Today is actually Wednesday and I am a little late in writing this blog. When you focus on getting something done, like the shock brackets, time goes by and I was just too tired to write. I feel fine today and I am off to the metal store for some more supplies. I seem to go to IMS once a week and see what deals that have available. I am finishing up the brackets and the housings for final welding. My wife is leaving for the next few days so I should make some good progress. I don’t have any more new pictures so enjoy the old ones…
Initial shock bracket patterns ready for the bandsaw I don’t have. I used a chop saw, die grinder and belt sander.[singlepic=2789]
Welding the brackets together. I use a vise to keep parts square while tacking.[singlepic=2790]
Here is the side view while in the vise. One side is tacked prior to flipping bracket.[singlepic=2791]
Bottom view showing wrench access and shock stud.[singlepic=2792]
Front view polished up with shock stud mounted. More holes will be drilled later.[singlepic=2797]
Side view showing holes and detail of bracket. Final welding will be done after trail fitting.[singlepic=2794]
Here is George’s fine 3 window that just went to the top of Pikes Peak and down without any problems…14,000 feet elevation.[singlepic=2795]
My neighbor Terry’s 41 delivery built by Gary, modified by Fred. This is in my driveway when he first purchased it from Alan.
Today’s ride…really was mine.[singlepic=2796]
Deuce phaeton built by Steve while in the LA roadsters. He had the car twenty years and I traded him for my 40 convert for the car. He still has the convert and the phaeton is in Orange County.