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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Littleman, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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    Littleman
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    The main 1-5/8'' .083 chromoly hoop is bent up....just need to cut for the overall top to bottom....

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  2. Littleman
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    Started to make one of the side bars......close to fit.....then onto the drivers side....

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  3. Babyearl
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    That sure looks like a nice tight fit,, on the side bar.
     
  4. Cadmsobile
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    What width is your axle housing? I'm planning on using an 8 3/4 under my Henry J. I found a cheap B-body housing that seems like it might fit OK. Nice Henry!
     
  5. Littleman
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    The housing is factory width......just a little bit over 52'' from housing flange to flange.........Littleman
     
  6. 51 Hemi J
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    Any new updates Littleman? I always look forward to your build updates! Impeccable Work!
     
  7. racer_dave
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    That's a pretty wide axle. Do you have a plan to keep all the welding heat on the back side of the housing from changing the toe of the rear axle? Or is it simply a matter of making some 1" tacks, check it and then finish it up?
     
  8. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    I still love "J"s had one my self back in the early 1960s I a lot of mods too,enjoy seeing what your doing to your.
     
  9. Looks just GREAT. You are a true master sir. Mikey.
     
  10. Hdonlybob
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    Now that is a really nice project..
    Good luck..
     
  11. Littleman
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    The housing is fully welded and good to go........I did not strap it down or strap and preload......It took me a few days 1'' at a time and weld placement....It was checked before and after. The finished pics are in this thread....Dave
     
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  12. Nice progress Dave.
     
  13. D-man313
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    I always like reading through your threads. Another good job!
     
  14. Littleman
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    Engine set back perspective with the front clip mocked up....

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    You do not see the cage from the side view...

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    I lowered the cage and squirted the top of the cage hammertone blue before welding into place..

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  15. 41 Dave
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    Littleman, Better plan some stout wheelie bars ! That Henry will sure be one mean "J" ! Sure hope you post some great video .

    Dave
     
  16. enloe
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    UPDATES???????
     
  17. Littleman
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    003 (1024x576).jpg 002 (576x1024).jpg 015 (1024x576).jpg I have some of the floor structure bent up and tacked in........it will all be connected to the roll cage......
     
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  18. careyohio
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    Dave....You are one of the finest craftsmen I have ever known.....and I still want to be just like you when I grow up !!!
     
  19. Littleman
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    Was able to push the Henry out today for the first time..........Started to figure out the firewall as well..very productive weekend....
     
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  20. Littleman
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    Carey, you are way too kind..........you know me.....just another back yard rum-cake............and that is ok..........
     
  21. WOWWWWWW!!! The J is outstanding!! Have a great memorial day littleman!
     
  22. Inland empire hot rods
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    Love the new project!!!
     
  23. Littleman
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    Littleman
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  24. peter schmidt
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    Wow can't wait to see a video of this car running down the strip! Great craftsmanship
     
  25. bartmcneill
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    bartmcneill
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    from Ada, OK

    Nice, I have a Sears located. Just waiting for the right time. Sears was a Henry J sold by Sears for anyone that did not know like I didn't before finding this one.
     
  26. alumslot
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    That would be called an Allstate. Still a rare car for sure.

    Jim

    Nice, I have a Sears located. Just waiting for the right time. Sears was a Henry J sold by Sears for anyone that did not know like I didn't before finding this one.
     
  27. derbydad276
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  28. In the mid-fifties, we had upgraded to a '52 Henry J from the '41 Pontiac Torpedo in my avatar. No trunk, but it was a neat family car. In my mind, I'm juxtaposing Mom in your updated Henry J. Hilarious visual! Thanks for the mind flip.
     
  29. Gizzy
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    This thing is so cool.....;)
     

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