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Way Back garage update.

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Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 7:23 am    Post subject: Way Back garage update.

I just thought I'd update you guys on what's hapening over here in Canada before I head off to Banff.
The roadster pickup is on it's way to a swap meet to be sold as we speak, I had to much stuff on to keep it going, but a learned alot while I was working on it.
The frame is made out of 2X4 and 2X2, with alot of modifications to it to make it look more like an original. The section just past the cowl has been made 2 inches longer than stock to make fitting an engine easier, we also pie cut the 2X4 to give it a better apearance, and to make that section sit flat when the car has a rake. The rear kick is 8'.
The car was chaneled 4 inches, so allow for more room inside the cabin we made the rails run as close to the body as posible. Because of the chanel the cab was also lengthened. The back of the cab is made of old door skins (not seen in photos) and is 7' long. The doors and cowl are from a tudor, so we gained another 3' in the doors.
The front cross member has been made out of flat bar, having the flat cross member lowers the car 1'. The whole front end of the car is from a 40 ford. We had to drive up island to get it, but it came out of a working car, so it was all in working order. The rear end is out of a '55 Oldsmobile, we got it for the motor, but ended up stripping anything of use off it.
Thats about all I can think of, so enjoy.

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Jimmy B

Joined: 01 Feb 2021
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Location: Tweed Valley, NSW, Australia

Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject:

Thanks for sharing Tyson_, sweet looking RPU, shame you had to sell it before finishing.

I'm surprised you used 2x2 instead of 2x3 for the rear as it could twist & bend under load and when cornering!

Nice workshop you got there ! What other projects you got? icon_razz.gif
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Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 11:59 am    Post subject:

Yeah, it was a shame I had to sell it, but as I said I had alot on my plate, working out my travel plans, working my day job, ect.
The shop belongs to Sean, he was teaching me some tricks of the trade, and the RPU was used to learn by doing.
The orange and black pickup you can see is a '40 internation, it's got a 318(???) out of a dodge dart, it also uses the rear end and drive shaft. On the wall is a set of 32 rails from an old hotrod, someone z'ed the frame some time in the 50's. That is going to host the 32 pick up cab you can see in one of the other photos. So yeah, there are some cool projects going on.
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Posted: Sun May 30, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject:

Looks pretty cool Tyson. So is that Shiny's shop?

One (or two) words of advice...

One of these (') is a foot.
Two of them (") is an inch.

Just for your future reference if you're going to be over there and using the imperial system for a bit longer.
It's OK, I'm not really from Sydney, I just moved here.

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Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 3:18 am    Post subject:

Hahaha, thanks brootal, I'm a metric boy, so this whole system confuses me.
And yeah, that's shiny's shop.
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