/or drop spindles to get a more mild drop. There is a way to drop the rear a couple of inches without changing out the reduction boxes or anything. I'm trying to find a recipe I like that uses means that are cheap, easy, and reversable if need be. There's a guy in Portland selling a few front beams. If I sell my car soon, I may buy one and use it to practice on. My plan would be to weld in beam adjusters first and see how low I can get with just that. If it looks good, that just 50 bucks worth of adjuster parts and some welding. Then combine that with lowering the back by a couple notches, which is free. We'll see. I'm consulting some of the gurus on thesamba.com
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Lowering-

So far I'm leaning towards the following plan:

Buy an early split window front beam, narrow it by two inches, and weld in some adjusters = 50 bucks for adjusters, 100 bucks for the beam.

Possibly buy some drop spindles

Use offset spring plates in the back (150 bucks) with a bug trans and straight axle = bolt on kind of job, should be doable.

Then it's down to picking tires= my next area of study

Of course much needs to happen to get this thing rolling first. :lol:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:07 pm

New inspiring picture:

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I like the green and it should be cheap and easy to get...
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:00 pm

I have a dark green picked out...
and might go darker once I see the test shots...??
that would be funny if we both had the same color

I say you go with a b l u e
thats your favorite color right...??

here is what I am using:
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:34 am

I like this paint scheme. Maybe a flat version would be cool with 60's style script and TDC logo.

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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby joe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:21 am

8 ply in a single cab?
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby joe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:26 am

so who's on the road first, Will or Jeffrey?
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:28 pm

joe wrote:so who's on the road first, Will or Jeffrey?

We shall see... Maybe we could make it a race, place a few bets... :D
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:22 pm

What? Doors and a bumper??? Yes!!! :D
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:41 pm

More work today. Nose job and maxillofacial work.

Swiss cheese anyone?
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Re: 1966 Split Window Single Cab build thread

Postby jeffreyned » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:46 pm

Once I get the thing in primer/paint in the next day or two, I'll get the damn thing running! :D

Then will coming the lowering! :twisted:

Lowering plan at this point: Remove the front beam and weld in some adjusters, and then turn the rear torsion bars two spines. Oh yeah. Should be a moderate lowering and hopefully I can still get it in the garage.
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