The Jalopy Journal
Thanks for the nice comments.
Still not sure about the engine but did buy another 330 DeSoto and extra valve covers, Weiand front cover, finned...
Looks good Dave.
He's got 7 '32s now but no extra. I'd just like to finish 1.
Bought a 330 Desoto a few weeks ago. Might use it instead of the BBC. I've wanted one for awhile. Just wish i'd waited on the headers.
Thanks. It's the guys that knock this stuff out day after day and can make a living at it are the ones that impress me.
To mount the box a 3/16"...
Sway bar link bushings will be used for vibration. Spacers that are the same height as a compressed bushing are used while fabricating to locate...
Wanted it to look like a hard rubber wheel but nothing in stone
To make a steering wheel a piece of 7/8 x .156 wall tubing was rolled into a 15-1/2 OD hoop.
Then it was cut and welded. It will be...
Started on the column next. Want to keep it small so the tube is 1-3/8 and the top housing is only 2-3/8 dia. It uses a large sealed ball bearing....
Nice. Excellent design and execution. Beautiful welding and craftsmanship. Very cool.
clean and simple?? i think we are passed simple. beautiful fabrication and welding skills!
I’ll at least try to keep it clean....
It wouldn’t take much but there’s not going to be much shine on this car - just clean and simple.
I created an arm to bolt to the spindle in CAD and made some drawings.
To save time I had the basic shape water jet cut from 3-1/2"...
Now that I knew what the final length of the tubes the torsion bar stub could be cut and a 1/8 hole drilled and reamed in the end. A 30* angle was...
This is the reason the top of the steering box was milled an 1/16". The new brass nut I made is a little taller.
A flange was made next...
I can't believe you cut up that nice 4 door.
I wanted cowl steering and after looking at the Ranger, F100, BMW and other options I decided on modifying a Mopar box. I wanted it to look like...
I would think so. I would also worry about it possibly cracking in the area between the center hole and lug hole. There would be a lot of force...
Just using Mcguard open end lugnuts.
BTW Enjoy your 33 thread.
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I would have rather had originals but finding good kidney bean or indy wheels is almost impossible and the indy wheels are too wide anyway so i...
For front wheels I wanted original magnesium 15X4 kidney beans or 16x6 Indy roadster wheels. I had been looking for both for a...
Still alive. Got really busy at my day job and in the shop. Not much free time. I'll try to get this going again.
I created a gauge panel in CAD...
Simpsonrl, the backing plates were welded from both sides.
Thanks for all the great comments.
The first thing that I did after I got the car was the dash and gauge panel. I didn't take many pictures...
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Filter mount from 2" SS exhaust tubing.
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