1928 maxwell/hybrid rat rod drag car

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skull

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the 1967 dart is on the auction block, replaced by this one as the drag car, the title is a 1928 maxwell so that is what it shall be,

totality not expecting to get the chassis, BUT price was way way to good to pass up.

was running and driving, the guy who had it pulled the motor & tranny 0NLY[cl

brakes are killer, 5:13 ford nine inch spool, wiring, headers, fuel tank, the red chassis is miles ahead of THIS as far as getting it done for race season.

radiator moving to the front, big ugly looking black bar is going.

of course, SBC, auto and a roadster theme.

cowl idea; make or use a 1928-1930'S style cowl

rear end sheetmetal; back half of the metro that is cut up to bad for anything but parts.

doors; still a ways off as what to do[S:confused:

when is stuff gonna stop following me home:rolleyes:

Later:cool:
 

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like this kinda

general idea and no roof, this is the inspiration, flat black, no pink.

if l was money money money, the red/white[dr

Later :cool:
 

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???

my fabber helper welder says we should just use the front of the geo cut off about 6 inches in front of the cowl.windshield , couse he likes the look of the red one better, have not even turned a wrench and he is workin' on changin' my plan[;)

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started

rough mock up, some trimming & fitting, some sheet metal work, ya know the usual, but the idea is somewhat visual now.

if l plan correctly there is lot of tire room to clear the QT panels[;)

should be able to move the panels about 3 or 4 inches foreward, have to straighten out the bottom rear bar, it is bent out about 3 inches, little "heat" surgery will fix it right up.

Later:cool:
 

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more ideas

this one looks done in copper/brass style & l was thinking doing some along the same lines in sheetmetal or aluminum.

the cowl area already has the general shape because of the bars they used to fab up the roll cage.[S

l figure if the pop rivits can hold an airplane together they should be fine for a cowl assembly.

chime in and let me know what ya think:confused:

Later:cool:
 

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this one looks done in copper/brass style & l was thinking doing some along the same lines in sheetmetal or aluminum.

the cowl area already has the general shape because of the bars they used to fab up the roll cage.[S

l figure if the pop rivits can hold an airplane together they should be fine for a cowl assembly.

chime in and let me know what ya think:confused:

Later:cool:

I like the look. But man, that will be a serious commitment of time and effort to fit, drill, and rivet that many overlapping plates together. i'll definitely be watching your progress! [P[P
 
I like the look. But man, that will be a serious commitment of time and effort to fit, drill, and rivet that many overlapping plates together. i'll definitely be watching your progress! [P[P

Took the words right out of my mouth, animal.LOL
I would break a ton of drill bits doing that. But it looks great.
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Torchie
 
Looks to the builder used a full or close to that firewall and rivetted panels on top. I think thats the only way to keep it stable and in shape [S I may be wrong, never tried. I like the looks tho.
 
weld

plan is to put 1/8'' metal sheet and weld it in for a real firewall, some braces on the top of the cowl, then the thin stuff over all of the foundation of stronger stuff for strengh.

l thank you letting me know and watchin' out, good to see people here taking care of each other[cl[cl[cl

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now with wings

l really like the planning stage, so many options, not all will into a build, but throw out enough ideas & somethin' has to stick.

sorry for the green tarp in the way, get better pics when it ain't raining.

l got the old sprint car wings and tossed on for visual, l liked it:D

so since it is gonna be a race car we be adding these, not everbody will like it, apoligize in advance.

MAYBE using the rear doors off a 1941 or there abouts mercury, again the usual cut, hack, make fit rat rod stuff, but might as well us what l have on hand---- they have been in the parts bin for for 25 years....

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All those plates and rivets look like it was done with a vinyl wrap to me.

been wondering the same but if you look at the throttlecable grommet ,it looks to be tilted on the edge of a plate. Also on the lower edge of the picture next to the bolt you can see this concave shape where you look at the side of the rivet. you cant see the centre, I dont think that would be like that looking at wrap foil..? [S
 

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