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Old 11-21-2017, 10:46 AM   #2811
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Wouldn't want to upset the apple cart or anything but will you be able to fit that giant box through the door once it is assembled? Jack

Just had a thought (rare for me). Could you make up your dog house as a pair of clam shells?
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:20 AM   #2812
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Wouldn't want to upset the apple cart or anything but will you be able to fit that giant box through the door once it is assembled? Jack

Just had a thought (rare for me). Could you make up your dog house as a pair of clam shells?
Tango,

If you make the dog house as a pair of clam shells, Is there a pearl to be found inside? Oh yeah, it's the engine and transmission..... Silly me.....

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Old 11-22-2017, 08:29 AM   #2813
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The doghouse is not really all that big. Just a pain to try and fit. Would be a lot easier if I had a real welding table that I could clamp things down on. The heat keeps distorting things out of whack no matter how much I move around and tack it. I need one of those new Cold Welding machines.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:46 AM   #2814
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Handed off a couple of drawings for the new brake system yesterday to my builder buddy. He managed to simplify some of the construction within 60 seconds of going over what I had. Still has three bellcranks with pushrods and such but will be much easier to fab.

Also got a look at a sweet little '57 Chevy he is putting together for a client. On the outside it is a real sleeper. Not a Bel Air but a plain vanilla 210 two-door with factory two-tone paint and interior.

But from below?....
A seventy-thousand dollar hand built frame. Fully independent suspension. Massive four wheel disks...all powered by a very tricked out LH7 they have another twenty grand in.

Nice.

I think you might like it Christopher.
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Handed off a couple of drawings for the new brake system yesterday to my builder buddy. He managed to simplify some of the construction within 60 seconds of going over what I had. Still has three bellcranks with pushrods and such but will be much easier to fab.

I can see Tango's new dash......



I just couldn't resist....... All the custom fabrication is truly a marvel to witness!!!

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Old 11-26-2017, 11:22 AM   #2816
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Funny you should mention the dash M --- I just got another component that will let me move ahead on it. Took the stainless shop a couple of tries to get it right but I now have the base for my shifter which will be mounted in the middle of my maple dash. From here I can now make the necessary cutouts in the dash/firewall and start hanging the cable to the tranny. Will try and get some pix today.

It's all the "little stuff" that seems to eat your lunch and slow things down.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:04 PM   #2817
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Tango,

IF it's anything like my cartoon, I'm gonna DIE laughing!!!!!!

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It's all the "little stuff" that seems to eat your lunch and slow things down.
It's all the "little stuff" that is going to make your build truly unique when you get done. Very few people will be able to look at your finished product and appreciate all the artistry and detail that went into your rolling sculpture.

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Thanks Don...but I am ready for this work of art to hit the street. I enjoy working out details and such but I am totally ready to roll this sucker!
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Small Stuff --- But important. Got the base to mount my Allison shifter fabricated. Now I can finally move ahead on putting the dash together.


Fortunately, there is a stainless sheet metal shop right across the street from my warehouse. Took them a couple of tries to get it right, but it is done. This will mount on my dash/firewall but still needs the cable made.

Meanwhile...


I am also working on another sculpted steel, concrete & cement bench for my neighborhood bar. This is just the armature (rebar frame). The round table is close to six feet in diameter and will seat 8-10 people. No back on this one so it should go a little easier. The last one took five months to complete. Hopefully, this one won't keep me away from my bus for quite as long.
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