The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Guernsey boy, Feb 1, 2011.
This guys good....
I actually love the unchopped look of your coupe. Nice work. I'll stop complaining about the size of my shop now.
Very nice design and execution. I'm impressed !
Neil's being using a Lincoln Electric 191c welder and using it to great effect
Great work - well thought out & executed. Thanks for the heads up on the welded springs - I was worried about what I saw
nice work, mate. any updates?
WOW ! Thats some AWESOME fab work !
I just found this thread, I don,t know how I,ve missed this. Absolutly fantantastic!!
Great ideas here, I love the workmanship.
At 26 I beleive you have a very bright and prosperous future in the fabrication field.
Three questions...1 is that a stock A rearend? 2 What transmission are you using, and 3 what did you do to adapt the trans to the closed driveshaft. I have an extra Model A frame and running gear...and have a 67 283 I'd like to put in it.
Incredible work!! Keep us posted with updates as much as possible! Subscribing to this thread for sure.
You know the old saying" Don`t quit your day job ",You can quit any time now.Nice work!!!!
Good work,keep it up!
The fabrication is beautiful!!..Keep the pics coming!
I love this build.
I laughed at the Budweiser can. All the way over there and you're drinking Bud? Not knocking it, I just thought it was funny.
Wow! This dude is one fabricatin' SOB! Very nice work.
really cool. I saw the pedals come to life and was very impressed! Nice job
You are so painstaking ! Unbelievable!
NICE LOOKING A! Impressive work! Thanks for sharing.
again, thanks for all the kind words although i'm feeling like i'm being hyped up a bit too much! there are shedloads of talented builders out there who's skills far exceed mine. not saying the comments aren't nice though
unfortunately i don't have any major updates as i've been recruited to play drums in a friends band so learning all their songs and writing new ones has been taking up a lot of my time. i hope to get back on the coupe this week though so i'll be taking pictures as usual
cheers mate it used to have a stock A rear end which let go when i was doing burnouts.. the one in the build up pics its a 40 ford axle and torque tube which i've shortened to suit. it's a 39 ford 3 speed so was already a closed drive unit.
bud is my favourite beer! only canned bud though, the bottles don't do it for me. i'm fussy it certainly helps that the shop thats about 40ft from my house/garage sells 4 packs of it for under a fiver!
Wow, amazing craftsmanship, and its not just the fabrication and welding skills, its the process in which the pieces were built, what vision. I continue to be amazed at the skills of people on the HAMB. I have to subscribe to this one as well.
That is the best psot I've seen in a while
Great fab skills that will look awesome when you have it all back together.
Must be the only one there?
Visited the Channel Islands years ago, Jersey. Sold an old MK1 Golf GTI to someone living there in 1994.
Keep the great pictures coming along I am looking forward to seeing the finished stuff.
Damn thats some nice work!!!
Damn, gotta love when someones first works make the last 15 years of my life look retarded ! Great work man !
thats cool captain scarlet, i've had 2 MK1 Gtis! i love them!
i've managed to get back on the coupe over the last couple of days.
i made a new tie rod out of some thick walled seamless tubing, i wanted to run it over the top of the split bones instead of underneath so i bought these 1 3/4 dropped steering arms from duksville speedshop (great service) only problem is they were a little too 'dropped' so i made a quick jig to bolt them to so they could be heated and bent to the right dimensions. cheers to my mate turk who did this for me (i can't afford my own torch!)
someones retarded attempt at re-angling the split bones, not only did they look shitty but the castor angle was way off, over 11 degrees instead of the recommended 7-
here it is with the dodgy section chopped out, i then put them back on the car, got the angle correct and tacked on half a washer to hold it in the right place-
i reused my jig for bending the steering arms to make sure that both bones were the same before welding them up and grinding them smooth-
welded and smoothed bone-
all back together
Looking good. Nice build
wow! nice work
got another couple of hours in today.
the car had boring old speedway split wishbone mounts which i hated so i cut them up a bit.
i wanted weld on mounts because i don't like the bolt on items, i also wanted to bring the back end of the wishbones inboard a bit so i have more clearance for the pitman arm to run on the outside of the bone. i'll still have to put a small wiggle in the pitman arm but i kinda like that look.
for all the non believers, 1mm cutting discs rule!
NICE work Man, I've cut my wishbones mounts up roo and your's give me ideas on how to make 'em stronger, so Thanks for that!
Agree with Nick,nice job on the wishbone mounts.I like them tucked in a bit too.
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