Extended wheelbase T bucket

Discussion in 'frames and suspension' started by JohnHancock, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    We all wish we had the problem of "too much penetration.":rolleyes::D
     
  2. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    You me and Rick all should be ashamed.....but we ain’t! Lol
     
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  3. T-Test

    T-Test Well-Known Member

    I fell in and didn't want to get out.:D:D:D:eek::eek::eek:;););)
     
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  4. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Weather was a little cooler today. Got a little frame work done. Got both sides and verticals tacked up. Blue tape is proposed diagonals I’m trying tomorrow. I’m going to the big house tomorrow to get my frame table so I can finish weld frame without turning it into a pretzel. Blue tape is proposed diagonals 603DEFAE-00E6-411D-B64E-9065D472E501.jpeg 47892E91-0861-400E-AA5F-E93BC57E05B7.jpeg
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  6. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    You better not weasel out on that statement! I'm holding you to it!!!
    Get r done.
     
  7. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Yes sir! Got the drill press, band saw and the table in the truck in my driveway as I speak! Will get them in the shop tomorrow.
     
  8. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Good Man !!!

    How will you get them out of the truck, need help? Maybe you could just backup at 30 mph
    and hit the brakes!:eek:
     
  9. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Yes sir! Got the drill press, band saw and the table in the truck in my driveway as I speak! Will get them in the shop tomorrow.
    Not sure! Gravity helps but I’m going to give a shot! You f I can’t get it done I’ll give you a shout.
    How much did you get done last night?
     
  10. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    I had to finish sanding the washer, I now have .007 inches of end play. It's bigger than CKP suggested, but it
    seems that .002-.004 is pretty darn small. I fixed the tool needed to hold the output shaft in place and it bolted
    on ready to go. Will start this evening putting pieces in the case.
     
  11. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    If I survive the unload today I’ll come be sure you do it right. Lol
     
  12. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Ok, I should get started about 3:45 pm today.
     
  13. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Well I'm happy to report that John did not weasel out of his statement. The drill press, band
    saw and welding table are all in the shop now. They are in the picture, but hard to spot.

    We got the table cleaned and level to within 0.2° in all directions. Then we started on the
    diagonals braces.

    Not sure what he is thinking, but I'm pretty sure it's not "Take more pics please". :D

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    Check out the radio controlled aircraft on the back wall.

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  14. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Who the hell is that fat guy in my shop? Lol Without your help I couldn’t have gotten it done. Thank you.
     
  15. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    Good weather enabled me to get some progress today. I worked almost 10 hours notching 2 tubes to be perpendicular to the centerline and level with the ground! What a pain in the butt! I will tack the diagonals before I weld the front tube in. F119A901-AAE2-41C0-B146-26306D831529.jpeg C28188A3-94F1-4801-8FC9-2F37CA70F5A3.jpeg AA02BE38-A8E4-4E3E-ABA1-FB78A4CF983C.jpeg 4A9F8097-4A64-4CE8-B4CC-8F38C83FBBF8.jpeg
     
  16. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Double Cool !!!

    What's that divot in the tube, maybe the center?
     
  17. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    8EEBCF76-D047-450E-81CD-C92A2477A782.jpeg Well, Rick started his retirement by dragging me out to the shop at 9:30! Lol Not really I knew he was coming. I got the frame rails squared up and the torsion bar strapped in and square. When Rick got here we started fitting the diagonal tubes in place. Got it done just in time for him to take the T bucket for a trip for dinner! He just had to tell me! Anyway it is starting to look like something now.
    It just agrivates me that his fit-ups looked better than mine! Thank you Rick!
     
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  18. T-Test

    T-Test Well-Known Member

    Age/eyes/roundness have anything to do with FITMENT??o_Oo_O;);):):):) It does to me!!
     
  19. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    That is a possibility! Thanks for pointing out the round part! Lol
     
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  20. Strictly Attitude

    Strictly Attitude solid fixture here in the forum

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