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Projects The Drag Rod... MoKan or BUST!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SamIyam, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. loving the thread and the car! i want to do something the same but a coupe version, cant wait to see the finished product! :D
     
  2. I don't think it'll be pretty... but it'll be FAST!

    Sam
     
  3. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    We should be neighbors Sam, ..... great choice for a Fast Hot Rod brother.
     
  4. Good work Sam, wish I was able to see in person and help out.
     
  5. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    sam will you have this one the road by the end of August?
     
  6. Not by August... I'm not shootin' for any deadlines... just busting butt on it when I can!

    Sam
     
  7. That would be a blast!

    But we'd probably get arrested!

    :D

    Sam
     
  8. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
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    atch
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    too bad; there's going to be several hundred disappointed folks at the hamb drags if you're not there...
     
  9. Bending Square Tube.

    FWIW, you can use any kind of press... hell, I think you could even use a vise!

    Might be useful in an area where you won't see the bend...

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013
  10. You can see where I used these bent tubes... the seats have distinct bends in the bottom, and I was able to bend the tube to match!

    This tube was .120 wall... a little harder to bend.

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    Sam
     
  11. n.z.rodder
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    Would the tube stay in shape if you used a stronger frame, like heavy wall box, or will the trade-off between loose enough to move and tight enough to stop deflection still get the same result?

    Scotty
     
  12. I think it might even move the strongest of tube.

    The span, and slack between the nuts and such prevent it from staying put.

    I do think if you build the side plates with a little bend in then to pre-load the area... but then, like you say, it might make it tough to press.

    Whacking the pooch it with a hammer or using your press works well.

    1/4" wall tube might be something to try though!

    Sam
     
  13. hudson hot rod
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    Nice video tech! I wish more guys would do that, it makes it a lot easier for dummies like me to understand stuff! :D:D:D
     
  14. pitman
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    Sam, the bending video tells how-to do it, perfectly, thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  15. davo461
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    Great tech info thanks Sam; very straight forward.
    Davo.
     
  16. Steve and I bent some tube last night... Need to do the second hoop over the head, and the helmet bars... it's coming along!

    I am going to bend the other hoop over the head and take some pics of how I do it. Probably tomorrow!

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  17. Mart
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  18. river1
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    BLOCKHEAD is the first thing I thought of too.
    hehe

    later jim
     
  19. Honestly, the first thing I thought of was "Nice dune buggy!"

    :D

    Sam
     
  20. Mart
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    LOL funny funny. Actually the word "Sandrail" sprang into my mind.

    (Guys, Sam's a friend'o'mine, I can be a bit more cheeky than I would be with a stranger)

    Sam, are you going to brace the rear rails to the cage? How does the tubing all fit within the body?

    Mart.
     
  21. Yep... there will be bars from the shoulder bar down to the rear rails and an X from the shoulder bar to the shock mounts...

    I've just began the body fittin' scheme... it should fit! :D

    Sam
     
  22. Thanks Trent! I need 30 feet to do the whole bird cage... And was choking at the $270 I'd spend on JAZ 45.1 padding!


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  23. HPM
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    Going to be a bad ass ride when its done!!

    Matt
     
  24. Do any of you Old Skool HAMBers remember the tech post I did about 10-11 years ago where I turned a junkyard Datsun gas pedal into a spoon pedal?

    I still have it.

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    I never used it because the pivot point was wrong.

    So I set out to make it work on The Drag Rod.

    Cut this off... welded it back on.

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    All ready to go!

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  25. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Ug, .... me old timer, me remember ..... me old timer, me remember ......me old timer, me remember
     
  26. Glen
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    Hey Sam...have you considered powder coating those aluminum seats? I had mine coated for $40.00 each, kinda makes them disappear.

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  27. This stuff at least pads, that Jaz stuff is hard as a rock. Talking to the Orange Aid guy...............did you know a pine 2x4 will pass the SFI test for padding? No shit!
     

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