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Old 02-25-2013, 07:23 PM
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Here's a pic of a spacer I made to add to my cheapo notcher to notch closer to a bend. Works great and price was just right, all scrap. It's hard to see, it spaces the tube away from clamp base so it can go closer to hole saw.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:37 PM
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Wow! Nice work so far!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:17 PM
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:33 PM
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yea...umm...doors...well I guess I gotta put doors on it. Want them to look like 32's but need bracing, maybe 16-18" from bottom. Any ideas?
The tubing is 1.75, so I'm thinking of using 1.25" for bracing, set in .25' leaving 1" for frame of door (door frame passing over bracing)?????
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:23 PM
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yea...umm...doors...well I guess I gotta put doors on it. Want them to look like 32's but need bracing, maybe 16-18" from bottom. Any ideas?
The tubing is 1.75, so I'm thinking of using 1.25" for bracing, set in .25' leaving 1" for frame of door (door frame passing over bracing)?????
The top will be easy but that lower will be a challenge to get unless you are skinning this (which I would) and then it could be done easily
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:09 PM
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:41 PM
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The top will be easy but that lower will be a challenge to get unless you are skinning this (which I would) and then it could be done easily
I was thinking of skinning like airplane, aluminum over aluminum frame with rivets for door, same for body with fewer tabs welded on frame, but never done anything like that, what do you think?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:41 PM
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:53 PM
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some more progress
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:58 PM
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Looking Great Deaner!!Looks like your not too worried about seeing out either
We have Nothing like that over here!!

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:27 PM
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Looking Great Deaner!!Looks like your not too worried about seeing out either
We have Nothing like that over here!!
What...You don't think 9" (23 cm) is enough to see over a long nose? LOL

I'm not sure we have anything like this here either. LOL
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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Wow! Nice work so far!
Thanks, it's been fun so far.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:17 AM
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I was thinking of skinning like airplane, aluminum over aluminum frame with rivets for door, same for body with fewer tabs welded on frame, but never done anything like that, what do you think?
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yea...umm...doors...well I guess I gotta put doors on it. Want them to look like 32's but need bracing, maybe 16-18" from bottom. Any ideas?
The tubing is 1.75, so I'm thinking of using 1.25" for bracing, set in .25' leaving 1" for frame of door (door frame passing over bracing)?????
SIC!! I love off road hot rods! I think that's my next project, Model T CJ-5.
Anyway, since your windows will be so slim, how do you feel about skinning this thing in smoked/tinted lexan with ghost flames or pinstriping underneath & maybe with some backlighting?! It will give you some more outward visibility &, I think, a cool effect. I bet if the belt line were done in the riveted aluminum skin you mentioned the two materials would compliment each other in a crazy future/retro harmony haha.

Keep the pics coming... & please go with suicide doors!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:52 AM
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SIC!! I love off road hot rods! I think that's my next project, Model T CJ-5.
Anyway, since your windows will be so slim, how do you feel about skinning this thing in smoked/tinted lexan with ghost flames or pinstriping underneath & maybe with some backlighting?! It will give you some more outward visibility &, I think, a cool effect. I bet if the belt line were done in the riveted aluminum skin you mentioned the two materials would compliment each other in a crazy future/retro harmony haha.

Keep the pics coming... & please go with suicide doors!
Thanks Boxy, Suicide doors for sure. I curved the b-pillar forward and in at the bottom so it would be more vertical to hang the suicide doors,so the don't drop when open. Smoked lexan w/ghost pinstripe on inside could be awesome! I'll be thinking hard on that. The plan was to make panels set in between the tubing. I'm not sure what you're thinking w/alum/lexan...steampunk?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:57 AM
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Actually... last night I started Photochopping your chassis onto another image... haha, I couldn't help myself! I'll share it with you if you'd like after some more work...

To be fair, the aluminum belt line thing goes more into Dieselpunk. I'll see if I can get it to read well in the image.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:26 PM
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I'm thinking a real simple silhouette skin of 050-alum riveted to the tube on flags with minimum metal work. I would do the roof for example in glass and I would make it QR for sunny days. I personally am done with clear plastic in Off Road applications, so while the Lexan/PolyCarb is a cool idea (RC Car Body) it will not look good long.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:30 PM
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What...You don't think 9" (23 cm) is enough to see over a long nose? LOL

I'm not sure we have anything like this here either. LOL
Awh looked a lot less in Pics,sure thats plenty
Ye lot dont usually look where yer going anyway from what i seen
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:55 PM
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Rolled some more dom for the back, what do ya think.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:19 PM
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Actually... last night I started Photochopping your chassis onto another image... haha, I couldn't help myself! I'll share it with you if you'd like after some more work...

To be fair, the aluminum belt line thing goes more into Dieselpunk. I'll see if I can get it to read well in the image.
I'd love to see the Photochopping, check out the pics I just posted, more/better for chopping.....wait it might be chopped enough.LOL
I still don't understand what you're thinking with the lexan and aluminum.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:33 PM
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Deaner...why dont you post this on MBN?

Pretty cool BTW...and nice shop!
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