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Projects A 28 Willys, a blower and a V12

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vtwinpartss, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    sorry for the fuzzy photo, I think I need my 3D glasses
     
  2. BuiltFerComfort
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    One quick point on the visor - you will probably want louvers or holes in it to keep it from fluttering etc. It looks like it would trap a lot of air.

    So what ARE you going to do with the rear if not the whole Lincoln setup? I think it would give great handling and cornering and you could hide it behind some sheetmetal :) Yeah the looks are not great but function over form? Just wondering which way you are going - rework this rear end or start over?
     
  3. vtwinpartss
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    The entire rear end has already been reworked, still using the Lincoln rear end. The look is different now and most of it is hidden. I will be finishing the rear next week and I will post new photos of it
     
  4. vtwinpartss
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    Well,,, What a craptastic weekend it turned out to be. I had to work all day Saturday, but I was ok with that because I had all day Sunday to work on the truck. I got to the shop at 9:30 and what did I find....one of thoses big ass inflatable jumpy house things. Turns out the shop next to me had a big open house fundraiser and had the entire parking lot blocked off. The marichi band was set up right in front of my office door. They had one hell of a fiesta. So no progress this week
     
  5. vtwinpartss
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    Made a little progress on the floor bracing, back wall and the rocker support. We had to put the body back on the frame to check clearence for the headers.

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  6. fauj
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    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    Man, this place never ceases to amaze the crap out of me!

    This is hot rodding as my dad used to explain it to me. You take what you have, and you make it what you want!

    Great work!
     
  7. vtwinpartss
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    I got excited so I put the bed on for a minute, I then sat inside and made vroom vroom sounds for a while

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  8. crapshoot
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    thats pretty crazy, good job
     
  9. vtwinpartss
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    Work has been crazy but I finally got a little work on the front suspension.

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  10. vtwinpartss
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    Firewall is finally done,,,, Started the rockers as well. The truck actually made progress this weekend

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  11. Moonglow
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    That V-12 looks cooler than cool! Will you be using the stock valve covers? I wonder if two sets (per side) of cast finned ones would work, cut to length and TIG welded together (either SBC or SBF). Otherwise I guess you could sand cast your own. :cool:
     
  12. Morrisman
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    Looks like a great project, something well different and unusual.

    You might need to run shackles on the front of the quarter elliptics, as they'll move up and down on a much different radius to the hairpins and will bind up, maybe bust something. Won't be much, but, you never know.
     
  13. vtwinpartss
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    Made body mounts this weekend and made some suspension progress as well then the truck was rolled out side to enjoy the sun

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  14. captainjunk#2
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    man that truck is a trip i dig the v12 keep the photos coming
     
  15. Cool, I like it. Very creative build. That thing looks super long, what is the wheel base measuring in at?
     
  16. vtwinpartss
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    The suicide front end pushed it to 130ish
     
  17. rocknrollratfink
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    I wish you were my neighbor!
     
  18. vtwinpartss
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    My neighbors wish I was sombody elses neighbor...
     
  19. patman
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    Looking nice...until the back of the cab. Looks waaay too long to me. I'd section out the 18" or so between the cab and the rear wheels...like the drawing in your avatar. JMO...
     
  20. vtwinpartss
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    When I did the initial mock up I had the bed much shorter, but with the long motor and front end it looked wrong.
     
  21. Left Turn
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    cool concept, love the v12.. but the truck is way long.. if the front end was sucked in a bit, and the bed shortened it'd look alot better... maybe takin' 3-4 inches out of the quarter windows would make it look better too.. just my opinion...
     
  22. vtwinpartss
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    if I did that it would look like a Model A
     
  23. Trichop
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    I like people who think "Outside the Box"
    Fantastic job on your project!!!
    Looks like you're a Leader
    not a Follower...........
     
  24. vtwinpartss
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    one side is looking better
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  25. vtwinpartss
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    and now the passenger side takes shape

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  26. farmer12
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    That's one good looking truck, great fabrication. It's going to be quite long though IMO. But hey, its your truck and its going to be one mean ride for sure.
     
  27. daddio211
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    When I saw the first few posts I said to myself, "Self, this is going the wrong way."

    I'm really digging this build! Subscribed!
     
  28. vtwinpartss
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    The truck is really long, it turned out longer than I expected. You dont realize how large the cab is until you are next to it. Just the doors are about 7" longer than a Model A.

    Today we cut the rear window to center it, when I bought the project the rear window was 3" to the left......

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  29. nocoastsaint
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    Very, very cool.
     
  30. llonning
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    Looks like a fine job to me!! I like the use of different engines in rods. It stays in line with using what you have on hand. No extra cash outlay for it.
     

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