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Nolen, I need some pics of how you mounted the Ford shock towers to Kate. Also, some measurements would be nice too. Sorry about Gilmer but my sister came off of the back of a motorcycle at 40m.p.h. with no helmet. We were with her cause they did not know if she was going to make it. She just got out of I.C.U., internal bleeding = opened up from sternam to groin(stainless staples), broken ankle at joint = 6 stainless steel screws and cast, bruised lungs = breathing maching (8 days), swolen pituitary gland = dumping all sodium in body, no leathers = road rash all down backside, and finally invincible attitude = 19 years old! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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Hey man,

Sorry about your sister. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

OK, no pics or measurements needed for this.

The Ford towers have a bend in them. Weld them with the top of the frame at the bend in the tower and they will be perfect for your Alcans.

BTW, where did you get your motor mounts again?
 

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The motor mounts came from Bob Firestine, they are killer! Oh by the way, I am being transfered to Austin in the first part of November. We will be there the 9th so I will have to come up for a cruiser meeting. I will take some pics of the mounts and post them, as for the guys email; it is packed away. When we unpack I will list the info. Austin has got more wheelin than Houston! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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hope your sister bounces back!!!!
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From all who I'm sure read this, send our best wishes to your sis, even from all the wheelers in Oz <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by 1970cruiser:
<STRONG>The motor mounts came from Bob Firestine, they are killer! Oh by the way, I am being transfered to Austin in the first part of November. We will be there the 9th so I will have to come up for a cruiser meeting. I will take some pics of the mounts and post them, as for the guys email; it is packed away. When we unpack I will list the info. Austin has got more wheelin than Houston! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
We have a growing chapter in Austin. The president's name is Hunter Arend. He just finished a FJ-60 springover that Dog Walker hooked him up on the cut and turn.

You are going to love it in Austin. Hope you got a raise though, cost of living is MUCH more in Austin <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Hey Guys, Thanks for all the support on my sis! She is young and will be fine. We found a house up there and yes C.O.L. is more expensive. We use to go to school there, wife graduated there, and prices have come down alot. The house market really cooled off, layoffs from Dell and other e-buisnesses. We are going up on the weekends looking so cruiser time is at a minimum. Also, cruiser funds are suspended until we move, watch everyone will start selling parts I need. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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The Ford towers have a bend in them. Weld them with the top of the frame at the bend in the tower and they will be perfect
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Just a suggestion here guys. In my opinion welding to the frame (esp. vertical welds)shoud be avoided. Shock towers are not weight bearing unless you use your shocks as bump stops, and don't need the added strength of being welded to the frame. Bolt those suckers on!
 

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Originally posted by Shipwreck:
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Just a suggestion here guys. In my opinion welding to the frame (esp. vertical welds)shoud be avoided. [/QB][/QUOTE]

I have to disagree with you here. I have a long list of things that are welded to my frame:

Nerf bars
2 new Crossmembers
Shock mounts
Frame box kit
New Shakle mountsSkid plate

What? What is the deal with not welding to a frame? Heat weakens, that is a fact, but the things that are welded to the frame often strengthen the overall integrity of the frame and also reduce fram flex, etc.

If I had a race car, and speed was an issue, I would think twice about welding to the frame, however, since Cruisers are low speed vehicles and often welding to the frame is unavoidable.

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[/QB[/QUOTE]Just a suggestion here guys. In my opinion welding to the frame (esp. vertical welds)shoud be avoided. Shock towers are not weight bearing unless you use your shocks as bump stops, and don't need the added strength of being welded to the frame. Bolt those suckers on![/QB][/QUOTE]


Not this one again. This does apply to frames that are heat treated - i.e. semi- trailers. Cruiser frames are just fine for welding on.

Jim

[ 10-18-2001: Message edited by: TLCObsession ]
 

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Originally posted by 1970cruiser:
<STRONG>The motor mounts came from Bob Firestine, they are killer! Oh by the way, I am being transfered to Austin in the first part of November. We will be there the 9th so I will have to come up for a cruiser meeting. I will take some pics of the mounts and post them, as for the guys email; it is packed away. When we unpack I will list the info. Austin has got more wheelin than Houston! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Maybe if you consider Illegal spots, but as far as real legal places, the two closest are San Antonio and Llano river. If you know something I don't, PLEASE tell me!
 
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