24 June 2012

june bug sunday

Sundays have been set aside for the green 40.
While there are many other things I should do,
I can't afford to let it stagnate into a long term project.
We haven't come up with a proper nickname,
but it looks like a June Bug.
june bug




















Last week I mentioned it was time to swap rear ends.
The old banjo could be used with an open-shaft kit,
but that $250 got an arguably stronger 8" with better gearing,
and the extra will go to modifying the driveshaft .
1940 ford coupe

























My gamble was hoping the '68 mustang rearend would fit.
I had measured and remeasured but don't trust numbers as much as the real thing.
1968 ford mustang 




















And a parting shot of the stock rear end setup.
stock 1940 ford rear end




















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Jimi Hendrix - live stockholm 1969
Wow what a great video.
I've seen snippets of concerts,
but this one is uncut goodness.
Cool to see them tweak the stacks.
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dropped rear




















The rear end dropped out so fast,
it actually is taking longer to write this post.
test fit

























The 8 inch was rolled under and it looked like the perfect fit.
Depending on the rear tires,
there could be an inch to spare on each side.
A definite relief.
Now I'll have to mock up the new wishbones and make some bracketos.

More to come.

TP

2 comments:

  1. Eeahhh! Its coming along quickly. Get it ready for the Barona show.

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