Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm over it.

OK, so I'm done with my rant and off my high horse. I still stand by what i've said, but no one really wants to hear me bitch anyway, right? Right. Ok, so here's the latest project...the old crusty Ford pickup rat, street, or whatever rod. I'm hoping for something a little nicer than a rat, but funds will determine that.

I built the frame with 2 X 3 X 3/16 rectangular tube. For my first attempt at a street rod frame, I'm pretty happy with it. It is a four link front and rear with air ride. I made all the suspension components myself...scary!! Frame is Z'd and it will sit 2 inches off the pavement when fully dropped. Why not lay frame? Well, I'm glad you asked. You see, I am one of those guys with really bad luck, I decided that if I kept it 2 inches from the ground, if I blew an air line, bag, valve or anything else, I can still drive it home. Laying frame is pretty bad ass, but I'm not tempting fate. I'll post more pics as it come together. Oh, yeah. That's a 390 FE motor. I love old big blocks and thought an old scholl big block would be way more hip than a 302. It is just massive next to the SBF I originally planned for this...and I'm sure the torque numbers will be a tad higher too.

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