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Old 06-07-2009, 11:15 PM
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Your patience in bending the tubing is resulting in a very nice fit. It is coming together nicely. Thanks for documenting your build so well.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:26 AM
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I have a little bit more to do to the rear frame. I want to add a second horizontal tube at the very end. It will be lighter weight material than the cop car stuff.

I would have done it this weekend, but I wanted to put more thought into the vertical piece at the very rear. It needs to have a neat way to mount the sheetmetal ...and maybe the ability to mount a "push bar" type bumper.

Anybody have suggestions for making the vertical?

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:52 AM
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truly an amazing build-and build thread-keep up the good work!
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:55 PM
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I realized I forgot a pic. I didn't have room to get full spline engagement, it hits the table. It is just hanging on the threads.

The car should be a little lower with weight on the springs....probably right at the scrub line.



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Old 06-08-2009, 03:29 PM
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This is my favorite build I have ever watched, just one question when you replicate side load does you're springs bind? It seems like you made you're spring boxes a little tight. Keep us posted you're the man.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:48 PM
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This is my favorite build I have ever watched, just one question when you replicate side load does you're springs bind? It seems like you made you're spring boxes a little tight. Keep us posted you're the man.
Cycling it with a jack, it seems to do OK. As light as the car is, the suspension will probably be stiff. I am anxious to get it on the ground.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:31 AM
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This thing is turning out lower and sleeker than I had first imagined. I think the front end sheetmetal needs to be swoopier than the first cars I pictured.

Would a nose kinda like this Alfa be too far of a stretch? a clash of eras/styles?

I think I can get close to this by using the hood off of the Cadillac, by splitting it down the middle the way I did with the roof.

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Old 06-09-2009, 10:16 AM
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:12 PM
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I really like this build.. lots of ingenuity.... very unique.. keep up the good work
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:19 PM
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I think that front end would look awesome. Not sure what year that alfa is - early 50's? Whatever it is...sweet.
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