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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcnut223, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. I like the new body ya picked up....Looks great and should be a fun build.
     
  2. rcnut223
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    spent Sunday working on the rear exhaust.
     

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    One of the issues that occurs with the bends is the tubes not lining up . In order to over come this you have to cut slits in the pipe and bend the pipe up and tack
     

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    then you start welding...

    her is step by step...

    now for the grinding...but not today!
     

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    Thanks for all the responses on the triangles.. I have what I need

    Thanks again Ron and Greg!!
     
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    Well armed with patterns and an original tank, I started making the new triangles today.

    I decided to use 19 vs 18 gauge so that the metal would be easier to bend . first step was transferring the pattern to my sheet.

    once each was cut , in order to assure the same size i used clecos to hold them together filed them until they were dimensionally the same.

    when I marked the holes that go through the tank I was off a bit , so i used a washer positioned correctly and then used a die grinder to ream out the hole.

    Once bent I started the trial and error process until I was happy with the fit. Still needs a little work and final welding but here is the product. I'll have to trim the tank once the triangle is welded in place.
     

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  8. rcnut223
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    Thanks for all your Help Greg (Big Duece)!!
     
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    very nice! .... yist like enry's
     
  10. nailhead terry
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    Man you are doing a great job Remember to many cats to few recipes cat the other white meat
     
  11. rcnut223
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    Longgoner - Ron, thanks for help as well!


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  12. rcnut223
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    Started making the brackets for the exhaust a couple weeks ago..

    Cut these with a plasma cutter. I Used a sheet metal pattern with washers welded to the back for spacing.

    Ground the things smooth and drilled some holes for looks.

    The hangers were from Summit, thought they were kinda cool.

    Here's what the finished product looks like
     

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    Here are some more shots of the exhaust.. not a lot of explanation needed.
     

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    same with this post posts. Finished some of the last few details on the exhaust , brake lines and the installed the park brake cables today. All that's left is the cutting the cable once adjusted.

    I shortened the exhaust , felt it looked better just behind the wheel

    Fuel lines remain, needed a brass fitting adapter for the fuel filter.
     

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    Exhaust looks good, I use the same muffler connections, really like them.


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    I used a sleeve with these connections, concerned with leaks . Maybe I did not need these?

    Mike


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    Some of those sleeves have a groove on one side of the face and a raised ring on the other. I use them and don't notice leaks. I have seen conventional slip over and clamp joint leak a little.


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    They are similar to some aviation ex-clamps I have used, I have wondered about their use on a car, aviation ones are quite expensive though..

    Nice work!
     
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    These are called v-band clamps and are used on cars with turbo's . I welded a sleeve on one band half that slides inside the other band. covers the joint on the inside.
     

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    Thanks,
    yeah, same clamps, cool!
     
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    The 1st one I bought were from a guy selling older Indy car parts from Turbo engines. One thing nice about them is you can rotate, and they never seize in side each other from age and heat, come apart easy.



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    You shouldn't have to do the sleeve. Just be very careful welding them on so they don't warp. If you do go with the sleeve make sure the open or unwelded end points down stream away from the exhaust flow. other way around would make it harder to seal.

    Build is looking sweet! Gives me ambition to invest WAY too much time into a 29 Essex coupe body that I have so I can improve my metal working skills (or lack there of...)
     
  23. rcnut223
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    well it's been awhile guys...but I have continued working just have not provided much for updates.

    Chassis has been torn down and prepped for paint here are some pictures.
     

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  24. bartmcneill
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    I got a buddy in Seminole, OK that could build that body. I have seen him do amazing things with Model A coupe bodies. He has a rod shop on the south side. Name is Cliff Maxxon.
     
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1421507259.002785.jpg been busy working on the chopped coupe

    Will be updating progress over the next few days! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1421507357.569617.jpg


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  27. nunattax
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    subscribed , good look on the build
     
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    Hey Mike, good to see you back at it. I began to wonder where you were.
    They're lookin' good.
     
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