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Old 10-14-2021, 02:59 AM
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Coming together nicely Bob.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:05 AM
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Great workmanship bob.😎👍
You should have a you tube channel. Maybe Bad Chad would watch and learn how to build a chassis and suspension . Not to mention a non perforated fire wall.🙀
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:26 AM
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Firewall looks good, really like that distributor recess.
Bent by hand, huh? Must have some bionic fingers we didnít know about!
Make yourself a Gene Winfield tubing tool and it's a piece of cake.

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Old 10-14-2021, 08:40 AM
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Great workmanship bob.😎👍
You should have a you tube channel. Maybe Bad Chad would watch and learn how to build a chassis and suspension . Not to mention a non perforated fire wall.🙀
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Is that even posssible? Not for me. I love the look of a clean fire wall but it takes so much work and even more planning. I usually end up with organized chaos as a theme under the hood.

You're making great progress. Stay after it!!
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:19 PM
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Pops, a good builder would have made a one piece firewall. But it's done and partially welded in place.
This is my humble version of the Winfield roller. An old driveshaft with a couple 1/8" thick straps welded to it. They create a gap for the metal and a way to clamp the tube down.
I cut a couple front shock mounts out of this grody piece of 1/4" plate with a cut off wheel and angle grinder. The torch cuts are from a long ago project. Like Torchie and others, nothing goes to waste. The brackets are in this stainless steel pot derusting in vinegar.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:05 PM
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The "funny" thing about BCs perforated "fire" wall is that it will weigh more than 18 gauge solid one. His arguments are bogus. He just wanted to do it.

There is nothing wrong with a three piece firewall. Form follows function.

Now I need to build a Winfield roller. Gotta' keep up.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:29 PM
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The "funny" thing about BCs perforated "fire" wall is that it will weigh more than 18 gauge solid one. His arguments are bogus. He just wanted to do it.

There is nothing wrong with a three piece firewall. Form follows function.

Now I need to build a Winfield roller. Gotta' keep up.
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BC lost me when he was trying to justify what he was doing by claiming thatís how it would have been built in 1935😳
Heís a terrible mechanic and doesnít know bupkis about automotive engineering.
I wonít be riding in either of those death traps.
The Windfield bender is a real handy tool to have. I keep thinking that one day Iíll make one.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:39 PM
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Speaking of the perforated firewall, I commented on You Tube that no amount of rationalizing would make it right. That a real firewall wouldn't have taken any more time. Some other watcher jumped on my case, calling me names and so on. I thanked him and said "bless you". That shut him up.

Chad is an artist and bodyman. I respect him for that. I have learned some techniques but do get tired of his repetitive banter. His Bugatti builds are very creative.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:45 PM
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Skip.
BC lost me when he was trying to justify what he was doing by claiming thatís how it would have been built in 1935😳
Heís a terrible mechanic and doesnít know bupkis about automotive engineering.
I wonít be riding in either of those death traps.
The Windfield bender is a real handy tool to have. I keep thinking that one day Iíll make one.
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Agree on all points, Torchie. I don't have to like his designs, but I do worry about safety stuff. We are not alone. His dedicated several minutes to making excuses, because so many called him out on it.

I have parts to build the bender. it will likely happen when I need to use it. I will need to incorporate it into some other tool stand to save space. Or something like that...
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:58 PM
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Lots of other stuff in the way lately. Finally got the steering from the rack to the steering wheel done, except for final welding. Trying to use parts I have. The column runs so far from the firewall, and there is no dash yet, I had a time figuring out where to bracket it. Settled on this "T" section member that angles up from the frame. It is sturdy; no side to side or up and down movement of the column. It will be a left foot braking deal with that brace in the way.

With engine forward there is a lot more foot room so, it was all worthwhile. 'Course there's still a crap ton of work to do. Next will be the trans tunnel and floor.

BTW, I still watch Bad Chad. As long as he's building a 50mph drag car, I'm ok with it. Like it or not, the body is one of a kind.
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