So I've come to the conclusion that if I want to have any chance of driving this car this year, that I need to get moving. With that said, I've put the airride on hold and am going to go static. I know I change my mind way too much......
Last night I was able to get both springplates notched, cleaned up, and bolted in. They will need adjusted later on once I get the body and engine in. Got the front adjusters in, bottom one is good, the top one I still have some metal work to do on. I ended up just using the beam I had built for the air. I was able to slip the top adjuster in and get the position where I wanted it, then I drilled a .75" hole from the back and welded it there. Next i welded both visable seams, and then im going to finish it up, by adding to filler pieces of pipe that I had previously cut out to fill the gaps and really strenthen it up. Both torsion packs are cut and in. Finally got the inner bearings from my late model spindles in and installed so its a roller!
Also got my shifter in and got the parts figured out that I need for that. ONe of the previous owners hacked a hole in the tunnel to get to the shift rod. I'm going to get that fixed up this weekend.
I have that 1x1 sitting on the front steering area to see where everything would fall, as I saw a thread on thesamba where jer-fab did a linkage connecting both wheels with one tube like shown, and then used the passgener side linkage from the steering arm to the passenger arm. I'm going to use the heim joints I bought for the rear spring plates on this now. I'm also going to run a steering stabalizer shock, which I dont normally do, but with the 17s I think I'm gonna need it. Anyone forsee any problems with this setup?
Jobe- I'm also contemplating the panhead shortening now. My wheels already come really close to the front corner of the pan, so I'm on the fence.