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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jugheadjones, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. jugheadjones
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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    Starting my A model traditional style lakes modified project. I'm going to try and build what I can myself although I'lll leave the engine rebuild to someone that knows what they're doing.

    I bought the car as an unfinished project and I'm using it as a parts car as it had all the bits and bobs I needed to get started.

    It'll be running an 8BA [ getting rebuilt as we speak ] twin 43's, 48 brakes, open drive rear.

    Pics below but here's my photoBucket: http://s1189.photobucket.com/user/rossnaumov/library/Build up of my Traditional Rod

    Where it all started. The parts car
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    It all started here! My A model frame.[​IMG]

    Cleaning up the front crossmember
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    Made a frame to brace the chassis before I started chopping. Yes it's pretty basic and nothing flash but it seems to be doing the job.
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    The first job was to pie cut for a 2" front sweep. I also cut the behind the front crossmember to bring the front back down. I'll make some 4mm plates and weld them on the inner rails to support the pie cuts. Here in Australia we need to have our cars inspected and engineered. It recently went through it's first inspection. The engineer was happy which made me happy!
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    Then cut out some 4mm steel for the rear "Z"
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    Welded, cleaned, polished and ready to weld in.
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  2. jugheadjones
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    Suspension coming out
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    Cleaning up rear crossmember
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    Cutting out some front spring mounts for the front bones
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    Fabbing some engine mounts. I wanted something different and something that looked original so I made some faux rivets by modifying some old bolts
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    My engineer asked me to add in some gussets to the rear crossmember so i made these "traditional" looking [ I hope ] gussets
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  3. jugheadjones
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    Instead of just welding a plate to box the chassis I'm making a section that sits inside the frame rails so there's no exposed welds. I'm hoping this is what it might have looked like back in the day. I'm yet to add in my faux rivets after I've drilled 50mm holes in the boxing plates. I'll weld the angle to boxing plate from the back, then weld the angle to edge of the A model rails.
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    Dummy fitting the engine is next.

    See you soon!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
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  4. -TKL-
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
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    very cool build up, love the fab skills
     

  5. el Roach
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    what happened to the pics ?
     
  6. rottenleonard
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    Great looking start and nice fab skills for sure!

    I'm not sure I follow what your doing here?

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  7. tommy
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    yeah I'm sorry too.
     
  8. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Okay, can you put the pics back?
     
  9. jugheadjones
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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    Sorry guys, my bad. They're all showing now.
     
  10. jugheadjones
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    As mad as it sounds I didn't want to just weld boxing plate inside the rails and run an exposed weld. This method I will weld the boxing plate to the angle iron from the back then weld it all to the chassis by seam welding the 2 edges. I did a quick drawing for you:
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  11. Koz
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    A man after my own heart! I don't know if I missed it but how much is that rear Z? The car sits perfect!
     
  12. motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    Nice execution. Love the form and function. Great posts.
     
  13. olskool34
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    Beautiful work so far, love your thought process.
     
  14. jugheadjones
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    Thank you. I think it's 10" I'll have to double check. I did it that long ago now :)
     
  15. It looks good. I wish I was that far

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  16. Diggit jughead
     
  17. el Roach
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  18. brenneman
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    Wa cool motor mounts!!!!
     
  19. 3340
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    Really Nice Work!
     
  20. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    very nice work. Really like the motor mounts and the rear step.
     
  21. jfg455
    Joined: Apr 22, 2011
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    from NH

    I'm liking it already. I applaud your efforts to add some detail into the small items like the rivets on the motor mounts and setting the boxing plates inboard of the edge for a more OEM look.
     
  22. jugheadjones
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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    Thanks for all your great feedback. Much appreciated.

    Dummy fitting the flathead in the next week or 2 so I'll post some more pics up when this happens.
     
  23. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
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    from Texas

    Love the attention to detail. Gonna be a killer build.
     
  24. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from Wales, ME

    I like where this is headed. Nice, clean work. Keep it up


    - Josh
     
  25. Binger
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    from wyoming

    Great looking fab work. Subscribed!
     
  26. jugheadjones
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    Thanks for the thumbs up fella's! jfg455, draider, ThirdGen, binger !
     
  27. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Don't stop now!! Be sure to post any further progress. This is going to be good one.

    Frank
     
  28. jugheadjones
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
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    Tires coming off to paint the wires black. I'm going to try and swap the whitewalls for blacks.
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    Machined crank ready to go for the 8BA [​IMG]
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  29. Great stuff man...GO !!
     
  30. I love this build!

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