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#641 vintagedragfan

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

Sweet!!! Now come and teach me how to do it. I'm waitin for micromark mills to go on sale. Them I will have one

hey Andy, too bad we don't live closer! looking forward to Papillion, I hope you are going to make it, look forward to visiting again, thanks bro!



pure jewelry :lol:

 

the wheels are just insanely nice and cool , awsome job , cant waight to see more progress on this build :wub:

appreciate that Richard



Awesome work Bill.

thanks so much Joe! means a lot



#642 John Teresi

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

Bill........wheels look great!!!!!!........can`t wait to se the next up-date.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

Bill, I just went through this entire thread, what you have done is unreal on so many levels! If you have those rims cast, I'll definitely grab a couple of sets, and it's too bad you didn't have the engine cast, it is a true work of art! 

 

Just when you think you've gotten good at this stuff...I am in awe...what is it that you and Alyn drink out there?



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Bill....wow those wheels are gorgeous. I am sure they took a lot of time and patience. They are a work of art. I can't wait until the next update.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I wonder how they'd look on a Model-T ...



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

Bill........wheels look great!!!!!!........can`t wait to se the next up-date.

thanx so much John, started on the chassis, FINALLY!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

Bill, I just went through this entire thread, what you have done is unreal on so many levels! If you have those rims cast, I'll definitely grab a couple of sets, and it's too bad you didn't have the engine cast, it is a true work of art! 

 

Just when you think you've gotten good at this stuff...I am in awe...what is it that you and Alyn drink out there?

LMAO, thats some funny #### right there Mike! I have tried to get Alyn to tell me what he drinks, but he won't tell me!  appreciate the kind words!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

Bill....wow those wheels are gorgeous. I am sure they took a lot of time and patience. They are a work of art. I can't wait until the next update.

yea Chris, I've got some time wrapped up in them, but I think it was worth the effort, thanks bro



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

I wonder how they'd look on a Model-T ...

if you hang a couple turbo's on the T, I'll let you barrow them for a week end :huh:



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

Very nice indeed, Bill!  You work is second to none.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

Very nice indeed, Bill!  You work is second to none.

thanks for looking in Dirk, you know I'm a huge fan! it truly means a lot!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

I finally have gotten to the point where I think I can move on with the chassis, I have no idea how it will turn out, this will be my first scratch built chassis, and using brass, the only other brass experience I have is the front axle on my last project, I wanted to do coil overs in the front because I thought it would be the easiest to try and fabricate, but with the headers beside the valve covers, there just isn't enough room for the front roll cage to go where it needs to for the struts, so I am kind of forced to go with an A arm suspension, which I love the looks of better any way, my original plan was to have all working suspension, I am going to do my best at achieving this, not sure how it will turn out, wish me luck! I started with rectangle brass for the basis of the frame rails, I am sure it won't pass NHRA specs, but it is a STREET car! lolIMG_1297-vi.jpgIMG_1298-vi.jpgIMG_1299-vi.jpgIMG_1300-vi.jpg



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

a couple more where I started on the front cross memberIMG_1357-vi.jpgIMG_1358-vi.jpgthanks for lokking



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

Nice Bill, Can't wait to see this thing rolling.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

um can you tell us how the heck you make everything look perfect?



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

awsome

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Looks like you're off to a good start on the chassis, Billy Boy. I was wondering if you were planning on a full tube competition style, or something milder for the street.

 

FYI, take care not to pretty up the solder joints too much until you've finished with the surrounding joints. Otherwise, you may be filing them more than once.

 

Work looks satisfactory; carry on



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

I keep going back and looking at those wheels! 

Wow, yeah, what everybody else said!  I can't seem to find my own words for how cool those are.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Bill, It's fun watching all this amazing scratch building. The wheels look remarkable.  I'm curious, what did you use to polish them up after you finished machining them?

 

-Art



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

G'day all.

This will be my first post in this forum. 

Astounding work, my good man. Your "mini metal mill" is simply amazing, Bill.

And what about those custom rim's, I bow in the shadow of a true master.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful images with us.

Pedro.