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Author Topic: Bockscar 2.0  (Read 92340 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #495 on: March 17, 2019, 06:22:06 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Don, and Many Happy Returns of the Day to you, Mr. Stainless, Sir!  Happy Birthday.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #496 on: March 17, 2019, 07:45:09 AM »
Happy Birthday Bob! 
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #497 on: March 17, 2019, 10:03:41 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Don, and Many Happy Returns of the Day to you, Mr. Stainless, Sir!  Happy Birthday.

How hard can it be to remember your birthday  :roll: Happy Birthday to you as well Slim...  :cheers:
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #498 on: March 17, 2019, 10:25:38 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Don, and Many Happy Returns of the Day to you, Mr. Stainless, Sir!  Happy Birthday.

How hard can it be to remember your birthday  :roll: Happy Birthday to you as well Slim...  :cheers:

Come on Stainless, give our senior citizen a break    :evil:  Happy Birthday to you also Slim.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #499 on: March 23, 2019, 10:58:56 AM »
Still working on interior panel dzus fasteners... slow and painful...
I might be ready to pull the car off the frame jig soon... to do that, I will have to strip it to bare frame... I guess I will be able to get some parts painted while they are off.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #500 on: March 26, 2019, 10:06:50 AM »
I have 1 dzus left... but need the car upside down or at least more accessible than it is now.  It can be done after everything but the interior panels are stripped out and the car is cut off the jig.
To check that I could snake a throttle cable in there I just installed it.  Works as required without the spare spring attached so when I attach that 6th spring (4 on TBs, 1 on pedal already) it will probably take a finger off if you have it in the TB when it snaps shut. 
the pics
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #501 on: March 29, 2019, 12:12:59 AM »
Started on the roll bar cap.... for a little extra protection to keep things out in case something untoward happens....making those were a PITA... I guess all the angles  complicate things, but they are all finally tacked in
I will make the parts to close the back in next...  unless something easier presents itself first  :roll:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #502 on: March 29, 2019, 10:16:00 PM »
Continued with making the back piece which is also firewall... the little filler piece took a while, but thanks to MC2032 (Ross), he came up with the way to draw the pattern... part is made but didn't get it installed... Linda called with supper ready.... finish it tomorrow... with any luck
I never weld well after a couple of beers.  :-o  :cheers:
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #503 on: March 29, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
How did you form the roll? Metal spinning?
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #504 on: March 29, 2019, 10:32:45 PM »
Happy Birthday, Stainless.  That car is coming along well.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #505 on: March 30, 2019, 12:00:54 AM »
Jack, if you look back a couple of pics you can notice lines that almost look like beading.... I used a 3 inch die in a roll press brake... just enough press to curve the panel... the "beads" stiffened it also.  I was going to run it over to a friends place and use a roller, but  getting them right might have taken multiple trips...
Thanks Bo  :cheers:
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #506 on: March 30, 2019, 10:20:15 PM »
Spent part of the day getting the back plate installed in the correct position... only had to cut off a couple of tacks in the process  :roll:  Ross came over to help...
but first we had to run my car trailer over to Max (Kansas Bad Man) so he could haul his old Bonneville use pickup to his grandson about 105 miles away.  Yes it is drivable... but the gas tank has a rust hole in it that often leaks gas... I guess when it stops another chunk of rust has moved into the hole...  :-D  So Ross and I went over, hooked up the trailer to Max's truck, loaded and tied down the old truck and sent him off to Moline.
Then we went back to my shop... got it sorted out... welded it up while it was easy and tacked it in place. 
I'll start welding all the plates in tomorrow.... after I add a few more tacks to the back plate.
Some days you get more done than others  :cheers:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #507 on: March 31, 2019, 05:50:50 AM »
That looks more like my roll cage does than my roll cage.
Great minds think alike hey Bob!!!!!. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

According to the Boss that's the only way to go.👍👍👍👍

Looks great.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #508 on: April 01, 2019, 11:00:34 AM »
Stitch welded the caps... Yes your eyes are not deceiving you, the stitches are not all the same length and evenly spaced  :| I guess that's because the tacks were not done with that in mind... I was just trying to get the in place after reshaping them multiple times.  :-o
After I get the motor back out I will weld the upper firewall/back cover to the frame cross tube... that will finish sealing that part of the firewall.
Thinking about the lower firewall.  I think I will weld in a perimeter frame and bolt in the wall ensuring a water tight seal around the tubes.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #509 on: April 02, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
Started working on the shifter... 
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.