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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cactus1, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Thanks so much gents it really means a lot! @AmishMike I have been to that site before and it is pretty fantastic! Thanks for the reminder!

    I haven't had a lot of time to work on it much but I have made a little more progress on the buck filling in bits here and there.

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  2. I also have been spending a little time trying to teach myself how to gas weld aluminum sheet for the body panels. I have a long way to go!

    Oh, and I've been goofing around with some scoop options for the carbs as well.

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  3. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,870


    Have you looked a Ron Covill book. He does a lot of gas welding Aluminum
  4. I have not actually. I've watched a couple videos online and I have David's (@Mindover) DVD which is very helpful but at this point I think I just need some seat time? I can Tig weld ally but I feel like I should do this with gas for some reason? Something to add to my resumé! Ha!
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  5. IronFord
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
    Posts: 326

    from NoDak

    Awesome build.
  6. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,114

    from middle ca.

    I recognize the copper stack & the burnt copper stack ........
  7. Thanks man!

    You mean from another thread or from their original purpose?

    I've been working on everything but this car for the last couple months. I hope to get some steam again on it soon. I did sit in it last night and make race noises...

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  8. Would that quarter panel in the corner be for sale by chance?

  9. No sir! I'm a dreamer and have big big plans for that!
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  10. Not much happening here but I did push her out of the shop this weekend to clean and make room for her new stablemate. IMG_2628.JPG

    Also, my good pal @Kevin Lee brought to me this bitchin' pipe to use for exhaust. It has a nice curve to it. I will most likely stack two of them and go 4 into 2 after a run of some straight pipe to get down the front part of the cockpit. IMG_2609.JPG

    P.S.- the tail buck makes a nice place to store parts for other projects...
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  11. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,114

    from middle ca.

    really nice build
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  12. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Love it!
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  13. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,377

    from Raytown Mo

    Tease lol
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  14. Andrew Mccann
    Joined: Aug 2, 2016
    Posts: 236

    Andrew Mccann
    from Bristol UK

    Good to see you thinking about this build again. Can you remind me of the tyre sizes?
  15. Hi Andrew. Always thinking! Tires are 5.00-17" and 6.00-6.50-17". Cheers!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017
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  16. Billy_Bottle_Caps
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 246


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  18. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 556

    from Scotland

    really great build up, some great ideas and execution... hopefully your still making progress, looking forward to more updates. :)
  19. Hey @redoxide thanks so much! I am making progress though it's not on this, ha! I have way too many irons in the fire and this one is on the side burner for the time being. I'd like to finish the buck enough to pull it apart and finish some things up to be able to drive the chassis around the farm. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later...:)
  20. 55Deso
    Joined: Nov 7, 2015
    Posts: 244

    from Wyoming

    Have you made it back to this one yet?
  21. I have not. Between working on the house, the yard, and the old trailer I bought to haul the roadster I'm still working on there aren't enough hours in the day! I'm hope to get back to it before I'm too old to get in and out of it!

    Thanks for your interest!
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  22. 47streetrodder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 58


    Really like how you made your cowl steering. What diameter pipe did you use as a sleeve for the steering shaft? Also do you recall the source and ID# for the collars?
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  23. Thanks! For the steering shaft I just spliced the stock model A shaft to the stock v8 shaft with a slug that I ground down. Is that what you are asking about? Or are you asking about the sector shaft extension?? If yes, then that is either 3/4" or 1" black pipe.

    The collars I belive I got through Fastenal if I remember correctly.

    Thank you for your interest!
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  24. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 936


    Man, just went throught the entire thread. Inspiring! I gotta get back to work in the garage...
  25. Thanks @ClarkH! I really need to get back to this one. Waaaayyyyy too many irons in the fire!!
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  26. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,377

    from Raytown Mo

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  27. Just found this one! Very cool! I’ve been drooling over all the speedsters & modifieds lately. Going to have to add one to the project list at some point. Looking forward to when you do find time to get back on this one.
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  28. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 715


    Yeah ,were still here....Patiently...
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
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  29. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,377

    from Raytown Mo

    Not me. I left
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  30. Sorry for the lack of updates on this thing for whoever (whomever?) is still watching! I have scads of other projects going on right now. I did make my little league bat into a bossing hammer and finally dished out my shrinking stump? Also bought a crappy English wheel so maybe I’ll start making scraps soon?

    Cheers! DF830E21-4EF6-4094-86E6-3AE1AAD6F173.jpeg 3A078AB0-2923-4F31-81AC-EB473A3DBD10.jpeg
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