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Crackers
Crackers HalfDork
11/18/17 10:25 a.m.

LOL, I guess that is technically what I asked, but I meant what were the dimensions. 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/18/17 11:06 a.m.

In reply to Crackers :

Sorry. My bad. 2 by 3 box tubing, 3/16 in plate, some tubing with id of 1/2 inch, and 1/2 inch bolts.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/18/17 12:20 p.m.

Day 26 - November 25, 2016

Panhard bracket installed on the chassis side.

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/18/17 12:29 p.m.

Day 27 - November 26, 2016

Kreitz Flea Market. Welded left side of trunk. Started prep work for for the right frame connector.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
11/18/17 2:09 p.m.

In reply to TheV8Kid :

Do you and your father typically work on the car together, or do you just check off the task list as each of you finish something?

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/18/17 3:10 p.m.
Pete Gossett said:

In reply to TheV8Kid :

Do you and your father typically work on the car together, or do you just check off the task list as each of you finish something?

A little bit of both. Depends on the task.

I do a lot of the wiring these days. Dad does a lot of the fabricating, cage work, etc. If something needs tig welded I do it. If it needs mig welded dad does it.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/19/17 6:08 a.m.

Day 28 - November 27, 2016

Fabricated and installed frame connectors.

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/19/17 6:46 a.m.

Day 29 - November 28, 2016

Fabricated frame outrigger and main hoop platform.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/19/17 7:00 a.m.

Watching someone else build is fascinating. There are clearly pieces missing, and I can't figure out what they are yet, but I know it's going to all come together.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
11/19/17 9:09 a.m.

Do you guys keep track of the hours spent on the build or just the number of days? 

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
11/19/17 9:24 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman :

We did on the Yellow Bug Coupe and the White Fiat. I don't remember counting hours on other cars. We only did it on those 2 because people always ask. FWIW the Nova will be over 300 and under 400.   The day count is for tracking cost - we can account for each day and each installed item. If we work on something for 20 minutes it's a day. If we both work all day, it's a day. 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/20/17 7:03 a.m.

Day 30 - November 29, 2016

Cut away some on the floor to be replaced with flat. Began making lower 4 link reinforcement.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/20/17 7:14 a.m.

Day 31 - December 3, 2016

Windshield removed. Trimmed 11+ pounds from roof reinforcments. Removed 4+ pounds of insulation. Installed main hoop and A-pillar bars.

akylekoz
akylekoz HalfDork
11/20/17 7:31 a.m.

It warms my heart to see another garage that looks like mine.  As in E36 M3 everywhere, yet right where it belongs.  

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UberDork
11/20/17 7:51 a.m.

A couple of questions.....  

1) What silly time do these flea markets open at ?

2) Are you weighing various bits to know where the car weight is heading, or to price your steel, or both?

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/20/17 8:27 a.m.

Is there a reason to have the front of the hoop that far back from the windshield? Or is the seating position back far enough that it doesn't matter? I'm used to road racing/rally type cars where pushing that hoop as far forward as possible gains you precious room for you helmeted head. 

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/20/17 11:15 a.m.
DeadSkunk said:

A couple of questions.....  

1) What silly time do these flea markets open at ?

2) Are you weighing various bits to know where the car weight is heading, or to price your steel, or both?

1) Depends on the flea market. Some open at 7am but the line to get in starts at 6am. The one seen above goes the whole night. Into the morning. We normally show up around 5:30am.

2) weighing so we know what to put it in the budget for.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/20/17 11:16 a.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Is there a reason to have the front of the hoop that far back from the windshield? Or is the seating position back far enough that it doesn't matter? I'm used to road racing/rally type cars where pushing that hoop as far forward as possible gains you precious room for you helmeted head. 

 

Using the material we had. If we were to fabricate from scratch we would push it forward, but the driver is far enough back that it works.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/21/17 6:40 a.m.

Day 32 - December 5, 2016

Welded in cage standoffs.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/21/17 6:44 a.m.

Day 33 - December 7, 2016

Made and welded in Sill bar. Welded main hoop to out rigger on left side.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/22/17 7:42 a.m.

Day 34 - December 9, 2016

Bent two door bars to allow more room for the driver. Welded them in.

 

 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/22/17 7:50 a.m.

Day 35 - December 10, 2016

Right diagonal bar, dash bar, 2 forward struts, and dash stiffener fabricated and installed. Roof stiffener fabricated.

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AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
11/22/17 10:48 a.m.

Dimple dies FTW

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/23/17 6:37 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Day 36 - December 11, 2016

Welded in cross bar, 2 rear struts, 2 inner diagonals, and 5 cage stiffeners.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
11/23/17 6:50 a.m.

This picture makes the front end look HEAVY!

 

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