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Old 02-24-2018, 12:35 AM
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THAT build for those who asked

l named the chassis "THAT" because everone who sees it goes, "WHAT THE HE!! lS THAT" or "WHY THE HE!! THEY DID THEY D0 THAT"


l raised up the rear-end to about 8 inches.

searching the CL ads in the free section about 10 years ago it read "JUNK T PARTS, COME AND GET THEM". he had a whole bunch of rusted T parts, 7 192O to 1925 cowls and 3 doors, rear tub parts, quarter panels and lots of odds & ends. some off touring cars, some l have no idea about.

since THAT has a curved chassis measuring 6O inches at the widest point in the middle l devised an idea to fix that by welding enough cowls together and make a cage in the front to mount them to making it about 5 feet wide across the cowl area and making a custom fire-wall. gives plenty of leg room front to rear and side to side.

l figure making it will take three cowls made into one 5 feet wide so when we put the sides on it will be straight down or just slightly curved when we put the sides on. doors will open and the rear tubs are going to be trimmed to fit snug around the rear-end out croppings the suspension is bolted to with a set of 4-link bars to help keep the rear-end in place and if need be a set of shocks. rear-end will be exposed, kinda hanging out in the air at the back.

we are going to have to trim the rear frame between the frame rails to get the driveshaft to work, it will be removed for clearance and reinforced to be safe.

a 1970's caddy 4 U joint turbo 4OO drive shaft shortend and with a little mod will work great with the disc brake 8.8 ford rear-end. the round pinion connecting bolt pattern to connect the rear-end/drive-shaft parts of the 2 together will work great by drilling out the U joint/drive-line side about a 1/16 inch. funny how parts from 2 generations apart line up together so well.

there is going to be a roll-bar attached to the rear frame top side to side and the radiator will be mounted in the rear behind the passengers. it will have the fan shrouded and help to be cooled with a electric fan.

funky round aluminum tank mounted in the rear for a gas tank.

steering and steering column, not sure yet.

hurst cable shifter and what is left of 1964 chevelle chrome console l have had laying around for-ever.

mis matched black bucket seats and 4 way race harness seat belts attached to the steel floor and roll bar.

more updates soon;

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Old 02-24-2018, 12:49 AM
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custom windshield will have to be cut and installed to the stock windshield stanchions.

caddy drive line pics. weird how the GM designers used 4 U-joints.
someone said the technical name for this configuration is a Double Cardan joint.

the body will be stretched out to fit the length of the chassis by one to two feet depending on the mods needed to make the body panels fit and look pleasing to the eye. l hate the off balance look some rods have.

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1935 vintage modified street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33748

1930 2dr mopar.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:35 AM
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Fast work! Looking good skull!
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:24 AM
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l raised the rear of the chassis about 8 inches by taking a 198O camaro rear sway bar lifted the rear-end by sticking 2 inches in the leaf spring ends and using 4 link bars on the bottom of the rear-end housing attached to the chassis to stabilize it.

if needed l can always add shocks.

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1948 dodge truck in deceased son's memory.
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194OISH street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24766

1935 vintage modified street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33748

1930 2dr mopar.
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=30+mopar+dr

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Old 02-24-2018, 01:12 PM
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Skull that thin is wicked sweet! I'd cruise the crap out of that!!
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:52 PM
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the plan is to build a support cage to mount the cowl to that will strengthen the frontal area of passenger area is started to form in head and will gives us a place for brake pedal/master cylinder and door mounting points.

not exactly like the pics but that is the general idea.

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1948 dodge truck in deceased son's memory.
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194OISH street legal race car
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1935 vintage modified street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33748

1930 2dr mopar.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:53 PM
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Looks like an old RV water tank, skull. If it is, I'll offer some friendly advice:

- It'll have some scale and mineral deposits in it... stuff you don't want in your carburetor. I don't recall how to get that crap out, but it can be done.

- It might be lined and if it is, probably not compatible with gasoline.

- Kindly disregard if you know these things already.

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Old 02-24-2018, 07:42 PM
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Lightbulb gunk inside it

doc- "It might be lined and if it is, probably not compatible with gasoline."

that is what l was thinking too, have a friend who can boil it out in radiator tank at his work shop , l figure it'll take care of the gunk inside it.

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http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/sho...odge+truck+son

194OISH street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24766

1935 vintage modified street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33748

1930 2dr mopar.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:05 AM
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doc- "It might be lined and if it is, probably not compatible with gasoline."

that is what l was thinking too, have a friend who can boil it out in radiator tank at his work shop , l figure it'll take care of the gunk inside it.

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Cool build skull, putting an aluminum tank into a caustic soda dip tank in a rad shop, will leave you with out an aluminum tank just a steaming bubbly mess. When I worked the Rad/Muffler shop in Dawson we had a kid that thought putting his aluminum rad core in the tank to clean it was a good idea, even back in them days a new core cost him over $100.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:21 AM
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yea, he said that the regular dip would ruin it but they have a dip for softer metal that is not to caustic. just has to soak longer.

the other option is the local trade school has an apprentice welding class that is always looking for stuff to weld, cut at the end opposite of the filler, clean it very thoroughly, maybe take a small chunk out to fit between the frame rails better and have them reweld it.

0R buy a new one.


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1948 dodge truck in deceased son's memory.
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194OISH street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24766

1935 vintage modified street legal race car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33748

1930 2dr mopar.
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=30+mopar+dr

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