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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,847

    Dave Mc

    I designed and made Stainless Steel Security Locks for my Suicide Doors using the Escutcheons from a Standard Model A Coupe ,they slide into plastic caster plugs located in the Female Dovetails for each Door on my 4 Door Vicky C400
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  2. Phtttt:p
    Ohhh I'm stealing that one !!!
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  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,847

    Dave Mc

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  4. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,455


    That’s impressive, as is the whole car !
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  5. I hammer-formed the floorboards in my tudor:

    Starting with a male buck from 1/2" MDF:

    ...temporarily screwed & clamped 18 ga. sheet metal to the buck with some overlap on each side.
    The buck's slots were for my "caveman bead roller"; I pounded a 1/4" diameter steel rod against the metal above each slot until it deformed into a nice straight stiffening bead. :eek:

    ...then clamped each edge with an angle iron brace (an old bed frame) and gently pounded over a 90* flange.

    Finally, the flanges were trimmed and screw holes welded shut.
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  6. Joe McGlynn
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Joe McGlynn

    OK, this is my new favorite thread. I love fabricated parts, I get totally lost at shows crawling around looking at cool hand made bits.

    This is a current piece, driveshaft loop with a drop out for my Studebaker pickup. I'm re-doing the suspension I threw together years ago because it's too wide and the fab work wasn't a nice as I wanted. This is the start, it will get incorporated into a new crossmember that will mount the front 4-link brackets to replace the stock crossmember. All the rusty bits are the original setup I made years ago.

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  7. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
    Posts: 942

    Jeff J

    I fabricated this idea and now manufacture these parts to stop the hot air,dust, fumes coming inside your vehicle ! For the brake pedal and steering column . Safety first, for our rides !! Can be purchased at Have pay pal too. column display 043.JPG Safety for our rides !
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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,345

    from oregon

    That's a cool piece!
    Did you keep track of the hours it took?
  9. Joe McGlynn
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Joe McGlynn

    Thanks! It was fun to design and make.

    No clue how long it took, and it seemed to take too long, mostly because I'm out of practice. Probably a day and a half, spread over a week or so. Shouldn't have been more than half a day, but between searching for the right tool and having to re-point the tungsten over and over I wasted a lot of time. But it was fun to build.

    The rest of the parts for the suspension are simpler. I think. We'll see.
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  10. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 470

    chop job
    from Wisconsin

    Very nice work man real clean stuff!
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  11. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,618


    I won't post the OT fabrication I did for my 46 Olds however here is my engine tube. It was widened and set back allowing me to use Fenton headers. Without this modification, the exhaust outlets would foul on the engine tube with OEM side mounts. A front mounted Hurst style mount would also foul due to low mount accessories (AC & PS). :eek: 1/2" plates bolt to OEM block mounts and allows mounts to sit back further with clearance for exhaust tubing. Plates were machined on rear to provide mount clearance and for all intents are purposes it looks OEM when viewed from above. There is a gusset (1/2" stock) down the length of the inner flange, front to rear. Don't try to install a SBC without them as mounts wouldn't line up and engine would foul on firewall due to set back.






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  12. Joe McGlynn
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Joe McGlynn

    Nothing fancy here, just assembling the front 4-link mounts for my Studebaker truck. I laid out the main parts in CAD and had them laser cut, then made the simple bits, machined some spacers and alignment bosses for welding and glued them together.

    I did all the suspension layout in CAD to get the "packaging" of the air bags, 4-links, panhard, shocks, and sway bar as neat as possible. I'm eager to get it all built and see how it works out. I like the Studebaker "S" I incorporated into the 4-link brackets.

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  13. sailingadventure
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 277


    Here`s a little sheet metal work I did.

    Forming the Body.jpg Partial Body.jpg Another view of the body.jpg

    Pictures of Buck for bonneville car.jpg

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  14. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,618


    Wow, the talent here on the HAMB is amazing!
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  15. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 441

    from SW Ga

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    Old style poor boy dual headers made from the rear halves of two stock Model A manifolds. Pretty jack-legged compared to most of the stuff in this thread, though.
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  16. Maybe,but thats hot rodding. All these laser cut, CAD designed, CNC machined parts are indeed beautiful and well engineered and made, but I think home made hot rod fabrication like yours is what the HAMB is really all about.
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  17. Well said. I fab stuff for function mostly........if it ends up looking nice that's a bonus!
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  18. Joe McGlynn
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016
    Posts: 80

    Joe McGlynn

    Damn, really nice. Getting the smooth takes offs across those panels is tricky, really nice job man. How did you handle attaching the skin to the chassis? I plan to build a bed for my project and am trying to think through how I'll handle that. I'm thinking I'll make a structure from 16 gauge tube that will serve as both a wireform buck and sub-structure for the finished panels. I'll probably need to have some temporary stations in the structure while shaping the panels that will be removed before finishing.
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  19. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 221

    from Texas

    004.JPG 001 (2).JPG Some great looking craftsmanship here. Here is a brake booster and pedal swing I fabbed up for my 40. Just need to weld in the rod and weld out the bracket.
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  20. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,540

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Homemade pedal set for under floor. The first time I did the pedals in my 28A,I was 16years old,an made swing pedals from under the dash in 1959,but never really like the feel of them. So many years later I did these an feel great now,move right with your foot. IMG_2783.JPG
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