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JiI October 17th, 2007 08:15 PM

JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Hey guys, been here a bit and have been posting but didn't know about this part. I'll giveyou a quick fill in.
40 years old, married 8+ years, 1 cat, and WAY too many projects. I have 3 dune buggies a Manta Montage kit car (Soon to be a Cody Coyote replica), a 356 speedster replica, a other prototype car in development and a plan for a mid-engined, fiberglass, from scratch volksrod. We live about 40 miles SW of Chicago.
Just finished school for my 2nd Masters degree in K-12 art education and I teach graphic design at 2 local colleges. My wife is a saint for putting up with all my crap laying around. I have stuff for sale if anyone is interested.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...tButton=Search

Drop me an e-mail anytime!
Jeff

JiI February 10th, 2012 04:07 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Okay, bought some Nanco 700-15LT and 750-16LT tires a few weeks back and pulled the trigger on a set of wheels yesterday. Got a set of 15 x 6 and 16 x 6 Deluxe wheels from Early Wheel Company coming by next Wednesday. The fronts have 4.125" backspace and the rears are 3.75". I also got a few front suspension components from So Cal Imports. I'll keep posting here as to what I'm doing next. I just need the weather to get nice to do some welding!

JiI August 2nd, 2012 10:38 AM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Still collecting parts. I have indicator lights, parking brake, steering wheel, tires, wheels, headlight buckets, front suspension is underway, seats and lots of other components. I've been busy desiging the linkage for the front spring and shocks. More to come later....:chillin:

JiI December 29th, 2012 02:36 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Working on the headlights. 1936 Plymouth. They need a lot of work but I need the challenge. I'm trying to figure out how to fab the inner mountings and rings. Have a set of 37-40 chevy pickup rings but not so sure. I'm ordering a set of baja buckets to mess with and see how they might work.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...bucketdims.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...1229121544.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...229121543a.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...1229121543.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...1229121537.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...229121536a.jpg
I'm putting two of these on.:wink:http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...1229121612.jpg
Jeff

JiI January 12th, 2013 08:57 AM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Okay, I think I'm going to go with a T4 engine to keep with the oversized theme of my project. It's going to push the tranny back about 12" but I think I'll build the car then shoehorn the engine in. Hey, if Carrol Shelby can slide a 427 in an AC, I know I can do it easily.:thumbsup:
Jeff

JiI January 19th, 2013 10:11 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
I did the math. I need 26" axles!:panic::chillin:
Jeff

JiI February 10th, 2013 05:30 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Okay, I figured out the headlight thingy. First, take 2 tired, beat up 36' Plymouth buckets.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps71de3811.jpg
Remove the original mount on the bottom. That took hours to do just one!
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps858f3fec.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...pse4dc4ddf.jpg
Order some EMPI baja headlight assemblies
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...pse6156dd9.jpghttp://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps27b51069.jpg
Realize that they are too big to fit in the 36' opening
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...psaf4446d2.jpg
Cut them down
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps442d4c88.jpg
Slip them inside
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...pse0d6145b.jpg
Mock up the headlight ring
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...psabb60aa3.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps8112af52.jpg
And realize it looks pretty dang close to my AutoCAD layout.:chillin:
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...psfbb38911.jpg
Not bad for 6 hours. Now I have to start on the other one and fab up inner mounts for the buckets and assorted other things. I have 2 tiny LED bulbs for turn signals being mounted on the bottom of the trim rings too.
Jeff

JiI March 5th, 2013 09:15 AM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Did a quick render of the car in Illustrator...
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...ps8b034715.jpg

JiI March 8th, 2013 12:17 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
My pedals came in the mail yesterday and today.:dancing: I'll be measuring and designing new mount points and such. Both sets are from the early 1900's.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...psf69d34ca.jpg
Jeff

JiI March 10th, 2013 11:30 PM

Re: JiI short for Jeff in Illinois
 
Got the pedals in AutoCAD. It's going to be tight in the footbox with the pedals, steering box and linkage, gas tank and front suspension mounts!
Trying to figure out the right indicator lights for the guages and such now. AGH!:panic:
Jeff


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