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Last yr I build a 4x8 woody teardrop camper with only an idea of what I wanted it to turn out to be. Now I see so many members building awl inspiring cars, now I got to dust off my old welding/fabicating skills and build a budget car with character. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

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I have just sat and went through every page of this thread!!!!!!!

You my friend are the definition of HOT RODDER take what you got and build something out of it...................... AWSOME.

There are several others doing the scratch thing that are supurb also so you are in good company here.

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Just love what you're doing!!!

This is what hot rodding is /was !!!
Just love your aproach using stuff from other cars.
Not following what you see on TV and buying everything they sell at the store Keep up the god work
I know you can do it
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My daughter driving Roofus.

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Bickle seagrave ?

Just Curious... Is it a Bickle Seagreave in the back ground? We used to build them here.


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Got my frame rails mostly welded on and the center frame rails cut to length. There will be a round tube spreader bar installed at the very front. Still have to encase them in heavy sheetmetal.







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Old 01-03-2010, 02:51 PM
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Just Curious... Is it a Bickle Seagreave in the back ground? We used to build them here.
It is the US version....just SEAGRAVE. There are three more the shop (1938, 1940, 1947, 1950) I was on a firetruck kick there for a while.
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I didn't get nearly as much done over Christmas shutdown as I had planned. Having a chest cold for about a week put a big dent in my plans. This made matters worse. ...the temp is 30 degrees in the shop.



I did manage to get the passenger side i-beam welded up. I quit before it made it to A-arm status.



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Are those A Arms made out of shelving type c channel? Will that be strong enough?
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Are those A Arms made out of shelving type c channel? Will that be strong enough?
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They are made out of unistrut that I cut down to 3/4 wide

http://www.unistrut.com/Browse/cat_d...S=S02&P=P3000T
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Since I pushed the wheelbase out to 109", I'm thinking about moving the motor forward and gaining some gas pedal room. (engine was moved back when I was shooting for 100" wheelbase).

What's cooler...foot room or the idea of engine set-back?
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Since I pushed the wheelbase out to 109", I'm thinking about moving the motor forward and gaining some gas pedal room. (engine was moved back when I was shooting for 100" wheelbase).

What's cooler...foot room or the idea of engine set-back?
Foot room! My old T-bucket, had to ride around with my knees in my chest, not a bad position for a pretty gal but a terribly uncomfortable position for driving!
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Go for the foot room. Foot room is at a premium in any hot rod with a short wheelbase and small cockpit. And it is even more important to consider in a clutch car. In my sedan delivery I went so far as to build in this sunken "foot box" so that I could operate the clutch more easily and have a bit more leg room for at least my left leg. Foot room can even become a safety issue...if you can't move your foot and leg around easily to reach the pedals in an emergency.

Here's the box under construction:



My foot in the box:



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If anyone is interested, you can see how the box was fabricated here.
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I went looking through my early pics....when I did my original mock-up. My feet were completely behind the bell housing. Now they are beside the bell housing.

I lost a lot of foot room with the engine set back.



Looks like I need to try sliding the engine way the hell forward again and see how things look.

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They are made out of unistrut that I cut down to 3/4 wide

http://www.unistrut.com/Browse/cat_d...S=S02&P=P3000T
I never realized that thats stuff was that strong.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:52 PM
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I never realized that thats stuff was that strong.
Shane
No telling what the strength is after I cut it down. They feel pretty beefy.
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How's this for inspiration. I may change the shape of my door openings/make doors.

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