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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:35 pm 
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Wow, great progress Mark!

When you add adjusters and narrow a beam, do you remove the upright pan mounts and do the narrowing in the middle of them beam, or do you add adjusters in the middle and then narrow toward the outside of the tubes w/o removing the upright mounts?
I can see pros and cons to each way. We are going to narrow and add adjusters to my neighbor's 66 front end.



Yes, i measured them centered 11 3/8 apart, them cut them off till the splice was done. Put them back at the same measurement of center.


Awesome, thanks Mark! When you're welding the beam halves back together in the center, do tack weld some angle iron or something across the tubes to keep them straight?


Just get a Super Beetle and then you don't have to worry about any of that antique tractor beam stuff :thumbs: w:pw

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
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Just get a Super Beetle and then you don't have to worry about any of that antique tractor beam stuff :thumbs: w:pw


You wanna race your "Super" Bug against my "tractor"? :redguy: :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
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mk-Zero wrote:
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mk-Zero wrote:
Wow, great progress Mark!

When you add adjusters and narrow a beam, do you remove the upright pan mounts and do the narrowing in the middle of them beam, or do you add adjusters in the middle and then narrow toward the outside of the tubes w/o removing the upright mounts?
I can see pros and cons to each way. We are going to narrow and add adjusters to my neighbor's 66 front end.



Yes, i measured them centered 11 3/8 apart, them cut them off till the splice was done. Put them back at the same measurement of center.


Awesome, thanks Mark! When you're welding the beam halves back together in the center, do tack weld some angle iron or something across the tubes to keep them straight?



We had tacked the angle to the table and clamped the beam to it.

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:48 pm 
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Chisel_86 wrote:
mk-Zero wrote:
Marko wrote:
mk-Zero wrote:
Wow, great progress Mark!

When you add adjusters and narrow a beam, do you remove the upright pan mounts and do the narrowing in the middle of them beam, or do you add adjusters in the middle and then narrow toward the outside of the tubes w/o removing the upright mounts?
I can see pros and cons to each way. We are going to narrow and add adjusters to my neighbor's 66 front end.



Yes, i measured them centered 11 3/8 apart, them cut them off till the splice was done. Put them back at the same measurement of center.


Awesome, thanks Mark! When you're welding the beam halves back together in the center, do tack weld some angle iron or something across the tubes to keep them straight?


Just get a Super Beetle and then you don't have to worry about any of that antique tractor beam stuff :thumbs: w:pw


No Mark the supers have the shakes.

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:59 pm 
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mk-Zero wrote:
Chisel_86 wrote:

Just get a Super Beetle and then you don't have to worry about any of that antique tractor beam stuff :thumbs: w:pw


You wanna race your "Super" Bug against my "tractor"? :redguy: :beer:


No that’s ok w:pw

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
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Marko wrote:
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Wow, great progress Mark!

When you add adjusters and narrow a beam, do you remove the upright pan mounts and do the narrowing in the middle of them beam, or do you add adjusters in the middle and then narrow toward the outside of the tubes w/o removing the upright mounts?
I can see pros and cons to each way. We are going to narrow and add adjusters to my neighbor's 66 front end.



Yes, i measured them centered 11 3/8 apart, them cut them off till the splice was done. Put them back at the same measurement of center.


Awesome, thanks Mark! When you're welding the beam halves back together in the center, do tack weld some angle iron or something across the tubes to keep them straight?



We had tacked the angle to the table and clamped the beam to it.



Cool, thanks Mark! :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: 61 Rag project build
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:29 pm 
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Been getting things done the pan is almost done, need to mount the shocks and put some fluid in the brakes. Today made the decision to make the car nice not a patina car, so it got taken apart all glass out, started sanding the surface rust off, so far it is cleaning up. The amazing part all the screws and bolt came right out, only have broken one bolt so far and it was a pan bolt.


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