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07-24-2008 07:16 PM Mostly Legal
Got an exhaust on the Ratster today, cleaned up some wiring, bent the gas pedal so the carb would open all the way (a hop up!) this and that. Tried to install a radio, but the one i had didn't work.

Pulled out the old parking brake, it was in the way of the shifter, and will install a floor one made out of a '66 Chevy handbrake.

Tomorrow put on rear shocks and think about removing some leaves from the rear springs to soften the ride a little.

I might install the front bumper and lower the torsion bars in the front a little too.


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07-20-2008 06:54 AM Slab
Got the new slab poured, 35 bags of cement mixed by hand (not by me) can't use it for a few weeks, but now i have a flat place to make frames and other big welded things. (cue Frankenstein music)

I might even get to put a roof over it someday..

Next plan; paint the Frankenwagen and see if i want to sell it or to rebuild the front end, swap out the spindles and change to a higher geared 5 lug real axle for actually going places. So far i figure it has cost me 30.00 a mile to travel perhaps a hundred miles.

Not an econobuggy.


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07-16-2008 03:15 PM Done.
Ok, done with this project, it is going on eBay real soon. Straightened and shortened one of the shift rods, and made a new whatever it's called that actually works the gears.

Then modified an old Chevy parking brake lever and used that to activate the stock emergency brake linkage.

Ran, steered, stopped.

I'll post a video asap..

Next, paint the Frankenwagen, and start on the 36 ford. I also want to make an electric trike too, "In my spare time."

Here is the eBay listing

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3 AUS%3A31&viewitem=&item=150272049498


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07-14-2008 06:07 PM Close, No Cigar
Got a horn to work on the Ratster, used the old 47 Ford one because it doesn't need a relay. Put more stop leak in the radiator, and put on another cap. That looks ok, so far.

Then hooked up the fuel line on the 47, and fired it up. Clutch was not releasing so made a longer push rod. That worked, but i still can't get into first or reverse, will have to mess with the shifter some.

If i can get that working and a brake hooked up, it's outta here.


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07-12-2008 06:52 PM Gas Tank
Hope this works..If not, no great loss. Five bucks for the keg, and the filler came with the 47.

A professional gave me good advice "You can weld stainless, but don't use the stainless wire, it ain't worth a flip."

We will see.. It looked like it welded good.


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