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Projects Deuce frame, yet another version!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by X38, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. I haven't posted on here for nearly three years, so I thought it was time I contributed something. Maybe not the most useful thread, but I know we all like to look at frames and chassis getting put together. So here goes...

    I took a pair of JW rails I had on hand and some channel I had folded up a few years back and set about putting a frame together. The general idea is to make it inspectionworthy (green light from rego authorities here) while keeping some early Ford flavour.

    I bent the channel to the same angles as 35-40 frames because I may want to go with original pedals. Apart from that, if I need to settle on and angle, a Ford one is as good as any!


    A basic jig was next on the agenda. I know lots of guys here ask about them, I made this out of 4x2 and 2x1 box and clamped it at a good working height on horses.


    I'd also cut boxing plates when I made the channel, so once the rails were in position and body nuts were in place I set about putting them on. I used the corner to corner join method.

    JW rails. They get asked about and here's my take: I set the jig up using Wescott and other frame dimensions. The rails worked out very well with no dramas. The puzzle all went together as it should.


    With the frame boxed I did some head scratching and came up with a design for a centre to tie the channel together. The arch is is big enough to clear any number of transmissions. But first some forming and welding...


    It's going to sit in place like this. Still with some flanges to add.


    I made a pair of these thingies to reinforce the channel where the gearbox crossmember bolts on. It will be bolted from below for easy removal/servicing.


    On the backside of the centre section I made up these pieces of channel to strengthen the whole shebang.


    So far it's all loose. Still to come are flanged oval holes in the x-member legs and a few other things and weld it all up before I take it out of the jig. More to come after that. Apart from cleaning the whole thing up I don't know what that is yet.:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
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  2. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Very nice work X38, I'm liking that center section.

  3. loving your chassis, centre section looks like its meant to be there..
  4. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,248


    Gonna be a nice one for sure.
    Keep up the great work!

  5. Looks great Tony.
    Good to see ya back posting.
    Gonna make it to LARS this year for the 50th?
  6. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,193


    cool Tony,

    glad to see you in action.

    Now..., about the sloper...
  7. Lookin nice T - keep us updated !
  8. could you show how you made your little supports

    frame looks tits!
  9. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 714


    Subscribed! Excellent craftsmanship so far! Really like the triangle gussets...
  10. Retro61
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 651


    Very Cool!! Subscribed!
  11. Turbo Killer
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
    Posts: 25

    Turbo Killer
    from Cincinnati

    Looks good. I'll be starting a similar center section this week.
  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Looks good to me.. Nice work...
  13. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 6,751


    Great fab work! John
  14. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,597


  15. Being somewhat of a Deuce nut I always enjoy seeing craftsmanship,,absolutely beautiful work,,,subscribed! HRP
  16. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    Me too, Tony. The gussets are nifty....well, the whole project is pretty dang nifty.:)

    You're a real craftsman and it shows with this project.
  17. hoop
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 598


    Excellent work.Makes me want to build a Deuce.
  18. Looks very nice! Keep it up.:cool:
  19. Great thread, Tony! Look forward to more.
  20. Beautiful fabrication like that is always nice to see. Thanks for posting the pics Tony.
  21. Byrd Man
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 17

    Byrd Man

    x2... Thinking the same thoughts. Nice craftsmanship.
  22. deuceman32
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 342


    Very nice! Subscribed. What thickness of steel did you use for your channel? I assume that you folded the channel and then cut the top and bottom flanges in order to put the bend in, yes? Looking forward to those flanged oval holes.

    Thanks for posting.
  23. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,221


    Good stuff Tony, I'm liking the little flanges you made for near the front side of the centre section.
  24. Appreciate the kind words and encouragement fellas.

    Material is 3mm, or 5/32 in old money. Deuceman, yes, the channel was cut and bent.

    Don, LARS 50th is a dream as money is tight.

    To make the brackets is pretty simple - as these things usually are once you hit on the idea.

  25. Very nice Tony, was wondering when an update was going to happen.
  26. Nice, Tony. Very nice.
  27. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,351

    from Napa, CA

    Subscribed! I look forward to watching your progress. Beautiful work and great ideas here.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  28. HellsHotRods
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,351


    Beautiful work. Clean and simple looking. Less is more. thanks for posting
  29. As always great fab work Tony, are you heading to Toowoomba Swap in February?
  30. 80WTI
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 319


    Looking like a nice build. Keep up the good work. Lee

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