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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:49 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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First off, great progress. Just playing in pshop with some Studebaker hubcaps. Don't worry I will delete in a few hours. I like your wheels better anyway plus I have a fee that engine would destroy anything less. Cheers.


Thanks for the kind words. The wheels kind of give it a Bonneville Salt Flats look. LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

First off, great progress. Just playing in pshop with some Studebaker hubcaps. Don't worry I will delete in a few hours. I like your wheels better anyway plus I have a fee that engine would destroy anything less. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

It has been a busy and crazy summer. I finally have been able to start working again on the "Brutal Bug". The body is starting to take shape and now can see better what the car is going to look like. I have had a chance to test fit a lot of the parts for the engine bay and make sure there is room for everything. I did have to bite the bullet and notch the chassis rail to make room for the radiator. I still have to cut and weld a plate on the inside edge of the chassis rails, to give it added strength. How I did it is included in the latest YouTube video. There is more about how the tilt front was built as well.

Here are a few pics of how it is coming along. Here is hood open with some of the engine parts being test fit.

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Side view with tilt front open.

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A view of the front. Put in a headlight to see what it looks like. I still need to adjust it better.

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Side profile as it sits now. Cardboard template to fill in under the door area.

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Thanks for looking and I will keep working. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

Just a quick update. I have been working on the tilt front and it is a ton of work! I sat the Enderle Bugcatcher on it to see how it looks, Here is what I got so far...

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A view from the front...

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Part 14 video is out. Shows a lot of details of how I got this far.


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As usual I will keep working and keep posting.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

I hope everyone had a great holiday and was able to find time for the things they love!
I spent some time working on the Brutal Bug. I started working on the extended cowl area and laying out the tilt front end. Here are a few pics:

Getting ready to cut a straight line in the middle of the blue tape.
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Need to figure out the gap width to make clearance for the radiator. 7 1/2 inches seems to be the magic number.
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Starting on the new cowl.
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As it sits now.
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The one piece tilt front end is the next part.

There is more in the new video, Part 13 on Youtube!


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I will keep working and keep you up to date.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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I guess the cooling system is one of your secrets.......... I haven't seen any mention of where you are going to place the radiator. I've been wondering....


I can tell you what the plan is as of now...
If you look at the side profile as the car sits, you can see the place that the leading edge of the hood would be is behind the front axle. This is not the look I am after. I want it to be slightly in front of the front axle.
The plan I have right now is make a straight cut across the cowl and just in front of the door. It would be in the center of the blue tape you see in the picture. Then I will extend the front 5 inches with a filler panel welded into place. This will be enough room to put the radiator straight up with electric fans behind it and leave enough clearance for a tilt front end. The opening on the sides will help air move and let out the heat. I know blower motors do tend to run hot. I am planning on using an 871 they tend to work easier and run cooler than the 671's.
Anyway, that's the plan for now. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

I guess the cooling system is one of your secrets.......... I haven't seen any mention of where you are going to place the radiator. I've been wondering.... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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That thing looks amazing!! I love the zoomies, they fit perfectly.


Thanks, I appreciate it! I have been seeing this thing in my head for so long it is nice to see it come together just like I imagined.

I can't give away all my secrets, but much more good stuff to come! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

That thing looks amazing!! I love the zoomies, they fit perfectly.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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The Zoomies really set the Gasser look. Love it !


Thank you both for the compliments. I have been watching your builds and know that you realize how much work and time these projects take (and money, LOL). It is a labor of love.
It is so cool that we each add our own touch to our cars. They have so much character that they are so cool in their own way! Much different than the new cars being made today.
Thanks again for the kind words and good luck to you both on your projects! Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

The Zoomies really set the Gasser look. Love it !
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

Well the zoomies finally came. I had a chance to put them on to see how they fit. It was exactly what I was looking for. I was able to move onto the steering and get it working. I can steer it now when I move it around, so much easier.
Here is a pic of how it sits now:

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Also the next video is up, part12:

https://youtu.be/xWHOEh4XMoU


Thanks for looking! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:23 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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Luv it

Thanks for the kind words!

I ordered the zoomie headers today. Should be here in a week or two. They are made by Sanderson, they are for the" Highboy" small block chevy. The main sectoin of the tubes are 19 inches long. This should be a perfect length. They will come out of the opening where the front fender use to be. After I get them the plan is to start laying out the steering from the steering column to the steering box. I have all of those parts already. They are stainless steel by Borgeson. Then I will have a complete steering roller chassis. This will be the focus of the next video.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

I have been busy working on the car. I have been looking for a long time for emblems or badges that can be modified to represent a "V8 VW" I could not find anything so I decided to make one. I started with a piece of carbon fiber. Had a VW engraved into it. I painted the engraved area with red paint, then made the carbon fiber into the shape of an 8. I used oval shapes for the top and bottom of the 8, since it is going into an "Oval". The "V" in the background is made from polished aluminum. I have made a few of these to use in different places on the car. Here is what one looks like up close

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Here it is after a coat of clear put together.

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Here is a video that shows some of the steps I used to make it and some other work I am doing on the car.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

I have been working on a lot of different areas on the car. One major thing was getting the "W" lid! Got it from Jbugs and it is very nice quality and good fit right out of the box.

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With the Popes nose

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I have a lot more going on and will show more as I go. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

Part 10 video is up if you would like to check it out. Thanks Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

Part 9 Video is up.


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: 56 Oval Chopped Blown V8 Build Project Reply with quote

OK, you guys have me thinking. When I get far enough along I can mock up with and without the rear fenders to show what I have in mind. I can post the pics and take a vote. How does that sound?
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