The Roofus Special - Page 23 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Projects/Builds/My Ride
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #331 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 09:50 AM
matts37chev's Avatar
I don't understand?
 

Last journal entry: this is only a test
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Shelton,Wa.
Posts: 2,450
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
trans mount looks good


you might want to revisit the thoughts of a driveline hoop or a doubler on the hump/tunnel
I would hate to be wearing that thing if it comes apart

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #332 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev
trans mount looks good


you might want to revisit the thoughts of a driveline hoop or a doubler on the hump/tunnel
I would hate to be wearing that thing if it comes apart
Yeah, I probably have room for something inside the tunnel close to where the slip yoke splines are.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #333 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 02:46 PM
nine4gmc's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: baton rouge
Age: 41
Posts: 209
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
maybe a 2"x 3/16" or 1/4" flat bar for the hoop? i would definitely put one somehow. killer job so far, poster board makes just about any job easier, i use it with everything from seat patterns to sheet patterns and bracket ideas.

keep it up!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #334 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 04:28 PM
boatbob2
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: north florida
Age: 76
Posts: 1,374
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
Hi Flipper........

I didnt realize the car youre building was that long,until i seen the photo,with your daughter in the car,i liked the crossed eyes on her hat,bonnet,whatever,,(i dont know what the right name for it is...)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #335 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2
I didnt realize the car youre building was that long,until i seen the photo,with your daughter in the car,i liked the crossed eyes on her hat,bonnet,whatever,,(i dont know what the right name for it is...)
I think wheelbase is going to be 108".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #336 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:44 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I also, played with front end pieces too....trying to figure out what my upper control arms might look like. I did a comparison of front spindle relative to the bottom of the car and the current rear "ride height". ...the front is about 2.5 to 3 inches lower (spindle higher). It ought to be fun trying to make this crazy mismatch of parts sit right. It should be plenty low.





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #337 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:52 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I put a vacation day request in for this Friday. I'm gonna work on it again this weekend.

The pieces are finally falling into place. Hopefully I will have motor mounts after this trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #338 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2012, 08:00 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,286
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,427
Thanked 1,220 Times in 1,076 Posts
Like I say, that damn making a living gets in the way of all the fun!

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #339 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The 6'5" boy doesn't fit quite as well as my daughter did, but nobody can resist the chance to make racecar noises.







The goal for the weekend was motor mounts.

First I needed to figure out what the motor would attach to. Before I could do that, I needed to figure out exactly where the steering would be....

I started with a brace from the firewall cop car brace to the front crossmember.





then thought about going from that diagonal to the front framerail swoop




I buzzed in the diagonal and added a brace to that


The steering crosses from the outside (at the column) to the inside (at the rack). I neede to figure out where the middle shft is going to be.







I cut apart a Toyota four runner steering sector (partially to see how it was put together)




I made an adapter bushing to match up the splined section I needed to the crush section







The bushing started out as a 1.25" collar that I ground down to 1"


trial fit before welding



bzzzzzzz


I have steering!

still a lot of decisions to be made on how the whole underhood bracing will tie together.....

Started on the other side


not a whole lotta room next to the oil filter


I didn't get around to motor mounts...too much basketball watching.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #340 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:02 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,286
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,427
Thanked 1,220 Times in 1,076 Posts
Looking good, yeah I am wondering if my Gran Sport will come to a stop once baseball season starts.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #341 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I'm not real sure if I'm happy with angling the front braces out to the outer frame rail like this:

I kinda think they need to go to a radiator hoop or something.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #342 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:43 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,286
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,427
Thanked 1,220 Times in 1,076 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flipper_1938
I'm not real sure if I'm happy with angling the front braces out to the outer frame rail like this:

I kinda think they need to go to a radiator hoop or something.
I too thought that looked a little "awkward". Do you really want it that stiff anyway? It would seem that it would transfer vibration from the front of the frame up to the cowl?


Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #343 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2012, 09:23 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Do you really want it that stiff anyway? It would seem that it would transfer vibration from the front of the frame up to the cowl?


Brian
The car is being built as a space frame/unibody. I think I want it to be as stiff as I can get it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #344 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:59 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
After studying the pictures for a few days....I really don't like the look of having a horizontal piece going from the diagonal to the arch of the front framerail. Also the motor mount attachment point needs to be lower on the frame.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #345 (permalink)  
Old 03-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 426
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I took a second swing at motor mounts this weekend. trying to use the factory jag mounting scheme wasn't working for me. I think the mounts need to be lower.

Inside the frame rail, just behind the x-brace is where I'm thinking for the frame pad.


more posterboard




couldn't tell crap with posterbaord. I needed metal.

more recycled WWII dodge 4x4 ambulance turned hunting buggy. This was a rear fender.


set free with fire


found something round to add shape


first look


second look (bolted down)


other side






My plan was to tie the two sides together with a brace that would run under the oil pan. The top section looks like it will be flimsy no mater what.

Add gussets to the outside too? (mounting bolt would go down through the gold colored tube)




Not really sure these parts will be used either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Super Chevy Magazine Special Nova Edition noviac Hotrodders' Lounge 6 01-05-2011 08:28 PM
Special Editions, Limited Editions pasadenahotrod Hotrodders' Lounge 10 01-06-2007 12:12 PM
72 camper special ap0001 Hotrodding Basics 3 01-24-2005 04:44 PM
Special Order Paint from the Factory in 1968 - Records KristensRanchero Body - Exterior 4 09-18-2004 10:20 AM
narrow control arms or special wheels? 54 Chevy Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 02-07-2003 11:32 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.