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Old 06-08-2009, 05:28 AM
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I have a little bit more to do to the rear frame. I want to add a second horizontal tube at the very end. It will be lighter weight material than the cop car stuff.

I would have done it this weekend, but I wanted to put more thought into the vertical piece at the very rear. It needs to have a neat way to mount the sheetmetal ...and maybe the ability to mount a "push bar" type bumper.

Anybody have suggestions for making the vertical?


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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 PM
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I realized I forgot a pic. I didn't have room to get full spline engagement, it hits the table. It is just hanging on the threads.

This with a completely unloaded suspension. Actual ride height will be lower. ....probably right at the scrub line.

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Old 06-09-2009, 10:03 AM
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This thing is turning out lower and sleeker than I had first imagined. I think the front end sheetmetal needs to be swoopier than the first cars I pictured.

Would a nose kinda like this Alfa be too far of a stretch? a clash of eras/styles?

I think I can get close with the shapes in the Cadillac hood (from the same car), if I cut it down the middle like I did the roof.

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:13 AM
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quick chopping of caddy hood

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Old 06-15-2009, 05:09 AM
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I cut the caddy hood apart and mocked-up the front end (I'll post pics tomorrow night when I get back home). It really changes the look of the car. I think it is cool.

I also realized the low seat/high & wide dash thing sucks for visibility. The cowl is going to be a little slimmer.

Overall, I think the car is moving from the late 20's to the late-40's - early 50's sports racer feel. I need to figure out how to take a little length out of the nose/cowl...right now it looks to be about a 115-120" wheelbase.
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Death to the Caddy hood!







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It doesn't fit as well as I hoped it would. The shapes would do better on a single seater. It's gonna take some pie cuts to make the nose act right and the the back line up with the shape of the main body. I think I can make it work.







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The thought crossed my mind to build it like a 2 seater bonneville streamliner... move the nose forward so the end of the caddy hood ends at my original firewall. It would probably be a 140" wheelbase but it should be very fast looking.

What do y'all think?

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Old 06-16-2009, 04:52 PM
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I talked myself out of the 140" wheelbase. Shooting for 110" now.

It looks like I will need to re-do my firewall framework so I can slide the motor back some.
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It doesn't fit as well as I hoped it would. The shapes would do better on a single seater. It's gonna take some pie cuts to make the nose act right and the the back line up with the shape of the main body. I think I can make it work.







I want the car you have pasted to the celing or the old truck. . That boattail is looking good. Cole
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:35 AM
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I want the car you have pasted to the celing or the old truck. . That boattail is looking good. Cole

There is a lot of cool stuff in dad's shop.
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Gosh damn that is cool!

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Gosh damn that is cool!

Brian
Glad you like it.

I like the idea of that shape. Pulling it off is going to be some serious work. ....lots of pie-cutting and welding.
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We scored a couple of neat parts at the swap meet at the Bowling Green Hot Rod Reunion that may alter the build (not sure yet).

Dad bought a Whippet radiator and shell and I bought a Jaeger 5" speedometer and mechanical tach.

I have searched a little and think the gauges are 1953 MG TD. They look cool no mater what they are.

If the caddy track nose doesn't work out, I have a cool backup.
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