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24 Nov 2016 06:02 - 24 Nov 2016 06:11 #2992 by nytling92
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Thank you Kevin.

Some times you have to take time out to pay the bills. These are pics of my layout and masked so you can follow them better. I'm very happy with my layout, some may like and others may not, but I love flames and painting them. This is my take on tribal ghost flames. The owner wanted the green pearl, I was a little skeptical but it actually came out pretty good. I also work hard to get my finish as glass like as I can. Also, don't dog me too hard, if you study the flames there are differences but I do all my layout by eye and I'm 51yr old and wear readers. LOL Hope you enjoy. Back to the car soon.



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24 Nov 2016 06:09 - 24 Nov 2016 06:15 #2993 by nytling92
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Trying to clean up my garage to make some room. I got my car down in the front but the back is just sitting on jackstands at about ride height. Man it looks good to me. I wouldn't mind if it sat a little lower but the oil pan is about 4" inches off the ground and that is about as low as I want to go for a driving height. I also installed a stock spindle to have a reference for others and to compare. With the front end on jack stands again the D&S spindle side(pass) was 7 1/2" from the bottom of the wheel to the floor, the stock spindle side(driver) was 6 1/8" off the floor. I didn't take the pics from the best angle but you can kind see where the upper ball joint is in relation to the wheel. So..... the difference between the three spindles are, lets say stock is zero from there the D&S will drop that by 1 3/8" and the FM will drop 3 1/8" from stock. some may get different measurements but I kept everything the same, the spindle being the only variable. I hung a fender just to get a preview of the ride height look, I love it.
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24 Nov 2016 12:04 #2994 by oestek
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nytling92 wrote: Thank you Kevin.

Some times you have to take time out to pay the bills. These are pics of my layout and masked so you can follow them better. I'm very happy with my layout, some may like and others may not, but I love flames and painting them. This is my take on tribal ghost flames. The owner wanted the green pearl, I was a little skeptical but it actually came out pretty good. I also work hard to get my finish as glass like as I can. Also, don't dog me too hard, if you study the flames there are differences but I do all my layout by eye and I'm 51yr old and wear readers. LOL Hope you enjoy. Back to the car soon.





Nice work on the ghost flames! Those really have a nice disappearing effect when the light is not shining. The layout is nicely done, and you can tell you have them buried in the clear. Nice work!

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24 Nov 2016 13:29 #2995 by oestek
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nytling92 wrote: Trying to clean up my garage to make some room. I got my car down in the front but the back is just sitting on jackstands at about ride height. Man it looks good to me. I wouldn't mind if it sat a little lower but the oil pan is about 4" inches off the ground and that is about as low as I want to go for a driving height. I also installed a stock spindle to have a reference for others and to compare. With the front end on jack stands again the D&S spindle side(pass) was 7 1/2" from the bottom of the wheel to the floor, the stock spindle side(driver) was 6 1/8" off the floor. I didn't take the pics from the best angle but you can kind see where the upper ball joint is in relation to the wheel. So..... the difference between the three spindles are, lets say stock is zero from there the D&S will drop that by 1 3/8" and the FM will drop 3 1/8" from stock. some may get different measurements but I kept everything the same, the spindle being the only variable. I hung a fender just to get a preview of the ride height look, I love it.


Man, that does look good!

I agree with you, I probably wouldn't go any lower on the oil pan clearance. But you could always pick up the engine a hair, or mod the pan...
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24 Nov 2016 15:04 #2998 by nytling92
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Thank you for the flame compliments.

I thought about modding the oil pan but my tranny pan also hangs down there, and it is cast aluminum. This height is growing on me, we'll see, of course on shockwaves when I pull in and park somewhere I can lay it down.

Still plan on doing some (major) projects with you guys at V8 Speed & Resto.

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