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Worlds fastest Commer...?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Commer, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Made a steering shaft column out of a table leg...
    Ididit... my way!
    A hose clamp holds the Ford steering tube in place inside the leg and also works as an attach point for the dash.
    The turn signal "thing" is an aftermarket NOS twist button device, wich even have a tab you put on the steering wheel so the "thing" get self retracting!
    Some more detailing is still left, like the horn button and the wiring.
    By the way, the steering wheel comes from a Fiat 1100 from 1958.
     

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  2. linkstar69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
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    Great post, reminds me of a guy I saw make a set of exhausts for a 30's Harley out of art deco table legs that were in his neighbors rubbish pile
     
  3. 23dragster
    Joined: Apr 22, 2011
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    Sweet deal, very clean.
     
  4. Damn, what an interesting build. Keep up the inspiring work!:D
     
  5. Since my shop floor is digged out for some drain work, not very much have happened the last weeks, but I wanted to find out how hard it is to do wood graining on the dash...
    It´s damn hard!
    It came out looking more than a pile of dry sea weed, than mahogany...
    So, what to do?
    The same as before... cheat!

    I wrapped the dash in some cool foil that you can form with a hair dryer. Wasn't easy either, will redo it, but works for me.
     

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  6. Now the shop floor is dry again and the work can continue.
    The steering rack is almost done and next part project has started...
     

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  7. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Wait a minute - so Muller = Commer = Toni?? Same person??

    Look, I admire the build, but the home made rack and pinion has alarm bells ringing for me. It's a critical component and I would suggest you get one from a mainstream motor manufacturer that has spent millions to ensure it's safety in an automotive environment.

    Great so far but a big no-no from me on the Rack. So what was in it when you did the test drive?? Two pieces of string??

    Mart.
     
  8. Well Mart, thank you for the friendly warning, I totally agree with you, but the two last pictures are not a rack and pinion belonging to the steering.
    Sorry if I fooled you, but it belongs to ..."next part project...".
    A new crazy idea that also involves a tach and a heater control cable... :confused:
    To be continued...

    PS. Muller = Commer = Toni = same person.
    For some reason I managed to get 2 profiles. Computers are not my best friends!!! DS.
     
  9. Rat Rod Roach
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
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    Hi Toni

    Are there flames involved. ??? :eek::eek:

    Roach
     
  10. No, but it might be if the idea goes wrong... :D
     
  11. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Ok, Toni - Carry on!

    Mart.
     
  12. So far, so good...
     

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  13. Thanks Claymore.

    The whole idea behind this part project is to have an unvisible tach that becomes visible when necessary...:D
    On the hood.

    Hi-ho, angelgrinder!
     

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  14. linkstar69
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  15. Commer
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Thank you, linkstar69.

    This is how it ended up...
    The rack is connected to a choke wire. Pull it and the gear spins the tach round into sleeper mode...:cool:

    Childish? Of course!!!
    It's never too late for a happy childhood. :)
     

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  16. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    F'kn Brilliant!
     
  17. Thats fantastic!
     
  18. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Now that is cool! Just think of the effect it'd have at a stop light with someone is trying to get you to race. He sees that tach pop up and says "Oh shit...". :D
     
  19. Floor is ready with the two inspection hatches in the middle, dash rebuild from 8 fastening bolts to 2, a 2,5" exhaust pipe converted to.. an umbrella compartment!
    And the weeks rust picture!!!
     

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  20. Forgot this one...
     

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  21. Will it be drivable for wheels nationals June 2 in Malmö?
    Would be totally awesome!
     
  22. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    Why do you need an umbrella compartment...???

    I've seen rust like that over here...what makes it so special...???

    R-
     
  23. Driveable and driveable... if I want to see Wheels Nationals thru bars.. yes!
    No, I'm aiming for next summer.
    Or next...
     
  24. Need umbrella if it rains...:eek: on the "sponsor" beside me.
    It's swedish rust... real european rust. It's more... rusty.
    Thot you wanna buy some... got plenty. :rolleyes:
     
  25. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    Sponsor...as in, your GF...??? It rains over there...??? Thot it only snowed...!!!

    Naw, my kid has several buckets full he took out of a '67 Mustang...I asked what he's saving it for, said he was going to market it as "Vintage Ford Rust." Figured if the pet rock could sell millions, "Vintage Ford Rust" would too...he's working on the packaging right now...

    PM me your address and I'll send you one of my newest Cadillac posters...

    R-
     
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  26. Well I don't want you to be behind bars! I want you in front of one, drinking a beer:)
    Umbrella compartment? First of all because he can and second, have you ever been to Sweden? That right there should answer your question!
    Ha ha ha!
     
  27. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    Nope, never been...but around here Seattle, Washington and tropical rain forests are known more for rain than anywhere in Sweden is...general perception is that Sweden is known for blondes, mountains and snow skiing...!!!

    And since you've been in the US, KK, you prolly have heard the same thing...

    R-
     
  28. I don't know, but I think it rains a f### lot where I live:( and I sucks when you have a roadster!! - back to the Commer!
     
  29. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
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    So cool, I cant wait to see this commer finished, it boggles my mind as to how you thought all this up!!! Your gonna have the worlds fastest and best lookin commer on the planet!
     
  30. Been busy with all those 1000 small things that never shows, but have to be attended to.
    Like the hood... didn't fit at all, anywhere... old english bolts with Withwort threads... etc.

    But... here's some very important "inventions" from the Commer garage, captured on film...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm3wtvIDrGg
     

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