The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Sep 8, 2018.
well she's got 4 wheels, so i know she's pretty
love the build so far
Talk to Big Tim and his multi record truck Toy Box,,, he has his diesel dialed in!
I'm in for $50!
GO MAN GO!!
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Can't fit that 6 in your chassis?
How about 2 i-8 engines mated together, of course they were handmade......
Anything happening on this sucker?
El Mirage is looking bad for the year, don't know about the Salt yet. but we are making a class change with the Salt Circus.
Sorry i have not updated in a long time. I have been crazy busy and not on here as much. If anyone uses instagram that would be the best place to follow along since I can easily post from my phone
Any way here is some minor progress, mainly i have been focusing on the front suspension and steering.
Cantilever coil over design for the front
trying to get more stuff done on the regular. I have just been covered up with work trying to get a few cars buttoned up
Just incredible work.
You must be a robot. Awesome welding and fabrication. Well done.
That was a post well worth waiting for! Outrageous FAB work as usual.
Just add Wings......I mean just add a Streamlined Aluminum Body...And you are...fantastic work as always... Glad you are busy as the saying goes No Busy No Worky...Thanks for the Update
And what all the others said too...
Those sloppy welds will never pass tech.
Just WOW !!
LOL you would be surprised. I help out in tech on the salt and we are not allowed to judge the workmanship or quality. We can only make sure the safety rules have been followed.
Yes, up until the workmanship or quality causes a safety concern.
Chassis looks great, lets see more!
I have a question on the cantilever suspension... it appears the arms/levers are equal length, if this is the case do you calculate spring rate the same as if they were mounted vertical? Just trying to learn a little, I haven’t been able to find any calculators for figuring spring rate on a cantilever suspension
Question??? are you planning to replace the aluminum bushing material in the rod ends with something more flexible?
yes the aluminum bushings are just there for mock so in case i weld near them they dont melt.
Your workmanship is awe inspiring. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Very nice!....Can't wait to see it.....it will be ready for speedweek, yes ?
As usual, great work! I love the cantilever front suspension. What brand and model number are those shocks if you don’t mind sharing? I have looked around for shocks that can be ran on their side but really have not found anything.
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Great project! Certainly worthy of our support. I went to the Kick Starter page, created an account, but it appears that it is an all or nothing deal for people who want to pledge money. So, my question is, did you have T-shirts and hats made and are they still available since the Kick Starter didn't reach your goal? Can I avoid Kick Starter altogether and take advantage of your T-shirt and hat offer by sending the money directly to you?
i havent posted an update in while. between being busy at the shop and my laptop being broken. but here are some updated pics.
adjustable bump stops on the front
on the steering damper i needed a clevis over a bushing end so i had to make one that would work for my needs
took it out to the pumpkin run nationals and had the chassis in my booth
i dont have the spare money for wheels and tires so i found the dimensions online for what i am running and made some steel bucks to simulate the wheels and tire
since i am tight on spare money on this project i figured i could work some on the rear of the body to get the cockpit figured out so i started on some of the inner structure of the body
Those tig welds are incredible.
And now I can follow along with bigger pictures than Instagram on my phone.
We missed having updates but the latest post has made the wait worth while!!
Incredible workmanship and design, and the welds... are a work of art!
Looking forward to the next progress installment.
When r u going to learn how to WELD!!!
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