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matt167 04-22-2010 04:19 PM

can't get project journal to work so heres my rat rod build
I havn't ever been able to get the project journal to work in Ubuntu linux, and somthing happened to my Windows partition and havn't bothered fixing it, so I havn't updated my project journal....

frame cut

rails welded


matt167 04-22-2010 04:26 PM

cut out the firewall..

removed 6" from the bottom and welded on bottom rail.. 1st welds my new welder welded..

bolted it on ( drilled and tapped frame )

built the lower body framework ( no pics ) and the front window framework

some pics got lost so.. skip ahead and the location has changed to my grandparents garage as it's easier to work around and they suggested it.

matt167 04-22-2010 04:29 PM

added rear window framing..

cowl tacked in place ( hand formed )

all the way in.. it didn't go in straight so the rear filler was added

top filler in place

matt167 04-22-2010 04:36 PM

rear cab wall in place.. I did close up the rear window opening a little

lower cowl panels and roof in place

up on the saw horses getting ready to channel it 6"

6" channel complete

cboy 04-23-2010 11:39 AM

Way to go Matt.

John(Maynor)Hodgen 04-23-2010 04:09 PM

Looking good and working fast! Will be watching with interest. What kind of bed are you doing? Later--John(Maynor)T.

matt167 04-23-2010 04:34 PM

the bed will be just a basic open top rectangle. probably a little wider than the frame.. it will house the battery and the gas tank, which will be a converted air tank

old fords 04-23-2010 04:37 PM

looks good

matt167 04-27-2010 04:22 PM

3 Attachment(s)
well. I was trying to figure out my P-30 ( Chevy Delivery van ) gauge cluster and I kept hearing ratteling inside the cluster and eventully the glass was loose.. pulled it apart to find what was left of the rubber/ plastic bumpers that held the glass tight... fix was quite easy.. I replaced the plastic bumpers with clear silicone caulk, let it set up for an hour and then put it back togther.. rattle free now

1st pic is the reminants of the bumpers

If I can figure the wiring out, the cluster will be used in the Rat.

matt167 05-13-2010 05:56 PM

little update... the air tank gas tank now has a filler neck welded in.. still no fuel pickup, because I have not made that provision yet

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