The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Feb 19, 2016.
Like Larry says "I'm in" too......
In relation to the rear suspension, are you planning on running a panhard bar? What are you planning on running for a rear spring? Beautiful work as always!!!
Thanks you guy's, its so much appreciated!!!!
@El Hueso . Yes the plan is to make a panard somehow as it won't be a K-link setup. Might be a vintage looking watt-link in the rear. The springs for the rear are also going to be torsion bars.
As I said in the first post I'll start from the very beginning so here we go
Rails neads a cleanup . Frame jig in the background .
Drilled and done .
Made the sides for theX-member and the step-boxing plates .
Looks like it's going to be a nice one.
You make it look so easy Martin, even though it's not.
Subscribed, and thanks for taking the time off from your project to share.
So are you teasing us or are you going to post some more of your progress?!
Looking forward to updates (and a view of the front suspension).
I loved following the build on your coupe. This will surely be a watched thread.
Man, I'm digging on some mad fab skills here. Keep it coming.
Beautiful build. That's it for the pix?!??! Can we see more of the front cross member, please? And.. what the heck is a Wedgecaster? Sounds fishy to me. Gary
Love your coupe. Subscribed to this build.
Sorry guys, been a lot lately.
After the boxplates where made I weld them on to the rails in the jig and then remove it just to grind them on the bench.
Still needs some straightening on the isade edges.
Frontmember . . From drawing to reality. The holes far out on the sides is where the torsion bar tubes will be.
Testing between the rails .
From post 1 - "Bare with me but this project is not a true traditional build with every single part made before 1955 or so, somehow it will stay sort of in a traditional look and most important the plan is that it turns out the way I want it . Hopefully some of you finds it interesting and inspiring =)"
any thing you build we are happy to follow along. Your work is amongst the best I've ever seen.
Traditional or not, I knew it would be 'interesting and inspiring ' just from following your thread on your coupe.
I scrolled down to the first pic on your first post and I am already impressed !
Thanks for posting!
I'm with Clem
This build is one of a couple here that represents using their best skills as well as quality materials. Not something you can always say about our historically "traditional" cars.
Nor can it be said of some of the other current builds going on.
Do I absolutely love them; yes, most of them, but this build is of a totally different "ilk".
For the life of me I can't fathom someone thinking this build is not HAMB worthy.
To quote the boss "WOW".
Loving the front X member. Can't wait to see how your front end goes together. Thanx, Gary
@clem , @DDDenny , thank you for your extremely kind words. Thanks !!! and of course a big thanks to all you guys cheering me and my little project !
@gnichols Front member is on its way =) , I'm not completely done with the hole frontend but hopefully it ain't that far away . I know it´s a fishy name, isn't it great
Here is my granddad´s old mini break, he had a metal shop around 1950 to 1971 . He gave it to me in the 90th´s after I found it in his basement. I use it extremely much when working on chassis. Everyone should have one.
Torsion bars and backplate of front member
Rear member , when I started with it I had a Currie 9" , later I has to change the midsection on it to clear the new V8 Quick Change.
Man your work is top shelf.
Sure would like to see some more detail pictures of the metal brake.
They are possible to buy new , google "Flat Bar Bender" . There is a lot of manufactures .
Crazy good build! Hopefully I'll pick up some ideas along with your tips and tricks. (Maybe even some SKILL?) Very inspiring.
What process do you use to grind your welds? In particular, where you welded in the boxing plates on the frame. You can't hardly tell that it was welded.
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