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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the metalsurgeon, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. the metalsurgeon
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    Tom and i are co-workers and im excited to be helping Tom on the metal work side of things to re invent this 13' 7'' aluminum tank.
    Tom had a planned trip to Bonneville last week ,but as you all know the event got cancelled.He had planned to gather as much info as possible in a week and come back eager to build.
    So in light of that we are relying on research away from the flats and the knowledgeable guys on here!

    Here's some of the ingredients accompanied with a couple of photos (more to come)
    It's a 1930 ford four banger it has been pressurize and bearing inserts custom ground cam windfield cyl head. 2 carbs. Trying to use a Mitchell 4speed and a Mitchell overdrive if it fits. A banjo rearend. A 1933 front axel with spring.

    Belly tank/ lakester class vintage
    class http://scta-bni.org/pdf/2014/SCTA.V4.V4F.Guide.2014.Final.pdf
    photo 1.JPG
     
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  2. brady1929
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    Looking forward to seeing this one
     
  3. 55willys
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    Get the rule book so that you can build to their specs. Careful placement of every item is critical in such small confines. You will need a floor inside the frame under the driver and much safety equipment. Jim Ford
     
  4. the metalsurgeon
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    storing the tank at the shop when not being worked on and diss-assembly

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  5. It's going to be like putting a running ship in a bottle, with you in the middle........
     
  6. the metalsurgeon
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  7. the metalsurgeon
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    the build has started....

    splitting the first tank.

    Team involved in the build Tom Hardy (owner /mechanics)
    RJ Barnes (Helping with overall build)
    Clint Glasgow (Helping with overall build)
    Connor Drost (Metal work)
    Jon Bingham (Metal Work)


    all the above guys are hamb members and members of Colorado's Denver Deton8tors car club

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  8. The37Kid
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    NICE! I'll be following this build, good luck with it. Bob
     
  9. I have always liked belly tankers,I look forward to following along with the build. HRP
     
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  10. the metalsurgeon
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    thanks hrp,37kid

    special transport allocated for belly tank number 2

    toms belly tank no.2    7.jpg toms belly tank no.2    8.jpg
     
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  11. the metalsurgeon
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    splitting the tank after arriving 'safely'.


    toms belly tank no.2    3.jpg toms belly tank no.2.   1.jpg toms belly tank no.2    5.jpg toms belly tank no.2    6.jpg toms belly tank no.2    4.jpg
     
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  12. the metalsurgeon
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    roll cage inspiration for the belly tank.

    roll cage inspiration build belly tank 3.jpg roll cage inspiration build belly tank.jpg roll cage inspiration build belly tank 2.jpg
     
  13. sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeit man! subbed!
     
  14. Jalopy Joker
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  15. The37Kid
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    Slip in slip out, I don't think I've ever seen leg protection like that before. Bob [​IMG]
     
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  16. gnichols
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    Insanely cool build and design. Gary
     
  17. OH Man!! Looks Great!
    Make sure to get the latest SCTA rule book and ask questions.

    See you on the Salt, J
     
  18. That's some nice work for sure,and nice looking banger.
     
  19. Great stuff, I look forward to watching this build.
     
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  20. A great build, I'll be watching!
     
  21. The 39 guy
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    So... when you say inspiration does that mean you intend to copy this chassis or is that the one you are using? It's a great looking chassis that looks like every effort has been made to make it as safe as possible.
     
  22. seatex
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    gotta know............that's a beaut!
     
  23. mike bowling
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    It's going to be a shame to cover that up! Nice work, gentlemen!
     
  24. seatex
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    What the hell happened???
     
  25. seatex
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    Uh, that ain't good.......................
     

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