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Projects Story of a wishbone- FR lakester T build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by the pinstriper, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. the pinstriper
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 94

    the pinstriper
    from duxford UK

    Hi guys, I have just started a youtube channel for my first build, very early days still here- but I have just finished editing my first video to share with you all. Please share, like and subscribe to my channel. Im trying to create a little snippet of some of the bits I'm getting unto in my shop, the Channel will have a mix of my fabrication/tricks and tips/product videos/job related edits plus the updates I hope to continue on my T build. I'm aiming to bring out a series of videos with accompanying photos to show the process and progression in the shop, rather than the big drama no action poop we see on TV all the time.

    I started recording this as more of a tech into how I went about this process, but after watching all of the footage back the audio wasn't usable as I left my GoPro in the case whilst talking, hopefully next time I can go into detail with set ups and have a better in sight into processes taken.

    It may seem a bit odd to start with wishbones, but I have been working to a small budget and playing in the workshop in Sundays for some time to stretch my legs with my machines a bit. All of this happened before having customers cars leave in order to build the chassis table.

    Anyway, heres my first video

    plus a chunk of more detailed photos
    [​IMG]1 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]3 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]welded by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]4 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]5 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2 by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    Next up, chassis table fab- and getting these parts with the A chassis, steel T body and running gear up onto the table.

    [​IMG]parts by the pinstriper, on Flickr

    Thanks for watching/reading- all ideas welcome to bring a slightly different element to the standard "build thread" style.

    Joe @fresh_reflections
    burl, akoutlaw, gordspeed and 9 others like this.
  2. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 218

    from Finland

    Great movie and MUSIC !!! It was a cool idea to attach camera on you safety helmet while grinding wishbone and faster sequels when machining multiple peaces !! Well Done !!! Hopefully we will see more videos of your ride !!
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
  3. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,038


    Great work,Video, An RL Burnside.. Perfect! Love the Delta "Hills" Blue's
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,313

    from IDAHO

    Just Bitchin and good tunes to go with it...Nice Work...
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  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,718

    from oregon

    So, I'm dig'n the video (retired machinist) then I see that fab tig welding, and I'm going please dont grind those welds, too late, oh well.
    Nice work there!
    By the way, is that a Colchester lathe?
    I bought a new 18x80" American Turnmaster in the late 80's but no longer have it, supposed to be a Colchester copy, looked like yours.
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,742


    Good watching ,I envy people who have some good tools.
  7. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,867

    from Michigan

    Enjoyed that. Had my toe tappin'. Beautiful bones.
    1969, 7th grade...the school library had subscriptions to STREET RODDER and Rod & Custom. I began spending my study hall time rods.
    The first unfamiliar term..."split wishbones". What the heck are split wishbones? The nice men who wrote for the magazines helped me to understand the importance of what I just watched you do.
  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,179


    Thanks for the Fresh Reflections...In Steel...That was great...I always say machinists are amazing...Precision fit was a joy to watch. You got the right stuff and you are very good at the other details. Look forward to many more...Thanks @the pinstriper
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,746

    Jalopy Joker

  10. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 212

    from Oregon

    Very, Very Nice! Can't wait for more!
  11. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,335


    Nice work. We used to call that "Healing" them. But sleeveing is probably more correct.

    Looks good. ;)
  12. shadetreerodder
    Joined: Aug 4, 2006
    Posts: 291


  13. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,774


    Well done! Please keep posting

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