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Forum: Builds! 07-18-2019, 05:44 PM
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Posted By willyD
We got the steering column put together with all...

We got the steering column put together with all the flanges, bearings, etc. It came out pretty well I think. We ended up putting a quick release on for the wheel so that it's easier to get in and...
Forum: Builds! 07-08-2019, 11:40 AM
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Posted By willyD
We finally put a bit more time into the cart and...

We finally put a bit more time into the cart and got the steering column sorted out. I forgot to take a pic with the steering shaft and wheel on but that will come soon. I have to do a bit or...
Forum: Builds! 05-28-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
I keep trying to get her to but she's nervous...

I keep trying to get her to but she's nervous about it. Hopefully at some point it will happen. She's to the point where she will help hold things in place for tacking which is a step forward from...
Forum: Builds! 05-28-2019, 10:44 AM
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Posted By willyD
We made some more progress over the weekend. The...

We made some more progress over the weekend. The motor mounts and jack shaft mounts are in. I need to cut the jack shaft to length but that can wait. I also wirebrushed the inside of the tub and...
Forum: Builds! 05-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
Thanks guys! It値l have a jack shaft to run...

Thanks guys!

It値l have a jack shaft to run the chain next to the tub so that値l shorten the main chain up quite a bit. It値l also give us lots of gearing options.
Forum: Builds! 05-21-2019, 09:25 AM
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Posted By willyD
We got the seat done. I still need to wire brush...

We got the seat done. I still need to wire brush the inside of the tub and either clear it or paint it depending on what the patina looks like.
Forum: Builds! 05-16-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
I decided to shift gears a little to work on...

I decided to shift gears a little to work on something that my girl can do more of herself to keep the motivation up so we started on the seat cushions. I think that having a cool seat in it will...
Forum: Builds! 05-15-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
Ya, I got them all from BMI Karts along with the...

Ya, I got them all from BMI Karts along with the rear axle which is keyed the full length so that you can put your sprocket and brake where ever it needs to be. They have a variety or hubs as well...
Forum: Builds! 05-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
We got the steering rack more or less mounted. I...

We got the steering rack more or less mounted. I need to add some gussets but I think it will work ok. It's been crazy trying to get time to work on it lately with all the end of the year school...
Forum: Builds! 05-02-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
We started working on engine placement/mounting...

We started working on engine placement/mounting last night. It's going to take a little more messing around than I was hoping because of steering. I have a rack and pinion for it that is easier in...
Forum: Builds! 04-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,365
Posted By willyD
We made a little progress last night. We got the...

We made a little progress last night. We got the tub mount cross members fabbed and tacked in. It's slow going when you only have an hour at a whack but we'll get there!
Forum: Builds! 04-28-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By willyD
That upside down tub is cool! Very different...

That upside down tub is cool! Very different idea!
Forum: Builds! 04-27-2019, 11:40 PM
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Posted By willyD
Talking Thanks for all the positive comments! We池e...

Thanks for all the positive comments! We池e having fun which is the main point! I知 not sure if we値l do a cowl since it will make getting in and out of it hard but the cut off could certainly be...
Forum: Builds! 04-27-2019, 08:48 AM
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Posted By willyD
We made a little progress on the kart last night....

We made a little progress on the kart last night. We cut the end out of the tub and pinched it about 3 inches in the front to get the lines looking a little better and to get it fitting the frame...
Forum: Builds! 04-26-2019, 11:42 AM
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Posted By willyD
Wheelbarrow tub Go Kart

I'm trying to get my girl into rodding a bit or at least to start learning about cars. She has a little off the shelf go kart that she has fun with so we decided to build a kart from scratch this...
Forum: Builds! 10-05-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,158
Posted By willyD
It's looking good so far. It's a lot of work but...

It's looking good so far. It's a lot of work but attention to detail will pay off in the long run. I found that clamping a piece of 1/4 round rod into the gutters helps align thing a lot since it...
Forum: Builds! 10-05-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
Thanks guys! I set the grill roughly in...

Thanks guys!

I set the grill roughly in place with the hood for a spacer to get a feel for length. The grill obviously will have to sit lower and may need to be sectioned a little to keep it from...
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,158
Posted By willyD
I'm 6'2" and channeled my Willys about 4-5...

I'm 6'2" and channeled my Willys about 4-5 inches. It's tight for sure. It's fine for running around town but I wouldn't want to go on any road trips in it. With the running boards on yours, you...
Forum: Builds! 10-02-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
I set the cab on the frame to start planning cab...

I set the cab on the frame to start planning cab and axle placements.

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Forum: Builds! 09-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
I'm super slow but I'm starting to lay things...

I'm super slow but I'm starting to lay things out. I did get tires and got them mounted up. I just have the rails sitting there roughly at ride height and the spacing is close. I need to get my...
Forum: Builds! 09-06-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
Thanks guys. I wish I could take credit for the...

Thanks guys. I wish I could take credit for the idea but my buddy is the one that thought of that.

I cleaned up my wheels and got my tires so they are at a shop for mount and balance. While...
Forum: Builds! 08-31-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
I got the other rail kick up adjusted and tacked....

I got the other rail kick up adjusted and tacked. I also finally bit the bullet and ordered tires. Once they are here, it will be time to mock up the axle and cab placements so that I can start...
Forum: Builds! 08-29-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,663
Posted By willyD
Man, it's been awhile again! I finally started...

Man, it's been awhile again! I finally started working on the 36 frame again. Hopefully I will get my momentum back and start getting stuff done again!

I'm getting the rear kick up adjusted...
Forum: Builds! 04-13-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 28,581
Posted By willyD
I have been working on a new tach for my Willys...

I have been working on a new tach for my Willys for awhile now. I forgot to take pics of the rebuild unfortunately. It's a vintage Sun tach. I pulled the original 3500 rpm guts out and replaced...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By willyD
We got a bit of spring snow last night so the...

We got a bit of spring snow last night so the snow bike had to come out :D

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