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Old 12-21-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default the Jalapeno roadster build

Hi there everyone....well after being on here for a few months and having a great time reading all your awesome threads ...I thought i would post some pics of my Track T build in progress.
I've been around the rodding scene here in Dunedin NZ for a bit over 24yrs and have been planning on building a track T for quite a while.
So this is my effort to date..I'm a panelbeater/coachbuilder with 20 odd years under my belt so i got this far ok ..but its been sitting now for around 3yrs due to lack of funds after the wheels fell off my marriage...oh well.. shit happens!
Anyway I figure if I start a build thread ..y'all might help keep me truckin on with this hot little number...
I apologise for the poor quality of the pics I took early on . They were taken with my old minolta 35mm ,but hopefully you'll get the idea
The chassis is 3x2 x1/8 box with simple body mounts,tri-angulated for link rear and stainless IFS with an Indy car feel
The body is scratch built based on some patterns i took off an old fibre 23 T-bucket and proceeded to modify...
I guess i should shut up now and just post more pics! lol
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: the Jalapeno roadster build

heres some more...
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: the Jalapeno roadster build

and a couple more...
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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your metal shaping skills are awesome.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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Wow! You have some terrific panelbeater skills, mate. That is a sweet looking T.
Love how you moved the turtle deck up and I must add that your IFS is about the only one I've seen on a T-Bucket that I think really looks good. It's going to be a great looking Track T. Tell us more about what kind of power plant you're planning.
I'm impressed.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:26 PM   #6
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thanks guys! At this stage I'm lookin at using my '66 327/300 with fuelies and poss a quad weber set up on it ...not sure on trans ...the tunnel was built with a T350 sittin in place but I probably should put a manual box in the car...
another option is a 283 and '57 3speed ...(or as unhamb friendly as it is maybe an LT1 injected motor..!)
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:11 AM   #7
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This is sweet. I love scratch built rod rods.The scale looks right.Any pics of the nose??I`ll be watching this. To me a car build of my own is like therapy. When I`m down and out a day at something of my own make everything better.Time to finish this puppy.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:10 AM   #8
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Great build, I to thought the IFS was a bad choice. But you made it work, Indy inspired for sure.

And, not that it matters, But I vote for the 3 spd or maybe 5 speed.

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:16 AM   #9
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I'm impressed, it takes oodles of skill and determination to scratch build like you've done, keep up the excellent work!
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #10
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: the Jalapeno roadster build

has anyone used foam bricks in their fuel tank at all? and are they any good?

also I'm keen for some input on shaping up windscreen posts if you guys have any good ideas...I've thought about makin a mould and having them sand cast but maybe theres an easier way?
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #12
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Nice project. Metal work is outstanding.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:33 PM   #13
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Wow, fantastic skills.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:34 AM   #14
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Very cool. Nice shapes you're poundin out there!
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 AM   #15
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Sweet project!

About the windscreen; I recall a thread where the guy fabricated a Duvall or Hallock style frame from sheet metal welded together. He formed the channels separate and welded on the faces. Turned out real nice.

Maybe someone can find it for us.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:05 AM   #16
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Nice stuff. Keep us posted. Gary
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:35 AM   #17
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thanks heaps for the positive comments guys! I've done a bit of a search for windscreen posts incl havin a search of bobbleed's threads but have'nt found too much as yet...so the hunt continues!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #18
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:24 AM   #19
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Absolutely excellent!!! The panel beater skills you have are sure showing up in this one. Be sure to keep us informed as the build goes on.

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Old 01-03-2011, 06:33 AM   #20
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Looks like you got it going your way so hang in there this time and geterdone!
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