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Crafty B's Knock off cap and other new parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crafty B, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Crafty B
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
    Posts: 407

    Crafty B

    Hi Guys
    I have been in the shop non stop the last 3 weeks and here is a bunch of new products... let me know what you think?
    Thanks Crafty

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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  2. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270


  3. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,505

    Kevin Lee
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    Complete gut reaction here.

    I really dig most of your gas caps, those dash panels are cool, but the knock off cap looks too "stacked" to me. (of course this is all subjective)

    But the rear spring hanger and what I think is a split wishbone mount if I'm seeing it correctly?... scare the shit out of me. No cast aluminum steering or suspension parts for me, thanks.
  4. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,329


  5. Like those beefy lookin rear spring hanger brackets.
  6. How many indentations around the edge are there in that cap? and the diameter?
  7. I agree with Kevin. I would not make those parts to sell if I were you. The liability would not be worth it. The first one that breaks and sends someone into the ditch and your done. The panels look good as well
  8. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,753



    how have you tested the "quality of the castings???"

    as for the other stuff.. NEAT..
  9. Crafty B
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
    Posts: 407

    Crafty B

    The alloy that we used for the casting is A-356 aluminum and is as strong as it gets for aluminum casting.
  10. Very nice quality castings! The dash panels look very nice and I'd be interested in the one in the second row, far right. The hubcaps look very good but a little busy on wire wheels though. I'd still like to have the style with the knock off built into the stock domed cap that were done originally by Karl Orr back in the 50's on his wife Vida's roadster (if my memory is right!). The fuel filler cap is a work of art, I'd want one of those too. Beautiful radiator caps too. I agree with the comments about suspension parts though. Great work and my comments are meant to be constructive only because there's no way I could do what you've done here with molten aluminum. Your quality of casting looks perfect. Damn nice stuff!
  11. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 793

    from Minnesota

    Lots of suspension,steering and frame componets on all new vehicles are low pressure die cast.Saves weight and cost.I dont think you could get liabilty inssurance to sell these if they were not tested in some way.Burl
  12. I love the knock off caps. I need a set! PM me, Michael
  13. Very nice stuff as usual.

    I need to get with you on a shifter for my '32.


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