Old Speed 1957 Hardtop

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:24 am

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Using center drilled lug bolts to mark the dimple locations. First I set the offset of the upper and lower arms before tightening the lug bolts

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:26 am

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:35 am

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Well that's as far as I got. I still need to paint and install, then do tie rods and pitman arm.
My rotors are out getting zinc plated.
Wilwood red fronts are in stock.
Wilwood red rear hand brake calipers are in stock.
I have a ton of work to do in the IRS rear prep before I even think about pulling the engine and trans

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:37 am

john jones wrote:Nice Russell... I remember you measuring fuch's or back spacing or something early on.. what wheels do you have in mind?

nice fireplace.. It's funny you guys don't have a heater in your shop.. But I guess it doesn't get too cold.. I would have to have a heater.. I like the shop to stay around 60 inside.. all the time..

Your house looks super nice.. I know you have invested tons of time into it to make it what it is...




The wheels are Weld Drag Stars that I have in stock from another undone project, so at least I don't have to spend money.
The offset is so wacked I had to do an 8 inch beam though

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Postby Franz » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:23 am

I like your gussets on that beam.

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Postby Radar » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:45 am

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So this might sound dumb, but are they companies who will take you out there and rent cars, or rent rides in cars like these??

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Postby rekka » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:02 am

radar wrote:
Old Speed wrote:


So this might sound dumb, but are they companies who will take you out there and rent cars, or rent rides in cars like these??


I know there are on the Dunes in Oregon. Its on my bucket list.

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:48 am

radar wrote:
Old Speed wrote:Image


So this might sound dumb, but are they companies who will take you out there and rent cars, or rent rides in cars like these??


probably but I haven's seen them.

one huge company was taking prospective clients for rides to sell $80,000 to $100,000 sand cars but the housing collapse and bank collapse has put an end to home equity loans for toy purchases.

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Postby DaKine » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:16 pm

Old Speed wrote:Image
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Nice work =D> You can definately tell you take pride in your work! way better than what I found on my panel's beam when I disassembled it last summer

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-Jon

Señor Ryan D wrote:I MAKE YOGART TO THIS!!!!


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Postby Old Speed » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Thanks
It's pretty easy to sharpen the drill bit to match the set screw angle with some eyeball accuracy
In your case it will be easier to use a ball end carbide die grinder bit to realign it where you want it since a drill will follow your existing dimple

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Postby Old Speed » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Wren wrote:Nice meeting you last weekend Russell. You have one hell of a cool shop. Looks like a nice 57!



Thanks Wren
What projects are you working on?
This January build has definitely gotten me motivated
Even though I haven't worked on my 57 nearly as much
As I want to I have finished other stuff trying to get to the 57
I hope others , including people that don't even comment,
Are getting motivated as well

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Postby Pigpen » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:03 pm

^^^^ What?!?! Is that a poem? Smile

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Postby Old Speed » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:23 pm

Pigpen wrote:^^^^ What?!?! Is that a poem? Smile


taken from one of the many pages defining a poem:

A poem is a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm. (noun)

Not much specific rhythm to what I wrote but it did express an emotion and idea so I guess I'm a partial poet #-o

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Postby gonebuggy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:28 pm

^^ and you didn't know it? :-s lol
Why buy when you can build?
I've spent hours on parts that you can buy for pennies.

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Postby MichaelDF » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 am

Old Speed wrote:Image

Using center drilled lug bolts to mark the dimple locations. First I set the offset of the upper and lower arms before tightening the lug bolts


I learned something new today. This is brilliant.
-Michael-
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