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Hot Rods SWIFTYS NEW 32 5W COUPE BUILD

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  1. flatoz
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    Swifty has been working on this car for longer than I care to think, not decades but longer than it probably should. However I think its getting some momentum now and given where its at, there are enough pictures that I can post a few up to show where he is up to. As to questions, ask Swifty as while he can't post pictures, he spends WAY too much time here, so he can respond to any questions.

    So this is his 3rd hotrod and one I'm really looking forward to him finishing.

    Im off to find some pictures to post here.
     
  2. flatoz
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    In no real order here are a few build photos


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    Looking forward to updates...
     
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  5. flatoz
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    Trial fit body to chassis. Modifications required to both



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  6. Looking good so far tho' that's an unusual Poly...........Pete, repent, come back from the dark side...........lol........andyd
     
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  7. flatoz
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    Twins basil twins!

    Brother from another mother.

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  8. flatoz
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    Andy if you look...

    Initially it was poly powered.

    But i talked him out of an auto in front of the QC. P1010099.JPG
     
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    Swifty is a great guy.
     
  10. In all seriousness...........what has he done with that poly then........I know someone who could be looking for a 62/63 on Poly(me)..........andyd
     
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  11. flatoz
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    I was talking to Al at the RCCRC run, and he was telling me about his stroker motor. So... plus you always need a spare when you have two cars running the same motor, and who said there wasn't another car yet to be poly powered. I bought him a WEIAND 3x2 for the poly, pretty rare intake. So it needs a home.
     
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  12. flatoz
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    Trying to get stance right


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  13. flatoz
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    Making a new drop out trans section that suits the T5. 20171125_144906.jpg




    I have a welding table but 77 year olds apparently like to work on the ground


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    20180401_144941.jpg


    The basis for the trans mount removable section 20171209_175046.jpg


    Sorting out the trans mount 20180402_155913.jpg


    Now the Johnny joints for the rear bones.
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    Trans mount sorted

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    Rhs for Johnny joint mount
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    Is that the welding table on the garbage pails?? Looking good, glad he was talked out of the auto!!
     
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  17. flatoz
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    you'd think so wouldn't you, or at least he would use that, but no. Its in one of the other photos somewhere. DSC07605.JPG DSC07606.JPG

    how he mostly gets the body on and off


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  18. rooman
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    Is Pete going to tie the Johnny joint mounts to the sides of the cross member with any sort of gussets to reduce the chance of any twisting? With the actual pivot point for the bars being cantilevered that far back off the flat plate base I would think that there would be a chance of at least flexing the plate as the car tries to roll about its longitudinal axis in turns.

    Roo
     
  19. flatoz
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    Here you go rooman 20190613_131526.jpg
     
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  20. flatoz
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    Building exhaust.




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  21. tub1
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    wow nice
     
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  22. That light blue coupe is perfect!
     
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  23. flatoz
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    Building the tail pipe section. We wanted the pipes to follow the chassis. The A rear X member and QC made it a little harder to get it right 20181004_160212.jpg
     
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    Man it would be fun to go over to Australia , see the cars and during a beer or two with you guys.:cool:
     
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  27. 409belair
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    Hey flatoz ... Great to see Swifty making some progress on the 32.Can you let him know I finally got my nailhead powered 36 finished.I usually catch up with him at Mulwala or one of the other runs but haven't seen him in ages. Cheers Owen
     

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  28. flatoz
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    Owen,

    your 36 is really nice. Swifty should be on here to answer for himself. But if Yarrawonga is on this year he will be there. But its probably a toss up as to whether it will be on.
     
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