Ramblin Rover - The Vivisector of Solihull
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1/20/16
8:10 AM
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The stock wheels are narrow 13"s, on a four lug pattern. With the rear axle upgrade, I had to have a five lug wheel in rear, and I swapped to five lug in front with a disc brake conversion. Re: the original wheels, there is no there there.

1/19/16
9:47 PM
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Not huge. Wheels will most likely be 15x7s. If you can think of another mag wheel that would work with the dog dish I’m all ears - nothing but the centerline style seem to be on target so far. I suspect the fake studs might look better painted.

1/16/16
6:21 PM
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Didn’t get to the plugs. I ended up working on the Benz where it died at work(busted throttle cable, now fixed), and then a couple hours over at work - since I was there - CADing the geometry of the upper suspension mounts for the Ranchero. It was the Ranchero I was talking about getting rolling, since I want it Read more

1/7/16
11:32 PM
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I didn’t see this because you replied to yourself, but Im sure everyone would gladly welcome you aboard. Search oppositelock for “Club openings” and reply to the topmost thread requesting authorship. They’ll (the mods) be more than happy to do so, and then you can publish posts to oppositelock for appropriate praise Read more

1/2/16
3:40 PM
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The parabolics were on sale - hadnt heard about sag, but we’ll watch them. Got some spare springs, mostly just giving these a whirl. We’re keeping the narrow track width and Warn hubs of the original axles, and the outer bits aren’t a perfectly straight match Rangey to Series afaik, so despite having a pair of RRC Read more

12/23/15
8:37 AM
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I’ve raised the door sills 7”, will have the floor pan sealed, and I’ve installed a 4wd transfer case to provide selectable drive. Amphibious, as soon as it has a full floor again.

12/3/15
11:14 PM
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At some point there was a C O N T I N E N T A L set of letters, but that may have been a 58 option only or something. Or 57? I don’t recall, but I do remember that the actual letters of that kind I saw attach using pins and not blades like... at least the 57 Premiere. Maybe it was a set for the back of a 61 I’m Read more

12/3/15
7:51 PM
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I ran across this looking for a good front-on shot so I could compare the zinc letters to a 59 - somebody is selling some older ones (In search of the missing ‘C’). Did you know the hood letters seem to have been an option? I’ve seen a good number now, even Continentals with no letters at all. Meanwhile, I’ve got a 60 Read more

10/21/15
9:44 PM
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Any British barge I get will be christened HMS Warspite, because reasons. Possibly a US barge too, though USS Ticonderoga might also work . Depends on whether it’s more a heavy cruiser/battleship or a flattop.

10/12/15
8:45 PM
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Excellent. They’re not marring my surrounds any more than they already are, which is a plus, though they ARE a bit rougher than I’d have liked as such. I have to have my tig welding friend add a little filler to make them meet up with the grill better (different model year) and I’ll have to soften and hammer out a Read more

10/12/15
8:30 PM
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Well, at the front end, I’m modifying a 60 grill, 62 headlight surrounds, the 63 front end, and a 71 Mustang front bumper to all play nice with one another. Of course, you’re probably wondering more about the transfer case and jet drive. The answer there is: exactly what you don’t want to admit is obvious is going on.