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Old 07-09-2018, 02:32 PM   #176 (permalink)
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Dam I like this build. Killer job!
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:27 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:48 AM   #178 (permalink)
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Small update! I was out of town last weekend so not a whole lot got done and after grinding and welding at work all week during the day, its really hard to come home and continue.

However, rough cut the rear floor out and started getting some structure built back into it. Fender wells are raised and seats have been moved back. I'll be building a wedge shaped fuel that will be located right behind the seats (wood marks the back of cell). Fuel capacity comes out to just over 26 gallons and plan to have the cell divided into thirds with baffles. Center section will house a hydramat and trap doors will allow fuel to flow in from either side but not flow back out.

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Then started to mess with mounting rear coilovers. Just a bent tube with a plate style mount just to keep everything simple. Wanting just a clean look and not trying to over complicate things. Probably gonna add a piece of 1-1/2" that ties the top of the mount into the upper corner of the cage. Thoughts?

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Old 07-22-2018, 11:18 AM   #179 (permalink)
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Wow! Iíve seen robot welds that werenít that nice!!
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:07 AM   #180 (permalink)
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Center section will house a hydramat
What are your thoughts on the Holley Hydramat? Is it as good as it claims to be? Do you use it much at your work (AM)?

I've got a cell that measures 34.5" x 17.875" in plan view and was just thinking of a 1 gal collector with trap doors in the center rear but, I can't shake the thought that the Hydramat might actually be the cats ass and the way to go.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:24 AM   #181 (permalink)
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I can certainly understand working on cars all day and not wanting to come home and do it again. That said you do awesome work so thanks for the fab fix!
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:28 PM   #182 (permalink)
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What are your thoughts on the Holley Hydramat? Is it as good as it claims to be? Do you use it much at your work (AM)?

I've got a cell that measures 34.5" x 17.875" in plan view and was just thinking of a 1 gal collector with trap doors in the center rear but, I can't shake the thought that the Hydramat might actually be the cats ass and the way to go.
Unfortunately we do not, we pretty much only build "rollers" with suspension and brakes. However, just hearing through the grapevine people have been very happy with the mat. This is the video that sold me on it.

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Old 07-30-2018, 05:40 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Some more little things are getting knocked off the list! Gave the brain a break this weekend and went and had some 2 wheel fun, but was nice to get back and glue some more stuff together

First were tow hooks. One of those parts that would be extremely easy to make, but for the price it was hard to justify the effort. There's about 2" of engagement and a very tight fit. I ended up putting in two plug welds, each about 1/4" deep to make sure the plug wouldn't just be sitting on top.

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Preheating seemed like a no brainer.

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[IMG]IMG_20180730_105206455 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

And a pic of a weld prior to cleaning up I do get spatter

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All cleaned up

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Old 07-30-2018, 05:49 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Then it was on to the door bars. Pretty straight forward, just a lot of cutting, fitting, tacking, reloading, tacking, etc.

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Hate big mounds when welding over tacks so was pretty OCD about tacking and then removing to grind tacks and bevel before welding.

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Old 07-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:16 AM   #186 (permalink)
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Man your work is clean.... love the build.

Man do I love this build....
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:01 PM   #187 (permalink)
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Nice Work!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:51 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Capped the dash bar and worked on the rear coilover mounts some more. Mount definitely gonna need to move inwards to help clearance the tire so I plane to notch the mounting tube to allow the nut to clear the tube. Hard to explain, but next update should paint the picture for everyone haha

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Old 08-07-2018, 07:55 PM   #189 (permalink)
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:48 PM   #190 (permalink)
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Nice work on the bracket
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:49 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Man, that is some artistic fab.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:04 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Wow! Amazing work so you dont even have a metal brake? Just cut slot bend and weld? Looks awesome.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:23 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Wow! Amazing work so you dont even have a metal brake? Just cut slot bend and weld? Looks awesome.
You are correct. I'd really like a brake, but tooling up and funding the build at the same time is rough. hopefully down the road I'll purchase an Ironworker, but for now this method gets me by.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #194 (permalink)
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That's some beautiful work there!
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Havenít been paying too much attention to pirate lately. This build may have brought me back. Thank you.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:35 AM   #196 (permalink)
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I really appreciate the amount of obvious planning before execution on this build. It takes a lot of self control to take the time to make sure every detail is a purposeful detail but still blend it to where it looks like "its just how it's done" though few others actually have done it. Functional form is a true challenge and I dig your success at it!
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:09 PM   #198 (permalink)
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I apologize for jumping around so much, but its the only way I can seem to stay motivated. Working on radiator mount today.

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[IMG]IMG_20180818_112444177 by Alex Velasquez, on Flickr[/IMG]

Rough template, then added some angle for aesthetics.

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There's a million ways to lay out your stitches, but I like to mark my starts/stops with a center punch. Just gotta keep an eye out haha

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