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charlie libby 1935 indy style road car


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I'd love to see  create instructional youtube videos. Your work is amazing. What I'm seeing is what I'd love to be able to create. 

 

ABSOLUTELY amazing!

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trying to do some finish assembly. clutch is looking good. wanted to see how this will look with the dirt track body. also looking at a 1932 ford frame that i built. got the hydraulic throwout bearing done. i am concentrating on the starter now.

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So great to see so many talented scratch-builders on the forum.   I know of a couple more that I've been "pestering" to post their latest and greatest efforts here as well.  Beautiful Charlie.   cheers, tim

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Pure talent and ingenuity, I've probably said it many times but it's to be confused with the real deal and you're making a lot of detail freaks dream my friend. 👌  You must have a large inventory of materials to make all these beautiful pieces, I am envious... 😁

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thank you all nice to here from you.trying to get all the stuff together to anodize. i have everything except a way to heat and boil water. . i think i have come to a decision that. thats the waterpump on the bottom front cover. the radiator hose goes straight in to th frontthese never had pullies on front to drive accessories so i have a drive pully on the front of the crankshaft just above the water pump. i am working on finishing the motor and transmission mounts. 

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thank you ira nice to hear from you. here is the latest progress. the beginning of a independent quickchange rear. aluminum cover on he hood side to cover the distributer drive that would be outside of the hood.  the belly pan for your feet. its the floor more or less. i put fins in it to match the engine. it will be drilled and screwed to the frame rails. the plastic drive gear no my mill just gave up its job. ordered 2 new ones to have a spare. should be here by friday , i hope.  all for now,thanks

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One of the featured open wheelers in the Jacksonville Brumos Collection - the Joe Hunt Special - a close cousin of your current project - photographed last Friday ….

 I think they would love to have a look at yours when you’re done …

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hi andrew,thanks for the great pictures.that is a beautiful car. my mill was down ,waiting for parts for about 5 days. worked on the header and polished and plated my old grill for this car. after polishing the plating there are some small flaws but i think i have a cure. will see next time. got started on the rear section of the quick change

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Nice updates Charlie.  REALLY NICE.   I enjoy seeing your progress and how YOU do things too......very insightful and I'm looking forward to more!  cheers, tim

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falling behind in my work and my updates. working on the quickchange indepedent rear with  inboard brakes. i am going to nickel plate the a-arms. my anodizing is working pretty well. i have only done black so far. the uprights for the wheels is next. i have made cv joints instead of u-joints for the rear and the driveshaft. thank you all for looking your comments mean alot.

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i am using horizontal laydown shocks sort of like formula 1 on the backi started on the shocks today. the mounts for the shocks are soldered on. part of the roll cage is in. the small hoop threw the body has pins from the big hoop so it removable .soon as the rear suspension and the 3 drive shafts are done finished i am going to start on the wheels and the molds for the tires. i dont know what the wheels will look like yet but i several ideas.still looking at picture on line.thanks ira and scott.glad to hear from you francis. 

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