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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indawaitinroom, Jun 24, 2011.

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    rust repair panel.

    im still tossing around gas tank options, im not a huge fan of the mustang tank just because judging by the pics i have seen, it looks to only be held in my the outer flange screwed to the trunkfloor? i may end up just biting it and saving up for a sheet of stainless so i can make a tank that will bolt onto the tophat lips of my frame... maybe...

    thanks for the ideas though, and kind words. hopefully ill have some progress pics up soon, been spending alot of time finish welding all the tubing on my frame and making small adjustments and gussets along the way. nothing groundbreaking or terribly interesting.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  2. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Lookin good man.
    Here's a thought on using a mustang tank, but not using the floor to mount it. What about making a perimeter flange, for lack of a better description, to use the tank, but mount it to the frame like you want?
    You'd be able to make it stout enough just by using something like a 1x1 box frame?
    Just a random thought, may not be a good one though. i manage one good idea to 20 shit ones :)

    Or to be very simple just mount the tank in the trunk, but build frame work under it for added support? i'm rambling now.............

    Talk to ya soon..u need to get out to the secret impala hide out! haha

  3. yeah thats not a bad idea tony, i just wish i had a mustang tank i could look at and measure up without having to drop the cash before i decide weather or not it will work! hah.

    i definately need to get out man! if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, stop in and witness this mess first hand! your always welcome!
  4. JimC
    Joined: Dec 13, 2002
    Posts: 2,232

    from W.C.,Mo.

    Stainless is expensive. Consider this. what you have done so far is what you wanted. It is nice. Will you be satisfied with less than the stainless you really want?
    Sometimes, we get so much money wrapped up in these cars, another $400.00 does not matter. Does it?
  5. 56 Frame Dragger
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,212

    56 Frame Dragger

    I must agree for all the work you have done what's a extra $400? I think you'd much happier in the long run. Whatever you do its still going to kick ass GREAT JOB wish I had that kind of talent
  6. Awesome work!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    As for the tank, there is a local aluminum boat builer in my area who also builds many of the old car fuel tanks around here. I'm not sure if that material would work for you, but he does some really nice work. Just a thought if you have any aluminum fab shops near you who would build one, or if a sheet of Al would be any less expensive than the stainless?
  7. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,500

    Alliance Vendor

    very nice work, I wish i could do chassis work like that. !
  8. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,341


    Aluminium is usualy alot cheaper than stainless, if you end up going with stainless be sure to use the correct grade i think its 312 for vessels. If you use the 304, or 316 that are the more common food industry grades you might run in to trouble with it cracking later on down the track.

    P.S. I work in the food industry, I'm not just regurgitating second hand info.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  9. thanks for the heads up on the 312 stainless!! i had just planned to buy a sheet of 304, its what ive always used in the past.... but didnt realize they make a stainless designed for tanks, or "vessels"

    i had planned to make a tank out of aluminum originally, and it would be much cheaper, but decided against it for a couple reasons, one being the fear of cracking an aluminum tank with the abuse a normal street driven vehicle will see, and two, ive heard rumors of ethanol in todays gas starting to corrode aluminum fuel cells.

    but that last one could be just a rumor. thanks again for the info.
  10. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    I have one buddy who *may* have a tank i can grab for you to check out if it's not in his car already. I'll check with him and get back to you.
    And i should be buttoning up most of the shit i've been doing this week, so i'll try and make some time to head your way before the snow fly's.
    I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

  11. cruiser51
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 40


    thanks for sharing. thats art work to me. that frame looks sweet.
  12. BirdGuy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2011
    Posts: 44

    from Central PA

    Thanks for taking time to share your work - pure art!
  13. thanks for all the positive comments everyone. new page, needs new pics.

    el polacko told me to add this tab so i did. no questions.

    this is the part of the frame that hangs below the rockers on these chevies. i mean... hung below the rockers.

    i also sectioned, shortened, and reinforced the front body mount, cause it hung below the rockers, and with the stock k member gone, it didnt need to be soo long.


    cant wait to cover this all up with sheetmetal!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  14. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,565

    Alliance Vendor

  15. Gonna be a sweet ride - kick ass work, man!
  16. thanks for the compliments!

    didnt want to leave you all hangin.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  17. Flathead Johnny
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 727

    Flathead Johnny
    from MA

    nice welds, I need more practice
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    tacked up. with the mig. getting it to line all back up was hard enough. forget tacking this with the tig. thats over my head.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  19. krusty40
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 831


    Looks like about 2"? vic
  20. outlawsteel
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 360


    wow that is some very good work man. Lookin great keep it up. Oh and I just want something to crusie in also do you wanna come by the shop and get mine going to:D
  21. exactly.

    thanks for lookin.
  22. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 2,341


    Are the welds around the wheel openings the result of you moving them further down the quater to have the apperance of a lower car?
    If so thats a realy cool idea and a good one to have now rather than after all of the body work has been done.
  23. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,894


  24. wardog you are correct, i moved the wheel openings down 1". exactly half the ammount of the section. i am hoping that once everything is all back together and done, i can put the trim back on and it will be hard to notice exactly what happened.

  25. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


    Wow, amazing work. Love the section and dropping the wheel opening like that.
  26. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,347

    from MO

    it is almost ashamed to cover up the chassie but the car is looking great......
  27. thesleezyt
    Joined: Sep 11, 2010
    Posts: 7

    from wyoming

    Damn mat looks killer! Get this beast done.
  28. Holy shit man, ive seen way worse work on airplanes and helos. Now my question is what have you built bike wise!

    If I could do half as good as that right now id be impressed. Great job man.
  29. CheatersPete
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
    Posts: 1,250


    Very nice work! Congratulation!

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