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Today 01:07 PM
Rip VW Thanks John,

I have some motorcycle parts and pieces and I think I may have something in my scrap. I also have a bicycle that is trashed so I will look at the large sprocket on it also..

I am going to build this on the frugal side. I already have my chain drive opener so a pedal an sprocket and a chain is all I need to finish it. Speaking of finishing it I better get busy.. Thanks again for the info John I appreciate it.
Today 07:56 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
John,
I don't remember reading your bead roller mod thread, so please forgive me if this was addressed. Would a sewing machine controller pedal work for this? They are variable speed, aren't they?

Dave
I don't think so. I believe the sewing machine motors are DC and the garage door motor is AC. Hopefully, someone will jump in here that knows more about them than I do.

I have wondered if a sewing machine motor would work but doubt they afe reversable like the garage door opener.

John
Today 06:40 AM
cozwurth
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I think it is 55 teeth RIP. I will double check that tomorrow. It was the biggest I could find.

It is ok but I would not want it to run any faster either. If I remember, I bought it off Ebay for like 35 bucks and had to buy the hub for it seperately. That was the only real money item. The foot control is a single action foot switch from Harbor Freight that was very cheap. Make sure you don't accidently buy a push on, push off switch. You need a push and hold switch for control. On tight radiuses you will need to "cycle" it for control.

John
John,
I don't remember reading your bead roller mod thread, so please forgive me if this was addressed. Would a sewing machine controller pedal work for this? They are variable speed, aren't they?

Dave
Yesterday 10:02 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Yep John, that is the offending Deck lid shell. Some easy things have been addressed but the major hold up is still holding.

I have been looking at the parts that I have to fab up for it and I have some new ideas as to how to go about building the left and right sides. I might have to buy some more 18 ga but it will be worth it in what I will learn on this deck lid. You know practice makes perfect..

While I have your attention John what was the final sprocket sizes you used on your door opener power for your bead roller?
I think it is 55 teeth RIP. I will double check that tomorrow. It was the biggest I could find.

It is ok but I would not want it to run any faster either. If I remember, I bought it off Ebay for like 35 bucks and had to buy the hub for it seperately. That was the only real money item. The foot control is a single action foot switch from Harbor Freight that was very cheap. Make sure you don't accidently buy a push on, push off switch. You need a push and hold switch for control. On tight radiuses you will need to "cycle" it for control.

John
Yesterday 09:40 PM
Rip VW
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
If that is your T deck lid in the background RIP, it looks like you already have done some good work on it.

John

Yep John, that is the offending Deck lid shell. Some easy things have been addressed but the major hold up is still holding.

I have been looking at the parts that I have to fab up for it and I have some new ideas as to how to go about building the left and right sides. I might have to buy some more 18 ga but it will be worth it in what I will learn on this deck lid. You know practice makes perfect..

While I have your attention John what was the final sprocket sizes you used on your door opener power for your bead roller?
Yesterday 07:30 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
End Quote---
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....


That may be true but the Futura would have made a nice little car for the right price. Tim and his brother in law got to 2500 dollars of each other but never made a deal. Had it been a Chevy II I believe he would have bought it.

John






This is under the trunk matt.




You can tell the old man loved the car and was an antiquer. It had what looked like a brand new single exhaust behind the V-8.

The car had not run in Three years. We poored a teaspoon of gass in the carburator, jumped it off and it cranked right up. One lifter clattered for about 3-4 minutes and slowely built itself up. After that it ran quiet as a church mouse.

John

Damn, that's cool!

Brian
Yesterday 06:43 PM
DTibbets
1946 Dodge Truck Project

Shorten Frame 15" on w200 4x4 to except 1946 dodge truck body.
Yesterday 05:41 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
I finished the major construction on the bead roller stand and it is at least functional now. I need to mount some studs on the side of the vertical to hold all the dies and I need to do some basic mods to the roller. I need to add zerk fittings to the shaft bearing blocks and need to improve the adjustment bolt on the top. I did run my first ever test bead on the roller and I was plesently surprized. It was some 20 of 22 ga but it gave me a good idea of how the roller and tool work. I still need to look into my garage door motor power assist I am going to put on but that is less of a priority now.

Here it is still a work in progress.
If that is your T deck lid in the background RIP, it looks like you already have done some good work on it.

John
Yesterday 05:27 PM
deadbodyman A friend has decided to sell his 67 Mustang GT fastback. He finally got it running after having it a year, I guess it dont run as well as he expected. I've never seen it but I might buy it. He's unsure how much he wants but says somewhere between 5- 10,000, I just told him 5001.00 is between there. He's been eye balling my 740 BMW pretty hard
Yesterday 05:17 PM
John long End Quote---
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....


That may be true but the Futura would have made a nice little car for the right price. Tim and his brother in law got to 2500 dollars of each other but never made a deal. Had it been a Chevy II I believe he would have bought it.

John






This is under the trunk matt.




You can tell the old man loved the car and was an antiquer. It had what looked like a brand new single exhaust behind the V-8.

The car had not run in Three years. We poored a teaspoon of gass in the carburator, jumped it off and it cranked right up. One lifter clattered for about 3-4 minutes and slowely built itself up. After that it ran quiet as a church mouse.

John
Yesterday 01:40 PM
Rip VW I finished the major construction on the bead roller stand and it is at least functional now. I need to mount some studs on the side of the vertical to hold all the dies and I need to do some basic mods to the roller. I need to add zerk fittings to the shaft bearing blocks and need to improve the adjustment bolt on the top. I did run my first ever test bead on the roller and I was plesently surprized. It was some 20 of 22 ga but it gave me a good idea of how the roller and tool work. I still need to look into my garage door motor power assist I am going to put on but that is less of a priority now.

Here it is still a work in progress.
Yesterday 12:41 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
anyone know the name of a company that sells kits to install C4 Corvette suspension (,front and rear ) as well as powertrain in my 55 chevy,,I found a boxed framenow,but cant remember the company name with the kits..

any help
I don't have an answer for you but damn that is cool your Vette can live on.

Brian
Yesterday 11:02 AM
496CHEVY3100 anyone know the name of a company that sells kits to install C4 Corvette suspension (,front and rear ) as well as powertrain in my 55 chevy,,I found a boxed framenow,but cant remember the company name with the kits..

any help
Yesterday 10:22 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
True, true, and true and we know this car did have some rust repair but we don't know how much. We looked at it 2 weeks ago. It looks good from under the hood but we really want to see it from the bottom. The gentleman who owned it passed away 3 years ago at 89 and had been in a nursing home. He was a sheet metal worker and had a small metal lathe, brake lathe and other equipment in his basement so he hopefully new what and how to do things correctly.




Tim had a really nice '39 Chevy for about8 years but sold it a couple of years ago. He has talked about a gen one Chevy iI but his brother i law inherited this Futura convertible. I will try to get some pictures of it today.

This is the '39 he sold.

John
He should keep talking about the Chevy II......oh yeah.....
Yesterday 10:11 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Where did I miss you, or him, looking at it previously ? Remember, they are the same as a Mustang, and you've seen the extent they rust from my adventures. Just opening the hood tells a lot of the story about what condition the front uni-frame is in.
True, true, and true and we know this car did have some rust repair but we don't know how much. We looked at it 2 weeks ago. It looks good from under the hood but we really want to see it from the bottom. The gentleman who owned it passed away 3 years ago at 89 and had been in a nursing home. He was a sheet metal worker and had a small metal lathe, brake lathe and other equipment in his basement so he hopefully new what and how to do things correctly.


Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Refresh my memory.
39 what, and why would it be good to replace it?
Tim had a really nice '39 Chevy for about8 years but sold it a couple of years ago. He has talked about a gen one Chevy iI but his brother i law inherited this Futura convertible. I will try to get some pictures of it today.

This is the '39 he sold.

John

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