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Old 05-29-2009, 01:50 PM
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Keep that tubing on the back.

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:50 PM
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How have I missed out on this thread?? OH MY GOD what a great build! Fantastic work, fantastic documentation, just beautiful!

I can't wait to see it done!

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Old 05-30-2009, 09:13 PM
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How have I missed out on this thread?? OH MY GOD what a great build! Fantastic work, fantastic documentation, just beautiful!

I can't wait to see it done!

Brian

Thanks for the compliments. I can't wait to see it done either.

The low key subject line doesn't tell anybody that it is about a scratch-built boat-tail speedster.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:51 PM
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So is the jag engine that is going in a V-12?
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So is the jag engine that is going in a V-12?
Nope, it is a dual overhead cam, hemi head straight six, with dual carbs and split manifolds....stock. It should be plenty of motor for a light car and should sound really nice with straight pipes.
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Great build,,Keep the pictures coming....
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What do you guys think about adding a single-seat rumble seat in the boat-tail? Gas tank would be mounted behind the rear end. Feet would straddle the driveshaft (yes it will have protection).

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I think it would be just fine. This is gonna be a fun ride when you are done. . Cole
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I did more work on the rear of the body. It took a lot of fitting, but I finally got the tubes ready to weld.







And trimmed the other quarter so that it will fit over the axle.

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I also played around with the rumble seat idea some more. There is room to do it.





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More work on the rear framework today. I added some diagonals. They hug the body really nice.







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Played around with sticking a 8 gallon fuel cell in the back (so I could do a 3rd seat). It fits pretty good. If I don't add the seat, I will still have one heck of a trunk back there. Not 100% sure 8 gallons will be enough though.



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I also added some diagonals to the passenger compartment to help support the rear diagonals. This thing is slowly turning into a battleship.






I also got around to trimming the passenger side door opening.


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....and played with adding a wheel under the tail.



...and trimed the tail a little more. Not 100% there, but closer. I'm sneaking up on it.





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Very cool.

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