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Old 05-12-2022, 11:16 AM
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Thanks everyone for the support - I'm trusting you all to let me know if I get too weird or head down crazy street on this one....
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Old 05-12-2022, 12:00 PM
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Don't be lookin' at me to tell you when you're too weird, ZZ, because I don't think you're at the far end of unique, let alone getting into the weird category.

Keep on tinkering.
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Old 05-12-2022, 02:42 PM
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Thanks everyone for the support - I'm trusting you all to let me know if I get too weird or head down crazy street on this one....
You're doing good so far! I like the stuff you're building right now, a little more wild and crazy than usual, it's awesome!
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:13 PM
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You're doing good so far! I like the stuff you're building right now, a little more wild and crazy than usual, it's awesome!
As you know, I'm working unsupervised now... - I call it "freedom of expression"
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:27 PM
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Been working on adding to the cab framing, boring but necessary on a scratch build like this. Added tube pieces to the doorframes to create a ledge for the weatherstrip to seat on, also framing around the front and rear windows for a seal to fit against as both front and back windows will be hinged to tip out - flow thru ventilation!
Also added tubing to the top plates for more stiffness. Once the top wood is in, I'll add 3 crossmembers to help tie it together and screw the top strips to. My idea is to have the top wood exposed on the inside like a woody wagon...

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Old 05-15-2022, 08:15 AM
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Of all the vehicles I've built I've never done a ground up scratch build.
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Old 05-15-2022, 09:53 AM
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I love working with old tin and re-making it into my version of 'correct' for sure. But with this kind of build, I'm not having to fit stuff into a existing body, I just make the chassis how I want it, mount the drivetrain where I like and build around it. The biggest thing to keep in mind is looking ahead to where things go and how they relate to finished concept, trying to make it look cool, be comfortable to drive and not end up looking "unique" - (polite word for weird-o)
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Old 05-15-2022, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for the direction. I may end up doing a build from scratch.
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Old 05-16-2022, 07:30 PM
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Mounted the pedals today, used all the F100 parts, just had to move things around a little
Brake pedal arm needed reshaping and I shrunk the pedal pad down to the size of the clutch pedal, shortened the column 7". 1/4" plate and 1' x 1/8" tubing to mount it so no bolts thru the firewall. Made a simple recessed lower mount from exhaust tubing with a pinch bolt, this moves the u-joint back into the firewall to get it away from the head and rear pipe, might get lucky and not need to cut any pipes for steering shaft clearance. Steering wheel came today, right on time. The third u-joint just came so tomorrow I'll find out how that works out, hopefully finish the steering.
Have to put on my thinking touque to come up with the bellcrank mechanism to mount the master cylinder sideways under the dash...


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Old 05-16-2022, 11:29 PM
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Looking good, ZZ.
I'm using your principle of tucking that bottom U-joint into the firewall to save some room, on my Dodge Brothers truck.
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