Well OK, maybe it was just because it was on the back of the truck, but it went 65 mph today. I took the body to the upholstery shop, to get a quote, and also make sure everything was OK for the wood framework that the upholstery nails to. Now Im just waiting as Im third in line. Should be about a month till my turn . So now its full speed ahead on the chassis. I was hoping to have it running by spring, but I hit another road block. Both of my "overhauled" engines turned out to be very poor amature re-builds. So now I get to build a "complete engine". So I guess this year is going to be getting everything else done and finished "waiting" on a engine... Ill post more later as I get farther into the chassis build ... have fun and be safe Donnie Brown ....
That is gonna be one fine speedster!
Great looking body and fast to. I like the buildings in the background to. The little red one reminds me of our smoke house when I was a kid on the farm.
Donnie, I like your hauler!
Are you going to have any springs in the seat base and back?
I would recognize one of those "Peerless's" anywhere. :0)
It looks pretty nice like that. I look forward to seeing the progress.
Dallas, the little red building, is the KR Wilson machine shop. That is where I rebuild all my engines. Notice the mono-rail sticking out above the side door. It allows me to use a chain hoist and mono-rail dolly to position the engines on the engine stand or the combination machine. I have not rebuilt any complete engines in almost 10 years, I guess its time to "dust off" and "oil up" all the old tools and rebuild a couple. Mark, The old car hauler has been my work truck for over 25 years. It has taken me to Boilermaker jobs in almost every state in the continental US. I have over 400,000 miles on it since I built it. it is on the third engine, second transmission, and second rear end. and due to a 4 car pileup, where I was rear ended and shoved into the car in front of me. It has a replacement body and fenders. I plan on me and it being together till the end as to the seats. The back rest will have hog hair, as it probably had originally. I have went back and forth as to springs or foam in the cushion. I have finally decided to use marine grade high density foam for the cushion. My upholstery guy does lots of boats and highly recommended it for the cushion.
You got my attention on that Title Donnie!
Though that you were going to try to best Rob H's top speed.
(Maybe you will...??? someday???