Once a Postal 67 800 Build

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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    No it is actually a normal 14 bolt out of a 90's chevy. It utilizes c&c hubs to bring the width down to 63.5 inches. I used a bracket I cut off a dana 60u I was using for another project, and welded it on the 14 bolt as the tubes were the same size. This allowed me to bolt on the caliper bracket and in hat parking break off of the dana 60u. 3/4 ton dodges from the early 2000's used the same breaks, but the rotor was deeper so I used that in order to get a slip on rotor. This allows easier maintenance as all the disk break kits put the rotor on the back of the hub meaning you have to take apart the hub when you do breaks. It also gave me a reliable parking break, and massive dual piston calipers. 20200630_134919.jpg 20200630_134929.jpg
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    I cut the links and threw them on the truck in order to start having fun and flexing the rear axle. 20200630_122822.jpg 20200630_122859.jpg
    The upper links hit the rear crossmember at full compression, but this does not seem like a huge deal to me as the suspension will not flex this much without major body modifications. 20200630_124200.jpg 20200630_124216.jpg 20200630_124534.jpg I threw a tire on to get a real world idea of how much flex I would get. This gave me 6 inches of uptravel and 8 of down before the tire wanted to custom clearance the fender. 20200630_131842.jpg 20200630_131834.jpg 20200630_131824.jpg
    A 35 fits quite nicely. It has enough room to clear the fender at full bump. If I ever wanted to run a bigger tire, like a 37 or 38 I could leave the suspension alone I would just have to widen up the fender openings a bit. Which I might do, but put in the extra effort to keep the fender opening looking stock much like they did on the ultimate adventure scout 80 in 4wor.
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    I started mounting the coilovers. I had used the 14 inch coilovers for mockup on the front as I did not have 18 inchers yet. So in order to take them off I made some nice ones I got at the steel yard for 12 bucks to replace them. They are a bit firmer. 20200703_193801.jpg
    I started figuring out how they would mount in the rear. The axle side mount actually mounts about 3 inches in front of the axle, and the shocks leans forward a bit. I did this because I wanted to keep the shocks inside the body, while also clearing the tire at full stuff. 20200703_193741.jpg The mount literally goes all the way to the top of the fender wall since the shocks are so tall. It is tight but the shock clears everything ok. 20200703_193748.jpg Here is the shock hoop before final welding. It took nearly an entire day to design this as it required a lot of thinking. I will do the other side tommarrow. 27143010011435.jpeg
     
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