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  1. NashGTI

    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    That's next for things is to weld some seams up in the front end then begin working on the nose. It seems that I'm having the windscreen frame chromed too, the reaction at work was....strongly in favor. My plan originally was to paint it the same blue as the suspension and then do the roll...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Was finally able to get the car outside again today and took the video and some actual whole car in frame pictures for the first time with the body mostly made. It was about 40 degrees Fahrenheit and had been raining all morning so no driving, just pulled it out and back in. After that got to...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Didn't do any more with the windscreen, maybe tomorrow. What I did do was fight a welder (eventually found a leaky regulator) and spend Way too much time making panels to fill those small gaps beneath the rear axle. I am much happier with them in place though.
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    And three, added slightly more rake to this one and I think it's what I'm going with.
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Windscreen version the second
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    It is not much to my aggravation. Nothing has happened since I got the initial set of computer drawings, not even the first set of test cuttings.
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    My plan is to do a three sided glass mount leaving the top side open. I haven't decided on a shape yet, obviously what I did there is flat -ish but I was thinking today about doing a radius along the top side. Turbulence is a real concern as that very thing made me heavily dislike the...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    First windscreen mock up
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    My boss and I talk about it occasionally, it's a tall order for him to have the car there. A customer came in a few days back and went head over heels for the cars, a guy planning on spending serious money with us, so there is upside that way too. I'm still confused by the publicly dismissive...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Love these Not so much this Not gonna redo it, just unhappy
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Weird looking but effective
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Lights, mount needs finishing but yeah. Also haven't actually got a switch yet to wire them, but who's counting.
  13. NashGTI

    Any vintage car guys here?

    I'll add something because the Model T driving discussion made it relevant. We had a car in the shop a while back, far enough ago I can't recall the name of it now but it was from Cleveland. You had a button where the gas pedal would be that went to the distributor, traditional brake and...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    No, no headlights. One of the reasons why I thought of doing a brake light that way is because it's completely hidden so it doesn't mess with the aesthetic. Headlights are going to do that pretty much no matter what. I can make a case for needing some sort of brake light at a track day too...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    My sister sees the car for the first time And a picture for the end of the weekend, got the right side seams welded up to the nose
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Seam welding up the left side and the rear end
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    Those are iconic and definitely a source of inspiration.
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    I'm here seam welding and straightening up the tail so I can finish the underside of the tail and I had an idea. I could put some red LEDs up in the tail so they can shine through the louvers as brake lights. I'm not sure I'll do it, I've never had any plans or provisions for any lights on the...
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    Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car

    forgot about this the other day
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