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Projects 26 roadster build; Bang Bang

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by h.i., Nov 4, 2012.

  1. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    h.i.
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    from denver

    One more for tonight

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  2. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Looks good! Sits really nice, top of rear tire right where it should be, grille lined up with the front axle. Very nicely proportioned.
     
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  3. Happy New Year guys, like the progress and the stance on that profile shot is oh so perfect. JW :)
     
  4. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
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    LSR 2909
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    from Colorado

    Your metal working skills are way better than mine!

    Looks good.
     
  5. liking this, giving me the kick up the butt to get on with mine
     
  6. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
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    Love that spreader bar!
     
  7. Such a sweet build!
     
  8. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    Wow, thanks guys. Good motivation to hear positive feedback. Miss you at club LSR, we need a band saw guy haha. Hope to get some good stuff done tonight. Ill try to post some progress tomorrow.
     
  9. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    h.i.
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    from denver

    Great progress last night. Pineapple was working on the drag link while I got the revised dash in and bolted up the column drop. We also had to work out a plan for a shim for the steering box to the frame. Not much to see here yet.

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    Finally, we cut and fabbed the new mast jacket, shortened the column and fit the steering wheel. Still have some machine work and finish welding, but it's close to steering on it's own.

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  10. ml_engr
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    Really liking the look of your build. Keep up the good work
     
  11. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
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    Cowtown Speed Shop
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    Good job on this roadster, You nailed the proportions.
     
  12. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    from Troy, MI

    Love this build, and your sense of humor!! You are doing a great job!
     
  13. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Mindover
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    from England

    Looking superb.

    Rabid
     
  14. Coming out beautifully!

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    just going back through the thread. noticed what month it was oooh la la!
     
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I have no idea how I missed this one but I just read all 16 pages and what a great build and what a great looking profile on that car.
     
  17. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    awsome build....
     
  18. PINEAPPLE
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390111160.769220.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390111179.744415.jpg
    Thanks fellas, I had some insomnia last nite, and had HI's steering bits around, so I winged out this 4 degree shim to put the column right where it should be once bolted to the frame. No excessive binding needed.

    Matt.


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  19. LSR 2909
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    Beautiful job PINEAPPLE!
     
  20. Shaun1162
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Awsome progress! Can't wait to see this one done....

    You've probably figured out your exhaust already, but I see that the F-1 box is pretty close to the block... I'm sure you're going custom headers or something, but if you're "boring" like me, I found these stock Ford manifolds that exit out the front. Got my out of jam when I had a flathead in my stock car (I ended up relocating the dip stick on mine):

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  21. PINEAPPLE
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    Shaun, yeah, we will make custom headers, which should prove to be quite entertaining for anyone following this thread:D:D probably have to fill the f1 box with grease to keep it from boiling out:p
     
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  22. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    Thanks a lot guys, appreciate all the great comments! Nice work on the shim Pine, love it when you can't sleep, haha.

    Pineapple didn't post the single point threading on the shortened drag link, cool as hell. Have to put the steering box back in and index the wheel to finish up the column.

    Have not decided on exhaust yet, but one of the many benefits of moving the F1 box back towards the cowl was a hell of a lot more room for either lake pipes or running inside the frame...
     
  23. PINEAPPLE
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
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    Oh yeah, forgot.. Here some drag link shenanigans that keeps welding out of the equation for the drag link. Former model a tie rod, kept the left hand thread end, cut and thread a new right hand thread. No die for this one that I'm aware of.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390147562.736782.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390147588.921799.jpg


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  24. PINEAPPLE
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    Why does it post pics twice? Cause I'm a dummy? O.K. then, got that out of the way. I dont wanna hog the internet..
     
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  25. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    Hog it all you want. If you're building stuff like this we need to see it. This car has come a long way since page 1. Nice job!
     
  26. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    Great job!
    Just a suggestion.....You could fly cut or grind the back side of the steering box flange slightly at the hole locations at 4* also. (To keep bolt head and nut surfaces parallel). This eliminates the need for tapered washers when you bolt the steering box to the frame using that wedge.
     
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  27. PINEAPPLE
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
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    Thanks greaser!

    I thought of doing that, but the amount to be removed would have gotten into the sector shaft seal counterbore more than I was comfortable with. I drilled the holes in the flat position before milling the angle, this way the holes are still perpendicular to the box flange, any diving off of the bolts through the frame should be sorted with lock washer crushing, if not, we will make an outside frame rail plate, to match…hmm, that could be a fun too.


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  28. GARY?
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
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    An outside plate might be a nice touch. Lookin' good.
     
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  29. PINEAPPLE
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    I agree, Gary. Thanks, nice to hear from you. Hope all is good for you.

    Matt


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  30. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    I agree, outside plate would be trick. H.I. and Pineapple, you guys are doing great work. I see an awesome car in your future.
     

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