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04-09-2008 04:20 PM Sunshine
Sun came out for the first time in two weeks, so i got to play with my junk pile. The Frankenwagen fired up, and the roadster still has battery, so that's good.

I pulled the engine out of the rat truck, and put in some bigger pads for the motor mounts, and looked at what has to be done to make the transmission mount in place.

I might do it again tomorrow, that might be enough to tie the engine down.

Then a drive shaft, and radiator mounts.


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03-22-2008 02:59 PM Big Step
Welded that piece of hydraulic tank in the torsion bar support cross member, got lots of ugly) weld on it, i'll add some gussets later, when i do the bottom of the frame.

The engine actually is a few inches back of where it needs to be, although i will probably have to use an electric fan. It will have to come in and out a lot more times before i can nail it down.

Next step, motor mounts, transmission mount, and drive shaft.

Or i might try to cobble the firewall/floor area together.


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03-17-2008 04:49 PM Out
Got the engine out, and Darryl offered to take it for the salvage value.. Cool.

Now to put the body on the frame and push it aside. It looks like the torsion bar adjusters are too close together to put an engine between. I might have to just use this as a set of frame rails and rear suspension, and weld in a store-bought IFS. Still cheaper than buying a roller frame..

And all the wheels roll, no hung brakes.. So far, so good, but neither far enough or good enough.

But it will do until i get the 47 into a backyard driver..


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03-13-2008 04:43 PM Nekkid
got the frame bare, looks like one section is pretty straight so i can extend it if i have to.. It's only 102 inch or so wheelbase, and i want the grill behind the front wheels, so the frame will have to be longer, i suspect.


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03-12-2008 04:29 PM Hackaway
Not too windy today, so i brought out the firesaw. Pretty much got it all but the floorpan.

Frame is like 42 inches at the widest point and 36 body looks like 46 or so at the dash, so this might work.

Went by and bothered the guy who is rebuilding the engine, and got him to promise to finish it up in a month.

They have an old 38 Reo dump truck there, still runs, great looking body , love to have that, but not a chance. The company has had it since new, they will rebuild it eventually, it says here.


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