Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > The Cutting Board

The Cutting Board Cut... Weld... DRIVE.


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,480
Threads: 32,236
Posts: 544,740
Total Online: 156

Newest Member: Bos Zem

Latest Threads
- by yimbo
- by JiI

 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 4th, 2016, 08:21 AM   #1
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default finally getting project going again

my 72 super roadster project is finally getting going again. some of you remember - i started this 12 years ago. bought it tore it apart -took it in to a shop for rust repair- body off. few years went by, then back in for a chop and suicide doors then a few more years went by, finally decided to finish it - well i underestimated the shops cost to finish - almost decided to scrap the project.

found a new shop more reasonable price and if all goes well will go in for body work in a few weeks. ordering the engine and tranny shortly.

this past weekend, i crawled under and tackled installing most of the new suspension. maxx struts, etc.

good to see it on the ground again... tires were a little flat it trapped the jack under the car. LOL -

needs the rear lowered but loving the appearance already.








hope you guys enjoy, sorry for the long post!
Brett
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2016, 03:20 PM   #2
hotrodheb
Moderator
 
hotrodheb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 10,159
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Great to see you back here! Can't wait to see this thing get finished!
__________________
Rob C.


"READ more... post LESS." - Steve

"Girls who weld kick ass!" - Notched

"Grumpy, the new master of Anti-Donk." - TurboPunk

hotrodheb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #3
hotrodheb
Moderator
 
hotrodheb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 10,159
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Quote:
Originally Posted by whozawhat View Post
I guess it is a good thing you have not been holding your breathe waiting for it.
Not to mention any of my projects!
__________________
Rob C.


"READ more... post LESS." - Steve

"Girls who weld kick ass!" - Notched

"Grumpy, the new master of Anti-Donk." - TurboPunk

hotrodheb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2016, 07:40 PM   #4
V8Transporter
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,280
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Slick chop, nice stance, she looks great! Don't sweat the 12 years. As I was mentioning to my wife about you getting back to your project, she grinned and said, "That's eight years less than you've been going to get the Wankel Suzuki running and sold." Sigh.
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #5
cretin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ruskin, FL
Posts: 365
Default

Progress is progress. I just wish I could focus on one project at a time. 3 boats, 2 Harleys, the Volksrod, and more r/c cars than I care to admit. Whittle away what you can when you can
cretin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2016, 07:01 AM   #6
alykat
Site Supporter
 
alykat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hotchkiss, colo. (near Grand Junction )
Posts: 2,620
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Getting going again is half of the battle.
__________________
" Heros don't wear capes...they wear dog tags" "Patina my ass....That's RUST !"
alykat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2016, 07:03 AM   #7
tinbeater
Forum Member
 
tinbeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Marengo, Ohio( outside Columbus)
Posts: 827
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Nice! I'd love to have another super
tinbeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2016, 07:23 AM   #8
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Thanks guys -

well the project is full steam ahead.
engine, tranny, exhaust and rear fenders have been ordered.

car is officially in the shop.

shop is hoping 5 months for completion.

now to start planning the details.

stay tuned.
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2016, 08:22 AM   #9
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

received my custom gauges i ordered through autometers custom shop - talk about being impressed with how they were packaged - personalized wooden box - super excited - if all goes well - ill be ready for spring.


i was able to choose color and style of all the elements - these will also glow around the edges green at night

cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #10
tinbeater
Forum Member
 
tinbeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Marengo, Ohio( outside Columbus)
Posts: 827
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Beautiful gauges! I'm jealous
tinbeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #11
crack monkey
Capt A's super package
 
crack monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: maryland
Posts: 8,095
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Nice!
__________________
Quote:
That's from people touching her with a ten foot pole - Walt.
Quote:
So don't tell me that I wouldn't drive to VT to pick up a rusted piece of shit.~scott76
Quote:
If a dictionary could take a shit...
it would look like that sentence.~steve
Random stuff I am looking for: Dont think there is anything at the moment
www.solar4soldiers.org (I am starting a non-profit to put solar panels on to disabled veterans homes. PM me for more details)
crack monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2016, 07:05 PM   #12
EVOlyn
Forum Member
 
EVOlyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Greer, South Carolina
Posts: 432
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Nice to see someone else getting an old project going. Keep at it, mine is coming up on 10 years. Can't believe it's been that long.
__________________
Harley powered roadster.
EVOlyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 31st, 2016, 03:26 PM   #13
alykat
Site Supporter
 
alykat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hotchkiss, colo. (near Grand Junction )
Posts: 2,620
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Those look top shelf !!
__________________
" Heros don't wear capes...they wear dog tags" "Patina my ass....That's RUST !"
alykat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #14
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

another big day - my wheels have arrived -
lets hope all my measurements and planning will have these fitting perfect.

cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #15
tinbeater
Forum Member
 
tinbeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Marengo, Ohio( outside Columbus)
Posts: 827
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Awesome wheels! Looking forward to seeing them on it!
tinbeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2016, 05:32 AM   #16
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

thank you @tinbeater

they may have to sit for a few months - hoping it will all be mocked up next month than the car will be torn apart by the shop to prep for paint

thinking i may need to put some wheel polish on these to keep them protected in the meantime.
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2016, 05:12 PM   #17
V8Transporter
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,280
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Cool lookin' wheels. She should were them well!
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #18
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

posted in another thread - but anyone who has any ideas - id love to hear them

ran into an issue with the custom wheels i ordered with custom offset. rears fit great and fit the 1 1/4" wider rear fenders

the fronts - which i didnt expect any issue with since i spoke to jon at topline as well as researching alot of other peoples set ups.

i ordered 17x7s to fit under the stock fenders on my 72 super.
well they are sticking out - between 3/4" - 1"

even if the offset was slightly off - it shouldnt be this much.

so my only thoughts are the wheels arent precise to my offset or the airkewld disc brake kit is increasing my offset
if i cant solve the issue - my options would be

1. sell the wheels and buy new wheels (even though these should work)

2. get wider front fenders

here is a photo for reference .

rear suspension is so high since no motor and we havent adjusted the ride height yet




thoughts?
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2016, 07:27 AM   #19
V8Transporter
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,280
Default Re: finally getting project going again

For my Single Cab I had steel wheels made at Stockton Wheels. There was only so much negative offset they could give me for the front 15" x 7"s to keep the wheels inside the wells. Too much and the wheels are over stressed. Not a good thing. Because of the 9" Ford rear end I'm also running custom made adapters (1-1/2" thick) for the 5 lug '71 disc brake front suspension to a Ford pattern. But as it turned out it worked out fine.
Your original steel wheels are much narrower than the cast and so the load carried to the inside (negative) is less. It's hard to tell, but the offset on your mags looks like about all there is. So, a deeper offset may not be an option. If the disc assembly is wider, the clearance problem could be a combination of the two. I'm not familiar with the Super's Macpherson strut front suspension, but since the front end is a semi-monocoque (spelled wrong..sigh) I would consider widening the fenders. More work, but IMHO, the best solution.
You've got a really slick project, keep up the good work!
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2016, 07:34 AM   #20
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

thanks-

yeah i may go wider fenders -and your correct - by backspacing is at 5.69 and i think their max was 5.75 - so thats not going to do much of anything.


sadly i have the vision but not the skillz so set backs hit my wallet - i did months of research and references and these should fit - so im thinking its the brakes - but if it is - its still something to figure out - then sell and buy new brakes etc

i just had a plan and a vision of the exact appearance and this will alter that with wider fenders - probably nothing anyone else would know - but still something that would bug me .

thanks for your insight
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #21
hotrodheb
Moderator
 
hotrodheb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Campbell, CA
Posts: 10,159
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Typically most disc brake kits add some track width to the front. I would definitely go for some wider front fenders as those wheels and brakes look awesome together!
__________________
Rob C.


"READ more... post LESS." - Steve

"Girls who weld kick ass!" - Notched

"Grumpy, the new master of Anti-Donk." - TurboPunk

hotrodheb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2016, 01:15 PM   #22
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

thanks - yeah i was told they shouldnt add width -

but speaking to jon from topline and loads of research the front wheels should work - so the only thing it could be is the brakes

so i have to decide if i want to investigate further and spend money to get new brakes - etc -

or go wider front fenders - which would probably be ok - but not what i originally wanted -

so its a tough decision


in the above photo - the image on the left are the rear wheels - image on the right is the front
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #23
Unkl Ian
Trouble Maker and Bad Influence
 
Unkl Ian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: A distant galaxy;far,far,away.
Posts: 16,946
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Post some pics of the brakes.
MIGHT get lucky.
__________________

www.FlyingEyeballs.net

Unkl Ian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #24
V8Transporter
Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern CA, near the Russian River.
Posts: 5,280
Default Re: finally getting project going again

Take a measurement from the outer end of the front axle stub to the wheel mounting flange of the stock drum. Repeat with the disc and any difference will show up.
V8Transporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 5th, 2016, 07:46 AM   #25
cre8iv1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 326
Default Re: finally getting project going again

didnt look as bad in person - as of now im still thinking of next steps and if its worth trying to get it inside the fender more



but damn - i love the wheels and how its looking

i know its still a few months off- but fingers crossed ill be cruising in the spring

:)
cre8iv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums