The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Aug 26, 2013.
Good your well Tuck.... I was curious about the Ceridono book..... holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Jeff Norwell i heard someone has a PDF of this book in the works… prob just a rumor.
you guys crack me up… thanks @silent rick @A Boner
I guess I should have packed it better and insured it for a whole lot more! We sure got lucky on that one.
I sold my old single axle trailer that I’ve hauled with my Ranchero for the last 15 years.
I bought this tilting single axle a friend of mine Mike Bjorklund built from scratch. I’ve always wanted one of his trailers….
I got this specifically to haul the roadster behind the Ranchero. I plan to make a removable enclosed top… and I’ll put some moon disks on it like the old enclosed dragster trailers.
Its made from old service ramps from a gas station just like my old one was it’s just longer and the axle is set back.
Just getting back to this as it popped up! How's/ where's the roadster at now?
5200lb axle? I'm starting to get some ideas for a period correct trailer of my own. It's tough for me to find a single Axle car trailer that satisfies my over-sensitive safety standards.
Have just read right through, such a cool roadster & a real journey! Will have a look for your other threads
Our kids are only young once, best not to miss their younger years. hopefully you get a chance to get back into it though!
-yeah a torsion 5200 pound axle.
I had an idea… proof of concept… I was originally going to run aluminum risers for the mounts. I need to raise it up because of a scrub line issue.
So the orange and aluminum is printing hot press rubber (80 durometer) and then clear acrylic. They make this stuff in other colors.. so I was thinking black and then you could shape them on the lathe and they would look like a hurst yo-yo shifter.
This is just a quick mock-up but I like the acrylic under the standard biscuit it’s more subtle. I would sand and polish the acrylic so it looks like glass. I think if I can get my hands on some black rubber hot press and put radiuses on the corners they would look Bitchen.
Looks great! Just the perfect over the top for this car!
Nice! Just noticed the shock mount for the first time, need to scroll back and study that part of the build. Bob
make sure to copy those two for all interior knobs AND taillights!!
I milled the acrylic down so it’s only an half inch thick and fit my hands on some black hot press rubber- this one is thinner and backed with steel. Would be cool to mill the acrylic so it seats right down inside it a bit…
Can I see a close up picture of the bracket arms on the front fenders?
@Tuck anything to report??
You plan to run with this concept or is it just for your mock-up? Acrylic is a very notch sensitive, brittle material that should not be used like this. Polycarbonate (i.e. Lexan) is much better but the load these are under along with vibration, exposure to UV and, fuel / oil exposure makes for a bad application for plastics.
Hey Tuck - it's been a few years since I've been on the HAMB, finally found a local hotrodder to help me setup my chassis. Took about a month to setup my hemi, 700R4 trans (empty case) and finalize the QCR - chassis looks tough as hell! My new avatar shows the recent build with a rough mock up, but now everything is completely welded! Hope all is well with your family and talk to you soon enough!
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