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Partial tech...unfinished homebuilt quickchange

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jethro, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Jethro
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    I'm pretty well equipped here. I have a mill and lathe as well as all the welding stuff. I am pretty much self taught , so when I get bits of advice from real machinists like yourself I take all I can get. Thanks again Denny!
     
  2. alright, you've proved you can do it. Now start popping out complete rear sections instead of just conversion kits!
     
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  3. TexasSpeed
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    Hell yeah!


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  4. brigrat
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    I'll take a conversion kit!
     
  5. patsurf
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    looks like pretty soon it will be YOU giving advice out that is prized!--looks great!!
     
  6. Your Quick Change looks great, time to ramp up production !
     
  7. Cyclone Kevin
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    Read this from stem to stern and your pull out axle thread too. There are several QC’s that I can say have been made such as this.

    The late Okie Adams comes to mind who made his versions out of Cook’s Machine Works-Cyclone Racing Equipment and Blair’s Speed Shop.

    This is a very good tutorial for guys that are just looking for something different and being extremely resourceful. Great Job Jethro!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Jethro
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    Thanks C K ! I have always been fascinated by the ingenuity of the gentlemen who have gone before us. Taking something perfectly functional and improving it for speed sports. I know I could (if I had money) buy whatever I want . There are so many products available to build any level of performance you could ever need. Mr Edelbrock , Mr Hilborn , Mr Halibrand all saw a need for a product and with an idea and a dream made the hobby what it is today. I'm sure that there were a number of like minded individuals that had the same vision and said to themselves "If he can do it so can I" , maybe not going into production but building performance into their cars in dirt floor garages or high school auto shop.
    I'm not quite a Grey Beard yet , I have a few silver chin whiskers but I have gleaned a lot of knowledge from some of the elder statesmen who have shared their experience and tales of the past. I've seen a number of brilliant young guys on here who are going to take the hobby into the future. I only hope young guys ( and gals) keep the torch burning so our love of greasy things never fades.
     
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  9. Cyclone Kevin
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    A truly righteous reply!!!! Again, stoked by your talent/skill and learned applicability. ;).
     
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  10. coreythompsonhm
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    This is absolutely awesome! Glad to see that its been completed! When the swap meets start up in a few months here in Washington, I will cruise around for a banjo rear end so I can do this too!
     
  11. Bringing this back to the top because it is so damn cool.
     
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  12. Dave G in Gansevoort
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    What's old is new again. Highland Machine used to make a 6 spline qc starting with the old Ford 3/4 ton truck rears. Relatively inexpensive compared to a Frankland CAE or Halibrand rear for northeast dirt modifieds, but HEAVY! Anyway I love the craftsmanship you have done here.
     
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  13. Tman
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    Glad to see the progress! That cover is sexy!
     
  14. Grease348
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    Grease348

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  16. GearheadsQCE
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    Wow! That's REALLY Nice!:D
     

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