The Car Thread

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Janowski710
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Janowski710 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:49 am

Thanks! Still has a long way to go before it's show worthy. We redid the whole backhalf of the frame. Built it on a table and then squared and welded it. It has a triangulated four link.
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Next we had to tub the firewall so the tires would clear.
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I'll put some more up later this week of the bed floor and the drive shaft tunnel.

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Elliot » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:01 pm

Looks fun.
May I suggest covering all glass when grinding and welding. Sparks WILL melt into glass, forming "sandpaper". Ask me how I know. :roll:

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Joeln » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:05 am

Elliot wrote:Looks fun.
May I suggest covering all glass when grinding and welding. Sparks WILL melt into glass, forming "sandpaper". Ask me how I know. :roll:
My (nearly) new safety glasses are a real treat for exactly this reason...
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:46 am

This is not my project - it's a gentleman from the Netherlands. It's not a car, but still might be worth the inspiration...

The best thing about this project of building your own RV is that it has a modern interior, not a Hollywood-Trumpian-rocker baroque interior.



More: https://sites.google.com/site/bigbuszz/

It has much more advanced mechanicals than US RVs and a "mechanical room" in the back above the engine and over the wheels. Central vacuum too.

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Janowski710 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:17 am

Elliot wrote:Looks fun.
May I suggest covering all glass when grinding and welding. Sparks WILL melt into glass, forming "sandpaper". Ask me how I know. :roll:
Yea, it had a big crack across it and had to be replaced so we didn't worry to much about it. Nothing like rusting glass lol

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Elliot » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm

What is the Stuff engine restorers/builders sometimes use to secure ill-fitting bearing shells, and also to ensure heat transfer out of the shell? I was thinking it might be a Loctite product, but apparently not. Nor Gasgacinch.

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by EGAZ » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:29 am

I have used J-B Weld before, but I don't think that is what you have in mind.....
2nd time better than the first. And the first was pretty Freakin' Great!
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Elliot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:45 pm

JB Weld is good stuff, and it might very well serve this purpose. But I vaguely remember there was something else... maybe even specifically intended for the purpose. Heat transfer would be important.

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Skuzzy61 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Fun catching up. Elliot, love the plane bus. That is going to be a hoot.

I am still busy with the Cobra and am rebuilding a 64 Ranchero also. The Ranchero is not going to resemble what Ford built when I am done. I'll use it to tow my Cobra to shows/events.

Took a lot of time, but I managed to build the entire Ranchero in my finite element analysis tools so I can properly add support and strength where I need it. Right now the truck is gutted down to the welded structure.
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by ranger magnum » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:14 pm

I am back working on the 65 convertible. It's been 2.5 years since I started, and usually a resto takes me about a year. But in my defense, I finished the bel air, and also rebuilt the engine in my rv.

The goal is to have it done by July 13, which is the date I tore it apart in 2015
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