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More Tools Than Sense
More Tools Than Sense Reader
11/6/22 8:04 p.m.

Absolutely love this build! It's giving me bad ideas about the various axles and engines I have lying around...

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
11/6/22 8:19 p.m.
More Tools Than Sense said:

Absolutely love this build! It's giving me bad ideas about the various axles and engines I have lying around...

Do it...

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
11/13/22 7:36 p.m.

Welding up and gr8nding down body seams

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/11/22 7:58 p.m.

Progress

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/17/22 8:32 p.m.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltimaDork
12/17/22 8:33 p.m.

I love this build so much, but I gotta admit, I'm not sure I love the blue of the arms and whatnot.  Is that going to stay that color? Is the rest of the body going to stay unpainted?

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/17/22 10:00 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Most of the rest of the body will be an off white/eggshell color with the front grill surround matching the blue of the suspension. The idea is that white with blue stripes was the "official" racing color scheme of the United States back in the 20s and 30s but stripes on this car will look not right to me. So red wheels and seat, blue suspension and grill surround (and maybe roll bar) over a white body.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltimaDork
12/17/22 10:11 p.m.

Ok, I can see that a bit better.  Just getting the blue in place while its easy, sure.
Maybe blue pin striping, instead of full striping? 

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/17/22 10:55 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

I'll have to do something with the windshield frame I haven't made yet too so it may end up blue as well.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/18/22 4:49 p.m.

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NashGTI New Reader
12/18/22 8:32 p.m.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
12/31/22 2:07 p.m.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/1/23 1:05 p.m.

With more welding and shaping

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/2/23 1:04 p.m.

TurboFource
TurboFource Reader
1/2/23 3:51 p.m.

Nice!

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/2/23 4:39 p.m.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
1/2/23 11:05 p.m.

So, you're taking it to Bonneville, right?

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/3/23 7:49 a.m.
Recon1342 said:

So, you're taking it to Bonneville, right?

Wouldn't be much point, it's gearing limited to 110 or 115mph depending on how much you want to push the engine.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/23 7:55 a.m.

Its amazing looking through! Im super impressed. 

RandolphCarter
RandolphCarter Reader
1/3/23 2:32 p.m.
NashGTI said:
Recon1342 said:

So, you're taking it to Bonneville, right?

Wouldn't be much point, it's gearing limited to 110 or 115mph depending on how much you want to push the engine.

 

A large format black and white camera taking a picture of that car at Bonneville would be real cool.

Especially if you were wearing goggles, a leather helmet, and a jaunty scarf while driving it.

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
1/3/23 3:00 p.m.

Isadora Duncan says "no scarfs in open wheel cars!!"

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
1/3/23 7:42 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

I suspect she didn't have the time to say it!

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
1/3/23 11:39 p.m.
NashGTI said:
Recon1342 said:

So, you're taking it to Bonneville, right?

Wouldn't be much point, it's gearing limited to 110 or 115mph depending on how much you want to push the engine.

You don't have to run it. Guarantee you'll get quite a crowd just by showing up. It's got that wonderful Lakes roadster vibe going on. 

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/4/23 7:55 p.m.

In reply to Recon1342 :

That's a super long trip to not drive at least once.  No scarf though.

NashGTI
NashGTI New Reader
1/9/23 6:49 p.m.

Welding up seams on the body last weekend the idea struck me that I could put some red LED in the tail section and have them shine through the louvers as brake lights. So did a test tonight, I kinda dig it.

 

Second picture just because

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