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Hot Rods New backing plates from frying pans

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fat ASS Whitewalls, Aug 10, 2008.

    Joined: Oct 6, 2007
    Posts: 700


    Best idea i've seen in a while. Thanks for sharing.
  2. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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  3. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    when i take my door panels off again,i will post the pictures of the parts that went into my connecting rod window crank handles. those old frozen briggs blocks did have a use after all!!:)
  4. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,321


    I used stainless dog water bowls for headlight buckets and I used the small cat stainless water bowls that matched the dog bowls for taillight bezels. The bowls and the taillights I used all came from Farm-n-Fleet.
  5. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,932


    That's awesome!! Who'd a thunk it?? Trim rings are a nice touch too... You da man!
  6. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 3,066

    from Tulsa, OK

    I wonder if you could punch 2 or 3 louvers into the front and back to promote the brake cooling?

    Either way, that looks great as hell. I'll remember that and the other tricks I've learned from the HAMB!
  7. 54velox
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 48

    from Australia

    They look fantastic. I think I'll have to visit the local cooking appliance store.

    Any other ideas like these?
  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,683

    Atwater Mike

    I did the same thing looking for a thin metal cowl for my control line scale model Gee Bee I was building. Luckily, I found one the right size: 7-1/2" diameter!
    Drilled rivets out (holding the handle) and welded 'em up, presto!
    One 1/8 scale aluminum cowling, the 'easy way'...
  9. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 430


    well I'll be damned. My hat is off to you , sir!
  10. Shopking
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 106

    from central Pa

    Great economical idea-Looks good without the time and $ needed to engineer something.
  11. Since this has popped back up, I'll update you on the pans. I thought I would need to vent them, but they work great. Right after I did this, I drove the car to Joplin mo. from Sedalia mo., about 175 miles one way. It was hot, but I didn't have any problems with the brakes heating up, so no vents or scoops. I had bought some of those cast aluminum ones with the fins on them when I started this, but I like the look without them. Luckily it works fine without them. Thanks, Dean (PS) I can't beleive I did this 4 years ago.
  12. Martha Stewart ain't got nothin' on you! That is ingenious!
  13. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,761


    Not a traditional hot rod, but some of you guys have bikes and the idea is similar. Air cleaner made from a Betty Crocker stainless steel skillet. $10 from WalMart'
  14. dblgun
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 348


    Now that's using your head for something other than a hat rack!
  15. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,211

    from CO & WA

    I hope those fry pans were non-stick variety...
  16. sasquatch12
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
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    Great post guys!! Another use i found quite awhile back was, i used an 8 inch cake pan as a wheel gaurd on a shop built slow speed bench grinder i use for sharpening/grinding/shaping lathe cutters etc.
  17. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

  18. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    great ideas.....

    have to buy the right pans, tho' !!

  19. Seepwater
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 170


    I used the stainless burner plates from an electric stove to make my headlite bezels. Came with the center hole and placed the turn signal in the burner hookup hole...worked perfectly on my 1917 Essex pods!
  20. Hehe. ah, looks cool. I like ogling the kitchenware too.
  21. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    That's incredible. I would have never thought of that
  22. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    from Walpole MA

    Since when has Teflon been traditional? To be HAMB friendly, they should have been cast iron frying pans :)
  23. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,591


    are we talking period correct ?

    per Wikipedia
    PTFE was accidentally discovered in 1938 by Roy Plunkett, in New Jersey while he was working for Kinetic Chemicals. As Plunkett was attempting to make a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant, the tetrafluoroethylene gas in its pressure bottle stopped flowing before the bottle's weight had dropped to the point signaling "empty." Since Plunkett was measuring the amount of gas used by weighing the bottle, he became curious as to the source of the weight, and finally resorted to sawing the bottle apart. Inside, he found it coated with a waxy white material which was oddly slippery. Analysis of the material showed that it was polymerized perfluoroethylene, with the iron from the inside of the container having acted as a catalyst at high pressure. Kinetic Chemicals patented the new fluorinated plastic (analogous to the already known polyethylene) in 1941,<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[3]</sup> and registered the Teflon trademark in 1945.<sup id="cite_ref-fluoroboom_4-0" class="reference">[4]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-5" class="reference">[5]</sup>
  24. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,002

    from Tampa, FL

    ^^^ But it wasn't until one of his lab buds came in and asked, "What's cooking?", that old Roy new what to do next! Gary
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  25. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    Bed , Bath, and Beyond?

    Those must have been in the "BEYOND" Department
  26. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,149

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    This thread was great, but the OP left out the most important info, the name brand and size of the frying pans he used.
    Why is it so often that someone will post an innovative idea and then just leave out crucial information ? :confused:
  27. Maybe Dean will see this thread and remember which pans he used. HRP
  28. I doubt the pans I used will fit what you want to use them on. I bought them at Bed Bath and beyond. That's all I know. Grab a tape measure and hit the kitchen supply store.
  29. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    That looks way better than I had pictured in my head when I read the title!

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