Decent hoop style upper steering arm?

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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2017, 10:18:12 PM »
Saw this not to long ago.
now THATS what I'm talkin' about! That's nice!
It's on the front of this.
Is that that Mickey Himsl modified that was restored recently? That steering arm is probably older than I am! I'd like to build mine spring over, but to do that, I will have to re-work the spring perch to get it to sit low enough. I'll have to really measure and see where the WB is going to end up, it I can do it spring behind and still keep it under 96" wb, I will probably go that way, not sure. I want to end up between 92-96" wb.
Ya it's Mickeys.
Another arm.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2017, 10:24:31 PM »
Ya it's Mickeys.
Another arm.
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That's pretty too, I like the off-white in the web of the axle. Looks like the bones are drilled too. I am going to drill the axle and bones on mine. I need to pick up a NICE pair of bones in the next week here, then send my axle over to the island and get it dropped, and I want to drop the steering arm like on the Himsl car, that looks really nice. Once I get that done, I should be off and running.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2017, 11:00:44 PM »
Saw this not to long ago.
now THATS what I'm talkin' about! That's nice!
It's on the front of this.

I'd like to see an overhead shot of that arm, it looks like it was fabricated so the center line of the tie rod end is in front of the axle c/l. Just like a '32-'34 spindle, with the c/l not perpendicular to the backing plate it forms a 90* angle with the drag link and the turning radius will be the same on both sides.
To me that was always the one thing really wrong with the old style hoop arm, the forged "sling shot" arms are perpendicular too, but easy enough to heat and correct.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 01:22:00 AM »
Saw this not to long ago.
now THATS what I'm talkin' about! That's nice!
It's on the front of this.

I'd like to see an overhead shot of that arm, it looks like it was fabricated so the center line of the tie rod end is in front of the axle c/l. Just like a '32-'34 spindle, with the c/l not perpendicular to the backing plate it forms a 90* angle with the drag link and the turning radius will be the same on both sides.
To me that was always the one thing really wrong with the old style hoop arm, the forged "sling shot" arms are perpendicular too, but easy enough to heat and correct.
Larry,
 I didn't take a overhead shot.I guess I'll have to take afew close ups of stuff just in case someone asks.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2017, 07:38:14 PM »
Hey, I know!! How about one of these bad boys?? very tasteful... ;D
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 07:54:40 PM »
Hey, I know!! How about one of these bad boys?? very tasteful... ;D

OK, just because Tom said you couldn't be banned don't think we can't vote to get that overturned.😳
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2017, 08:57:42 PM »
Hey, I know!! How about one of these bad boys?? very tasteful... ;D
No.Hang it on the fence & use that for a flower pot to sit on.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2017, 11:02:48 PM »
Its funny, the same guy makes a really nice pair of friction shocks, I was actually looking for those when I found that steering arm! I guess if you are running a business, if it sells well, so be it!
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2017, 09:47:22 PM »
Hey, I know!! How about one of these bad boys?? very tasteful... ;D
If u use that,Here's a matching steering wheel fo ya
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2017, 10:02:19 PM »
Hey, I know!! How about one of these bad boys?? very tasteful... ;D
If u use that,Here's a matching steering wheel fo ya
NIIIIICE! ;D
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2017, 03:40:11 PM »
Steering arms.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
Nice looking axle in the second pic. I need to get mine on a bus by the end of the week to get it dropped. Not sure if it will happen, but I would like to have my bucket sitting on wheels by the time winter hits, but I am out of the country for August, so that's a lot less time than it might seem like. I also want to put a dropped perch on the front, and I am completely re-doing the rear spring mounts, so its a fairly tall order.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2017, 06:24:13 PM »
Its funny, the same guy makes a really nice pair of friction shocks, I was actually looking for those when I found that steering arm! I guess if you are running a business, if it sells well, so be it!

I followed up on these friction shocks, just a rubber disc in them, I will pass. I think I might try to make some.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 08:36:17 PM »
This is good looking.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2017, 08:58:58 PM »
Yup, that's very slick, I especially like those finger springs and the safety wire.
I was thinking about making a shallow cup that goes on the end of the crossmember with a stud in the middle, with a disc of old clutch material under a 6061 arm with belled holes, a couple more discs of old clutch material with flat aluminum discs in between stacked on top of that, topped off with half a chevy valve spring and a chromed chevy valve spring retainer on top with maybe some holes drilled in it, and a lock washer with an acorn nut on top.
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Re: Decent hoop style upper steering arm?
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2017, 09:06:33 PM »
Chip made these, they look good. I want something that channels a sixties drag car vibe. I also want to run split Model A bones with lightening holes, something like this will carry through on that theme.
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