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08-17-2019 07:03 PM
fiftyv8 That is an interesting idea you have for mounting your headlights.
Never seen that before.
I wonder how they will stand up to all the road bumps.
I'd be interested to read your feedback once it is on the road and clocking up a few miles.
I hope it works out for you.
08-17-2019 03:08 PM

08-17-2019 03:07 PM

04-24-2019 11:43 PM
Rip VW It is a hard decision to decide where to locate the shop. My own personal selection based on your question would be to Move to the Farm! First there is 3 phase there. If you ever want to do milling or Turning most if not all of the good equipment runs on 3 Phase! There are ways around that by using converters to generate three phase and such. However if you already have it why not take advantage of it.

The second plus for the farm is the fact that Farm implies some distance from neighbors. That means less complaints from neighbors about running a air tool or something noisy. or running engines. The other place imply's to me a residential location. Also, You may have a better luck in permitting on a farm. Call it a feeding shed..

Ok there is my vote...
04-24-2019 03:24 PM
making progress

I bought 2 sets of Ufab welding squares from fireball tools and a plasma tracer kit from rotton leonard. I haven't seen the Ufab listed on his website for a while. A friend is a pro welder and is putting it all together. one set for him and one for me. I made a new set of jag wooden patterns to make the jag stuff with his plasma. My fab shop is 300 miles south. We bought a 40 X 50 quanset building from an estate sale . still on pallets a few years ago. I need the engineered drawings to get a building permit and need to decide where to put it up Either at the step-son's 1.5 acre house or down on the farm that has 3 phase power for irrigation pumps.
04-24-2019 01:21 PM
Mykk After a hiatus I'm back on the project. Losing the use of one shop space, putting everything into storage. A brutal winter in this area. Now found a new shop space and continuing on.

My first time welding. Just tacking in bits until a pro can come in with some real firepower.

Differential mounting:

Differential cross member and seat mounting:

Motor mounts, radius arm mount tabs:

Clutch & brake master/pedal assembly mounting:

Kinda funny seeing how far back the seats sit without a body or drivetrain.

Rear shock mounting:

12-30-2018 08:19 AM
fiftyv8 Great work, but I am curious about the way you have located your headlights a few posts back?
Is this permanent or just for fun now.
If you did keep that set up your lights would work great on turns...
12-30-2018 07:08 AM
'48 Austin Looking good! I like the roof.
12-30-2018 07:02 AM

11-25-2018 08:10 AM
my 15 steel t

an old pict from the 80's
It needs a nep paint job, and heavier rear radius rods. I bent them the last time I did a wheelie.
11-25-2018 08:01 AM
looking good.

You are making good progress and now you get to trial fit everything, steering gear mount, gas tank and battery location. type of rear radius rods. where to put the master cylinder. On the V 6 bucket, I think we will use an old set of front wishbones. split and for the rear. I found a lengthened front axle down by the river where old farm machinery was kept. The wishbone was spread but I will cut it apart. The scrap iron scroungers offered to haul everything away but That is my iron supply for farm projects.
11-25-2018 07:32 AM

10-27-2018 07:37 PM

10-21-2018 09:53 AM
Jag tie bar.

I copied the CCR prints, laminated them with clear shelf paper then used the optical plasma cutter at the College. the parts were distorted. For the next sets I will use the CCR prints and Measure and make my own cut patterns then cut apart the Jag cross membes to make drill templates.
10-21-2018 09:49 AM
challel ?

I have channeled all the roadsters I have built or working on. But I an 6 ft. 175 and the steel 16 bucket body I found in '51 is smaller than the 23's. I have to ride with my foot on the clutch pedal, no other place for a size 12 boot. My glass 32 body doesn't have a firewall or floor and we have started cutting steel to build a custom frame that the body will be channeled on.
One thing about the Jag mounting, we found that you need to just tack weld the upper spring mounts on one side to the rear cross member then install the springs to check alignment before tweeking with a big hammer before final welding.
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