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Hot Rods '25 T Roadster Sports Rod.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Limey Kid, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Limey Kid
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    So to prove that with enough caffeine, sugar, drugs, and downright pissiness, I can be productive in the garage!!!!
    I have just crashed, so I'm hoping I will sleep tonight.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  2. hasty
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    It looks like pissiness is working...
     
  3. AmishMike
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    in the pictures of post 151, 2nd picture shows little tab above heim - what it the purpose? Great build - stick with it. Prey for new meds & stick it out.
     
  4. Limey Kid
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    The main plate, that takes the shock brackets, is 1/4" plate. The bracket for the Panhard bar hiem, was made out of a short length of 2"X1", 1/8" wall. I curved the open sides to allow for movement up and down of the Panhard bar. You can see it in the first picture. If you look closer at the first picture you may just be able to see the partial cut from a cut off disc. I weld the box to the main plate, then cut the corner off. That way the box held its integrity whilst I welded it. If I cut the corner off first, I suspected it would deform. I had to cut the corner off the 2"X1" so the axle gusset would fit flush up to the main plate. I will take a picture looking into hiem tabs tomorrow, which would probably explain better than I just did!
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  5. AmishMike
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    Got it.. Now see how you kept box shape & still got stronger angled piece to fit tight. Nice work. Tks much.
     
  6. Love this build, been following, you are quite a guy Stewart, wishing you the best!!
     
  7. The 39 guy
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    Excellent as usual! You have such a great talent for making things both functional and beautiful!
     
  8. bengeltiger
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    I, too, have been following this build and want to add my prayers & positive thoughts for you and your family. Keep building and fighting. Wish I was close enough to offer more than moral support.
     
  9. metal man
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    Well,Stewart, that is not the news I was hoping for. You have the right attitude though. I HATE cancer. Damn it.
    Anyhow.... I wish I was closer ,but I meant what I said last month in regards to help. If you can ship any part of this down to me, for TIG welding or whatever, do it. No charge. And Nathan and I WILL be in Wilmington and ready to crew.
    Stay strong , friend.
     
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  10. Harms Way
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    Pretty "Snappy" looking project there Bud !....... Would love to see it in person !
     
  11. Limey Kid
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    We can probably arrange that, only if you're nice though!
     
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  12. Limey Kid
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    Made the rear lower links. Had a friend make the bushings, that I then welded through the frame rails. Made gussets for them, and tacked those onto the frame. Then welded the lower link mounts on the axle.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  13. Limey Kid
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    The rear suspension is finished. I ended up going with coil-overs. Packaging was becoming an issue, and time is of the essence. Put a Panhard bar in too. So with that done it was time to get it off the table. A couple of bum-puckering moments, but its down. This is ride height. Just need to bolt the front suspension on. Just realized, I meant to throw a cover over the OT engine when I too the picture, sorry.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  14. a boner
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    Looking great.....keep up the good work!
     
  15. Limey Kid
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    Got the roadster in to its "bay", and that was all I was good for. Lisa and Hannah came home and caught me taking it for a test drive :). Lisa took a quick shot of Hannah with me with the dumbest of expressions on my face, oh well! Good job Hannah gets her looks and brains from her Mum!. Felt good to get it off the table, but I'm done for a while.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  16. Blues4U
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    Very nice Stewart. So how's the leg room?
     
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  17. Limey Kid
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    I'm only 5' 9". The leg length is OK, the foot room is snug wearing steel capped boots, so with hand sewn Italian driving moccasins it should be fine. Good job work boots work, coz there's no way I'm gettin the moccasins! I did remake the drivers side of the transmission tunnel to create a bit for extra leg room. I actually cut a rather loud shade of green piece of card yesterday, taped on the side of the transmission cover to get a better sense of it all.
    Pedals are next, as this will establish the M/C. Which in turn dictates the exhaust manifold. It's like playing bloody chess, always thinking 10 moves ahead. I'm bloody useless at chess:(.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  18. volvobrynk
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    I like where you are going and how you got there!

    I agree on the chess part, I usual tell it like: do you remember the puzzles from when we kids? 9'spots make a picture, one is a blank, and you can only move the one "tile", but it's doable it just takes some time to do it. And that how all the task in a project goes; engine, trans, frame, suspension, body, wirring and misc.
    And then it goes when you match all till each other. Same story, same trouble. But keep to it, lad.
     
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  19. ghornbostel
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    I really like your car. My TR3 had the same problem with the foot boxes. I have finally gotten things moved around so work boots fit but driving mocs work a lot better when you get in and out of the car and during driving chores like quick braking and down shifting. Keep up the great work.

    Greg
     
  20. t-rod
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    All builders of Model T roadsters know about getting 10 pounds of sugar into a 5 pound bag!

    Sent from my SM-G386T using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  21. Limey Kid
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    Started on the pedals. Bought the gas pedal from So-Cal, just needed to sand the edges, and chamfer the holes. I set to make the others in the same style. Started with the clutch pedal first. Drew the template on paper, transferred it to 1/4" plate, and used my plasma cutter to get the rough shape. Sanding was next, then laying out and drilling the holes. The steel tube, phosphor-bronze end bushings and shoulder bolt were left over from some project.Wasn't sure if I was going to have to step up to 5/16" plate for the brake pedal, but the clutch pedal is heavier/stronger than it needs to be, so I will stick with 1/4". That's next. Cut out and sanded the pads, but need to mark some "lightness" yet.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  22. qzjrd5
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    Damn Stewart. Looks awesome, you've got some skills.
     
  23. Limey Kid
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    Thank you, but really no more than most on here.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  24. dechrome
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    Just a little inspiration. Duffy Livingston showing them how.
    deChrome 100_1254.JPG 100_1251.JPG
     
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  25. Limey Kid
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    I am going to race the roadster with the ECTA in Wilmington. I had considered getting my helmet painted red with white spots in a sort of tribute to Duffy. His car was an inspiration in my build. I like to think it's how his car MAY have ended up if he kept developing it, sorta-ish.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  26. metal man
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    Nice job on the pedals. Most of the time, lightening holes are for aesthetic reasons, but not here. Love it.
     
  27. Limey Kid
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    To be totally honest, I just like the whole look! And I'm trying keeping everything down in weight. I'm sure the time sent working out the sizing, proportions, and spacing, of all the holes on the parts I've made, could have been better spent at the gym losing a few pounds! But they look so pretty :) It's like that question you never want to have to answer "does my arse look big in these jeans?"
    Mine is " do these holes make my car look lighter?"
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
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  28. Limey Kid
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    Both pedals made, just need welding.
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     

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  29. AHotRod
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    Swerving through corners in a Hot Rod, .... doesn't get any better than that. We need to see more of these style of 'Sports Rods'.
    God Bless brother !
     
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  30. bengeltiger
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    Pedals look great. Liking the progress!
     

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