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  1. drptop70ss
    11-05-2017 06:38 PM - permalink
    Hi and thank you! Fronts are 15x7 with 3 3/4" backspacing, tires are 235/60/15s, rears are 15x8 with 4 1/2" backspacing, tires are 265/50/15s. Backspacing on the rear wheels that you need will depend on what rear axle you use and wheel width, this setup worked great with the 2nd gen camaro rear axle. Rims are off the shelf american racing torque thrust Ds.
  2. born249
    11-05-2017 04:53 PM - permalink
    Dave I enjoyed following the build on your 51 f1. I'm to the point of putting wheels on my 49 and I have been trying to find some that will work with the jag ifs. I love the ones you have on yours and wonder if you would tell me makes and sizes and offset and setback of your wheels and tires front and back.
  3. drptop70ss
    08-05-2017 03:53 PM - permalink
    thanks to photobucket all the pictures are gone, but they still exist on photobucket. So you can either right click on the photobucket warning picture and select "show picture" which will take you to my photobucket album..or if you are on facebook check out my page that has all my build pictures since around 2011.
  4. way2rod
    08-05-2017 02:22 PM - permalink
    Hi Dave I started a post inquiring about firewall mounted booster. I saw all your builds and loved the work but the pictures are gone. Is there anyway you could post those or email me them. I'd be very grateful.
    Any help is appreciated.
  5. drptop70ss
    01-09-2017 09:30 PM - permalink
    Started a facebook page where I have albums full of all of my recent builds, hundreds of pictures! Feel free to join if you want to check them out or just ask questions, I am no pro but will help as much as I can. More builds planned starting in the spring, all updates will be on the FB page.
  6. drptop70ss
    11-29-2016 09:54 PM - permalink
    sorry I keep forgetting to get this measurement, I did it and then forgot the number! I think it is around 25" but I will double check.
  7. 2deuces
    11-10-2016 10:13 PM - permalink
    Dave, I've been following your builds. Thank you. I was wondering if I could get a measurement from the top of your wheel well opening to the ground on your truck using the stock springs. Thanks Gary
  8. drptop70ss
    11-10-2016 09:04 AM - permalink
    This is a worst case scenario but it happens. Check this out for front lower control arm removal pics.
  9. drptop70ss
    11-10-2016 08:55 AM - permalink
    To get the springs out I use a long length of 1/2" threaded rod and large washers / nuts put through the crossmember, springs, and lower spring plate. With that installed I remove the spring plate bolts and then unscrew the nut on the bottom end of the threaded rod to drop out the spring plate. the threaded rod has to be long enough to let the spring fully expand. For installation I use lengths of 3/8 NF threaded rod screwed into the lower control arm and nuts tightened up evenly a little at a time to raise up the spring plate and compress the springs. I put plenty of anti sieze on the threads of all threaded rods to prevent galling. There are pictures of doing this in one or both of my build threads. Springs are dangerous so if you are not sure ask questions. Lower control arm fulcrum bolts can be a real bear, I will post a link to a thread I have with pictures removing one that was really stubborn. No jag IFS I have rebuilt had both of the bolts come out without a fight.
  10. hotrodbrando
    11-10-2016 07:47 AM - permalink
    Hey man, I'm going to follow your guidelines on my jag installation. Any tips or issues with disassembling the front end for cleaning and new bushings? I'll get the stuff from Rock like you mentioned and I believe the rack is good. Just curious if there were any difficulties. How about removing the springs? Thanks!!!

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  • About drptop70ss
    Rust hoarder, get off my lawn! All build pictures will be posted on my Facebook low buck garage page.
    in a barn
    23 T bucket, 37 Buicks, 41 Cadillac, 47 Cadillac, 51 F1s, 68 firebird, 66,70 chevelles, 69,70,71,72 novas, 55,57,61 belairs, 56 dodge C3, 65 Riviera GS, other misc money pits and projects
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
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    F-1 through F-8
    Current Mileage
    0 - 24,999
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
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    You can call me Dave!

    #1 1951 Ford F1 build LT1 T56, jag IFS, fuel injection, chopped top, etc
    #2 1951 Ford F1 build Patina rod LT1 383, fuel injection, T56, jag IFS,4 WDB, etc

    Hoarder supreme


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