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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
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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
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
Quote:
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
Yesterday 08:06 PM
matts37chev 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.
03-26-2015 07:30 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
See !!!! That's exactly what I'm sayin'. If you can't get what you're looking for locally, you gotta expand your horizon's...
I once drove about 650 kms to watch a 4 min race then drove all the way home again.
Russ
Later gator
03-26-2015 05:23 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by MecGen View Post
Last summer I drove 15 hours for a diff that I could not find locally, I think it adds character to your project
See !!!! That's exactly what I'm sayin'. If you can't get what you're looking for locally, you gotta expand your horizon's...
03-26-2015 05:20 PM
Too Many Projects 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.
03-26-2015 05:17 PM
MecGen
Quote:
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"
Last summer I drove 15 hours for a diff that I could not find locally, I think it adds character to your project
03-26-2015 02:31 PM
MARTINSR Some of the things I have seen insurance companies pay for make me want to scream!

How about a bunch of the interior on a Lexus RX when the customer put a stand up Weber BBQ full of hot coals in the back that fell over when they went around a corner.

A Saturn Vue that a dog was left inside for what was obviously a LONG time. He shredded the door panels and seats and head liner. I don't mean some tears or even alot of tears, I mean SHREDDED till it looked like a friggin rain forest.

Blows me away.

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

Brian
03-26-2015 02:13 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
How about one who, while driving down the highway at 60+ mph, opens her drivers door to look under her car to see who is calling for her to come under there? And burned her house down by pouring gasoline down the drain and lighting it to kill the media that keeps talking to her. SCARY!

It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head.



This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down?






$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.
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