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Author Topic: Midwest Lakester Build !!  (Read 28396 times)
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« on: February 03, 2008, 12:32:27 AM »

Well I'm going to try and post some pics. of our car !!! Got our hotel rooms for world of speed !!! Now we just have to finish the car !!!!


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 11:11:17 AM »

Well I figured out how to shink my file sizes to get my pix. to down load !! So here are some more !!!


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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 11:29:39 AM »

17, nice looking tank, hope to see you on the salt.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 05:54:08 PM »

Classic tanks are fantastic, and yours looks great. 
I'm very curious about the motor. Can't place it, from the side view that's a very flat looking head.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 06:16:30 PM »

..........you've got it , and you've got it bad.... cool

more photo's please , only bigger !!.......more info too.....

come on , give over wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 06:28:29 PM »

Yep a classic tank indeed, well done.

What are the plans with the rollcage, etc? Enclosed or old school?

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 08:35:56 PM »

Ok we are running a 1954 302 GMC 6 banger  ! 30 over with 670 holley 4 barrel carb ,SRL cam shaft ,patricks intake manifold ,my custom header ( old hemi header ) I started on this car about 4 months ago , going to try and get the chassis painted in a week or so !!! This is a 42" tank !!! So we sure have plenty of room ! Not enough for a big screen but at least we can be comfortable ! Would love to take it down to Maxton in april to test it out !!! I'm going to post some earlier pix. !!! Keep in mind  I have only built drag cars and Pro street cars so this is a first for me !!! Yes we have it bad !!!


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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008, 09:11:32 PM »

started 4 months ago!!!?!!!?!!?Huh

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ok. well done

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 07:23:59 AM »

So when did we start
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008, 10:05:49 AM »

17draracing, where in the midwest are you located? I am also building a GMC 6 banger for land speed racing.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2008, 04:14:57 PM »

I got the body in Oct. I work on it as much as I can ,and that has been alot of hours !!! We are in Indiana almost the Ohio line !!! It has transformed alot in a short time ! Originally was going to be a V-4 car !
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 05:08:09 PM »

Looks like you are going to do a windscreen that is the shape of the tank, have you found anyone that will make that shape for you from Lexan?? Steve Nelson  has his lakester done except for the windscreen and he is having a really hard time finding anyone that can make the windscreen out of Lexan that you can see thru. He has a couple of attempts from several guys that are so wavy that it would make you sick to look thru!!

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 05:52:29 PM »

Try Gustafsson Plastics in St. Augustine, FL. Leif makes zillions of bike screens and hasmade a couple of custom ones for us -- based on drawings that I sent him.  The cost is reasonable, the time from his receipt of your order to delivery of the screen is short -- less than a week for me -- and he keeps the drawings on file you can modify, if necessary, or re-order.  I don't remember for sure -- I think it's www.bikescreen.com or something like that.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 09:27:39 PM »

Are windows are done and in the car ! The white protective coating is still on the glass ,so we don't scratch or get over spray on them .They are made of Makorlon (Poly carbonate) I did them myself . The stuff is a bit expensive but it sure is slick to work with !!! You can work this stuff like sheet metal ! Break it ,shear it , drill it ,I have even put beads in it on my bead roller !!! you can even smash it with a hammer !!!! (I do that just to demonstrate how tuff it is to people) Lexan will crack and bust and distort  ! This does none of that !!! About $150 for a 4x8 sheet out of Mcmastercarr !
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2008, 10:18:35 AM »

Well we now have the brake lines ran and done ! Fire bottle and lines hooked up and ready ! Getting ready to finish up battery box and wiring work ! Body is getting painted next weekend ! So hopefully I can have some pix posted after it is painted !!!


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