Jag IFS in my Hudson

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  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    I hung some more sheet metal today.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    The 8.8” Ford rear is in. I still have to set the pinion angle and weld the perches after the engine and trans are mounted. Wheels are 15x8. Tires are 28x11.5 Mickey Thompson ET Streets (street legal slicks). No mods to body or chassis to fit.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    I guess there was one modification... the plate that goes under the springs was modified to accept the U bolts that have a wider span to go around a 3.25” axle tube. The Hudson axle tube is 3”.
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,615Senior Contributor
    Looks tuff! 
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Just about ready to put this in and fabricate a transmission crossmember and engine mounts.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Firewall clearance... check
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Radiator clearance... check
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Floorboard clearance... nope, but I knew I would have to modify that.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    I've been busy with other stuff... working on the bolt-in transmission crossmember now.
  • RhodoraRhodora Posts: 51Member
    Nice to see you're still going strong! By the way, I've never seen a box like that oil cooler at the front of the V8. Is that a factory Ford thing? I'm a complete noob when it comes to Ford, really.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Rhodora said:
    Nice to see you're still going strong! By the way, I've never seen a box like that oil cooler at the front of the V8. Is that a factory Ford thing? I'm a complete noob when it comes to Ford, really.
    It is factory on a 94 F350
  • chopperchuckchopperchuck Posts: 259Expert Adviser
    Looking good Danny
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    About half way done. Just need to make the arm that reaches forward for the trans mount to sit on.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Crossmember done. Tomorrow after work I will slop some paint on it and get it installed.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Painted and installed.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    I finished the engine mounts
  • RhodoraRhodora Posts: 51Member
    edited November 2020
    Sorry if this is a stupid question (I’m no chassis specialist), will that hold the downward weight and flex? I’ve only seen motor mounts with triangulated sides, that’s why I ask :smile:

    *edit* Oh wait, now I see the T joint in the middle, never mind :smiley:
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member

    Yes it does.
  • RhodoraRhodora Posts: 51Member
    Very nice! Looking good!
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Cutting the oil pan for rack and pinion clearance, so I can leave the firewall untouched.
  • chopperchuckchopperchuck Posts: 259Expert Adviser
    Still looking good
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member


    Test fitting... there was just enough space to install the engine and trans together. Once it’s in, there is room to remove the rack without disturbing the engine, if I ever need to.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member


    Cleaning up the floor pan... no rust, but it has been abused, at some point. I will be repairing he carnage before I modify it to fit the new transmission.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Making some progress. Thank you to Bent Metal for the guidance.
  • RhodoraRhodora Posts: 51Member
    You’re steaming on and doing great work!

    // I get an email when you post something new, I don’t respond every time but know that people are following your topic and are very much enjoying and applauding your progress. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a great new year :smiley:
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member
    Thanks Rhodora.  I’m still welding, cutting and welding.
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    Getting some more patches ready to weld in tomorrow.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member


    Getting the closed back up, little by little.
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 793Member

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