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Old October 17th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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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.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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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!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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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....
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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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.


I'm putting two of these on.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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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.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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I did the math. I need 26" axles!
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Old February 10th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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Okay, I figured out the headlight thingy. First, take 2 tired, beat up 36' Plymouth buckets.

Remove the original mount on the bottom. That took hours to do just one!

Order some EMPI baja headlight assemblies

Realize that they are too big to fit in the 36' opening

Cut them down

Slip them inside

Mock up the headlight ring


And realize it looks pretty dang close to my AutoCAD layout.

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.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #8
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Did a quick render of the car in Illustrator...

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Old March 8th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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My pedals came in the mail yesterday and today. I'll be measuring and designing new mount points and such. Both sets are from the early 1900's.

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Old March 10th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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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!
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