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  1. #1

    Default 1934 english model y sedan project!

    Hi this is my first car build i usually build bikes.. the body is an english version of the model a tudor just shrank down alot, i started by searching for a model a coupe but ended up with this pretty rare rust free lump of british tin, a hell of a lot cheaper than a model a. Plan was to put it to one side and let some ideas bounce around my head whilst getting on with my every day chores of general fabrication work then i stumbled across this site and couldn't help my self tearing in to it. so far i have a rolling chassis it's come together real quick and im pretty pleased so far.. learnin as i go along like i said first car build. a lot of chopping stuff off and starting again haha.. getting there now though.. oh yeah ignore the steering rack that was a dumb moment thats removed now and gettin replaced with a box look forward to hearin comments i'll try and keep updated as much as possible let me know what you think.. not sure weather to chop it yet. I kinda like the way it is;)
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    some of the fabrication work needs finishing off this is not the finished product there's lots of weld returns capping off smoothing out and general cleaning up to do but it gives a good idea of how it will look and stand when its done:rolleyes:
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    i had a nightmare finding a front axle and wanted to get on with it so i used a piece of scaffolding tube and the wish bones from a triumph dolomite/herald so i could use the disk breaks and wheels.. i knew all the junk would come in handy at some point.. the front spring is off the rear of the old triumph to.
    this all came with the body someone had attempted to graft the ford frame ontop of the triumph... it was a real eye opener haha
    i couldn't stop laughing when i collected it.
    the bonus was who ever done this first attempt had gone all out and bought brand new bushings ball joints bearings brakes etc so there all getin used:D

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    a few more ill get some more in depth pics tomorrow... any questions or pointers i'll be more than happy to here them even tell me if im goin wrong anywhere as im sure i could be haha:eek:
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  5. #5
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    You were holding out in the other thread.

    Cool looking build.

    That front spring mount.... you trusting that weld will hold on the mount arm? Not saying the weld is bad... just not much area holding it on there, some gussets may be a good idea. Just my 2 cents

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    yeah man its strong... if you look closely its welded along the length of it to on the balljoint bracket both sides... its an optical illusion i know where your coming from but i reckon the spring will go first haha;)

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    thats one cool ride. that body looks great how it is, i wouldnt chop it if it was mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by tin basher View Post
    yeah man its strong... if you look closely its welded along the length of it to on the balljoint bracket both sides... its an optical illusion i know where your coming from but i reckon the spring will go first haha;)
    Ah... I see. Good to see someone who takes these comments the right way.:)

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    I've installed miles of scaffolding in England and i'd be concerned abouts its strength for an axle
    imho
    Bob
    No matter how many times I've tried I still can't rearrange 'Rat' to make it say Unsafe POS.

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    Thumbs up rad rod

    hey tinbasher, that cars gonna fly , movie , nice work by the way ..i love this stage of a buildup . figuring , measuring and , presto !!!!!!!!

 

 
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