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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grdra1, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. grdra1
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    Thanks Amish, unsure of tank capacity as yet to test and measure, I decided to make tank as big as possible due to having no trunk space anyway - may as well fill it up with something useful. A few pics of recent progress, fabricated and welded in new firewall and mocked up dash panel again. Glen P1011301.JPG P1011309.JPG P1011323.JPG P1011326.JPG P1011338.JPG P1011339.JPG P1011341.JPG P1011342.JPG P1011345.JPG P1011346.JPG
     
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  2. AmishMike
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    Sorry for stupid question anyway u do liters & metric. I have odd shape tank to build & google says 10 gallons equals 2310 cubic inches which would be about 20 inch by 20 inch and only 6 inches deep & that seems small compared to some tanks out of factory cars. Your tank looks huge but very nice build job. 10 gallons of any fluid has to take up same space - RIGHT???
     
  3. grdra1
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    A few pics of recent progress, sanded, puttied and primed firewall - still have to fix a few little flaws but happy so far. My retro knobs arrived also, just need to work out best look, large knob is a shifter knob that I plan to modify by machining / drilling out and mount ignition key in centre. Glen P1010005.JPG P1010011.JPG P1010010.JPG P1010003.JPG P1010004.JPG P1010006.JPG P1010007.JPG
     
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    Painted firewall recently, decided to go with the white instead of the original black. Also machined the retro gear knob to accept ignition key, check out pics. Glen P1010027.JPG P1010029.JPG P1010031.JPG P1010034.JPG P1010035.JPG P1010036.JPG
     
  5. grdra1
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    Detailed engine recently, a few pics. Glen P1010037.JPG P1010039.JPG P1010048.JPG P1010049.JPG
     
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  7. grdra1
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    Thank you Whitewallwilly for the kind comments, seeing the quality of your build makes the comments even more special to me. A few pics of recent progress ( not really progress but future plans ). I pushed car outside to look at it from a far to determine if I have done the right thing - painting engine gold, I feel it looks good up against the white firewall. I also plan to make spacers ( approx 5/8 inch thick - may even drill spacers for nitrous ) for the carbs using of cuts from the alloy plate used for the 409 rocker cover adapters. Glen P1010052.JPG P1010055.JPG P1010064.JPG P1010062.JPG P1010065.JPG
     
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    Finished spacers for carbys recently, machined 1/8 of rear one to allow for throttle linkage plate. Now all carbs sit the same height, a few pics. Glen P1010066.JPG P1010067.JPG P1010068.JPG P1010069.JPG P1010070.JPG
     
  9. grdra1
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    Been busy lately, modified roll cage, taking the x out to create more leg room buy allowing seat to go further back, also welded on seat belt mounts and started fabricating my cycle guards, check out pics. Glen P1010085.JPG P1010086.JPG P1010088.JPG P1010089.JPG P1010093.JPG P1010105.JPG P1010108.JPG P1010116.JPG P1010117.JPG P1010118.JPG
     
  10. grdra1
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    Been busy lately , pulled body off to finish weld and paint chassis, I need to mount front panhard bar, weld new heavy duty ends on the front bones for engineer compliance and remount upper four links with more angle. A few pics including roll cage assembly. Glen P1010122.JPG P1010124.JPG P1010125.JPG P1010128.JPG P1010127.JPG P1010129.JPG
     
  11. Stogy
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    Fun Times...enjoying Your journey in Hotrod...Great progress @grdra1
     
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  12. grdra1
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    Today I started fabricating the chassis tabs for the new bone ends, taper is slightly larger than the original ones, also finished my front shock mounts. Glen P1010131.JPG P1010136.JPG P1010138.JPG P1010137.JPG P1010140.JPG P1010141.JPG P1010142.JPG P1010143.JPG P1010131.JPG P1010136.JPG P1010138.JPG P1010137.JPG P1010140.JPG P1010141.JPG P1010142.JPG P1010143.JPG
     
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  13. grdra1
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    Dont no why double pics, sorry about that
     
  14. grdra1
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    Finished chassis tabs recently, next job is to section K member for tail shaft clearance, a few pics. Glen P1010145.JPG P1010146.JPG P1010148.JPG P1010151.JPG P1010154.JPG
     
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    Finished K member today, now have 5/8 inch more tail shaft clearance. Glen P1010155.JPG P1010157.JPG P1010159.JPG P1010164.JPG
     
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  16. loudbang
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    With those changes does it have to be re-engineered?
     
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  17. grdra1
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    Loudbang my engineer has looked at the car on one previous occasion and liked the way Im building this car, I need to build to the street rod guidelines. Although I have deviated a little, my engineer has a common sense approach and I feel this mod should be ok as I have plated area with 5mm plate, it is probably stronger now than before. Glen
     
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  18. grdra1
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    Finished front pan-hard bar recently, also purchased a new engine mount kit as the right hand engine chassis mount needed replacing. Decided to make my own chassis mounts, a few pics Glen P1010179.JPG P1010174.JPG P1010182.JPG P1010185.JPG P1010187.JPG P1010194.JPG P1010198.JPG P1010200.JPG P1010201.JPG
     
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  19. grdra1
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    Started remounting rear upper 4 link mounts recently, removed old brackets, cut bars and removed welded bungs. welded some braces to hold diff in position - at approximate ride height. A few pics. Glen P1010202.JPG P1010205.JPG P1010207.JPG P1010208.JPG P1010212.JPG
     
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  20. grdra1
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    I have started re-mounting 4 link this week, in order to keep upper bars a reasonable length I needed to section the chassis rail. My upper bars will be about 65% length of lower bars and about 30- 32 degree angled, I have decided to install another crossmember to support fuel tank and provide added strength due to the sectioned chassis and K member for tail shaft clearance, I will also tie this crossmember to existing K member with 3/16 plate ( may be overkill but will keep engineer happy ) a few pics including before and after of upper bar triangulation - last pic is only mock up and will be more angled by approx 4 degrees than pictured. Glen P1010217.JPG P1010218.JPG P1010220.JPG P7170536.JPG P1010226.JPG
     
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