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25 Jul 2016 15:01 - 25 Jul 2016 15:02 #2769 by nytling92
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Another pretty productive day. Thanks to Chris(wtfwsat) for taking my calls and if nothing else moral support. As I stated earlier I ordered the rear with the spring perches loose because I needed to set the pinion angle. And the reason I wanted to do that is because I set the engine in there and set it back and down as far as I could and I didn't know where that angle might end up. After reading many theories about pinion angles I settled on 1/2 deg, neg. I'm using a regular angle finder so accuracy is probably not the greatest but if it close I do have adjustable uppers so I should be able to fine tune it later. It was difficult for me to get everything lined up. Side to side checking, tapping, checking, pulling a little hair out, checking, etc... The directions from Ridetech say they used a 5" stand to set ride height but that was to far from 14.5" C to C of the shockwave mount. I had to cut mine down to 4.5", so at ride height I have 4.5" clearance rearend to frame and I'm happy with that. I tacked the perches and upper tabs in place and I could mig them in but I'm going to take them to a good welder I know and have them tigged in. Hope this helps some one.




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25 Jul 2016 15:03 - 25 Jul 2016 15:04 #2770 by nytling92
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So today I made a set of ride height simulators. I just cut the bottom off the stock old shocks, and welded some allthread to them. I used the bottom cupped side washer turned over to kind of center it in the hole. added a nut and washer to the top just hold it from falling out if I jack it up. I called Ridetech and got the 3 lengths of shocks they could use in my shockwaves. They sell them for our Galaxies with shortest they offer. I'm trying to see if I will be where I want to be with a certain length shock and stock spindles or drooped spindles. Well here it is mounted.










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25 Jul 2016 15:04 - 25 Jul 2016 15:05 #2771 by nytling92
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Just got the housing back from powder coating. The color is Ultra Black Chrome. It has a clear over and shines real nice, I'm very happy with it. I guess this is the color I plan on doing all the suspension in.






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25 Jul 2016 15:09 #2772 by nytling92
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Well there it is as of 7/25/16. I have to order a couple parts and do some work and I will post as I go. It may take some time between post now, hope there is something some one can use and or if there is anything some one sees that can help me by all means chime in. I'm always grateful for advice.

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25 Jul 2016 15:11 #2773 by oestek
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Awesome thread, thanks for sharing it! Your work looks great, and no doubt you've saved many some engineering and head scratching time. I thank you, as we've been contemplating several of these mods on our '62 Galaxie as well. Cool stuff, thanks again!

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12 Aug 2016 20:15 #2800 by nytling92
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Well been a little slower lately but I have been working on a few things. been stripping the inner fenders to ready for primer only to find someone smoothed over rust to hide it. I removed the battery tray and am going to get a replacement one made. Decided to go ahead and put on all the new suspension so I could see where it will really sit, and so I had to remove all the old. I'm sending off the big nut things to have a bolt installed to get rid of the "wandering" offset shaft.






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