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« Reply #460 on: January 30, 2014, 05:52:46 PM »
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Yup, they are so low they are touching the ground!
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« Reply #461 on: January 31, 2014, 07:42:32 AM »
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Waaaaaaay too low
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« Reply #462 on: January 31, 2014, 09:17:19 AM »
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Looks about right  Cool Cool
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« Reply #463 on: February 01, 2014, 09:40:16 AM »
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I suspect you have to jack under the body not the axle to get those wheels off . Looks good though .Cheers Haydn
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« Reply #464 on: February 01, 2014, 10:02:36 AM »
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I might be missing something here, aren't the springs meant to be bent to give the proper ride hight?. A couple of options would be to put the housing under the springs or use extended rear shackles to lift it up. I have some spare springs here if you want to use them as samples to have the springs done again.
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« Reply #465 on: February 01, 2014, 10:24:10 AM »
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I told em 48" which I was told was the OFF car length originally  Cry I'm getting them pulled in so that it will lift it 3". Trouble is the custom Diff mounts Pete made up are also 40mm taller (and will lower the car) than standard.
A 5" drop is just way to much even though it looks shit hot Shocked
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« Reply #466 on: February 01, 2014, 11:57:37 AM »
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In 2000 I was restoring a FC wagon to take a family holiday back to south west Qld .Never got the laminated windshield fitted in time and had to take the wifes wreck of a Nissan Bluebird wagon instead . To shorten the story after spending around 30 hours on the road with the rear springs bent inside out and getting melted by spotlights from motorists who thought I was on highbeam , on returning home I ripped out the springs from under my FC and put them in the bluebird [all leafs except the top one ]. Because the bluebird shackles bolt to the subframe when the car finally died I reused the springs under my Vauxhall . So my thoughts are either take the springs back and get them reset or of you still have the originals you may be able to mix and match leaves till the ride height is where you want it good luck .Haydn
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« Reply #467 on: February 01, 2014, 08:56:39 PM »
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Hayden, The Originals have had two extra leaves put in.... They are being reset Monday, expect photo by weeks end  Wink
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« Reply #468 on: February 02, 2014, 07:46:49 PM »
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Great thread guys......... just read all 24 pages of it.

I am 85% through my V6, 5 speed heart transplant and resto and it has just entered it's 8th year.

I went flatout for a while, but when I missed my 2008 deadline for the Mount Gambier Nationals (I still went, but with Qantas and Avis).......it was mothballed for a few years.

Anyway, I am back on the tools and you have provided plenty of useful stuff and had me reminiscing over my many beer ideas as well.

See you on the road............. soon.

Cheers

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« Reply #469 on: February 02, 2014, 09:46:25 PM »
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Great thread guys......... just read all 24 pages of it.
Anyway, I am back on the tools and you have provided plenty of useful stuff and had me reminiscing over my many beer ideas as well.
Cheers mate, Whers your build thread
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« Reply #470 on: February 02, 2014, 11:46:18 PM »
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I'll get one happening.

I've moved three times in the down time, so I have to dig out some photos. Huh

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« Reply #471 on: February 04, 2014, 08:53:44 PM »
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Bummer about the springs, but it looks pretty tough like that.  Cool
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« Reply #472 on: February 05, 2014, 05:43:19 AM »
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Bummer about the springs, but it looks pretty tough like that.  Cool
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Yeah it did look cool but not so practical.
Springs now have a 5 3/8ths of an inch gap between the line from eye to eye and the top leaf.
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« Reply #473 on: March 03, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »
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Small update. Designing the rails for strengthening the chassis

No holes yet but the Y parts done

Here's how they sit


C channel with the crush tubes checking they fit. They'll be in the original frame of the FC



Check to see they are snug in the FC frame. Have to clean up so can weld around it.


Dead straight. Ain't no fancy curves like FCRB26.
3mm plate, 50mm RHS, there'll be an RHS piece that goes across too.
Unfortunately I have to remove all the fuel brake lines and re do them. At least I've had practice!
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« Reply #474 on: March 03, 2014, 08:37:10 PM »
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And you thought you had already done the hard stuff.
Keep them photos coming NES.

setup looks good

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« Reply #475 on: March 03, 2014, 09:01:16 PM »
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At least you will appreciate how hard curves are now  Grin
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« Reply #476 on: March 04, 2014, 05:52:56 AM »
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I sure do!
All thanks to McBean again for showing me the ropes
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« Reply #477 on: March 11, 2014, 09:43:46 PM »
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Hey NES, you got that thing running yet??
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« Reply #478 on: March 11, 2014, 10:50:47 PM »
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Hey NES, you got that thing running yet??
Huh Huh ???ummm define running Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #479 on: March 12, 2014, 07:15:27 AM »
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Grumble of 8 cylinders outside of an exhaust...
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