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 Post subject: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: May 20th, 2012, 7:53 pm 

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Well I did get some progress done on this recently.

I didn't really like the idea of doing a 520/555 hybrid trans and going to a 3.5 final drive ratio to accomodate the OBX differential I'm going to buy (because I'm too cheap to buy a Quaife) so I had a friend modify the ring gear side of the diff of a A555 to basically resemble a A520 ring gear by cutting out the middle and machining the inner diameter to the proper spec. Now I can keep my 3.85 final drive with hopefully little more than drilling out the holes in the OBX to 12mm.

I don't have the pictures of what it looked like before, but here is the final product beside a A520 ring gear. Anyone who has had a A555 differential apart knows that it was designed to split in half, unlike most every other diff I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: May 20th, 2012, 7:59 pm 

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Also got a bit done on the rear quarter panel repair. I had to fabricate the patch by hand (thankfully with a few basic tools it was fairly easy), and still needs a lot of tweeking. I want to get the middle patch tacked in before I do final welding so I can see how it all fits.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: May 20th, 2012, 8:17 pm 

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Nice to see some work getting done on the Rampage. How much longer til it will be done?

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: May 20th, 2012, 8:26 pm 

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Katlaw wrote:
Nice to see some work getting done on the Rampage. How much longer til it will be done?

Law

Its been torn apart for over 5 years now. If I don't get my ass in gear, never.... :roll: Seriously though, I would say 5 years from now hopefully.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: January 21st, 2016, 4:46 pm 

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Just realized I haven't updated this thread in so long it disappeared from the project log area. Back to the top. Pics to follow....


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2016, 9:26 am 

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83rampage wrote:
Its been torn apart for over 5 years now. If I don't get my ass in gear, never.... :roll: Seriously though, I would say 5 years from now hopefully.


Tick-Tock, Just over a year left for you to complete it now...LOL

(I'm one to talk though...)


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: December 4th, 2017, 3:45 pm 

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Got some progress done. Order of the pics are a bit messed up. First 2 show the rust repair at the back corner of the LH side floor. I haven't welded in the patch panel yet but you can see it in pic 2. The patch panel was from a parts car I had and it required some repair as well.

Pic 3+4 show before/after LH front floor panel. The black primered portion of the patch was a piece of a repair panel from a Mustang I modified to fit. Couldn't make it one piece because the pressed in ribs of the Mustang panel interfered with the frame rail. Yes I know it technically is a Ford part but the price was right and once I get the grinding done it will look somewhat factory like.


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 9:26 am 
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Nice work! I envy no one that has to do rust repair.



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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: December 6th, 2017, 5:07 pm 

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Thanks. Unfortunately there is no shortage of rust. If it wasn't for it being in the family it's whole life I may have scrapped it. Getting lots of practice making patch panels. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 Rampage resto
PostPosted: December 11th, 2017, 10:45 am 
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The progress looks great! Good on you for tackling such a task. I'm with DJ, I think rust repair is the worst, and don't envy anybody taking on the job.



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