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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #360 on: May 20, 2013, 04:54:01 PM »
What seat design you going to use Tony, La-Z-Boy or Bark-o-lounger?

A La-Z-Boy would be nice.  :-D :-D :-D    I am going to use a  modified version of the seat that Mark Donohue designed for road racing.  The originals were fiberglass, but I am building mine out of aluminum.

I got this copy of a Donhue seat for a pattern from AK Miller about 30 years ago.  Tony

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #361 on: May 20, 2013, 06:28:38 PM »
Tony

Make sure you make it a bit wider for the ' Button Tufted Tuck & Roll ' for your Firebird low rider

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #362 on: May 20, 2013, 07:06:08 PM »
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I got this copy of a Donhue seat for a pattern from AK Miller about 30 years ago.

Tony! I thought I was a long term pack rat! Glad I'm not the king.  :cheers:

Love the bits and pieces going in this build.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #363 on: May 20, 2013, 09:08:26 PM »
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I got this copy of a Donhue seat for a pattern from AK Miller about 30 years ago.

Tony! I thought I was a long term pack rat! Glad I'm not the king.  :cheers:

Love the bits and pieces going in this build.  Thanks for sharing.

Geo

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #364 on: May 20, 2013, 09:12:01 PM »
These are the last of the pictures of the finished cooler.  The latches of have a "T" handle for adjustment and the whole thing comes apart for maintenance. Tony



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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #365 on: May 20, 2013, 10:36:31 PM »
Did I miss it? what thickness is that aluminum?

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #366 on: May 21, 2013, 11:55:27 AM »
That is a nice looking cooler tank.

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #367 on: May 21, 2013, 06:46:30 PM »
Did I miss it? what thickness is that aluminum?


Trent, Its made from .063 material. Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #368 on: May 21, 2013, 11:01:23 PM »
Tony, it is a good idea to have a cover over an aluminum seat in case the sun hits it.  They can get pretty warm.  I learned this the hard way on my bike.  It had a bare aluminum seat the first year it was raced.  Never again.   

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #369 on: May 21, 2013, 11:06:35 PM »
Did I miss it? what thickness is that aluminum?


Trent, Its made from .063 material. Tony

Thanks, I am good with what I picked then!

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #370 on: May 22, 2013, 01:12:14 AM »
Tony, it's all looking great. :cheers:

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #371 on: June 03, 2013, 11:15:36 PM »
Had a chance to start fitting the Jerico to the motor plate and bell housing today.  The motor plate and bell housing is the same style that is being used in the roadster with some slight modifications.  Tony



The motor plate and drawings are from my roadster build.


It the same setup as the roadster, but without the tube.  Where the tube is where the Jerico goes.


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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #372 on: June 04, 2013, 07:25:56 AM »
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #373 on: June 09, 2013, 09:24:44 PM »
Started working on the layout for the seat and seat box today and came to the realization that the headrest will need to swing out to make the egress more practical.  I want to thank DND and a few of the others on here that have given me some great ideas on how to go about it.  But it looks like the most practical way is to have each side swing out separately.  For the benefit of others I will start a separate thread on this.  Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #374 on: June 10, 2013, 12:29:24 AM »
Started working on the layout for the seat and seat box today ... Tony

Both "seats" in your post look great :cheers:You always do good work.
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