The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Guernsey boy, Feb 1, 2011.
What is a sticker builder?
Okay, I'm starting to go through withdrawal...hurry up & post some more pictures!
Great inspiration!! Cut off and a flap disk-amazing!
I must agree, awesome work. Those motor mounts are really well thought out.
Nice work, somehow I believe its never going to come apart....ever.
Holy shit, these are BEFORE pictures? Damn, it took some guts to take that beautiful car apart! You are doing GREAT work. It never ceases to amaze me what you Europeans are able to accomplish with limited resources; us lazy Americans are sometimes hacks compared to you guys. A four inch grinder and a flap wheel, huh? I almost expected you to say all you had to work with was a hack saw and files! I can only imagine what you could do if you had a fully equipped shop at your disposal.
P.S. I used to be a signmaker, nearly 20 years ago. It didn't pay shit over here back then; maybe I should look into it again?
Excellent step by step shots on all the fab work. Showing how it should be done.
A question though.. Why did you weld the spring leaves together? Do you think that will be ok? I always thought welding on springs was a no-no.
Please keep the updates coming - enjoying it a lot.
Wow Neil, Nice work....
it certainly is a no no! the welded spring is only for mock up, the main leaf had snapped so i just cut the ends off, flipped the eyes over and welded it to the next leaf. it'll have a new spring for the final assembly.
and richard, being a sign maker here and now isn't much better! i don't exactly earn a fantastic wage but i do enjoy the job so its all good
the before shots look good but believe me when i say it was a VERY badly built car. lots of nice old parts but it looked like it had been assembled by a chimp.
Neil,just had another look at your pedal assembly,great job,might do something similar on mine if you don't mind.Are there any bushes between the inner and outer pedal shaft?Are they needed?
This build is awesome! cant wait to see more! subscribed!...... those pedals are great! Nice work, keep it up!
yeah, yeah...now get back to work!
very nice work, by the way
The pedals and mounts are insane! Keep it up.
I wouldn't have thought pedals would really need bushes given the very limited range of movement. A lot of pedal boxes on Citroens have the pedals rotate on an M9 thread - even after 35 years of use there is never any wear in them.
Good point.I suppose it should be o.k. as long as they're kept lubricated.Cheers.
Neil, class work all the way, have to agree with all the others comments.
I must say that the unchopped hiboy body looks beautiful and I'm sure you'll nail the channel and chop
you are my new HERO,respect man
Love to see people with an imagination and the ability to create some nice hardware, great job---
bushings wouldnt be a bad idea but the pedals rotating on a m9 thread sounds like something that came outa the eastern bloc
I just learned a hell of a lot from the first post on this thread...thanks.
Nah. Only the French would use an M9 thread anyway.
Seriously good fab work... are you going to box the frame?
I was just looking at this again and remembering what I was doing 16 years ago when I was 26. I was a signmaker, and drank a lot of beer....that's about where the similarity ends. I will still probably never catch up to your skills, just amazing.
encswsm, nah i''m not a fan of boxed frames on traditional cars, maybe if it had a bigger, more powerful motor i'd consider it but the 283 isn't exactly huge.
the shafts aren't bushed but the they are made out of solid EN24 so they aren't going to wear out in a hurry. i'll also pop a grease nipple on each pedal. there is a nylon washer between each rotating piece though to keep things nice and smooth.
FANTASTIC, are you gonna bring your ''A'' over to the Hot Rod Hayride this year, as I'd love to see it in person!
The incredible amount of talent on the HAMB just never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful work man!
I haven't posted on the HAMB since 2009.
I'm breaking my silence to hand you an "attaboy". That is brilliant fab work my friend.
Ok, probably a dumb question due to the fact that the finished weld has more to do with the skill of the person welding, but what sort of welder are you using for those freddy fantastic looking welds??!!!
A great thread and wonderful craftsmanship......Hats off to you!
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