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Author Topic: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride  (Read 10459 times)

Offline cxman

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #40 on: Feb 11, 2019, 19:05:25 »
use girling knee action shocks you get the look and they are hydraulic
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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #41 on: Feb 11, 2019, 19:08:16 »
use girling knee action shocks you get the look and they are hydraulic

those are neat too. Pretty sure they came stock on some early (1930's??) Cadillac's. They just tend to be a bit pricey, or at least they were when I was looking at them a few years back
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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #42 on: Feb 11, 2019, 19:35:59 »
Ive always enjoyed the look of mechanical friction shocks on that style of hot rod. Granted they wont perform like hydraulic units and there will be no difference in compression vs rebound damping, but they look neat. Simple to build too, flat plate with friction material sandwiched between and a spring and bolt to vary damping. I think early stuff used leather between the plates.


Guys swear those friction shocks feel like gas shocks, and replacing some discs now and then isnít a bad deal.


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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #43 on: Feb 11, 2019, 19:50:14 »
I helped a guy out with a vintage sprint car with friction shocks. He runs it in a few vintage races each year. Friction shocks are awful. We ended up using some rotary dampers from an MG. Still terrible, but they fit and they work with the same linkage, and they were definitely an improvement.
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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #44 on: Feb 12, 2019, 22:53:43 »
Ordered front C10 shocks for this babyís rear. Started filling holes and cleaning up seams.




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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #45 on: Feb 13, 2019, 07:39:36 »
So jealous what you guys can get away with in the states, in terms of mods to your cars...

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #46 on: Feb 13, 2019, 08:13:55 »
Yeah not a chance we could do that here either.
Looks good dude.
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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #47 on: Feb 13, 2019, 12:19:50 »
So jealous what you guys can get away with in the states, in terms of mods to your cars...

Yeah, except California....  I think they even made it illegal to change out a stock exhaust on bikes...

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #48 on: Feb 13, 2019, 12:53:24 »
Only one county in Georgia (Cobb, I think) even has inspections.  My C10 was my great uncles for his peanut farm in Sylvania, GA.  First day he owned it, he pulled out the filler tube insert so he could run leaded gas (his farm had leaded gas tanks) and he cut out the catalytic converter.  That truck has never had a catalytic converter in the 40 years since it left the lot.

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Re: 1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride
« Reply #49 on: Feb 13, 2019, 14:59:38 »
Yep, we sure have a lot of different stuff on the roads.

Cars riding around with no hood, fenders, and seen one not too long ago with only the front windshield, and it was all cracked up.
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