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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by frenchjack, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    Somehow missed this first time around -- your fabrication skills are amazing and your shop is quite nice. Going to be a shame to cover all that nice work up with paint!
     
  2. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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    Nice fabrication. Keep up the good work, it's fun to watch!
     
  3. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    frenchjack
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    Thank you for your encouragement ;)
    As Master Tardel said, in his book. the Steering arm must have has a ratio of 0.85 to 0.96 per-report at pitman arm. For driving comfort. I must also align the drag link per-report the wishbone. Although my case was not quite the same ratio that Ford F1 housing. Only felt a road test can tell me if I should make a more or less long.

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    Manufacturing of marble.

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    Some heaters torch ...

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  4. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    somme news....

    finaly I have find my four K.H (one by one, after 2 years) :)

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    Rear axle ford 46/48 (so large...) but not easy to find one early in my area... :(

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    New bearing race.

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    Anticipate the quick change.

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    Finally on its wheels, it's a great time it becomes a car. I can, move it, in the garage. :D

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    and for the fun... ;)

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    With the eyes.

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  5. Nice work! Very creative!
     
  6. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Thank El Hueso ;)


    Construction of a flat bar rolling machine with distribution rollers.

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    test with a fine piece, it's crazy ! it work without forcing

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    reinforcing the underside of the dashboard

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    I can now place my dashboard.I really like this dash. :) I waited a long time to find it and also find each gauge.
    normally the speedometer should be a 100 mph but a well-known seller never sent me the speedo after paying ... :(

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  7. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    Wow, incredible. Nice work!!
     
  8. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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    Very nice looking dash---I like your "roller"!
    Earl
     
  9. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    new tool, with the base, a carpenter band saw :)

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    English wheel on one side :D

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    louvers press on the other side

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    The mess :rolleyes:

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    first test

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  10. frenchjack
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  11. frenchjack
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    news babys again, 0.30 and 1500 miles :)

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  12. frenchjack
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  13. Great thread....
     
  14. lodaddyo
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    Just read your whole thread. Very Nice work!
     
  15. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    Man, You are very talented!!!!! Those tools and your mind are incredible/creative=Great Work!!!!!
     
  16. I Just read this thread over for a second time, frenchjack your an extremely talented man. Your workmanship is first class, well done...
     
  17. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    Remarkable work. Cool build. Gary
     
  18. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    That is awesome! Did you consider posting this on the homemade tools thread? Maybe with what steps were required to alter it?
     
  19. walter
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    Nice Job. You have a lot of talent!
     
  20. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Thank you for your comments and encouragement, it motivates to continue ;)
    @ bengeltiger: thank you, Why not, I have not seen this post.
    With the holidays of Christmas, more time in the Garage ... bodywork session :D

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    New quarter panel (not perriod perfect but the old are verry bad)
    I broke my piggy bank :(

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  21. frenchjack
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    merci Blackjack ;)

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    repair of cowl

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    someone has lived here !!!
    and more it stinks... :confused:

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    reforming the line

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  22. flatford39
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    Wow....don't know how I missed this thread. You sir have talent. You look like you are in the French country side. Where are you located??? It looks like you are in the south.
     
  23. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
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    Great build, outstanding skills and craftsmanship !....one question, you are going to reinforce the hell out of the left side cowl section and VERRY SOLIDLY fasten it to the frame to handle the steering input loads correct?
     
  24. Big Al
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    Nice work.
    Al.
     
  25. I just found and read your entire thread. Great and inventive work Jack! It looks like you can solve any problem and create the tools needed to do it. For the guys in this country that complain how hard it is to find good old parts and how expensive the stuff is should read your thread and see how a real hot rodder gets things done!
     
  26. All I can say is WOW!
     
  27. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    frenchjack
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    from france

    To Flatford39: Yes in France, Normandy WWII aera near Caen.

    To Kingford: Yes I will have to strengthen, the first installation seems to feeble.
    I have never seen in real, this assembly. I try to watch the video or photo report of the rolling bones carefully ;)
     
  28. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    frenchjack
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    from france

    Thank you Vintagehotrods, passion and not just a fad. 27 years ago I built my first hot rod.;)
    EBay helps me a lot, for parts, with the inter net is easier. I built the hot rod of my wildest dreams. With pieces that I would never have expected to have in my hands. :)
    But for that, we must not remain the ass on the couch. :D some of my compatriots wait until it falls from the sky...
    I'm lucky my wife understands my passion and I can devote 300 / $ 350 per month. With in begining of the construction $ 6000.

    In more, I work my English, I progress (yes.. yes... :D) even if it does not see in my answers. I read you, more easily. I finished this roadster and then I will make my first trip to the US. :cool:
     
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  29. frenchjack
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    frenchjack
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    from france

    thank big All and Keith27T ;)
     

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