The Roofus Special - Page 3 - 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
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2009, 03:06 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I've exceeded my monthly bandwidth allowance for my free photobucket account.

That is the first time it has happened.

I guess I have to wait 12 more days to do an update.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Pictures are back. I upgraded my photobucket account.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I've been thinking about what I am going to do to it this weekend....

I think I made it too big. I may narrow and shorten the cowl. It looks really big in some of those pics.

I think I am also going to play with the size of the passenger compartment opening. I think the dash may need to come back...or move the seat up just a little.

Oh, and I think I am going three link on the rear suspension.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2009, 08:47 PM
eloc431962's Avatar
Evil Wicked Mean And Nasty
 
Last wiki edit: Pilot bearing and bushings
Last journal entry: roof repair
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: back in the garage.
Posts: 13,762
Wiki Edits: 37

Thanks: 50
Thanked 28 Times in 24 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry Highrise
Looking good! I am really enjoying this so keep it up.
I am with Henry Highrise.really like watching this build progress. cole
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #35 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I decided to try and see how the stock jag rear suspension fit. It fits better than I thought it would. I don't think the springs would have cleared the last set of verticle pieces.

Not really sure how the springs are supposed to be mounted. Dad pulled the rear suspension out of the jag. At the time, I had no plans to use anything except the axle. Anybody got any good ideas?








Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #36 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Finally figured out how the stock jag suspension worked....I think.

It pivoted on the lower half of the spring pin. The upper half was mounted in rubber such that the pin couldn't catch anything. as the spring cycled, the top portion of the spring pack could move front to back.

Here is my attempt to immitate the function.



more almost free material was used for my spring boxes. ....cop car roll bars that dad bought at an auction. I used the 1/8" panel at the bottom.





I overlapped the tops so I'd have double thickness on top.



The insert captures the spring pin. It is secured by four 3/8" bolts and really beefs up the spring box when it is all bolted tight.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #37 (permalink)  
Old 05-03-2009, 08:08 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here's how the box fits into the overall car. The box I just made made will be behind the seat. The front bucket (upside down box) will be under the seat.







Here is a view that shows the eurothane bushing inside the box. It sits over the spring pin.



Still have a lot of figuring out to do. the nuts will be welded to the side of the box to make it easier to re-assemble in a finished car. Need to remeber to keep the bolts accesible when I build more of the rear bulkhead.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #38 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 05:03 AM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
If you haven't guessed, these boxes are going to be tied into the frame/sides/floor and heavily supported.

These boxes to way longer to figure out than I would have ever guessed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #39 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 07:08 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,915
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flipper_1938
I've exceeded my monthly bandwidth allowance for my free photobucket account....I guess I have to wait 12 more days to do an update.
Flipper, don't let photobucket slow down your postings. You can upload all your pictures right here on HR.Com...for free. Just click on the Photo Gallery tab at the top of the page and then hit the "upload" button or the "My Gallery" tab and it will take you to your very own Gallery where you have virtually unlimited space for your photos. You could also create a Project Journal and load up up all your progress pictures there. If you have any problems using either of those tools just PM me or one of the other mods and they will walk you through the process.

This is a fun build to to watch...so we don't want to miss a thing because of some silly Photobucket rules.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #40 (permalink)  
Old 05-04-2009, 07:48 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,915
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flipper_1938
Has anybody here ever built a car from scratch with no real plans? ....given yourself true artistic liberty?
You're doing great on your own here so I hesitate to even answer your question but yes, there are some scratch builders here on HR.Com. If you haven't seen these creations and you have a bit of spare time when you can get away from your own work, you can take a look.

This early 30's style body was scratch built by Rob (Chuck) Berry using the same method you have used...cutting and welding existing body panels to make something totally different. His journal is not too detailed but it is here.

Here's a great thread on New Interiors' scratcher. He used a different method, forming each body panel from new sheet metal.

Here's a thread following the step by step build of "ironman's" project. He uses a combination of techniques, creating some panels new from some idea in his head and then incorporating existing parts, like grill shells etc.

More of ironman's work.

Another one by ironman.

And a couple of my own here and here.

I'm sure I missed a number of projects that are completed or in the works, but this will at least let you know there are others who have struggled with many of the same challenges you are are dealing with in your build. As I noted above, you appear to be doing just great coming up with your own novel approaches to things...so just keep banging away with your own ideas and we'll all lean something new.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 11:35 AM
moontanker's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: tullahoma,tennessee
Age: 76
Posts: 90
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
hey flipper

I saw that 57 chevy roof and I shuttered to think that two of us cut one but so be it ,this project ranks high on my list of real cool and I add I built stuff allmy life eyeball mind and imagination and guess what ,Nobody can steal your secrets,Never did a unibody but chrysler sure did and they had some real engineers back in the day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 12:15 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Free tires
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Carolina
Age: 54
Posts: 250
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very cool build, wish I had your imagination.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #43 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:11 PM
Flipper_1938's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Age: 46
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by moontanker
I saw that 57 chevy roof and I shuttered to think that two of us cut one but so be it ,this project ranks high on my list of real cool and I add I built stuff allmy life eyeball mind and imagination and guess what ,Nobody can steal your secrets,Never did a unibody but chrysler sure did and they had some real engineers back in the day.

It is a 1954 cadillac roof not a 1957 chevy.

It is funny what people would or wouldn't cut up. I wouldn't cut a split window bug, but I cut the hell out of the same year mercedes. Go figure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #44 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Centerville TN
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What you are doing is cool. I have always wanted to do somethi8ng like this. Not make a boattail but just build a car from scratch and show the big 3 how it should be built. Every vehicle I rebuild I make it better than the maker made it and make it the way I want and the way I think it should have been built. Keep it coming. I am interested to see how it turns out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #45 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mocksville NC.
Posts: 44
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
this is a very good thread and i envy your car--

but-i have a question-- have you ever cleaned that shop--??
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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 01:55 AM.


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.