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Hot Rods # 10 Track Roadster Build- Marty Strode

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Marty Strode
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    Frenchtown, this is a street car, seating 2 people and this is the best setup I have found with very minimal bump steer, clearance around the engine, 2013-03-29 204602.jpg 2013-03-29 204642.jpg
     
  2. alanp561
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    Marty, what years are the VW steering boxes out of? Do they have to be reversed or can you use them straight out of the box? Thanks.
     
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  3. studebakerjoe
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    alan, I'm sure Marty will answer but I can tell you they're most likely 55-67 boxes. In 68 they didn't have the long steering shaft.
     
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  4. Marty Strode
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    Alan, Joe is correct, 67 and older, with the V-split windshield. I have been using them for 50 years, probably had 20 or so, only one steered backward, so I used it when building this fellas 29, with the arm down. IMG_3394.JPG
     
  5. ZZLEGEND
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    Marty, that's the same one i used. Getting harder to find. Hope you don't mind me posting.
     

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  6. Nacifan
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    Hey Marty,
    A few pages you were kind enough to explain "P. & O." steel. Pickled & Oiled steel.
    Is there are anyway to clean hot rolled steel besides grinding, sandblasting etc.
    Washing / Soaking in diluted Muriatic Acid or metal conditioner .. or ???
    thnx,
    NaCifan
     
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  7. Weedburner 40
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    @Nacifan, one thing I have found to work extremely well for removing the black scale from hot rolled sheet is the paint buster wheels from Eastwood. They fit on an angle grinder and work real fast and get it clean. Seems to stay sharp.
     
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  8. Marty Strode
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    Nice car, thanks for posting.
     
  9. Marty Strode
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    Thanks Dale, I seem to struggle with removing mill scale, if I can take it to the blaster, I do. But this will help in many circumstances. We know how it screws up the Tig welding process.
     
  10. Graham08
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    I've found that these actually work really well for removing mill scale from HR flat bar and plate:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/8236a13

    I hate mill scale! I try to buy cold rolled or P&O steel whenever I can, but some stuff just isn't available in that form.
     
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  11. Weedburner 40
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    Graham08, that is a different version of the one from Eastwood.
     
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  12. Marty Strode
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    Getting close to being done with the '40 chassis. The center braces in my frame were bent, butchered, and not usable, so I built some out of tube. The large opening should make the exhaust routing a breeze. Back on the Roadster this weekend. IMG_4380.JPG IMG_4381.JPG IMG_4383.JPG IMG_4386.JPG IMG_4387.JPG IMG_4390.JPG IMG_4392.JPG
     
  13. Marty Strode
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    Now that I am pretty much done with the '40, I put on hubs, wheels and tires on #10 for perspective. The turtle deck needs trimming for axle housing and spring clearance. With luck, it should be sitting on the floor, by the end of the week, at proper ride height. IMG_4398.JPG IMG_4399.JPG IMG_4400.JPG
     
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  14. catdad49
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    That is definitely going to a #10, Love your track T's! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us.
     
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  15. Blues4U
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    I love watching how you tackle a problem, your fabrications are like art work.
     
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  16. 528 Hemi
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    What size tires are you running looks killer
     
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  17. Marty Strode
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    Not sure if the question was for me or Blues, but these are 16", 750's on rear and 600's on front.
     
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  18. Marty Strode
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    A while back, Raven had questions about the body mounts, here are the pics. There will be a sheet of 1/8" Neoprene rubber between the body and the mounting rails. I got the pedal bracket tack welded in place, as per my notes. Should get the pedals, bent and modified, and the steering gear set tomorrow . IMG_4402.JPG IMG_4404.JPG IMG_4405.JPG IMG_4406.JPG IMG_4409.JPG IMG_4411.JPG IMG_4407.JPG
     
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  20. A Boner
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    I think Speedway Motors was mentioned as the body & turtle deck supplier.
     
  21. alchemy
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    I realize it's a race car, but would it be slightly cleaner to have the welded flange of the body mount point upward and hidden by the body? Or, maybe, the reason it hangs down is to celebrate the "mechanics" and "utility" of the bracket?
     
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  22. Marty Strode
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    A Boner is correct, it's a Speedway body and deck that I bought in 2003 ! Their new decks are far superior, like this one, I used on a salt car. Notice the sunken flange around the opening, also the flange that meets the body is much wider for more strength. IMG_3956.JPG
     
  23. Marty Strode
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    Jeff, It would look cleaner with the rail inverted, but you are right about the race car aspect of these cars, and once painted, it's hard to notice it. 2012-12-05 093229 - Copy.jpg
     
  24. catdad49
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    RR 2.png RR.png I have these saved in my pictures, look familiar?
     
  25. ZZLEGEND
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    Two great pictures there.
     
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  26. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for that shot, I am going to save it. LARS 2004, the #2 was brand new, and has around 30,000 miles today. The best thing that trip is, Ed Justice Sr. stopped by, and we sat at that concrete table and talked for about a half hour. He told me about him and his Brother Zeke, working for Frank Kurtis, and Wynns, before starting Justice Brothers. And Friday night at So-Cal, Norm Grabowski had the crowd in stitches with his story telling. My favorite was the first drive in the Kookie car with the backward steering, while standing in front of the cars. Oh, the memories !
     
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  27. Marty Strode
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    I brewed up the parts for the brake rocker arm, will mount it tomorrow. IMG_4415.JPG IMG_4416.JPG IMG_4417.JPG IMG_4419.JPG IMG_4420.JPG IMG_4421.JPG IMG_4422.JPG IMG_4423.JPG IMG_4424.JPG
     
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    from KCMO

  29. SilverJimmy
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    Don’t mean to take this off topic, but any more pictures of the REMR?
     
  30. God, I miss my lathe! :(
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