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Old 11-08-2020, 04:43 PM
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The front crossmember was tilted back which made making a spring perch kinda complicated. Put in a new one behind the old one and cut the original one out. Looks crooked but it isn't. Spent the rest of the afternoon cutting a perch and reinforcing brackets out of plate. It is mocked up at 10 degrees of caster. Welding at 6:00.
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:04 AM
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:19 PM
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The spring perch is built and tacked into place. It's got sloppy, worn out shackles on it. They'll need to be replaced before I locate the wishbone mounts. I don't want any slop in the front axle assembly. The car has a history of not going straight so I'm being very particular. On to the steering.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:19 PM
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Found this Chevy steering box in my stack of stuff and started to build a mounting bracket for it. It's out of a '30-something car. Feels nice and tight. The guy had a MII front suspension installed and I took the leftovers.
Trying to line it up so I can reuse the steering column that was in the Crosley. Looks like it will fall right in line with the end of the wishbone. Maybe I'll extend the bracket to catch the wishbone mount too.
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Old 11-10-2020, 09:19 PM
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Old 11-10-2020, 10:45 PM
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Really coming together, Bob.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:38 AM
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You must have a heck of a stash of parts. Coming together nicely.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:55 PM
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You must have a heck of a stash of parts. Coming together nicely.
Thanks for looking and commenting, guys. Not much left in my stack of stuff. Enough for another roadster, I hope.

The pic shows the failures for today. Am trying to fab something up to go from the steering box to the steering wheel. A lesser goal is to use stuff I have laying around and not spend any money.

Just when I thought I was on the right track it was time to go out for Friday night dinner. Went to a place called the Machine Shed. Lots of vintage farming items decorating the place. Reminded me of Doc's throwback pics and summers on my grandfather's turkey farm. I had chicken, not turkey.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:25 PM
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First I made a steering arm that bolts to the front spindle My toes snuck into the picture. Next the big end of the stock pitman arm was removed and tacked to the new homemade arm. One end of the drag link is done. The steering shaft will be permanently welded to the box. There will be no mast on the shaft. Next is the column drop with some sort of split bushing. Gotta leave something for tomorrow.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:40 PM
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Nice work Bob
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