The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8ballcustomcreation, Dec 22, 2010.
Great thread. Awesome progress.
I suppose the Swiss government is more leneint towards Hot Rods than the French, since you're building it there? Anyways, nice work
No, I built it in France, I live in France near switzerland.
I'm screwed anyway
what is the joy to ride legal
Sympa la couverture
oui elle me plait bien aussi
Love this build, what a wonderful ride to start with. It is interesting to see guys in the U.S.A. lusting after overseas cars when it is usually the other way around. Very cool project and love the direction it is going. Looks like you cats are having some fun with this project. Rock on brothers. ~sololobo~
as promised yesterday,
there is updates on the frame and rear end.
let's start with the rear end
we added an extra piece on the rear end that get bolted on another piece we welded on the rear wishbone
that will help the rear end to endure more twist without breaking at the wishbone connecting point.
the frame extra cross member is finished.
as straight as it could be
we'll still have to finish the frame tunel for the trans and the trans to frame bolting part.
but that would be for a next time
And there is the part that will allow me a big jump forward in my project!!!
a home made custom Yoke that few friends helped me to make
one has made the 23 et 6 splines tubes another one machined the 2 raw yokes and the last one welded teh all thing.
bravo guys great job.
6 splines for the original forque tube
23 splines for the Borg Warner T5 CJ7 Jeep trans.
The Yoke is cool!!!
Where did you get the 23 spline shaft from?
I need one, too
One of my friend made it from scratch
I see a potential for these types of couplers to be a hit in the market
Ya, but know one will pay for them.
Not 1000 $ for sure...;-(
I mean part number for the 23 spline Dana 300 input shaft.
I can fabricate the u-joint by myself if i have the 23 spline shaft.
The yoke is not the only thing that is included in that price.
Do you work for free?
I see a major flaw in his approach already.
Take the time strip and paint the frame while you have it tore down. I like it even though I have stretched cars.
That's it? That seems pretty reasonable for something that is actually professionally engineered and machined completely and ready to go. Everything is figured out, broaching, machining, and everything done. The components themselves and raw materials are not cheap, unless a person has some nice hook-ups. And unless a person has a friend that is willing to do all the machining for little or nothing, I would bet at least 70% of the cost is related to machining that is needed. Low quantity machining and broaching is VERY expensive!!! Now add to all that, the time and experience put into the design and trial and error by an experienced builder who's familiar with T5's AND early ford drive trains and I bet the person selling those adapters brings home any REAL profit from that $1K number.
Every looked at the price of a Mitchel Overdrive unit?
this is awesome man, cool to see the differences between the american and european 32 ford...
this steering rod set up will not work, the steering rod will touch the underside of the front cross member on the first hump you drive over ! I experienced it on my french 32 with original i-beam and lowered spring. You have to go under your wishbones to get a proper clearance or remove the rear part of the cross member. In my opinion it will even touch the frame rails...
I have fixed that problem, as well as other issues we encountered during the fabrication
Here is the last pictures
Am i allowed to write "pornicous"? Damn cool sedan!!!
Damn that thing looks mean. Great build, guys!
wow!!!! ...love it.
Sorry, I had to mop up the drool on my keyboard. That is one killer car, great work. I would leave as is, less is more!
Except some painting on the back, it will stay as it is now
Damm that looks good, nice work man.
Thanks guys ;-)
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