The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AndersF, Oct 17, 2015.
I have the same lathe, haha.
Finally some update to show.
This have dragging out forever but it was a bit more involved then i first thought.
I started with the floorpan behind the seat where i allso wanted the gastank and battery to be.
Next task was to cut the tank to fit with the battery. I allso needed to relocate the filler.
Then i bended up the supports for the tank and massaged them around to fit.
Then i could weld them to the floorpan.
I allso needed to make a hole were the bottom pan on the tank is.
But when i testfitted it all i got interference problem with the backrest against the tank.
So i did some cut outs for the exhaust in order to move it all backwards.
Then i found out the bends on the exhaustpipes differ a bit betwin the sides.
I had to take the drivers side down and reshape it a bit to gain another 7/8 backwards.
All this made my floorpan about 1-3/8 to short but started with plenty to remove.
But i can now tilt the backrest to where i want it to be.
Made some tankbands and brackets with reinforcements to mount the tank.
Allso made a batterybox in sheetmetal as a extra protection betwin the tank and battery.
That needed to be bolted. I am not sure i can put the tank in and out otherwise.
Nice work. JW
Looks like we are following the same basic plan.
Nice work Anders! I don't know if I could weld seams on a fuel tank anymore. Looks good!
I problaby going to cheat and lead the welds to be sure they dont leak.
Sounds like a good plan!
Just read througgh all this - great work man. Getting closer to the first drive.
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