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Postby mojaveracer208 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:11 am

1971ford wrote:This thread needs more pics of old fords!!!!!!!

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I agree. It's been a while since there were fresh pics on here. Thanks Ryan.

Note the bumpsteer on this truck.

Those cables must have been placed as a trap like in Baja, huh? 8)
Or are they a safety catch system in case his attempt at a double back flip goes wrong?
How can you tell you are going as fast as you can, if you don't crash once in a while to verify it?
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Postby Dust » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:59 am

Figure I may as well just put this in here because I'm building on my Highboy and this thread needs some tech to go with the terrific in-flight pictures.

Talk to me (again) about a front parallel 4-link with Panhard (5-link) and what are the critical geometry and what I can live with.
For instance do I worry about AntiDive at all, springs and damping will have a huge influence; or, since this is a steering axle is roll steer even a factor.
I've been hammering on this to the point where I'm probably making it more complected then it really is!
Bump steer will be as small as I can make it. <Duh...
Typical RArms I've modeled look to have big AntiDive numbers 150% being common I'll be sub 100%.
Roll center depends on Panhard, locate for best compromise.
Roll Axis angularity, man there is a stump'r; On a blank sheet design it is one thing, but working with an existing chassis.. How much is too much and or being as this is a steering axle do it really matter? I'm fighting to get sub 7° Roll Oversteer.

This rig is not going to see any serious Prerunning, my days for that are done :(
It must handle at speed on pavement and relatively smooth dirt surfaces (read gravel roads).

I've been researching this all over the place and talked to some terrific people!
I think I understand the theoretical aspects but... now I need to find the real-world practicality.
Reply or PM as you choose, confidences will be kept.

Still looking for the answers to life's persistent questions... :wink:
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Postby Dust » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:58 pm

Absolutely stunning the complete lack of information.
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Postby 1971ford » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:46 pm

mojaveracer208 wrote:
1971ford wrote:This thread needs more pics of old fords!!!!!!!

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I agree. It's been a while since there were fresh pics on here. Thanks Ryan.

Note the bumpsteer on this truck.

Those cables must have been placed as a trap like in Baja, huh? 8)
Or are they a safety catch system in case his attempt at a double back flip goes wrong?

That's my truck (not sure if ya knew or not)
The picture must make it look like it has more bumpsteer than it does. There is VERY minimal bump steer for the amount of travel it has.
After setting up the swinger steering and drooping the truck completely and bumping completely, I could not visually see any bumpsteer at all from about 30 feet away looking at the front straight on, but I have to assume there is some bump steer like any beam truck.
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Postby 1971ford » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:48 pm

Here's a different view of that jump, helping show that rear-vew picture tricks the eye
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Postby mojaveracer208 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:31 am

It sure LOOKS better from the front Ryan. I'm jealous in the 1st place anyway. I like the truck. So don't think I'm trying to be harsh. I wouldn't be wasting the bandwidth in this forum unless I love these trucks. The rear view definitely LOOKS like it has a lot of toe-out. That could make it handle pretty sketchy if it did. I wanted to bring that to your attention in case. But if it's not the case, Cool!
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Postby 7D6F250 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:03 pm

got some new pic's to put up, stay tuned
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Postby doc » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:31 am

7D6F250 wrote:got some new pic's to put up, stay tuned

Well? lol
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Postby 7D6F250 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:01 pm

Sorry Doc! Been slakin'..... I've been messing with my super duty. Just put a new stearing box in the 'Hauler though, last one finally pooped out. Any updates from the other Old Skool Ford guys?
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Postby mrmatt » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:21 am

Stop slackin' then! Get some pics posted!
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Postby 77F150 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:18 am

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Has anyone seen this truck around lately?? Trying to see if she is still around and running or if parted out. Would be nice to find it again and see current status? Maybe for sale? 7D6F250 had her and passed her on to a member on Go Fast Broncos and I know it was sold again after that. Just hoping to maybe find it... Thanks.
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Postby cwrisley04 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:24 am

I bought it from 7D6F250, and sold it to a guy in Escondido. He tried to sell it back to me and it was on Craigs for awhile. Havent heard or seen it since. I wouldnt mind owning it again!! Solid truck.
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Postby 77F150 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:17 am

Nice... that means she still out there somewhere and not smashed in a wrecking yard.
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