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Bad Welding, What Could go Wrong?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brigrat, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. brigrat
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  2. fattysgarage
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  3. Topless Ford
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    Looks like the traction was good...........
     
  4. 1971BB427
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    And he wasn't even embarassed! ;)
     
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  5. Been posted here before. that happened in Sturgis and is a typical hack job cowboy hotrod from Wyoming. (sorry Stutz but you know the type).

    What you don't see is my pal randy (R&D Chassis) walk over after he gets out and hand the guy hs business card ;)
     
  6. BOWTIE BROWN
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    thats what we call losing your assend.
     
  7. ha! with tires that wide.. and crappy u bolts that could have happened too...
     
  8. gladeparkflyer
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    you gotta admit, it did roll elegantly up n over those tires when he left!
     
  9. Randy in Oklahoma
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    Glad the welds broke when starting, and not at the other end of the track.
     
  10. austin514
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    110 welder and a long cord! works every time LOL!
     
  11. 56sedandelivery
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    That's one way to make an "altered" wheelbase car. Butch/565sedandelivery.
     
  12. GEEZZER
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    Its not just amatuers, I saw the same thing happen to K.S. Pittman at the 64 nationals at Indy
     
  13. Zombie Hot Rod
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    I see more bad welding and fabrication on race cars than on anything else, aside from student art projects.
     
  14. 53sled
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    never gets old. :)
     
  15. clockwork31
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    wow, that was smoooth!
     
  16. flamed34
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    This was the aftermath of my boss's brother's nova at ATCO. He was running a 548 Chevy (502 .060 over and 4.25 crank) and had just put on pro-chargers. The car was not at all set up to run the 1300+ hp he was cranking. The welds were from someone else. He's now building a real chassis.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbIqwqqZNtg
     
  17. Sorry couldn't help myself!
     

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  18. 1950Effie
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  19. Welds? What tha? That Duck tape held up almost all season!
     
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  20. Troyz
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    that had to feel strange from the drivers seat. It seemed like he was happy with the outcome?
     
  21. Pir8Darryl
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    Aint nothing a little duck tape and bondo wont fix :D
     
  22. gsport
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    he was cool about the whole thing....
     
  23. stude_trucks
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    Couldn't have happened to a crappier car.
     
  24. How did I know it was going to be the 3rd gen. Camaro before the epic fail happened?

    I knew a guy that had a similar thing happen to him when he tried to race me years ago.. We lined up and upon take off I noticed I left him behind like he was standing still... well he was. Turns out the aluminum lowering blocks he was using cracked and his third member was facing the rear of the car, with U-bolts, gear oil and pieces of aluminum scattered all over the road..
     
  25. willowbilly3
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    I wonder if they have an opening for a tech inspector there Trent?? That looks like one of those Trans-maros from the trailer court.
     
  26. Tech Inspection is like Ethics.................it works on a sliding scale!:eek:
     
  27. MrSpade13
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    thats just...sad
     

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