32 Frame Construction

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 03:11:38 PM »
Steel battery box is recessed into the trunk floor.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2016, 03:13:13 PM »
Bottom of box is 1/2 inch above the bottom of roll pan so it is not visible from the back.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2016, 03:16:22 PM »
I milled the hinges out of 3/4 6061 T6.  I bent the gas tank up from .100 5052 aluminum.  It follows the floor contour and holds 20 gal.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2016, 03:18:05 PM »
To finish the gas tank I made the filler tube from 1 5/8 stainless with a stainless nut ring inside. 

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2016, 06:25:06 PM »
Thanks for all the up dates.Glad that it's moving along.Nice to see it has a 20 gal. tank.That means theres a lot of driving coming up.
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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2016, 07:35:59 PM »
Nice pictography of the body build..........................thanks
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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2017, 04:30:05 PM »
Any updates?. Some very nice and cleverly thought out work and ideas going on here.
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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
Tired of glass work so finished mounting the  motor.  Mts are 1/4"  cold rolled plate with 1x.156 4130 tubes

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2017, 09:20:55 PM »
Radiator set in .120 CR tray with 1/8 rubber covering the bottom, front and back.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2017, 09:23:10 PM »
16" Spal fan mounted to side plates of radiator.  Plastic shroud on fan will be cut back between the mounts about 1 inch to let air in from the sides.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2017, 09:32:10 PM »

Spal fan

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
.080 aluminum shroud before welding.  Mounts to side plates with 10-32 button heads and rivet nuts.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2017, 09:35:58 PM »
Finished radiator and shroud

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2017, 09:38:56 PM »
Now for some more glass work.  I made a mold and made glass tapered buckets for 51 Pontiac tail lights and glassed them in from the inside. Also finished off the roll pan

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2017, 09:46:07 PM »
One thing always leads to another.  With the tail lights recessed the License plate looked funny so I made a mold for the license plate and recessed it also.  To get more clearance I cut a new plate frame on the mill that is 3/4" shorter and 1/2" narrower than the regular aftermarket ones.  A lot of work for something that no one will see.

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Re: 32 Frame Construction
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2017, 09:47:32 PM »
This is the body on frame before finishing the doors and straightening out the sides.