The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by a.y1320, Mar 21, 2009.
^^^ Crazy! What's the story?
Great looking CHASSIS
117 HARV,I have seen your work, and it is great!! I wonder if u would consider doing a 32 Axel It is filled and drilled, but it needs to be detailed to be ready for the platers. thank you gary kessler.
Holes that were used and installed for weigh savings had its start, early in hot rodding/drag racing. The product that needed holes were taken off of the race cars and the holes neatly drilled. Most racers had hand drills and went to town making things lighter just by deleting some of the metal product. They had to be careful not to weaken the structure with the evenly spaced holes.
Almost every model of drag racer and hot rod had a series of holes drill in various places. That method depended on the actual hot rodder’s choice and taste. Otherwise, a nice coupe could end up in the Jalopy Derby at Ascot Park with the tons of holes all over the car.
In our old 1940 Willys coupe, we were never in the “holes for weight savings” mode. We actually added 1” steel plates welded into the trunk floor, over the rear axle for making weight. The added weight allowed us to qualify for the lower C/Gas division of the Gas Coupes and Sedans class, despite the addition of the 671 SBC 292 c.i. motor.
From the backyard ideas to the mass produced products with weigh saving holes already installed from the manufacturer led to new builds. The new era has a ton of choices, for every type of build.
old or new
Lots of creative stuff can be done with aluminium angle
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All on my Modified
Title said 'holes', I'll be drilling my dropped I beam soon for my 40 to make up for this...
Always loved a Falcon, holey or not!
I assume it is the car in your avatar, beautiful!
My trans mount turned into a trans mount/radius rod mount.
Yes it is and thanks, we are making some changes to it, it was a street driven car but we are going racing with the south east gassers in the A/FX class.
number plate backing plate to be finished
Backing plates --
NICE!!! I have never seen a set like that.
The axle and brakes for my Plymouth coupe.
Wow, Well Done Son.
Wow, Good Job Done Here.
found a picture of the backing plates on my old coupe
They said I ruined my gennie 32
Ford axle. Been under the car for several years with no problems so far.
Here is the tube stainless bumper bumper Dad and I built. We had fun drilling the holes in the stainless brackets.
here is my headlight mounts and my shifter
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Must have sounded like a pipe organ going down the track.
Did my push bars this week.
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