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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by schoum, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    schoum
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    from france

    hi,

    I start a new thread about my lakester project. I'm French, and in France we haven't any dry lake and appropriate flat track. So, this project is "for the fun", it's build with a realy small budget, no rules and no SCTA directives...

    the begining:

    a home made quick change with a banjo rear end.


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    My daughter help me for the rear cap master conception!

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    my friend Hispano, make the foundry

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  2. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    schoum
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    from france

    the second parts, the gear box.

    I use a Ford vedette 3 speed gear box (french popular ford of the 50's).
    It have the good bolt patern for the french flat, but the problem is the very long exit shaft! This gear box is too long for my configuration. So I shotened it about 10inches!


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  3. Shaun1162
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    Well this is pretty awsome so far...
     
  4. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    schoum
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    from france

    now, I can assembled the rear end to the gear box and the gear box to the french flat (4.2L)


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    and begining the frame

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    ford A I-beam and steering box with 2 modern axial rod

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    home made bomber seat

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    front floor and pedals

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  5. schoum
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    schoum
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    from france

    Hispano help me again for the cast aluminium steering wheel

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    beautiful, but too tall! it's a vintage boat steering wheel

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    I cut it and adjust it to my configuration

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    finish with bondo, it's themaster and will be casted again

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  6. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    from france

    Now, I finalise all the details like the brake and fuel line, the shifter, cooling system and more.

    here, it is totaly operational.

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    disassembling for the paint job

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    primer

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  7. SJR
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    Cool Aluminum casting, I also have a home foundry and enjoy casting stuff up
     
  8. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
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    I can't believe your skills and vision. Holy Crap!
     
  9. Driveway builder
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    You just might be my new Hero... talk about building your own car. Awesome build so far, can't wait to see the body.
     
  10. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    schoum
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    from france

    the french flat is checked and painted

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    re-assembling

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    dash board and electricity

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    complete rolling chassis
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  11. captainjunk#2
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    an excellent build , you are very talented , bravo
     
  12. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    from france

    2012 december, 2 friends of the south France come at my work shop, and one (Youks) shoot the lakester.


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    With those picture, Etienne "Empire32" make a cool article about my lakester in the best hot rod french magazine, POWERGLIDE!

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  13. schoum
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    now, the body conception.

    I make an inspiration of the fantastic Miller streamliner.

    all aluminium, of course

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    less than 2inches floor clearence

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    let's go to Bonneville!!!!! :D:D:D:D oh, shit! I can't cross the Atlantic with my truck!!!!!

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  14. schoum
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    That's all!

    now, I must finish the body.

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  15. 562roadster
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    Holy smokes! This is awesome! Please keep us posted on the progress
     
  16. englishhemi32
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
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  17. fastrnu
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    from shelton,wa

    Wow.........
     
  18. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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    Great looking fab work!

    Is your line of work fabrication on early cars? See some others in background of pictures ("shop sign" last photo?).
    Take it one of cars in background is your 28 roadster build.

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  19. schoum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
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    from france

    I have a modern vehicule mechanic work shop, My job is to repair some Renault and other modern vehicule. but slowly, I try to develop the hot rod and vintage car construction job. ;)

    so, in the back ground, you can see my roadster project and my Model A truck. the other, like the Buick 50 are customer's project.
     
  20. This thread makes me feel inadequate....or at least major humble. What nice work out of main stream hot rods USA. Very, very nice.
     
  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    very Kool - Thanks for posting this.
     
  22. WOW!! Is right.
     
  23. Socre blue that is some fine work from our brother in France.
    I was in Paris and stopped by a guys repair shop he had an old Citroen he was hot rodding you have great talent .
    Thanks for posting your build
    The French guys are proud too
     
  24. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    SPEECHLESS!!! You've got some major skills going on there. Thanks for posting and keep coming with the final details on this one.

    Frank
     
  25. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
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    awesome build. as i was reading it, i thought to myself, someone should tell etienne about it so he could shoot it for the magazine.
     
  26. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
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    Holy crap!!! Nice work!


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  27. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
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    from Finland

    Fantastic Lakester!!! Can`t wait to see it finished !!
     
  28. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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    fantastique



    SinglefingerSpeedShop.com
     
  29. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    from West TN

    I'm getting out of this hobby before I have no dignity left....that work makes me splode. GREAT WORK! :)
     

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