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Projects 5wKy33: another coupe build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ls1yj, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. ls1yj
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    What is most folks' preferred method to conceal wiring in frame from front crossmember to behind firewall? Drilled hole w grommet? Small plate w fitting?


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  2. alchemy
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    How are you going to protect the wiring from bouncing around inside the rail, scraping against those standoff plates, the pointy side of bolts, and the backside of weld beads?

    My preferred method is to NOT make things harder to get at and fix.
     
  3. ls1yj
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    Alchemy,
    I figured I'd only have to run headlight wires, and I'd make a small bundle, and shrink wrap. The small plates are beltsanded and deburred, but the pack would still have a tendency to bounce a little. I suppose I could run them down outside, in box plate corner...


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  4. ls1yj
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  5. Kan Kustom
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    I'm liking it !
     
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  6. I like the direction you are going with this.....So I signed up for the ride with ya.
     
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  7. ls1yj
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    Thanks guys... it's kind of a long story on the direction I'm taking on chassis, especially since you won't see much of it later once it's covered up... but I've always wanted to do one this way


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  8. ls1yj
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    I got the corner welded, and trimmed out... 1st plate is fitting pretty decent. Also tacked the cups in rear DS plate [​IMG]


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  9. thirtytwo
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    Street rod shops I have worked in make a tube on inside of boxing plate and weld the inlet under car somewhere and the outlet by the front crossmember
     
  10. Looking good.....its about time!
     
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  11. ls1yj
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    Hahaha yeah yeah I know... we are rolling now... just gonna pick away a bit at a time


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  12. ls1yj
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    Gonna pull a 33 front cross member out today, to mock front box plates around. [​IMG]


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  13. ls1yj
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  15. Itchy-Pit
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    Watching with great interest. I like the dimpled box rail. Never seen or thought of such detail.
     
  16. 1-SHOT
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    I am a long for the ride. Frank
     
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  17. ls1yj
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  18. looks good, I am following along now. What part of KY are you in. My son is building an A in Lexington.
     
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  19. ls1yj
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  20. Algoma56
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    How far down from the top of the rails is the top of the crossmember middle section(center pin)?
     
  21. rpm56
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    Very nice project. Instead of permanently welding the spacers, couldn't you attach a welding rod to one or two and pull it towards the end of the boxing plate as you weld outwards. With the cups the spacer would need to straddle them top and bottom to pull them along. Just a thought.
     
  22. ls1yj
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    I'm out of town for work. I'll check later this week and holler back


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  23. flamedabone
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    Why are you going to rechop it? I dig the heavy chop, and the Caddie, and the quickie.

    Keep at it, -Abone.
     
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  24. el Roach
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    What a great project! Can't wait to see the finish product!
     
  25. ls1yj
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    Abone,

    I wanted some lean on A pillars, and a little rake to the roof... it's decent now, but never suited me when Dad and his buddy did it long time ago


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  26. ls1yj
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    I checked from top of frame down to top of front member= 3.060"


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  27. milkweed
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    When i want to hide wires in a boxed frame i weld in a piece of conduit that hides under the body and comes out under or right by the headlight stand...Hell sometimes i put conduit in the inner structure of my bodies cause i hate seeing wiring...
     
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  28. ls1yj
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    Thanks for tips, Milkweed, and others


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  29. Algoma56
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    Thanks. Will jot it down on my drawing in the garage.
     
  30. ls1yj
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    [​IMG]
    Doin a little grinding and welding today...it's slow goin, but at least I'm goin...:)

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