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Old 04-09-2012, 03:45 PM
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WOW, What a project. I admire your skill. Can't wait to see more pictures.
Oh hell yes this has been a cool build from the very beginning. All I needed to see was that 50's Cadillac roof was going to be body panels and I was HOOKED! It's a one off nothing like it in the whole wide world build and I DIG IT!

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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Oh hell yes this has been a cool build from the very beginning. All I needed to see was that 50's Cadillac roof was going to be body panels and I was HOOKED! It's a one off nothing like it in the whole wide world build and I DIG IT!

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:05 AM
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WOW, What a project. I admire your skill. Can't wait to see more pictures.

I don't know that skill is the right word to use. Ambition is probably a better choice.

There are lots of people that can fabricate better than me. ....but that doesn't stop me from trying to build a neat toy.
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The front spring rate had to be tested. The only way to be sure that it would work with a-arms was to mount the a-arms....

I made tabs from a piece of 2x3


Bushings in the arms








And a video of dad making stuff move. Springs are just sliding on greased a-arms.
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It needs shackles and hangers.

the same axle that gave up the spring pack




The plan is to cut and turn the end.








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TADA!!



I decided I need to see what the rear spring rate was like before I got too carried away with the front.....
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The springs are soft on both ends. The rear sagged more than I was expecting. It needs to be adjusted up an inch or so.



I sent this pic to my wife and asked if the noticed anything different. ...her response was "new duck tape?"










red panels back on










Dad making racecar noises












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It's been a while since I've seen this.


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Another big reason that its on the ground....I've been needing to roll it over and weld all of the bottom joints. I have to make myself do that before I get too much farther.

I also plan to box in the front frame rails at the same time.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:03 PM
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I love everything about this build, damn it's looking good.

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:55 PM
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Photoshopped by a guy on another forum....vintage jag parts blended in for a fenderless XK120 look.

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All of that tropical moisture pumped in by the former hurricane made it difficult to get interested in doing anything in th shop. I did get the outdoor pics though.















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I stripped it down (body panels off and engine and trans removed) and rolled it on its side so I could weld up the bottom seams.




I love the fish shape that the body has



After I was done welding, I put the motor back.



I really need to figure out floor supports

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I love your car, it makes me smile. I also love my cable internet! The last time I opened this thread was with DSL and it took forever for all your photos to open, it now happens the second I open the thread! I love this, glad my son talked me into it.

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It looks like my next long weekend to play on the car will be new years weekend. I wasted my long thanksgiving weekend on the beach. ...but it wasn't all bad.


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