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Today 11:00 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
here's some custom pedal cars the students at UVU street rod Panel fab class build. A lot of the kids don't have the bucks to pay for college and have a rod project so Cris had them design and build a pedal car to hone their fab skills
how did they come up with the designs? Did they make bucks?
Today 10:20 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Do the coil overs make a big difference over the standard shock and coil spring setup? I really need to soften the rear. I have the standard suspension on a 9".

Thanks,
Rodnit
I changed my '38 from spring/shock to coil-overs and the ride is worlds better. Now I need to do something about the rear, but I have leaf springs.
Today 10:01 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
This morning I got the coil overs adjusted about 3/4" longer, then torqued all the A-arms bolts etc. on the front end of the 38.
almost back on the ground.
Do the coil overs make a big difference over the standard shock and coil spring setup? I really need to soften the rear. I have the standard suspension on a 9".

Thanks,
Rodnit
Today 09:55 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So my wife always tells me I'm crazy for running around the country for cars and parts.

So am I alone in this "craziness" or am I just an average "gear head"
Maybe it had something to do with one '67 GTO......
Today 09:51 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Some of the things I have seen insurance companies pay for make me want to scream!

Blows me away.

It's like the NFL players who are now suing because they weren't told they could get hurt.

Brian
I couldn't agree more. Gee, I take blows to the head 60 minutes once a week for at least 16 games, not including practice, for 15 years and now my brains are scrambled. How did it that happen?
Today 08:06 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
And I'll add a hearty "Ta Daaaaa!"

BB
You know I hate you both............

John
Today 07:37 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I proclaim you "Old Frugal Fart of the Day"...
And I'll add a hearty "Ta Daaaaa!"

BB
Yesterday 10:49 PM
tech69 those are nice. Those kids were fortunate to have the guidance and access to tooling.
Yesterday 10:38 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
here's some custom pedal cars the students at UVU street rod Panel fab class build. A lot of the kids don't have the bucks to pay for college and have a rod project so Cris had them design and build a pedal car to hone their fab skills
Damn, those are awesome!

Brian
Yesterday 09:53 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
here's some custom pedal cars the students at UVU street rod Panel fab class build. A lot of the kids don't have the bucks to pay for college and have a rod project so Cris had them design and build a pedal car to hone their fab skills
Kool projects, especially 3rd pic.
Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 09:47 PM
timothale
custom pedal cars

here's some custom pedal cars the students at UVU street rod Panel fab class build. A lot of the kids don't have the bucks to pay for college and have a rod project so Cris had them design and build a pedal car to hone their fab skills
Yesterday 09:17 PM
tech69 welded up some moulding holes and did some rust repairs on a cougar. Tomorrow I start cloning my pedal car. I've decided to not make a buck for it. There are too many small details and beads to make a buck. Should be a fun project. My bike frame project will be put on hold til I can get a decent bender.
Yesterday 08:49 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I got the family van's electric door lock repaired today Found an A/C Delco door lock actuator, new in the box, for 10 dolars with free shipping on Ebay. How frugal is that? Part number said it was for a Saturn but it was identical to the old one in my Pontiac Montana.

Ain't life just grand?

John
I proclaim you "Old Frugal Fart of the Day"...
Yesterday 08:43 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Drove 500 miles round trip yesterday for fenders for my '62 Impala.

current fender...



Replacement, there is a small rust hole in the bottom corner that will take a patch to replace but this is WAY better than the toast on the car.



Left one is just as nice...



The engine had a pair of short block hugger headers with no collectors when I got it. I bought a set of Hedman's and put them on a couple days ago. These headers are very unique to work with the X frame on '58-64 Chev's. The left side is actually an inch too long but has plenty of room to the frame.



Then I put the right side on and dang if it isn't an inch too short !! The collector flange is right against the frame. Checked all the motor/trans mounts and it is centered so out comes the porta power.





I was only wanting 1/4" gap but I had to move that collector 1 1/2 inch to get the room after it relaxed back.



At that point, I can clamp on mufflers to quiet it down for start up, so I moved on to the oiling system. The heads are bone dry from sitting for 10 years.



So I put it on TDC and pulled the distributor and dropped in my primer.



It took 5-6 minutes of running the drill to get all 8 push rods oiling.



Now I'm getting anxious to fire it up, so I check over the cooling system and notice there are fittings for heater hoses but no hoses on them. I run a bypass hose and check all the other clamps. I was concerned that the radiator might leak because it had some fin damage that was pulled away from a tube. I filled the system with water to see if it was going to leak. The rad stayed dry and I was pretty happy with the days result. As I was getting ready to come in, I glanced under the car and saw water dripping from the BACK of THE BLOCK. I crawled under and saw what I was hoping I wouldn't. One of the frost plugs was pushed in too far and was leaking !!!!!!! I drained the radiator and then put the pan under the engine and closed the door. Now I get to pull the trans and change out a frost plug.
Those fenders look sweet! Especially the left, I love that stuff.

Brian
Yesterday 08:36 PM
John long I got the family van's electric door lock repaired today Found an A/C Delco door lock actuator, new in the box, for 10 dolars with free shipping on Ebay. How frugal is that? Part number said it was for a Saturn but it was identical to the old one in my Pontiac Montana.

Ain't life just grand?

John
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