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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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    That's kool!!!
     
  2. rusty rocket
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    I have my gas tank Frankinstein welded back together, looks like shit but as long as it doesnt leak I'm happy. I filled it with water and it held 8 gallons I was surprised.I am still going to add a tank/filler on top to hold another gallon plus. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  3. plym_46
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    That should give you a range of 150 +. But with lack of weight, taller tires and less wind resistance you might get better than the 17 mpg my 230 gets pulling my business coupe around.
     
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  4. rusty rocket
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    Yeah I was thinking about 15 mpg so with the eight gallons I have now that would get me 120 miles. That should be enough but I'm still going to add the top tank/filler.
     
  5. Wow how did I miss this thread, great job!!! what are you gonna do for a gas cap??? I have this ifn you are interested its off my Moon Tank and not NHRA approved (had to replace it.) anyway a great job so far...........
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  6. rusty rocket
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I have the stock international farm all gas cap that I will reuse. This is a low buck use what ya have build!:p
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I rolled out a top tank/fuel filler tonight. Looks like a submarine now! This should give me an extra few gallons .
     
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  8. ok but it was yours for free if you use it and not as a wall hanger...............
     
  9. brad2v
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    Wow, I was thinking a cheater filler neck ala the Donahue/Penske Sunoco Camaro, not a whole other tank on top, haha. Yup, that should do it.
     
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  10. rusty rocket
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    I think so! I know it's over kill but that's the way I roll!:p Ha ha!
    It just needs a periscope now!
     
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  11. classiccarjack
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    Love the Pun!!! LOL... I am a smart ass too, makes life more fun.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  12. rusty rocket
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    Had some time this afternoon to build some fuel tank mounts. I had some pieces of model A tie rod left over so I threw a bend on it and mounted it off the seat riser tube.
     
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    I have the top tank, lid and filler neck tacked on the bottom tank. I even have the original farm-all gas cap. image.jpg
     
  15. ...you have any pics of this thing on wheels so we can see what it looks like?
     
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  16. Fabber McGee
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    Where you been Rusty... this is page 24.
     
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  17. rusty rocket
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    Page 9 on this thread
     
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  18. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Hey Two Rusty's...:D

    Rusty what is the square area below the seat?
     
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  19. rusty rocket
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    Oh that is where my battery is going to live. Fits perfect under the seat.
     
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    Havent had time to work on much but I did get my top tank welded to the bottom and the lid is welded and ground. I will get it all welded and take it to my local radiator shop to test for leaks. image.jpg I picked up some farm-all red paint so it looks like it came off a tractor.
     
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  21. Stogy
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    I sure hope theres a track nearby to get some Yahoos out after this is done. I know it's going to be a streeter but I'm sure you want to have a go at it in its comfort zone of the yesteryear.

    Great stuff Rusty and Happy New Year to You and your Family.
     
  22. rusty rocket
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    Thanks stogy, been sort of slow going lately. I got invited to a small traditional show across the state in Sioux Falls S.D. In early March. I need to get busy and make it one piece again!:D
     
  23. ...I was too lazy to go back thru the whole thread to find those pics...
    ...here's a few quik sketches of yer rig...you'll be out throwin dirt before you know it!
    single seat roadster.jpg single seat roadster 004.jpg single seat roadster 005.jpg
     
  24. rusty rocket
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  25. Love those sketches - great work!
     
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  26. rusty rocket
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Doesnt look like much but this was an all afternoon project. I built an inside subrail that will sandwich the body tin. Cutting, fitting, bending, drilling and bolting.
     
  27. tedious job for sure. Looks great though.
     
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  28. atch
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    I was thinking the same things. It would have taken me more than one afternoon to do that if I worked at it long enough to make it look that good.
     
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  29. rusty rocket
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    I have the front wishbones, spring and front end painted. Time to let it cure and then bolt it all back together. image.jpg
     
  30. I Love this thing.
     
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