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« on: October 02, 2007, 08:48:47 AM »

Hi y'all.... I'm new here at this site, but I thought I'd post a lnk to our project.
There are four of us working out of my shop  "The Strange Days Garage" on a front wheel drive bellytank to compete in the BGL class. I've got an ongoing diary that you are welcome to check out here. [lotsa pictures so its not dialup friendly]

http://kaparich.homestead.com/Bellytank.html

If you have any comments or suggestions, we'd like to hear them.
                                                          thanks, Chaz
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 11:04:06 AM »

Hello Chaz.
The car looks great. What mill you gonna use?

BTW:

Your shop makes me very angry in a jealous sort of way. Next time you post some pics do some wide shops so I can see more of the stuff you have going on in there. If I am not mistaken I looks like you are progressing in a carousel and making diffrent heads to ride in mini cars.

Odd stuff.


-JH
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 11:27:32 AM »

Chaz: That is a great build. Thanks for sharing the progress with us. It don't get no better than that.  You do have a fantastic shop. Looking forward to next instalment. Keep up the good work !!   
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 11:37:23 AM »

Hello Chaz.


Your shop makes me very angry in a jealous sort of way. Next time you post some pics do some wide shops so I can see more of the stuff you have going on in there. If I am not mistaken I looks like you are progressing in a carousel and making diffrent heads to ride in mini cars.

Odd stuff.


-JH
The power will be a 400 ci small block Chevy. I dont think any records are in danger grin

  The shop is still not finished , but it's story is here:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3778
Its a great place to work, but like most folks I have too many projects and too little time.

The little carousel is here:
http://www.finkosel.homestead.com/files/index.htm
Click on the links.You're gonna be sorry you asked
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:00:20 PM »

Fantastic Garage. Thanks for the link to the garage journal. You can NEVER have to much Garage.  Cool stuff  can't wait to see the finished laketer.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 08:02:21 PM »

Just a suggestion, if you go with the military style paint job, it needs nose art Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 08:17:00 PM »

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http://www.finkosel.homestead.com/files/index.htm
Click on the links.You're gonna be sorry you asked

Not sorry.
I knew that there was a story behind the other things going on in there. I dont know if I could find the inspiration to invest the time to build something like that but I am glad you did.



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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 11:50:32 PM »

Which cad program did you get?
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 12:54:09 AM »

Holy cow, a green front wheel drive lakester with a mouth painted on the front. It can't get any better then that! The only way it could get better is if I put in a B-gas engine and we raced SIDE by SIDE! Sweet.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 07:01:30 AM »

I just wandered through your build site. Great looking job.

I was over at a friend's place a short while ago ande noticed he'd done the same thing with his rack on a new street rod he's just mocking up. He had a different rack in stock that will reverse the situation. It's an easy mistake to make. Kind of a forest and trees thing.

Keep up the good work. She's going to be a beauty!

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 10:21:58 AM »

Awesome build and a great job with the pictures and info.

Good luck in 2008!

J
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 08:40:18 PM »

Which cad program did you get?

iI used Delta Cad  Free trial and costs only about 35 bucks if you buy it. Pretty easy to use for an old feller.
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 10:19:27 AM »

10-4 on the OLD guy----OOOOOOh huh how I can relate!!!!!!!lol---I am really enjoying and learning ---I think the front wheel drive is going to be hard to beat---you really have me pondering!!!!!!!! undecided
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 10:21:47 AM »

What was the diameter of your tank and what will your track end up being?---Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2007, 07:10:43 PM »

What was the diameter of your tank and what will your track end up being?---Thanks

The tank is 29 inches in diameter. The tread width from center of tire to center of tire is 48 inches. 
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