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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwifruit, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. 48fordnut
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    The build and body look good. I have a riley auto parts double z frame under mine. I'll try and get some build pics soon. have painted the frame and starting to put it back together
     
  2. TexasSpeed
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    This is going to be a fun AV8 to watch. Subscribed.


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  3. Kiwifruit
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    sorry for the lack of updates, I have been making some progress. Driveshaft/torque tube are shortened & installed, steering is mocked up & i'm just juggling around with the pedals/steering column position/gearbox linkage before I bolt it all in.
    Will take some pics this week & post up.
     
  4. Great start. Will be waiting for those pics.
     
  5. Kiwifruit
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  7. They arent showing for me.
     
  8. Kiwifruit
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    Looking good in the pictures. Glad to see an update.

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  11. Hot rod porn right there :D
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    Kiwi, I must admit I was taken aback when I saw the '46 sideshift tranny...(of COURSE it shifts from the right!)...but I never thought about it! Just seen floorshifts down under.

    Yes, your list has all the right stuff. Pedals look correct, just need a little massaging.
    Still...So neat to see a roadster with a column shift! Can't get over it... LOL

    The body is gorgeous. '30s are so...GEAR! Carry on, Mate.
     
  13. Rickybop
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    Keep it up, KF. Looks good. God, I love traditional roadsters.
     
  14. Kiwifruit
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    thanks Guys, Atwater Mike, I have 3 different types of pedals, 40's Truck, 40's Pickup & 46-48 Passenger, just trying to work out which is going to work out best.
     
  15. pug man
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    Man what a breath of fresh air to see a build like this. Doing a great job bloke, keep it up.....
     
  16. Kiwifruit
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    Here is a pic of the front, B4Baz & I reversed the spring with his press, making sure to keep the same arc. Spring is now a bit wide & the shackles are pointing down.
    Guess I will pull it out & put a bit more arc in it?

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  18. kingpins
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    awesome build!!!
     
  19. Kiwifruit
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    Should have been finishing off my steering but got distracted by my headlight bar, Henry loves the camera, but isn't much help...
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  20. Kiwifruit
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    Steering box is clamped in while I finalise placement. I'm using an F1 box & a VW Kombi mount, not quite traditional but looks the part & solves the clearance problems with the Starter being right hand drive.
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    Also I found a windshield frame, just working out how much to chop it
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  23. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    the stance is right on. i'm glad to see an undropped axle without a suicide front end!!
     
  24. Kiwifruit
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    yeah I like the look, I think it is correct for a 40's build, If you look through the old pics from that time there were tons of guys running undropped axles. Also just running a Model T spring in the rear with no step in the frame.
     
  25. It looks sooooooo good!!!!
     
  26. OLLIN
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    awesome build Kiwi.

    if you get a chance can you post a pic of the finished wishbone ball mount? thanks!
     
  27. Kiwifruit
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    will do Ollin...as soon as its finished haha.
     
  28. Going to be a cool car!
     
  29. midroad
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    What exhaust manifolds are you going to use? I want to build a similar car from a '29 model and have been trying to work out cross steer using a '46 box but can't fit any headers. I think you have solved my problem. Thanks, Mike.
     
  30. Kiwifruit
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    Hi Midroad, I will be doing my own headers with stainless flextube (see pics), stock exhaust manifolds don't fit with this setup.
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