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Steering Bits

I decided to replace the original steering column with a new Flaming River tilt column. I used a 32″ column and also ordered a 3.5″ drop and the hardware for mounting through the firewall. 235 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed

Paint by Number

Slowly but surely this project is getting there.

With the control arm issue sorted and my brake lines all bent up and positioned it was time to get the frame ready for paint. 412 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed

Houston we have a problem...

I’ve been slacking with posting progress as I complete each task with the suspension. I suppose it’s not a big problem except I tend to forget what I wanted to take notes on for my own reference just in case I do this again on another vehicle. 242 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed

Notching the Power Rack

The Mustang power rack needs some additional clearance from the bottom of the frame rail. The Heidts kit includes the 3/16 in pieces of steel needed to fill the frame after it has been notched. 178 more words

Heidts Mustang II Front Suspension

Spring Towers and Simple Jig

The Mustang II suspension install is getting there. However the closer I get to finishing installing the various bits the more I realize how much other stuff needs to be done. 430 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed

I think I can, I think I can...

Feeling like this project is finally moving along.

The Heidts cross member comes pre-cut for the 1942 Chevy. There was a bit more space than I liked between the vertical cut in the cross member and the side of the boxed frame rail. 132 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed

Ride Height & Axle Position

The Heidts instructions give a single reference point (hole in front spring shackle) for locating the cross member. I had also marked the spindle center line on the frame before removing the original suspension. 672 more words

1942 Chevy Stakebed