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This is what I started with.
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This is where I’m m at now. Will be posting more soon.
 

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Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee me likes a lot. Welcome to the forum from TEXAS. Gettng some popcorn and a beer. We like pictures
 

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Thanks! This is my first build and I’m taking it slowly because I have no idea what I’m doing lol.
 

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Got my beer and popcorn out looks like a fun one...oh yea
 

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Just a comment here. I wouldn't get too far into welding the perches to the axle at this point. Need to assemble the spindles, and get the car sitting on tires, so you can set the proper kingpin angle, and then it can be welded. But I wouldn't permanently weld the perches until the engine/trans are in the car, and you have that weight on the springs too. Then you'll know for sure the kingpin angle is correct, and you can tack it, then pull it out to do the final weld.
 

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Just a comment here. I wouldn't get too far into welding the perches to the axle at this point. Need to assemble the spindles, and get the car sitting on tires, so you can set the proper kingpin angle, and then it can be welded. But I wouldn't permanently weld the perches until the engine/trans are in the car, and you have that weight on the springs too. Then you'll know for sure the kingpin angle is correct, and you can tack it, then pull it out to do the final weld.
That’s the plan, I just tacked the perches on for the time being. I’m waiting for the wheels to be delivered, I’m going to install the kingpins and spindles tomorrow and play the waiting game.
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These should be here next week! (I hope)
 

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That's the one part of my various car builds I like the least. The waiting. And right after that is the numerous assembly for mock up, then disassembly, and reassembly, over and over. Sometimes 3-4 times before things finally go together that last time! That last assembly with fresh parts, fresh painted, and knowing it's the last time feels great!
 

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That’s the plan, I just tacked the perches on for the time being. I’m waiting for the wheels to be delivered, I’m going to install the kingpins and spindles tomorrow and play the waiting game. View attachment 107357 These should be here next week! (I hope)
Tough to beat Torq Thrust wheels! I bought the TTO wheels, which are the "Torq Thrust Old Style" and have the peaked spokes with as cast centers. They were crazy cheap, and look great!

 

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As most of the members on this site know, I don't think you can ever go wrong with the original style Torque Thrust wheels with the peaked spokes which is why I have them on both my cars. Are you going with them on all four corners? Can't wait for photos!
 
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check out my dsb build. I am building a 51. you can learn a lot by my mess ups as well since I am a bit further along than you and I have no idea what I am doing either!
 

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As most of the members on this site know, I don't think you can ever go wrong with the original style Torque Thrust wheels with the peaked spokes which is why I have them on both my cars. Are you going with them on all four corners? Can't wait for photos!
I’m kicking around putting Ansen slots in the back I really like that look!
 

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check out my dsb build. I am building a 51. you can learn a lot by my mess ups as well since I am a bit further along than you and I have no idea what I am doing either!
I will definitely check that out thank you!
 

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I’m kicking around putting Ansen slots in the back I really like that look!
I also prefer different wheels front and back. Makes it look more authentic.
 

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I also prefer different wheels front and back. Makes it look more authentic.
Just "This week I can get these wheels". A month or two later "I scored these wheels". Instead of steel.
 
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OH! Forgot, DUH. ET TEAM 111 is making 15X31/2 fronts. When are the feds gonna stp that again?
 
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