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Old 04-16-2017, 08:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Very nice work Man! You have done a great job thus far. What gage of metal did you use on the all the bead rolled material? As well as that rear bumper... the lines look great. Also what temper are you going with on the 4140 on the sway bar?


The bumper is 3/16 wall. The doghouse is 18ga. I haven't contacted the the place for temperament on the sway bar yet.


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Old 04-23-2017, 05:45 AM   #52 (permalink)
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This is so sweet. I love the work so far
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:20 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:34 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Got the sway bar tempered at 32 on the Rockwell hardness scale. Looks fine but guess I won't know anything till I drive it.


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Old 04-25-2017, 10:58 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Nice fabrication going on in this thread, looking forward to more.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:54 AM   #56 (permalink)
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this is cool project
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:23 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Got the frame painted and everything detailed. Looks awesome.


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Old 05-15-2017, 12:42 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:42 AM   #59 (permalink)
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This van rocks...spiked lug nuts and all

Well, for "Not a sheetmetal guy" that dash/doghouse, floor pans, beads, etc look fantastic.



Rear bumper is very creative use of square tube.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:43 PM   #60 (permalink)
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WOW!! I can't wait to see this one finished. You've done an amazing job on it!
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Nice work.
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very nice work. could you tell us more about the wheels? who built and how much?? also more about how you built the swaybar??/
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very nice work. could you tell us more about the wheels? who built and how much?? also more about how you built the swaybar??/

thanks Borgy


Some guy I'm California made the wheels. They are not straight. I would not use that guy. I don't know his company name off hand.

The sway bar is made out of 1.25 4140 annealed solid bar. You just have to make a jig on a steel table heat it up and bend it into shape. You can't get it to hot or you will have to start over. I found a place locally that heat treated it. It really wasn't to hard. I spent more time doing research on making it then making it. It took me about 4 hours to make it including running the mill on it to machine the ends to accept hiem joints.
I have not driven the van yet but when you try to rock it like a boat it makes a huge difference. Tomorrow should be its first day on the road.


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Too cool, more pics please!
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