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Old 10-22-2014, 12:17 PM   #76
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

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Looks great....keep it up.
Thanks for checking out the build more to come...

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:45 PM   #77
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Very nice welds, looks good.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #78
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:57 AM   #79
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

This post is of my bed mounting idea.
I will not be using the O.E. components for mounting the reason being i wanted to have a better way of mounting bed to frame and easy to remove. I will use a solid sheet for the wood and dress it with metal ribs.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #80
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

This is the tube structure I built. I used 1x1 tube and made a frame then made legs coming down to chassis. the feet of the legs are then bolted to the chassis. the bed is then bolted to the frame i built. so if you need to the entire bed can be unbolted and removed with out the frame or keep the bed bolted to the frame and the bed/frame can be unbolted from chassis and removed..
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #81
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

This shows how the frame is bolted to the chassis.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:07 AM   #82
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

This is of the damaged section of the front panel I cut it off and made a new piece and welded,ground and metal finished.
2nd pic is of all repaired.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:57 PM   #83
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Great idea. Do I see flanged nuts welded into the frame?
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:17 AM   #84
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Of course you you do! haha we have been doing this for sometime now makes it very easy to mount things and if you strip it out grind the weld and replace it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:23 AM   #85
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Ok guys I am changing gears a bit and will be showing my steering wheel. it will be hand made first using a 1" steel hoop and connecting rods so here go's...
1st pic is of the rods ground at the ends to fit hoop they were drilled also
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #86
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

This is another view of the rods after notching..
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:28 AM   #87
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This is the first view of the hoop with the rods..
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #88
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This is the disk we cut out so I can drill out the holes in the hoop..
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #89
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Here is a degree locator (Dad ran this off for me on the Cad system) this will help keep all the holes the same spacing (I HOPE!!)


Till next time...

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Old 10-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #90
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

That is amazing !! Keep up the great work.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:39 PM   #91
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Thanks for the kind words..
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:00 PM   #92
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Very nice build!!
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:51 PM   #93
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Yeah Jim clued me in on the flanged nuts for my project. Great idea that I am making use of. Thanks again Jim.

Steering wheel is a very cool direction...looking forward to see how you build the rest of it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:08 PM   #94
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

That's cool. What's the diameter of your steering wheel? about 12 inches?
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:36 AM   #95
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

It is actually 15 " due to the connecting rods and the look I was after
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That's cool. What's the diameter of your steering wheel? about 12 inches?
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #96
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Back to the wheel..
here is a shot of 1/8" holes being drilled they go all the through.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #97
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This is a shot after all holes were drilled and counter sunk. (some of the holes did not come out perfect)
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:36 AM   #98
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Here is the stock G.M. column adapter it will be removed from a stock G.M. wheel. to do this there are spot welds on the flange simply drill out the welds and the adapter comes right off..
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #99
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This is the adapter removed (you can see the spots i drilled)
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #100
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In this pic it shows the space between the adapter and rods so I will need to make a plate to take up the gap.

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