BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Share
avatar
southern man

Number of posts : 473
Location : Columbia, South Carolina
Registration date : 2008-05-21

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by southern man on Fri May 04, 2012 9:02 pm

I put those tri-bar's on mine (without the turn signal option). They fit fine and look cool, but I don't drive mine at night much and can't say whether the blue dots will melt. Hope not.

I can't remember if mine are Lucas or not. I got them on the internet from somewhere, and I don't think I paid anywhere near $70 for them.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Mon May 07, 2012 8:42 pm

I Have a queston, what would be the better KING PINS to install the Nylon or Brass bushings?



I got ambitious last weekend and tackled my donor front end. I want to rebuild it then install it into the Old Girl. Sooo I though I would ask what you guys think about which king pins are the way to go.

avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:34 pm

Well after taking the dremil tool to my new mirrors I got the adjustment I needed, nothing like buying some thing new and hacking it up. Resto Mod.

Oh and I drove for over an hour with my new headlights on and no melting.....so far so good.









avatar
Digz

Number of posts : 3727
Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Digz on Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:34 am

Man it all looks Good !! Got some new shoes?? What did you go with on the king pin bushings? I know we had some big trucks that used the nylon with no issues ,but I havent been around this light stuff enough to have an opinion.
avatar
dix
Moderator 1st Class
Moderator 1st Class

Number of posts : 7974
Location : pittsburgh pa
Age : 60
Registration date : 2008-05-29

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by dix on Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:34 pm

lyrad what size wheels are they.??? they do look good


_________________
still vannin since 1974
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:22 pm

Hey guys, Yeah the bushing I went with were the metal one's. So I have the new King pins in the axe and new spring bushings in. I have to order new tire rod ends this week and look into a streering box rebuild kit if one is available. Next month I'm hoping to install the rebuilt front suspension in the Old Girl.

The new front wheels are 17" E/T customs, the fit checks out no interference on the inside. I will have to be carefull picking out the skins though, once I lower the front my clearance might be tight.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:03 am

Well 4 months have past and I haven't installed the front suspention. I have decided to wait and do the rear at the same time. This morning I was looking at some before and after pic's.....it's coming along. hopefully I will have my drive train completed for spring.









avatar
Twinpilot001

Number of posts : 6186
Location : spokane ,Wa.
Registration date : 2009-09-28

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:48 pm

Looking great!! u know electric man up there??
avatar
wirepuller

Number of posts : 169
Location : Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registration date : 2011-01-28

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by wirepuller on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:32 pm

Hmm. I just noticed that! Hey Lyrad, I'm on southside. Where abouts are you?

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:28 pm

Hey there twinpilot, If you mean wirepuller. no I don't but allways willing to van talk over a wobbly pop or two.

Wirepuller I hang my hat in Sherwood Park. What is your ride?
avatar
wirepuller

Number of posts : 169
Location : Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registration date : 2011-01-28

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by wirepuller on Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:05 am

I actually bought a 61 econo from twinpilot. I just got it up here in july and hopefully will start the resto-mod next summer, but start buying parts soon. My avatar is my design for it.

We'll have to try and meet up for a quick coffee or something. I'd love to check out your van!!
avatar
Twinpilot001

Number of posts : 6186
Location : spokane ,Wa.
Registration date : 2009-09-28

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:13 am

Tes =wirepuller -its him = Hell of a nice person too- has some good plans for that 61 econo.- Careful =snows commin!! Were sure lucky we dont live in northern east coast usa!! affraid
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:45 pm

Nov.5,2012 Day one of part 2 of my project.
Removed the battery and gas tank.

My good buddy Gary is hosting part 2 in his man cave.

I'm telling him that we have to change the name to "Van Cave" at least for a few months LOL.

Let the games begin!
avatar
Big W

Number of posts : 3277
Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
Age : 53
Registration date : 2011-01-13

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Big W on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Lyrad...What did that rear with the disc breaks come from? And did you add the disc or did it have those on there allready. You may have mentioned erlier in your post, but may have missed it....thanks. And was it narrowed at all?

....I just re-read the beginning of your post...lol..Never mind what I was asking. I figured lincoln was the donor. I was pretty tired when I posted this last night.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:44 pm

Up Up and a way!
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:51 am

Tearing the rear interior out, getting ready to tub the fender wells.




avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:13 pm

Here is a devise I made to de-arch my leaf springs.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:34 pm

avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:59 am

Well my buddy Morray came over with is cutting disks to chop up my fender wells. Yahoo!

I hope wheels will fit.






Last edited by Lyrad on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:05 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : photo problem)
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:36 pm

This weekend I should be able to slide the diff under the Old Girl. Then figure out what stays and what goes. It sure looks big in this picture.
avatar
dodge man

Number of posts : 2041
Location : ohio
Registration date : 2012-08-08

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by dodge man on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:51 pm

SUPPER NICE !!!
avatar
Digz

Number of posts : 3727
Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Digz on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:31 pm

Okay , I may have missed it, but what are the details on the rear rims? Look like 10"wide? but alot of backspace?
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:39 am

The rims have a 8" back space with 4" to the front, I did this so that when looking at them straight on they dont look like a wide slick.
avatar
Lyrad

Number of posts : 277
Location : St.Albert, Alberta
Registration date : 2011-01-20

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:17 pm

Big day got the old 10 bolt out and played around positioning the new one on the floor jack at different heights.

Not sure of the ride height that I want....gaser look or more of a low rider? I have to pick a ride height so that I can set the pinion angle and weld the spring perchs.









avatar
Digz

Number of posts : 3727
Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Digz on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:18 pm

I would suggest a height that lets you change the tire ,,lol

Sponsored content

Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:18 am