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Old 06 Dec 2013, 02:35 pm
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Looking at my engine bay and peering down the accessory side of the engine, wiggling
the timing cover around, thinking
of doing the water pump, my mind start envisioning a tilt front end.
I tell my wife who nods, raises her eyebrows and changes
the subject to the laundry. I keep thinking about it and wanted
to see what you gurus thought. Looking at a stripped front
end, the frame still hinders access and my dream of being
able to 'get to everything' easily is deflating.
What do you guys think? Just discussing, not planning
anything, though I still think it'd be a fun project and
sweet to flip the whole front end up.







Also, anyone know how to resize pics in the code,...? I tried
to figure that out; have been using irfanview, but that
gets annoying on every pic.
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Old 06 Dec 2013, 03:00 pm
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A lot of us use the free hosting site Photo and image hosting, free photo galleries, photo editing and they bring the photos to a perfect size for on-line forums without you doing anything.

A tilt front end would be a major undertaking but it has been done before. The "Teazer Roadster" has a tilt front end but there's no pictures that I can find.

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Old 06 Dec 2013, 03:28 pm
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depending how handy you are you could cut the frame off in front of the strut, box it, and weld a tube in it's place. you'd have a lot more room then. i mean something like this:



can you get the nose (bumper cover, lights, and fenders) to come off in one piece? this is how i usually worked on my mustang. one bolt by the bottom of the door on each side, 2 on each side under the hood. 6 total. took 2 minutes to get off or on. there were more from the factory, but i eliminated some of the bracketry i deemed unnecessary in the interest of quick removal and weight savings. literally took it on and off like this over 100x. it's not as convienent as a tilting fron end, but it might be an idea.

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Old 06 Dec 2013, 03:37 pm
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if you are using windows, download and install this. it is a powertoy made by a microsoft engineer. it adds the ability to easily resize images by simply right clicking them and picking a size. you can do one at a time, a whole group, whatever you want. you can also either set it to resize the originals, or to make resized copies. it is tiny, free, and it works great.

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Old 06 Dec 2013, 04:14 pm
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Default Re: Tilt Front End

Thanks rob! Great reply there sir, where's the 'rep' button? I hadn't thought of just chopping the frame and then tubing out whatever support you needed. I actually like your way of taking the whole front end off better than a tilt. Do you have a build thread on the mustang? I'd really like to check that out if you do!
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Old 06 Dec 2013, 05:05 pm
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Thanks rob! Great reply there sir, where's the 'rep' button? I hadn't thought of just chopping the frame and then tubing out whatever support you needed. I actually like your way of taking the whole front end off better than a tilt. Do you have a build thread on the mustang? I'd really like to check that out if you do!
haha glad you like the idea. there's no build info about that car anywhere. i built it to take peoples money on the street. i didn't want anyone to know what was in it, or what was done to it. just another slow rustang.

i got the front end idea from a friend. he's take tons of metal off cars and you'd never even know it.

not my car, just where i got the idea:

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