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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by BigJoeArt, Oct 4, 2022.

  1. BigJoeArt
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    haha it does have good response, that's for sure.

    thanks guys, it will be fun for sure!

    I have already started a station wagon project for the family chores, hopefully it crawls its way up the list soon.
     
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  2. BigJoeArt
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    Well I'm neck deep in cleaning up my shop for my open house, but I've been enjoying the heck outta driving the T every day its not pouring rain...

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    I pulled everything out of my shop friday, and did a deep clean and reorganization of the fabrication area.

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    then I drove it a little over 50 miles to one of the local shows I do the T shirt art for, and on the way home I weighed the T at the MFA.


    any guesses?


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    I'll post up tomorrow.
     
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  3. RodStRace
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    1720#
    and I'm waiting on book to swap sector shaft and axle seals, so no driving yet. :(
     
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  5. Outback
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    756kg ;)
     
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  6. Tim
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    That frame weights a ton but there’s not much there I’m gonna guess it’s right around 1700-1800 lbs but wouldn’t be surprised if it’s more. I’m always shocked at the extremes it takes to get a car under a 1700 lbs
     
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  7. wheeltramp brian
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  8. With driver, or without driver?
     
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  9. Tim
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    Ok Joey not in the car and a mystery amount of gas and oil I’ll say 1825 pounds
     
  10. Outback
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    Great question, after being driven in the rain or bone dry! :D
     
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  11. BigJoeArt
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    full tank of gas, and no driver.


    just to give everyone time to guess, I'll post it tomorrow...


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  12. Hmmm, how much air do you carry in the tires? Straight water or coolant mix? Weight of oil? How many coats of paint wouldja say is on it? :D
     
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  13. Outback
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    Weight of oil 20w50? Hahaha
    Maybe he used nitrogen in the tyres too??
    Okay 825kg
     
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  14. Blade58
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    Tamale wagon ever a production vehicle?
     
  15. redzula
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    Since he still hasn't told us how heavy I'll jump in the game too.

    1742# exactly
     
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  16. BigJoeArt
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    there's a better link with more pictures in the OT forum.

    HERE
     
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  17. BigJoeArt
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    and the moment of truth!

    with a full tank pf gas, (10 gallons-ish or 60-ish pounds)

    1900 pounds!

    @pprather got the closest!

    its right about where I figured it would be.

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  18. Outback
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    1900Lbs - 861kg
    That's very light, must be fun!
     
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  19. BigJoeArt
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    Well, we had the best open house we've had yet.

    I got the new alternative wheels on the roadster on thursday night.

    (crappy photo through a screen at work)

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    Saturday morning came, things fell into place, and after a month of either Blazing hot, or drenching rain, we got a perfect 78 degree day with a slight breeze.

    and the people showed up!

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    we had a fun day talking and hanging out. I even convinced Mike to pull his old supercharged funny bike out hiding for the show.

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    one of the best parts was when I got to let my buddy AJ drive the T.

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    he's wanted a hot rod since I gave him a ride on my way to Minnesota last year. we've been gathering parts for awhile now, and I even started a thread HERE.

    he brought down some parts for it, and I should get going on the chassis soon.

    It was a great day, and even though it was a lot of work, it was worth the effort.

    and now I have a clean shop to work out of... and I wasted no time.

    Update to come soon on the speed coupe... HERE

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  20. Tim
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    Totaly Forgot about the sack of potato’s build, I dig the new front wheels
     
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  21. Outback
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    X2 on all accounts
     
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  22. BigJoeArt
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    UPDATE TIME!

    After I got the front wheels on, I felt something was still missing, and the front wheels didn't quite match the rears.

    so I went to my dad's shop and plucked these off the wall, Original cal custom spinner caps. They've been up there on the wall for probably 15 years or more.

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    I had to order some new shorter lug nuts for the rear so them would fit.

    so I drove around for a couple days with just the front ones.

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    But eventually a package came, and I was able to clean the car, and go take some better pictures.


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    well, except for my windshield.

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    but when I went out to mikes house to bend my panhard bar, he let me use some window cleaner.

    so on the way back out his gravel road it was clean.

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    as always, all work has to be inspected.

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    next up was to install the panhard bar I had bent up.

    I mounted one end to an unused spring mount hole, by welding a spacer into the perch.

    the other end I made a couple plates to mount it to the side/bottom of the frame kickup.

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    the out of position welds on the frame are a little ugly, but are solid and should clean up ok.

    It made a good difference out on the road, as it used to move a little to the side in the rear under harder acceleration, but now its solid, it hooks and goes straight.

    it's getting pretty close to my vision for this version of the car. bout time to change it up again ...

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    1962 calling...

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  23. Outback
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    Love your work mate, the roadster is looking great.
    Interested to see what is next
     
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