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Old 02-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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Appreciate the words slonomo, I'm not in the biz but kinda sideway skilled, if that makes sense. It's been fun so far to fab this stuff, metal is rather forgiving. Wood on the other hand? I suppose it all depends on personal experience.

Today I bought 1" steel tube for my front truss, what ever ya wanna call it, structure. I had to buy 21 feet so you all can bet there will be 1" steel tube used elsewhere in this build. Plans tonight are to lock myself in the shop and have the front truss fabbed up and ready for more front panel work. This front is taking me longer than I want and a 4th of July paint finish will never happen at the pace I'm going. So if I don't have some pictures by noon tomorrow I need to be given crap!
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #12
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Looks Awesome!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:32 AM   #13
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like seeing that metal work ...keep sending those pics ....we want to see the finished project.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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Thanks pachanga and brooklyn.

Well I fab'd up my front frame addition. It's made to bolt on from some 2" angle welded to the frame. The tube is welded to 1.25" angle which then bolts to the welded 2" angle. I'm hoping to weld as little as I need to the frame, but something was required to bolt up to, so the angles worked well. The only thing I don't like is the 1" tube I used has 1/8" wall thickness. The tube is a bit heavier than I wanted. I guess I'll have to make the rest of the front end from scrap kevlar and carbon fiber from work

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There we go. I have a cattle ram
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #15
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great work! coming along nicely gonk.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #16
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I'm to a point for an update well kinda

I found these pictures on the web for a little guidance. The fact they are of pedal cars amuses me

Progress pictures in the next post.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #17
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I have gone as far as I can without a rosebud. I will have to buy 2 tanks this payday. Maybe I should have done that at the beginning?













One can really see the frustration I was getting from shaping in my last picture. I don't dare do more till I get the acetylene set up. I plan to shape pieces and tack them in place but I need to do that with larger pieces and not 2 inch pieces. Maybe if I get some piano hinge I can start work on the doors. Oh wait I need to do the rear quarters first. *sigh.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #18
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Man!! That is some Crazy Good fab skills!
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #19
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Man!! That is some Crazy Good fab skills!
Thanks swoledouglas. I started to think a month ago of me just being crazy though I'm going to pick up by new oxy-acetylene bottles and a couple check valves or flame arresters which my setup needs. I haven't gas welded since A&P school some 20 years ago and don't why to blow myself up. I've been rereading my old literature and web stuff for the past week or so. Hopefully I'll get quite a bit done this weekend now with a rosebud. More to come

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #20
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pay attention to the cardboard I've had under the cart in all the pictures. If I were a betting man, um.. fire.
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