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Today 01:42 PM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Holly crap Rip, That's some nice work there. I'm sitting here looking at it trying to think what it reminds me of, when it hit me, a rotisserie. I imagine theres a couple hundred bucks worth of steel there. Why not make it dual purpose it sure is strong enough, that's for sure. My stand is just one step up from sheet metal.
Ya know all that steel was once my 23 T coupe frame. I gave $200.00 for that thing back in 2005. After I decided I was going the wrong direction with my 23 I hung it from the wall. A guy bought the front cross member from me and I cut the rear cross member out so I could store it. I been just waiting for the right use for this steel. These two stands fit the bill perfectly. I did buy the bolts at the top of stand but otherwise no steel purchased, all from the left over scrap bin.

You noticed on each stand the device mounted can be removed with 2 bolts, this allows for utility as I can bolt anything to the stands.

Thanks for the compliments!!
Today 12:06 PM
Too Many Projects I unloaded it from the truck last week too...



Today 11:59 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Thanks, Pugs
I am actually looking at this set




Not really wanting to build my own, especially from scratch, but $7-900 for built headers isn't going to happen... I have a question about these on a 348-409 site to see if anyone has insight on the show cars set.
Today 11:26 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Really don't know much about it, other than the PO drove the car to CA and back and then yanked it because it only got 11 mpg. It's a drop in and run for about the same cost as most rebuildable cores I've seen the past 12 months.

I had a guy interested in my '62 Impala SS a week ago, but he decided he didn't want it, so the 409 will get dropped in there this summer. The big hangup with that is exhaust...HOLLY CRAP they want a fortune for headers or large bore manifolds !!!
This will get you started:

Chevrolet 348-409 Exhaust Flange - Hells Gate Hot Rods
Today 11:10 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by mud.man.rj View Post
Tell us more on the 348/409, so cool.
Mudman.
Really don't know much about it, other than the PO drove the car to CA and back and then yanked it because it only got 11 mpg. It's a drop in and run for about the same cost as most rebuildable cores I've seen the past 12 months.

I had a guy interested in my '62 Impala SS a week ago, but he decided he didn't want it, so the 409 will get dropped in there this summer. The big hangup with that is exhaust...HOLLY CRAP they want a fortune for headers or large bore manifolds !!!
Today 10:38 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
I thought I was going to wrap up the shrink stretch stand today but My eyes move faster than the body can keep up.

I got a lot done and just have to finish up the pedal linkage and make a pedal pad. All in all I am pleased with it so far. I like the fact this thing is kinda heavy and that helps keep things steady.

One un foreseen problem was the fact I picked up a couple of shackles to weld to the machine arms and when I broke them open I realized they were stainless. I can not do stainless so another trip back to the store tomorrow.

Here are a couple of pictures showing where I am.

Pic 1 This is where the stand is at the moment. I have springs to hold up the pedals when finished.

Pic 2 A few pedal details

pic 3 Some assembly required

pic 4 top rod and attachment.
Holly crap Rip, That's some nice work there. I'm sitting here looking at it trying to think what it reminds me of, when it hit me, a rotisserie. I imagine theres a couple hundred bucks worth of steel there. Why not make it dual purpose it sure is strong enough, that's for sure. My stand is just one step up from sheet metal.
Yesterday 09:51 PM
mud.man.rj Tell us more on the 348/409, so cool.
Mudman.
Yesterday 09:30 PM
tech69 started on this after lunch. Still waiting for the glass guy but I can work around it for now.



this is how it looks like when you use a mini belt sander to grind the welds. Way better than using a cut off wheel. They prep for welds really nicely too with the fiber belt. Just a nice rectangle of bare metal. For plug welds I use a mini blaster but around the hole or for spot welding nothing is cleaner than a mini belt sander.

Yesterday 08:10 PM
rdobbs77 Other than work today, been talking to a good friend online off and on for a few hours about a vacuum adaptor to only be used for a vacuum gauge and drilling and tapping into my carb spacer to place it there (edit: since i don't have such a port on carb or intake). One of those small things i missed the ball on when i built the motor.
Yesterday 05:34 PM
Rip VW I thought I was going to wrap up the shrink stretch stand today but My eyes move faster than the body can keep up.

I got a lot done and just have to finish up the pedal linkage and make a pedal pad. All in all I am pleased with it so far. I like the fact this thing is kinda heavy and that helps keep things steady.

One un foreseen problem was the fact I picked up a couple of shackles to weld to the machine arms and when I broke them open I realized they were stainless. I can not do stainless so another trip back to the store tomorrow.

Here are a couple of pictures showing where I am.

Pic 1 This is where the stand is at the moment. I have springs to hold up the pedals when finished.

Pic 2 A few pedal details

pic 3 Some assembly required

pic 4 top rod and attachment.
Yesterday 11:44 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Went "shopping" today...



I'll be over early next month to pick it up............ Appreciate it...
Yesterday 10:24 AM
Rip VW Deadbodyman Yep I think you are 100% correct! I got nothing to hide on this one and I kind of like the bare minimalist Look that unpainted steel gives you. I should have a couple a pictures today of where I am on it. I am real close to wrapping this one up. If my shoulder holds up today I should finish it..
Yesterday 06:13 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Worked the shrinker stretcher stand project today. I had to modify the plan slightly but I am very pleased with how it is falling together. I think I have all of the pedal assembly cut,beveled,ground,drilled and Fit. I am holding off on a picture till I get it roughed together. Tomorrow all I think I need to do is weld and assemble.

I have set the pedal height at 12 inches above the floor so I can use my good leg to operate. I think that is a good height as I can get to the pedal while setting in my chair and have a good amount of travel before it hits the floor. I guess I will find out how it works real soon.

My die set for my Bead roller came in today and are they look so shiny and not mauled by human hands. I am going to finish the shrinker stand before I try out my bead roller. Plus I need to add some pins to put the dies on.

Ok, what color shall we make these stands? I am leaning to No paint because if it is not painted it will be a few grams lighter thereby theoretically faster than anyone in the same class.. Sounds like a sensible thing to me..

Busy busy busy.....
shiny paint is just hiding something.
02-23-2017 09:56 PM
MARTINSR Thanks Henry.

I just noticed as I uploaded this photo that I forgot to grind off that weld in the body holding the stud from the back side.

As soon as I get that done, the box assy is all done and he can get the pieces powder coated.

And tomorrow, on to the fenders and body and paint.

Brian
02-23-2017 09:43 PM
tech69 nice work, Martin.


17 Accord/ 3k miles. Already got the sport rims jacked. Tack and pull/ pogo stick. Worked great and door gap back to normal.

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