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Projects the '27 Roadster saga

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Paul, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Paul
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    today I put a transmission mount / center crossmember in the A frame that's going under the '27 Roadster

    I had some left over 1-5/8 x .12 tubing so I layed out a design on the floor, bent up a hunk, chopped it to length and welded it in




     
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  2. Paul
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    made some cardboard patterns for the brackets, transfered that to some 2" wide by 1/4" thick rectangle tube

    cut, drilled and welded them in

    for cushion I used a pair of plumbing plugs, they are nice solid rubber
    'used one on top and one under each bracket.
    the center holes in the plugs were too small for the 7/16" grade 8 bolts
    so I threw them in the freezer for an hour or so and drilled them to size

    and bolted 'er all together.

    done.



     
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    Nice and clean! Great work.
     
  4. MikeRose
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    Simple and clean looking. Very nice.
     
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  5. Superclean. I love it!
     
  6. fab32
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    Your bender works just like the Greenlee electric over hydraulic that I've had for over 30 years. Only difference is you pump the jack on yours.........I just push a button on mine and wait for the scale to read the degree of bend.

    Frank
     
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  7. Paul
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    yeah, but is it held together with vice grips and hair pins? :)
     
  8. fiftyv8
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    Nice work champ.
     
  9. Nice work pal. I miss coming by to see your projects. Looks good, Dale
     
  10. steel rebel
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    Good job. Lets us see the whole rod,
     
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  13. thunderbirdesq
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    Cool! Will you add any any other structure to the crossmember to stiffen the frame up?
     
  14. Paul
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    one piece at a time, it's like an evolving creature, I have ideas, but no blue print
     
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  15. Paul
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    here also is a couple pictures from a week or two ago when it was outside in mock up stage..
    I think maybe it's always been in mock up stage..


     
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  16. Hey, I think I recognize that steering wheel.
     
  17. HotRodMicky
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    Cool another cool hot rod build by Paul.
     
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    Yep! Always dig your tech, Paul! Bitchin' little roadster also!
     
  19. blackrat40
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    That's some great work Paul! It's an inspiration to get off my butt
    and create my transmission mount.
    What ever happened with the cracked 371 block in the coupe?
    I still owe you something more for the Olds throw out bearing.
    Don't give up on me yet! MickeyD
     
  20. Paul
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    long story short, 'got a good block in the works.
    don't worry about a thing man, glad to help a fellow rocketeer out :)
     
  21. 69fury
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    not a fan of non removable trans members but it's very clean and elegant. Nice work.

    rick.
     
  22. Kevin Lee
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    Man that looks good. Simple and plenty strong.
     
  23. Paul
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    yeah, I hear ya, the steering box is also trapped by the engine,
    so if it involves removal of steering box, clutch or transmission
    it will mean pulling the engine first..

    not a real big deal on a small fenderless hot rod, but still..

    got the rear bones shortend and bolted in yesterday

    next will be to the kick the frame and move the rear crossmember back..
     
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  24. Jeff Norwell
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    Beautiful Paul......
     
  25. need louvers ?
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    beautiful work on that cross member and the rest of the chassis as well. What body is going on this chassis? Approximately what drop did you put on that trans cross member?
     
  26. Kevin Lee
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    Cool. I have a little jig just like that to plug into spring perches for setting up the front end as spring behind.
     
  27. thunderbirdesq
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    Yeah, that is a neat trick there, Paul. Why didn't I think of that?:rolleyes::cool:

    Keep up the good work, can't wait to see your solution to rear crossmember placement. On Turkeyjerk's T we didn't want to kick it up so we had to notch the frame for axle-to-framerail clearance...
     
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  28. Sano work Paul....love that car !!

    Rat
     
  29. Paul
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    7-26-10 012.jpg


    7-26-10 014.jpg got a bit more done yesterday..

    frame kick tacked in for fit check,
    moving the rear crossmember back to work with the '36 "bones"
     
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