The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1952B3b23, Jan 5, 2019.
chrisp: Doesn't DAYTON make wire wheels to order?
Wow man you are a magician!
Thanks. I wish I was, I’d be much further along!
Maybe, I don't know they're not popular on this side of the planet. Now I doubt that they will make splined knock off wheel hubs to fit your car spline drive like Turrino does.
I talked with Bob yesterday and he told me that the wheels are Dayton. It was a different car that he had built which had wheels specially made in England.
Thanks for the answer.
Some progress on version 2.0 of the tail. I think it looks fantastic. The panels still need a bit more tuning. Then I’ll use them as patterns for making the real ones out of 0.063 aluminum. I didn’t want to sacrifice a brand new sheet until I was happy with the preliminary panels.
2.0 looking much better
Thanks for the kind words guys!
Wow! Amazing work. Thanks for showing us how.
Greetings RD!...wasn't your red " comp coupe " in jalopyrama this year?....
no, didn't make it to that one, only show so far this year was cobo hall in detriot. thanks for asking through!
Any updates? I hate to see this one slide off the radar : My 1st car was a '48 wagon, & I've always had a soft spot for these little screamers! I can only imagine what an 88 cube 8cyl sounds like!!
Yeah I’ve been working away on the tail section. I’ll have more time to do a better update with pictures tomorrow. Thanks for the interest.
Great, we can’t loose this post. Too cool.
Here is more progress on the tail section. I used the preliminary panel that I made for a pattern. This made it much easier and faster to shape the real deal. Unfortunately I forgot to take progress pictures of the process. I’ll do that for the other side.
This is the pointed section of the tail that gets welded on. This panel took two tries. The first time around I didn’t shrink enough at the end where it comes to a point. So I had to stretch it a bunch by hammering into the sand bag. This caused the aluminum to get thin and crack. I was smarter on round two and did numerous rounds of tuck shrinking along the edge. This required much less stretching to form the point. It still needs a bit more work before it can be welded on.
Things will get more interesting as I progress along with the tail and belly pan section of the tail. It will really start to look like something.
Thank you posting. You really have our attention. Can’t wait for your next update.
How did I miss this? This is fantastic; both the car and the O/P's metal work.
Thanks guys. Bobs mechanical work on this car is so fantastic that I need to do it justice with a beautiful body. Stay tuned for more.
I have re tuned, damn putor has a habit of throwing my watched threads into spam..Grrrr.
The right hand side of the tail is about 85% of the way there. I did a round of tuck shrinking on the upper edge to help reduce the amount of stretching. All the work is done with stumps, beater bag, and English wheel. Thanks for looking in.
Wow, that is really looking great! Thanks for the update.
Looking good. You obviously know what you’re doing. I’ll just keep watching.
Here is my Crosley .. Run title for title?
I am constantly amazed at the skill levels possessed by the members of this board!
Sorry it took me so long to find this project, what a great display of craftmanship. I'm trying to get an idea of the overall size, larger than a Midget and smaller than a Sprint Car? Love the wheel work. Bob
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