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Projects Lytles Garage 34 5w Fuel Coupe Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 51farmtruck, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. 51farmtruck
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    Thanks Marty, that means a lot coming from you. It is an 8:1, and pretty quick!

    Thats a really cool drawing!
     
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  2. 51farmtruck
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    We started working more on the controls of the car. The shifter is a B&M series 60, one of many from @Lytles Garage shifter stash. The car will have rear brakes only, and be a hand brake only. @Lytles Garage made this cool aluminum brake handle. It ties into a wilwood master cylinder. Also got a start on the chute handle and mounting the fire system. All the controls will be operated with your right hand.

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    I know the series 60 shifter has been used in many cars over the years, but my favorite is in the Bizio 33 Willys pickup. It was found and restored by Tom Wilford-RIP and @Marty Strode. My dad got to be good friends with both of them and raced against Tom many times in his 33 willys coupe. I only met Tom a few times before he passed, but have watched hours and hours of home videos and pictures from the 80's-early 90's NW Willys racing days. Seeing the shifter in the car always reminds me of Tom, his Beautiful pickup, and all the racing stories I've heard of over the years.

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  3. magooz
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    Chris,
    You tell Sam I'm SUPER PROUD of him. Looks like he's a chip off the old block. He's very talented. Hummmmm I wonder where he got it?

    Your Pal Magoo
     
  4. Coloring outside the lines....I like it!
     
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  5. 51farmtruck
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    @Lytles Garage is seen here modeling for the controls.

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    This is the most complete the car has been at this point all mocked up. I can't wait to see it with the doors on and chopped!

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  6. 51farmtruck
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    To remedy the cut cowl area. Instead of making a strip to be welded in, I cut out the entire top. Since the cowl vent area was trashed and not going to be used anyway, and the drivers side was patched with a 34 long ago this was just going to be way easier.

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    @Lytles Garage finished up the brake handle. It now sports a set of polished linen micarta grips and polished handle. It also will handle the fuel shutoff lever, so a one handed motion to brake and cut fuel.

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  7. brigrat
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  8. Jesus Christ, you're building a full on drag car!
     
  9. 51farmtruck
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    @Lytles Garage has been working on the anti rotation device, we got it fit to the car this weekend. The rearend will have to break four 360° welds and shear six 1/2" grade 8 bolts for this to even come into play.


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  11. 51farmtruck
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    A few more body mounts to keep everything in line and not move around under punishment. The b pillar mounts will also strengthen the center hinge area.

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  12. hasty
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    Looks fantastic - looking forward to following the rest of your build
     
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  13. Mr48chev
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    Looks like a lot of progress going on there. That cage looks close to SCTA specs for the fast coupes.
     
  14. 51farmtruck
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    Yeah we used a NHRA and SCTA rule-book for requirements and specifics.
     
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  15. TRJ
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    Thanks for the kind words about the chrome. We've enjoyed watching this build—can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  16. 51farmtruck
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    Thank You.
     
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  17. 51farmtruck
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    This weekend I worked on getting the doors hung. I rebuilt the hinge area on the b pillar and got the 4 door hinges knocked around so the door fits in the hole and body lines line up. Then I got to work on fitting the doortops. Lots of cutting and tacking to make everything work out. A little bit of smoothing out when they finally get hammer-welded and they will be perfect.

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  18. cracker head
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    Fucker looks bad. I’d race it.
     
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  19. magooz
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    Chris & Sam,
    Best keep an eye out. Looks like Kenny's going to be sitting next to you at the starting line with his Chopped AAG Willys Coupe ...... LOL Magoo
     
  20. murpa
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    I'm Exited !! This is one cool build. Beautiful work !
     
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  21. Keep the updates coming.
     
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  22. "I entered The Rodders Journal epic giveaway this winter. I was very surprised that I came away with $1000 worth of chrome plating!!! I am super stoked about it and will hopefully have this thing chrome laden! Thank you Rodders Journal."


    Obviously T R.J. . got our entries mixed up. Please send the $1000 certificate right away...all seriousness aside, your car is coming along at an alarming rate. Love it!
    Rocky
     
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  23. gbones32coupe
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    Glad to see someone else building a fuel coupe I'm building one too. Mine is a 32 potvin hemi I grew up with my dad going to the races his name is goldy him and ted brine built the 134 fuel coupe and still race it today. It is great to see a cool build like this i will have to show my dad he will like it. You can click on my signature to see my build if you want. I like how you did your roll cage.

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  24. kasselyn29
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    Amazing work, no rear suspension or plan to have any is this how they typically run a car of this type. Looks bad ass!
     
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  25. The37Kid
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    NICE! Glad I found this build thread, really nice work. Bob
     
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  27. Lytles Garage
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    CHOPPED ???????
     
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  28. bonesy
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    What an intemidating hot rod! Wow.
     
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