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Hot Rods Save of the day!!(single seater)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. rusty rocket
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    So I have a wide hair to build a single seat race car from a 22/23 dodge cowl I have. My Pops had an old trailer he had drug home, made from a set of T rails, so I'm thinking this will be the foundation for the build. Anyway long story short I think I saved a set of rails from the scrapper. IMG_1740.JPG IMG_1744.JPG IMG_1749.JPG IMG_1750.JPG IMG_1753.JPG
     
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  2. spurgeonforge
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    Drivetrain ideas yet?
     
  3. KoolKat-57
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    Looks good so far!
    KK
     
  4. Johnboy34
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    :eek: That's a lot of grinding! :D
     
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  5. Ghost28
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    show us the dodge cowl. Thanks
     
  6. rusty rocket
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    I have a twodoor Rambler wagon that I want to build a sleeper out of it has a flathead six with a 3 speed overdrive so that might be an option.
    DSC02935.JPG IMG_1733.JPG IMG_1738.JPG IMG_1739.JPG
     
  7. That frame looks like a good foundation for the car you plan to build, but I don't think it's a Model T Ford frame. All Model T cars had transverse springs front and rear. This frame appears to have hangers for parallel leafs. Could be TT truck, as I am not familiar with the suspension on them. Dozens of makes in the teens and '20s had parallel lead springs, so I don't know what it is or was. The body that was taken off of it was probably tossed in a ravine to stop erosion as they just wanted the frame for a homebuilt trailer.
     
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  8. Single seaters are where it's at!
     
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  9. And why is there no snow???? in the pics
     
  10. shivasdad
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    I'm watching. I want to do this someday. I had a 28 Buick cowl a few years back and foolishly sold it in a fit of responsibility. Good luck!
     
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  11. this is going to be good.............following along.
    BTW..we have lots of snow if it will pretty up your scenes:D:D
     
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  12. rusty rocket
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    All the things on the frame were welded on at some time for the trailer, its a T frame.
    There was a bit of snow Monday a.m. We have had a brutal winter so no snow is fine with me!!!!
     
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  14. Gearhead Graphics
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    what he said. ouch.
     
  15. I would have saved the axle over saving the rails.
     
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  16. rusty rocket
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    Those things are a dime a dozen around here. It could have been saved but not by me. A guy would have spent more getting it straightend and the perch pin out.
     
  17. The37Kid
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    Looks like a nice project to follow. Based on the hole lay out I think that is a 26-27 Ford frame, front bumper bracket holes are the reason. Bob
     
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  18. rusty rocket
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    I got to mocking up a chassis the last few days. IMG_1773.JPG IMG_1776.JPG IMG_1778.JPG
     
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  19. Nice save on the rails, and cool job on the front crossmember. Looks OEM.
     
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  20. rusty rocket
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    My pops has had these old trailer fenders laying around for years. I had a thought about a track nose so I cut one side off to get a better idea what it might look like. I'm not sold on the idea yet. IMG_1757.JPG IMG_1759.JPG IMG_1760.JPG
     
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  21. R Pope
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    Those rails are liable to crack where the welds were. T frames weren't all that strong when new!
     
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  22. rusty rocket
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    Ill take my chances, the whole thing probably isnt going to weigh but 1500 pounds. Henry steel is good shit, ever seen the I beam they twisted like a pretzel?
     
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  23. rusty rocket
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    IMG_1782.JPG Stuck the cowl on the rails, now to figure out the back side.
     
  24. rusty rocket
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    Found some 46-8 front fenders for the tail end of my single seat project. The side with original paint is 47-8 and the sandblasted fender is a 46. After tacking them together my wife said they look different, I thought it was because one side was clean metal and the other was crusty. She was correct, The body line on a 46 fender has a rounded shape and the47-8 has an angular shape. Who would have thunk? Good thing I have another 46 fender to use. IMG_1985.JPG IMG_1986.JPG IMG_1987.JPG
     
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  25. alchemy
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    Nobody would ever notice. Just leave the two fenders welded up already and get going! Cool car!
     
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  26. The37Kid
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    High and low trim holes. Bob
     
  27. rusty rocket
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    That and the body lines are actually different.I will try and get a picture of the difference.
     
  28. I like it. Leave it!
     
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  29. rusty rocket
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    Man I dont think I can leave it, I'm a bit Anal retentive and it would drive me nuts if I left it.
     
  30. rusty rocket
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    So heres the difference. IMG_1994.JPG This is sort of hard to see. The 46 fender has a rounded body line IMG_1998.JPG And the 47-8 has an angular body line IMG_1999.JPG IMG_1999.JPG
     
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