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Built my pops a 40's SPRINT CAR for christmas, STREET LEGAL, Flatty powered... PICS!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Joshua Shaw, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. mac miller
    Joined: Jan 13, 2007
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    mac miller
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  2. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    MAC MILLER!!! WOW!!!

    Thats the kind of stuff I was raised around! I was at Bob Mconnell's place two weeks ago looking at a few cars for measurements and what not. You know all about what I had to go through to make that mold!!


    My dad and I just got word that the Whinchester old timers meet is back on thius year.. Sept 29th!! My dad is so excited now cause he will get to make laps!

    Thanks again everyone for your comments.
     
  3. zman
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    The build pics make it even better... Thanks
     
  4. Wish I had a son.
     
  5. haroldd1963
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  6. 22dodge
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    That is just too damn cool....
    Thanks for sharing the build, that smile will be on your dad's face for a long time..... '22
     
  7. Junkyard Jan
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    I want one too, darnitt! I didn't even get a slot car for Christmas....

    Jan
     
  8. the shadow
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    awesome build!!!! I''m in the middle od a similar build but I'm only using a glass nose & tail the rest of the body will be steel. after seeing your mold/body I wish I had some cash left over to order a body!

    Nice work indeed!
     
  9. hogbldr1
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    Josh,car turned out great.Bet your dad was speechless.:D
     
  10. TRIUMPH TERROR
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    Badass as always Josh.

    Some cool stuff fer sure from a newbie:D


    This explains why we havent seen ya around to much......Your dad must have a grin a mile wide.

    See ya around


    Shoe
     
  11. 40Standard
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    is that Wade's old shop? pretty cool
     
  12. Joshua Shaw
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    Ok.. LAST BATCH OF BUILD PICS...

    First three..

    Mold, mold, mold... Lot of work.

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    next three..

    1. body braces.

    2.this is how I first drove it.. I like it like this.

    3."jee wiz mister, thats a clean machine"

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    next thray

    1.bare chassis

    2. I know, I know... dont put the gas tank close to the battery.. Whatever! Its an open cockpit Sprint car, if you have those concerns YOU SHOULDN"T BE IN A SPRINTER!

    3.rear shot.. simple, simple, simple.

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    TWO MORE...

    1. Front end..

    2. Any of you 32' guru's recognize the Clutch handle??

    ..32' headlight bar!

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    Another two,

    1. Tight stuff!! master cylinder is a 1/4 inch away from the block.

    2. more tight stuff... thats the starter flush up against the gas pedal. Rear engine mount...

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    Three mo.

    1. Detail shots.. the Brake pedal assembly was a tough fit. I was proud of it.

    2. It doesn't flex a bit!!

    3. I made the throttle from scratch.

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    NOW!! WHAT IT WAS MADE FOR!!

    That first one is Richcraft Mike hangin it out in the Church parking lot accross from the shop. (lil' haze off the tires)

    Next one is me, Running laps around the shop, tearin' up the gravel!

    bottom one is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    One last one..

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    Thanks guys, This was cool.

    Joshua Shaw
     
  13. richcraft.spl
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    ELBOWS UP !!! THE CAR IS A FUCKING BLAST !!!

    Mike Whitney
     
  14. Kulturepimp
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    nothing but killer.... As always...
     
  15. Old School 40
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    Wow,really cool. Cant wait to hear about the Troopers and gawkers:eek: That otta be a thread in itself:D
     
  16. redlinetoys
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    WOW! Note to self... Must spend more time sucking up this thread tomorrow. Very, very nice.

    Dechrome, thanks for posting pics of your car as well. Enjoyed the Indy pics too.

    Great post.
     
  17. mattblack52
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    Damn Shaw that thing is nice. I can't stop looking at it. The belly pan is also one of my favorite parts, love the details.

    I'm fairly bitter that I don't have one.
     
  18. SKRTCHSR
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    How fast can you make it to lawrenceburg speedway? I always look forward to you're projects, and its nice to see ya posting, and that picture with Mike's 32 in the back, very cool.
     
  19. Hans
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    man that is cool.
     
  20. revkev6
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    awesome car! love sprinters. I did notice a couple things that I have had problems with in my midgets in the past. I noticed you had a tubular chromoly bolt in a single shear bolting your drag link to your steering hoop. I have had about a 75% failure rate of these bolts in a single shear. If you value anyone's life who get's in this thing, change that bolt quickly. The second I noticed was at the other end of the drag link. Your pitman arm appears to be a torsion arm (heim threaded into the end of the arm). That too should be changed to a standard drilled/threaded through the side, pitman arm. right now all of your steering forces are being held against the jam nut on that heim joint threaded into the torsion arm. if it comes loose, at best you end up with over 2" of slop in your steering. At worst, when you turn it binds up the heim joint and locks it in position, or breaks.

    other than those quick and easy little things, it looks great!
     
  21. WOW!! A seven week build. Incredible. Beautiful :cool::cool:.

    For an encore, how 'bout a V8-60 midget????? But give yourself about a year or two breather before ya' start. You must be worn out!!
     
  22. FatRat
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    AWESOME!

    I can't wait to see it in person.
     
  23. hotrodladycrusr
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    Son, don't let your Dad fool you, him and I have been divorced since shortly after your switch at birth. Since I spent all those hours giving birth to you, you should bring that car north to your loving Mother so I can think of my long lost son every time I'm whipping it around.:D

    Seriously, your Dad's a GREAT guy and certainly deserves it.....especially after raising you.:eek::D Looking forward to seeing it in person this summer.:cool:
     
  24. Joshua Shaw
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    Good to hear from all my long lost parents... I'll be sure to collect on all those different inheratances!!! Ha Ha!

    Dad is so excited! He keeps talking about all the cool things he is gonna get to do in it, and places to drive it. The neatest thing is that my ol' man WILL DRIVE it!! He'll drive it to lunch, to bid jobs, to cruise ins, but the best is...
    Every Friday and Saturday night he will drive it to the sprint car races!! Thats pretty neat... Can't be many people claim that one.

    The car is tore down again, for paint and some finalizing... A two month build means you make shit right later.. I might even put the right zerk fittings in it!!! :cool::D

    Thanks

    JD
     
  25. Casey
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    you must be the good son ? that is a neat car . well done !
     

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