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Old 01-09-2013, 06:39 PM
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The C-cab build!

Well, now I'm kicking off the C-cab build. One thing about a one off build, there's not much to look at in the beginning. Since I'm building the whole truck from scratch, you'll just have to be patient with the progress.

I started to fabricate the front suspension. I'm using the front and rear axles from a slick side Ford. A '61 Front axle (right, RC?) and a 9" from a '66 Ford.

Here are the spring perches for the front axle. I'm converting the parallel front leaves in to a transverse leaf like the early Fords had but keeping the '61 axle mounting locations.

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Here's the perches mounted and the spring sitting in place. I'll make the shackles tomorrow and get the spring mounted. The perches aren't done yet. They need to be tweaked a little more to allow for tad more spring travel. I need to open the radius up about a 1/4" more over all to allow for the spring to flatten out as it flexes. I also need to weld plates on for the radius arms to mount to.

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Well here's the whole truck so far! ...at least what I have built of it, anyway.

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This is gonna take a while.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:10 AM
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cant wait to see this build!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:07 AM
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Dang, you might own a grinder but with welds that look like that, you have no need for the grinder!
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Thanks Chip. I'd eventually like to TIG everything together. I have an ugly weld on one of the perches because it was the first bead I put down. The metal was ice cold and I had trouble with penetration. After that, I heated up the metal first and it went a lot better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:24 PM
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I got the shackles done. I also went back and cleaned up the brackets a little. I'm satisfied with these parts so far.

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This is a little different from anything I've ever done before. Usually I save up some money, buy a part and bolt it on. Pretty much every part I bolt to this truck will have to fabricated or modified first.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:42 PM
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It'll definitely be a one of a kind C-cab and can't nobody else say they built it.
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I have 2 bronco's frames (one is a little bent in the tail end, lol) and the complete front and rear suspention +axles and a title for the rear ended one....anything you need let me know. Cause you know I have a part or two....LMAO
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:57 AM
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Thanks Rich, but all the parts I need from Ford I already have. Everything else I need will have to be built.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:48 PM
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I bought the steel for the chassis. As soon as I get a spot big enough to work on this, I'll start welding up the frame.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:51 PM
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I got some more progress on the C-cab today. I started welding up the frame rails.

I welded a brace into the front crossmember so it stays rigid.

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I put a 12" kick up in the rear section so I can lower it down. I want around 5" between the ground and the bottom of the frame rails.

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Here, it's starting to look like something. I built in plates with the uprights so they had a little more strength.

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Here are the frame rails with the front crossmember mocked up. I hope to have a roller by the end of the month.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:56 PM
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When the day comes and you get some shop floor space you will be down right dangerous.....looking good.
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Today I got the front crossmember and spring mount finished up.

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Here's the plate to capture the bottom of the spring.

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And everything bolted together.

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I made a cool little cover for it to hide the ugly spring mount.

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Sweet job.... you get the job of welding the new roll cage in the bronco some day.
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I assume by ugly, you're referring to the bolts. The bracket and welds are too nice to cover up.
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looking good alan.. should be a interesting build..
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