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08-05-2018 10:20 PM fender flare 1
Started to build the fender flares on my '55. I used metal rod and some 20 gauge metal. I like the rod as it defines the shape and gives a nice edge to not slash the tire or slice a finger, ha ha.


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07-21-2018 10:40 PM Rear axle mock up 3
More pics of the axle mocked up in place.


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07-21-2018 10:38 PM Rear axle mock up 2
Last week I picked up the rear axle for the car, as well as sanded and painted the "Assassin" traction bars that came with my car. They appear to be a competitor to a Cal-Tracs style. I also turned some new rear leaf spring bushings with Delrin as the ones that were in my car were broken, and poorly made. Just looking at the pic you can see how off center they are. I also welded a few more brackets attaching the cage to the body underneath the package shelf.Today I put it together, and will need to make some spacers to go around the leaf springs where the bolts clamp the brackets together.


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07-06-2018 11:09 PM Rear firewall fabrication 3
I made a bit more progress today- finished up the rear firewall. no door at this moment. Seems though I only got a pic of me roughing out the middle panel. I'll get a pic later. I am thinking about if I do make a pseudo interior I'll have a removable panel in this area which will clean up all my imperfections in metal working. I also made some bracing for the trunk floor so I could put a cell in there and know it'll stay there. I made a cross bar with 2 pieces and a sleeve as I wasn't able to slide a single piece bar in the tight area between the frame rail and trunk floor. I had about 2" of exposed roll bar down tube to weld to which allowed this cross bar to support the trunk floor. Then I made 2 longitudinal bars to support the rear trunk area. the floor is very solid now.


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07-05-2018 10:43 PM Rear firewall fabrication 2
Today I put another day in on the '55, getting the driver side panel made and started the middle area. Since I'm thinking of putting a fuel cell in the trunk I don't want to have to reach behind it for the shocks, not that those should be a frequent thing to need to service, but I thought I'd have some fun with rear fire wall and make them accessible through the cabin. I'm still contemplating whether to make a door or removable panel or just leave it open. I'm thinking to leave it open as I write this, but in my quick sketch I was thinking about a removable panel.


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