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  • Stainless Roadster begins!

    The grill I scored for $5.00...

    has gone through disassembly, and now I began another little car this morning. So far, I have bent a broiler pan in my metal brake, then leaned it at the 'right' angle, marked a couple BBQ hood pieces that I cut with my plasma to match that 'lean angle', and have tacked it together. Here I have posed a couple old 4 barrel carbs, topped with a couple Harley Air Filter covers. I can see "headers" made from some of my MANY Harley exhausts protruding out the sides...or maybe Zoomie Stacks!
    I have all the pieces to complete the 'blank' headlight (FXR or Sportster), but might put a pair of the 7" Fat Boy Lights on...which I also have in my stacks. I have a number of Harley shocks to choose from to build up a front suspension. I might use chrome spoked 16" MC wheels and tires for this one (I have them), but I'll have to see if they "fit" the final body...'might be too large. I have lots of fun doing these little cars and motorcycles!!


    Last edited by Hotfoot; 10-18-2008, 02:03 PM.
    "Good Enough Never Is"

  • #2
    You absolutely must hide a small propane burner or torch head in the exhaust, so it can be used to roast hot dogs and marshmallows!

    I can tell this one is going to be great (as usual).
    --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

    Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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    • #3
      I did fab up a hood a few minutes ago, and set it on to see if I liked it or not. It is also stainless, but has to be cleaned up. (the grill is still bright, it just looks dark in this picture). I might leave the hood, but hinge it to one side, to where it could be lifted to reveal a fake motor...on which I might go 8 'stacks' (ala Hilborn) instead of the 4 bbls...or cut out a hole for them to poke through...but I never really know what's next!!

      Last edited by Hotfoot; 10-18-2008, 06:07 PM.
      "Good Enough Never Is"

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      • #4
        Today gets cut short by a social function I'm attending (playing Dobro with a string group), but I did piece in some sides (the thick lips will be trimmed back with my plasma when I get the body finished), and am trying to decide on the exact ****pit length I want before tacking the louvered "trunk lid" in place, then fitting some scraps in to fill in the sides.. I plan on making the dash from the control panel on the BBQ. I hope there's enough SS to do seats, but if not, I'll come up with something!

        "Good Enough Never Is"

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        • #5
          Racer

          Hotfoot,

          We know you'll come up with something cool again!

          Keep the pictures coming.
          Miller 140 A/S
          HF Flux Core
          Dewalt Chop Saw
          Smith O/A Torch
          Ryobi Grinder, Craftsman & HF Grinders

          Harley Electra Glide Classicsigpic

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          • #6
            This morning I bent some Harley handlebar pieces for upper and lower control arms, braced a pair of Harley shocks and wheels against it to "consider"...haven't made up my mind on those wheels, yet...



            "Good Enough Never Is"

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            • #7
              '35- '36 Auburn, sorta? Or should I saw Aww-Burn, considering the part source?

              --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

              Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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              • #8
                That's the windshield shape I'm planning to do...a "DuVall type", but mine will be more 'chopped'.
                "Good Enough Never Is"

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                • #9
                  Of course, I"m nowhere near old enough to know anything about an Auburn Speedster or what they look like. 'Course not. I did once live next door to a family whose uncle owned several of the old Locomobile race cars. Now those were weird.
                  --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

                  Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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