The Car Thread

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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.....
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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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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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Post by FIGJAM » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 am

att: Captain Godamnit, Dodge recall on steering nut for all trucks up to 2018!!! :shock:
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Elliot » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:54 am

As Ygmir might say... sooo many possibilities -- where do I begin? ;-)

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Skuzzy61 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am

I find a plasma cutter is a good place to start. :)
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Canoe » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 pm

Skuzzy61 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
I find a plasma cutter is a good place to start. :)
It can certainly create a place to end.

Faster than sawsall, safer than chainsaw...

(Pre-cnc, I had one in a shop that followed an optic path template on another table. An early model, it wasn't exact to the template path. But it was very consistent, so the template could be reliably modified for a consistent final cut.)
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Skuzzy61 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:54 am

Canoe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Skuzzy61 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:46 am
I find a plasma cutter is a good place to start. :)
It can certainly create a place to end.

Faster than sawsall, safer than chainsaw...

(Pre-cnc, I had one in a shop that followed an optic path template on another table. An early model, it wasn't exact to the template path. But it was very consistent, so the template could be reliably modified for a consistent final cut.)
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:46 am

WOOHOO! Got my new 60 gallon air compressor in (https://www.rolair.com/products/air-com ... industrial)!

That is going to make life so much easier. Now off to get a sand blasting hopper and cabinet! WOOT!
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by tatonka » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:58 am

transmission went out on my 66 Plymouth . The motor had rust in all the water paths , so I had a old 75 ply, with slant 6, and trans So I pulled that motor , and will put the whole works in the valient. Have so many other projects tho , don't know when I will get to it :(
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:01 am

I can relate. Got two active car projects, at the moment (65 Cobra and 64 Ranchero) and got a wild hair this weekend thinking about stuffing a 289 I have laying around into a 2007 Mini Cooper and convert it to rear wheel drive.

Sometimes I have to slap myself to get back to reality.
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