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Old 01-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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Lightbulb my gasser frame

picture of the frame i built for my 63 RANCHERO GASSER
I changed computers last month and still need to load up my other pics
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:26 PM
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Lively, when you deal with your other pictures, feel free to enlarge them, please.
About 800-900 wide would be nice.
The software should be able to deal with the filesize if they're roughly proportional to these small ones you've posted.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:19 PM
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Nice looking project Lively, keep the pictures coming. Do you have some cross bracing planned?

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Old 01-26-2011, 11:38 PM
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Well I'm not especially fond of Fords but gassers are just plain CL and that looks like it will be one BAD ride.

Keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:52 PM
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Looks like a great start. What are your plans for the rest of the car?
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:58 PM
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i have crossmembers made for the trans and rearcab area--plus-it gets a 10 point cage installed once the body is finished welded back to the frame

in case you haven't noticed the front axle sets 6 inches foward and the rear axle sets 10 inches foward of stock
plus--the engine sets back 7 inches also---total weight of the gasser with me in it is close to 2580 lbs
weight transfer is very important to me.
i have aloooong rode ahead on this one but totally enjoy designing and building these--i will drive it on the street and race it in the 1/8 mile
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:09 AM
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Surprisedyou decided to stay with the leaf spring suspension on the strip. Are the leafs a gasser thing?
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:23 AM
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yes--but there were also some coil spring-straight front axle fronts used ,in the gas class
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Nice job. Are you going with traction bars and watts link/ panhard bar on the rear?

I spent a ton of time trying to get a straight, consistant launch out of a similiar set up in a '36 Ford coupe, never quite got it right. The owner finally had me replace it all with a triangulated 4 bar/ coilover shock set up. Flew like a dart. Wheels up!!!!!

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:49 PM
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Surprisedyou decided to stay with the leaf spring suspension on the strip. Are the leafs a gasser thing?
Mike, trip over to http://gassermadness.com/ for more info on gassers. I love all the Nostalgia classes. Enjoy
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