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Old 11th June 2014, 22:51
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Just toying with the idea of dropping a '30s style body on a modem chassis but need to make it sit on the floor when told yet still be drive able.

Old cars were long wheel base and the only modern stuff with suitable wheel base appears to be crew cab pickups so need to drop the height.

Just dreaming at the moment but please share your thoughts*

* a 4x4 pick up based Rolls Royce Round Door would make a great tow car for a Maseratish 300s**

**especially with a big Mercedes engine dropped in the front
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Old 12th June 2014, 00:05
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Don't forget that Chris and Dan can build you a hot rod on a more suitable chassis
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Old 12th June 2014, 08:57
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If you use steering wheel airbags for the suspension they have the added advantage that, in the case of an accident, the driver compartment is shot skywards to safety. And, with your track record, what could possibly go wrong?
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Old 12th June 2014, 11:51
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Don't forget that Chris and Dan can build you a hot rod on a more suitable chassis

This question wasn't prompted in anyway by the vehicle parked outside the Tribute garage when I collected my repaired car yesterday and the model car that Chris was holding when I walked inside....

...definitely unrelated...

...and I never googled Round Door Rolls Royce
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Old 12th June 2014, 16:42
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WCA - I've already posted this link on my build thread, but just incase you missed it.



http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...da-b2200-45080

Whilst it doesn't have air bags, it is an old body on a modern chassis.

However, there are some great details on fitting air bags on this build.



http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/gar...at-truck-82580

In fact, that forum will have everything you need to know in it.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 12th June 2014, 17:38
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Either of those yours?

Scurries off to the other forum
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Old 14th June 2014, 09:26
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How hard would something like this be I wonder?


(the car, not the plane)


A quick bit of measuring

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