Cheers Chris, glad you enjoyed the ride so far.
Thank you Ian, appreciate the comment.
Really impressed by your skills and artistry langey, very inspiring stuff......it's just like the one I am building in my daydreams!
I am new to this forum and i spend a day and a half reading about your build.I must congratulate you...this is the best i've seen and i am an older man , but mate your detail and superior welding and the rest of the build is excelent. , i wish you a happy rod and a very nice drive...keep us informed Good luck
Thanks mate I will try not to disappoint, it's on hold at the moment as I got the bug to go back racing so I came off it to build a racecar, will be back on it very shortly.
Fantastic work, there's certainly some dedication in alot of the projects on this site
p.s. love the racecar... I'll look out for that at North Weald in the future
Thanks, I'm hoping to do some shakedown runs at North Weald in august at the Outlaw event.
Well due to it raining non stop for the last 10 days work on the Willys has ceased unfortunately , not gonna waste the time though so I'm back on this doing a few jobs .
I needed to make up the front trackrod and draglink, these are made from 1" OD x 1/8" wall Stainless tube with threaded bungs welded into the ends.
I looked at them and thought they look boring so thought about making them a little more interesting , decided to repeat the trims i made for my exhaust tips.
Unfortunately there isn't a tube available that will slide over 1" tube snugly so the trims were made from 1.250" solid bar turned down and bored out to 1" ID, Yep there was a lot of swarf !!!
I started to make them by using a holesaw across the end but it didn't give the shape I was looking for .
They ended up getting done on the Milling machine, I made them longer than I needed so they could be held.
I made a few extra to do the triangulated rear 4 bar as well .
After trimming to length they were all polished and fitted .
I also did a double ender for the middle of the trackrod & draglink, these are held in place by a rosette welding a small drilled hole.
Heres the completed trackrod and the rear triangulated 4 bars.
nice job, as usual
Thanks mate, appreciate it.
Dam you have some serious skills, and great attention to detail
Just regular skills mate but thanks, I like detail as it makes the difference between a good job and and an interesting one.
beautiful work as we have come to expect mate
Cheers Mike, hopefully i will get some bigger stuff done next few days.
Sure, it isn't Keira Knightley in a skimpy nightgown or Claudia Schiffer smothered in whipped cream and with a cherry on top, but....some of the work that Langy does gives me.....gets me.....makes me....Damn it! I need a cold shower and 50 lashes with a birch cane.
Tomorrow I'm going down to the police station to hand my thoughts in.
Well with winter virtually upon us its time to get some more work done on this build, I have a customers body due shortly so Gomez my trusty helper came over today to help tidy up my lockup and make some room.
The T coupe body is incredibly heavy and needs 3 people to move it comfortably, this is mainly due to the floor, seat, firewall being made in 3/4" wood and oak in the A & B posts :eek:
I wanted to start afresh so decided all the wood except the B posts had to come out, I thought this was gonna be a pig of a job but as luck would have it the original builder made such a poor job of glassing it in it only took 3 hours to get it all out
A lot of the mat had not been fully saturated with resin and no surfaces had been keyed up either, I'm surprised it all stayed together really, The use of polyurethane expanding foam to fill the gaps wasn't ideal either !!!
Here are some pics and a video clip
A breif lesson on how not to fibreglass :eek:
the horror of undoing someone elses work! its nice when you get an easy afternoon
my old escort had fiber glass mat, no resin stuffed into the door with 6 tonne of filler on the outside. The guy i got the car from was a quality diy'er
well at least he used some matt could well have been newspaper
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