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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Booky wrote:
No up dates for awhile.


Here you go!

My vaneless ps pump/idler pulley experiment cratered. Apparently the bearing needs forced circulation to keep it lubricated. Removed the pump and installed a shorter belt. so far, so good.


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We have had a few weeks of 100+ degree days lately so I repurposed a huge transmission cooler as a supplemental radiator and installed it in the right side air scoop. The temp was fine around town but prolonged 70 mph rides on the highway were pushing the temp over 210 a bit. The heater hoses feed the cooler with shut off valves for the winter.

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Also picked up some supplies from the 18 Wheeler Chrome shop for Mud Flaps

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Also needed to get the V8 Bug running again, so I have been spending some time on rust repairs and reassembly.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Took the Single Cab out to a local car show today!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

I am making a big push to get this truck finished up. I have it up on the lift to cross things off a long list of minor items. I am also going to pull the cab off to finish up some welding on the underside.

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First on the list is sectioning out a 4" section of the under seat A/C compartment. It is deeper than I need and cuts into my ground clearance.

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Also, finally trimming off the bottoms of the doors and moving the lower hinge up a few inches

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Here are a few shots of the underside.

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Also checking that every nut and bolt is tight

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Todays progress. I was able to finish sectioning the A/C Compartment. The front and back are welded in. I am going to wait to get the cab off before welding the sides.
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The vents will eventually go out the front of the compartment and up thru the floor
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Made the final rough cut on the bottom of the door
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Also cut out the lower hinge. Tomorrow I will clean up the metal around it and relocate it up a couple of inches.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Spent the entire day moving the lower hinge on the passenger door, as well as capping off the lower section of the door.

First, I had to modify the mounting pad to angle the hinge

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Cut a piece of 3/16" flat bar to weld to the new mount area. Tapped the holes to accept the stock screws.

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Then trim up the door to accept the original hinge mount section from the further down door.

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The hinge is in place

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Cut out a piece of metal to cap off the bottom of the door

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Welded in along with a piece of small round bar to give it a blunt edge

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Just need to finish off the bottom of the nose where it meets the door and fab a channel on the inside of the door to accept weather strip along the bottom

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Finished up the drivers door

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Pulled the front suspension to finish weld and smooth the front of the cab.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Ready to hit the road!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

This thread is unbelievable. I have been back 3 pages- when I have a spare hour or so- I need to start at the beginning.How about next time you take a pic, spin around and shoot some of your workshop. Would love to see what your using to produce all this fantastic stuff. Well done.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

nbturbo wrote:
This thread is unbelievable. I have been back 3 pages- when I have a spare hour or so- I need to start at the beginning.How about next time you take a pic, spin around and shoot some of your workshop. Would love to see what your using to produce all this fantastic stuff. Well done.


Thanks, I will do that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Are those headlights on a swivel? Can't light up much of the road like that Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:18 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Bashr52 wrote:
Are those headlights on a swivel? Can't light up much of the road like that Smile

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Yes, they are spring loaded and indexed so they swivel and lock in place
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

I have finally been back through the entire build thread.That is the most inspiring build I have seen in a very long time.It has certainly pulled me out of my comfort zone.Thanks for posting all your stuff.I need to see builds like this to shake me up while I'm building my projects.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

nbturbo wrote:
I have finally been back through the entire build thread.That is the most inspiring build I have seen in a very long time.It has certainly pulled me out of my comfort zone.Thanks for posting all your stuff.I need to see builds like this to shake me up while I'm building my projects.


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Some footage from my Road Trip to Cruisin the Coast in the Single Cab Street Rod


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Awesome footage you have taken of the Show.Only got a very short glimpse of your Bus though.Looks like it travels well on the freeways.Lucky you didn't cause traffic chaos with people trying to get a look at it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

nbturbo wrote:
Awesome footage you have taken of the Show.Only got a very short glimpse of your Bus though.Looks like it travels well on the freeways.Lucky you didn't cause traffic chaos with people trying to get a look at it.


Thanks! There were a lot of camera phones along the way!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

I have never been completely sold on the headlights on the truck so I have tried a few others. First I made some brackets to mount the lights to the spindles so that they will move with the wheels

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First I tried some Model A reproductions but felt they were too far apart and too conservative

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Also spent some time with the originals lights and buckets

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And some motorcycle headlights that could move with the steering

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Or possibly mount the individual lights thru the nose at an angle to follow the body line

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Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

Can we see another angle on the Model A lights mounted to the spindles? Seeing them from the side or above at any angle would maybe help.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

I am curious what you did not like about the swiveled headlights. I thought it was very cool and unique. It added to the one of a kind look of the vehicle. Cool
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