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Author Topic: new guy. new bellytank build....  (Read 17922 times)
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« on: August 04, 2008, 07:45:55 PM »

just starting out on a new bellytank. its the genuine article an original p-38...  will be powered by a supercharged flathead.


beginnings of the chassis build on the frame jig..  it will be awhile before this one is done and i will update when there is progress.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 08:03:43 PM »

Looks like fun and a good start. As is often the case, what are the toys hidden behind the tank?

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 08:26:34 PM »

That's really neat. I'd love to build one too, if a decent P-38 tank came along.

Looks like you have a '37 V8-60 axle, and you've been cleaning it up.



Here are three views of one I polished with abrasives a few years ago. I have another one that's almost finished.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 09:31:37 PM »

what are the toys hidden behind the tank?

Pete
car on the left is a 56ish chassis research dragster powered by a scot blown flathead. car on the right is a 23ford altered drag car powered by a.. you guessed it flathead! lol
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 12:02:54 PM »

Great start. Going to be one sweet ride. You have a fine shop to build it in also.
expect we will be seeing some great things from you in the future.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 02:23:05 PM »

Obvoiusly for you, them overhead valve thingys are just a passing phase.... grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 06:33:43 PM »

Just curious. How did you put the bow in the side rails?

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 09:49:47 PM »

well to get the correct angle the tank was cut in half and traced onto the floor and then a hydraulic tube bender was used with some blocks in it to try to keep the kinking in the rectangle tube to a minimum and then we just kept bending and matching it up to the mark on the floor till it matched perfect. each spot the bender was moved to was measured and recorded so when the 2nd rail was bent the bender was put in the exact same spots.. they are pretty much both dead on. the fun part is gonna be getting the crossmembers all squared and welded in.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 02:39:42 PM »

how lokg is that tank ??
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 12:12:12 PM »

tank is 13' 5"   wheelbase is gonna be 133"
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 03:13:19 AM »

tank is 13' 5"   wheelbase is gonna be 133"

thanks
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 08:03:45 AM »

Looken good !!!  These lakesters are so cool !  Looking forward to seeing more pix.. !!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2008, 10:39:34 AM »

few new pics.



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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008, 12:05:23 PM »

Like the frame ... what top speed are you planning on going?
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 01:21:50 PM »

Like the frame ... what top speed are you planning on going?
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we will be trying to go as fast as it will go... grin  i would love to go 200 in it but its gonna be hard with a little flathead for power maybe at bonneville it might..  i think the record in maxton is in the 170's so we will be gunning for that
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