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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mike bowling, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. mike bowling
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    HE'S BACK!!
    I didn't realize how long it's been ( last fall)
    Been picking away at the Creeper and the green coupe over the winter when it wasn't 10 below zero. Not a bad winter, but freakin COLD .

    A friend of mine gave me a '57 Ford wagon roof panel, so now I have a filler if I decide to use one ( also have a 6 ft piece left!) DSCN3754.JPG
     
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    DSCN3756.JPG DSCN3757.JPG Picked up some sheet metal at Haverhill Steel and began making a front floor pan, and a rear panel behind the seat
     
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    I was going to cut around the fuel pump so I could get at it, then decided to box it in separately - a few screws and the box comes off- plenty of room, and no chance of nicking a wire or fuel line. DSCN3761.JPG DSCN3764.JPG DSCN3765.JPG
     
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    Roughed in the toe board- almost ready for final install DSCN3779.JPG
     
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    Also got some heat and sound insulation cut and fitted. This is a real rattle trap. I put this in my other cars and it helps a lot. DSCN3778.JPG
     
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    That's about it till the weather starts behaving! Hope everyone had a safe and productive winter DSCN3755.JPG
     
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    Great work Mike ! Can't wait to see it live and in living color!


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    Thanks, it's been fun to do- kinda cartoony and no pressure, plus I went back and forth working on the cars to mix it up.

    Maybe a woody next?? DSCN3610.JPG DSCN3723.JPG DSCN3659.JPG
     
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    I think New England is long overdue for a good woody build since all we seem to have left up here is cowls and doodlebugs!
     
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    Hi Mike, I just did a quicker than I would like run through your thread. Congrats on getting the car on the road and thanks for sharing the build and intermissions with us. I noticed these wishbone mounts early on in the build and kept watching to see if you would beef them up with some gussets. I am not an engineer or chassis expert by any means so disregard this comment if you are confident in your design. My limited experience would say that those long brackets need a gusset of some sort to keep them from flexing and ultimately cracking which would not end well for the creeper or it's occupants. Keep an eye on em.

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    Thanks for the heads up on that. (I'm a carpenter, haha).
    Those are made from 3/8 " flat stock tied into 3 x 3, 3/8" angle at the top, but a bit more steel wouldn't hurt. I'll give them the hairy eyeball next time I'm out in the garage.
    Maybe a nice wedge shaped piece in back? or some 1 x 1" thick wall tube- I'll have to check the cut-off bin.
     
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    You know, that kinda grows on you the more you look at it. There are a couple of things , but it's DIFFERENT for sure, and a pretty cool build.
     
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    I would suggest two wedges to take out the possible twisting motion that could lead to fatigue. I hope you have a blast with your new ride!
     
  17. x2!
     
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    You might take some of the sound deadener and line the inside of the fuel pump box you built. Looking good!
     
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    Thanks for the good advice everyone. I still have plenty of time for fine tuning before the weather breaks. I can't post pictures off this I pad, but will get on the desktop later


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    DSCN3661.JPG
     
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    Looks like the drive in's open, "bandit billy"! DSCN3739.JPG
     
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    One of my favorite picture shows!
     
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    Great job! I like it!
     
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