The Jalopy Journal
Again I made another buck to fab rear piece.
Both sides done. The back will be cut straight to match cars of that era, many had to back panel.
Pipe buck, and finished piece.
I shaped a piece of 1/4' inch plate to use as a buck to form the corner, and pipe for another one.
I added one of wood bucks to start mockup.
This transition from 3 panels joining together came out bettert than I hoped.
Where two panels join, and roll under car is a real pain to get a good joint.
Having to bead roll one causes a lot of fussing...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Mocking up rear panels.
Rear end back in place, and the bottom row of hangers is in place.
There are 3 fasteners holding this panel on. I Complete the center
Thanks so much for the kind words guy's ! It is a labor of love, and learning new
skills with every build. This will be my last build as health...
I finaly located the hole for the steering, I had fabricated the steerig arm previously
Wanted to add a few more pics of Cranes history.
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Can't have to many clamps. Yes I love machinest spray blueing. It
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This panel is running a 1...
I did make some wooden bucks to clamp to the main chassis rails.[ATTACH] [ATTACH]
I ordered 1/8" poly carbonate from Sheffield plastics, this stuff is amazing.
I could not shatter it with a hammer, and can run it thru my bead...
[ATTACH] This shows how bending tthe plate keeps the finished panel clear of the
weld, or hanger.
Mocking up to determine side panel that will...
[ATTACH] The spring determinds the tension on the body panels I adjust the tension by
either tighten ,or loosening the grip of the fastener. The...
A tool is avable from Summit to counter sink the hole for the Dzus fastner.
I ordered the weld plates from Summit Sum-G1624. The flush mounted...
I was going to make the wind screen out of engine turned allum. but changed my mind.
Notice the Duzs fastener in front of the wind screen.[ATTACH]...
I have made a wooden buck to shape the cowel wind screen profile.
The next pic shows the finished piece metal finished to remove hammer marks....
This piece needs the hole cut for the steering shaft, and the cowel shaped for the wind screen.
Rd Martin is the owner of this little rail. He is
A real historian of early drag racing. He is currently
Showing a Dave Crane comp Coupe at...
I welded a piece of angle to the rear main hoop to mount a Dzus clip at the desired body
These 2z4's are the hi tech spacers used...
The owner wanted the firewall seperate from the engine like many cars back then.
formed a 1/4" firewall from alum. that will be sealed to the...
Here I'm finishing fine tuning the middle section. I had already used a 2x4 wrapped in a
towel to beat on while it was still in the slip roll. I...
This is a project I did last summer. A friend of mine was recreating
a 60's era Chassis Research dragster which was sold in kit forrm back in the...
I have stripped the wood from the body twirler, and will take a break from
the Coupe for awhile. A friend want's some work done that I can't say...
Found some pics of the wood body mounts. I had the body off, and on so many times
I bolted them to the body. I used carriage bolts with the...
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