Saturday, March 13, 2010
Current Project:1927 Highboy - Wishbones
On to the front wishbones. The stock radius rods I had did not fit my axle. So I decided to make my own front clevis out of ½ x 1 ½ flat bar stock. I clamped a piece of rectangular tubing in a vise with added flat bar spacers, clamped the ½ x 1 ½ to the tubing and then heated and bent the flat bar around the tubing on both ends. The gap was larger than the axle boss (I designed it this way) so I then made two spacers and tacked them in place to give it more of a stock type look. I could have used just the rectangular tubing without the flat bar spacers and wound up with a closer fit, but I chose to do it this way. Either way will work fine. A lot of what you do and how you build a car depends on what your skill level is and the equipment that you have access to.