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'37 Studebaker Modified - Chassis build series

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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
Since I'm currently working on my chassis I figured to document the process in a video series. Here are the first 4 videos. I'll be adding segments as work progresses.











Link to Cyclekart videos http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0MOBj4QLAYsl4XsfXHfWA/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0

Link to Old #27 build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/Old%2027%20Build%20photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to Monocar build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1919%20AV%20Monocar%20Build%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to BMW Roadster build photos
http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/DThomas1925/library/1930%20BMW%203-15%20PS%20Wartburg%20Roadster%20build%20photos?sort=3&page=1

Link to my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/dennis.thomas.7564

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LowellR Silver Member Lowell Roemke
Tempe, Arizona, USA   USA
Dang it Dennis! After seeing your new videos, I just feel the need to make another CycleKart. Nice work on The Studebaker!

Tom Knight Avatar
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
1911 CycleKart Racing "Yellow Peril"
Powerful nice work there mr. D......

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Antioch Bob M
Langley, BC, Canada   CAN
1929 CycleKart French "LR2 Special"
Nice bit of work there Dennis on that rear end. Looking forward to's wing how that package runs.

Currently playing with ratios's as well on my max torque. lot of fun.... Looking forward to seeing the next vid.



Rosengart LR2 special

http://rosengart.rzaplaser.com/rosengart-lr2-build/

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Another nice vid, very entertaining thanks for sharing with us. I think you should
sell that Cabinet business and move to Hollywood Dennis, you'd give Spielberg
a run for the money.
And, a very professionally done build I might add. Sure helps to have the right
equipment doesn't it.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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T Hilde Todd Hildebrandt
Faribault, MN, USA   USA
2016 CycleKart Stevenson "A-C Special"
Great work Dennis! Are you sure you want to weld that to the frame. I can see the benefit to having it bolt in (ie ease of future service).

Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Dennis
You are making amazing progress.........but why are part 5 & part 6 of this video series not up on this thread?
Yes, I have watched both!
But, .had to find them on youtube???????????
Everyone here on the Forum is following your build and can't wait for the Tieton debut.
You are truly an inspiration!
Good roads
Brian

THANKS FOR THE VIDEOS!

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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
bobwilcox Gold Member Bob Wilcox
Riverside, MO, USA   USA
1925 Ford Model T "Speedway Special"
1934 Austin America "Austin American Special"
Dennis Thomas;
I'm finishing my second kart and was watching your chassis build part 6 video when I noticed at 35:19, the front spring flex. The spring flexed in a reverse manner at the center bolt quite a bit, and I wondered if that would cause it to work harden and possibly break at that point.
Both of my cars have a transverse front leaf spring. The first one broke a spring and when I replaced it I inverted a short spring section and secured it to spread the bending force over a larger area. After much hard use I have had no issues. It might behoove you to try this. I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say.

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Azroddy Jon R
Mesa, AZ, USA   USA
I saw this build when I was out at Dennis's. It is done really nice and clean. Way to tight for my taste. You will not be moving around in a fast turn. I can't wait to see the body build on this one. Great work Dennis.

Jon



Jon R.
Arizona Cyclekart Club Member

Check out my Cyclekart videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvkqtC-vHIKjoizyjuGnH6g

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jmaikamon Glenroy Clarke
DeRidder, LA, USA   USA
1937 Mercedes-Benz Bionic "Trouble6"
I love the build Dennis. Your work gets better every time. Love the attention to detail.
I'm about to take mine out and run them, its toooooo hot to be out there messing with
them in the summer. Seem like all of my tires need air. Is that normal?

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
The hot summer will make your tires lose a little air, so some service will be needed.

LowellR Silver Member Lowell Roemke
Tempe, Arizona, USA   USA
Maybe it's my cheap inner tubes, but my tires drop from 32 psi to about 10 psi in 3 months just setting there. I always check air pressure before running the cars.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
The only tires I've seen that loose that much air in that short of a time
are the ones from Harbor Freight.
Kind of unlikely that all four are leaking, but you could have leaky
valve cores.
I've got two early 50's Chevy trucks and I don't think I've had to add
air to them in all the time they've been with me, and that's about a
decade. There was an old trailer that was left to me when I bought
the new place in 2012. Never checked the air in the tires cuz they
were inflated. I'll bet the guy before me never checked them either
since it's apparent that he did not believe in preventive maintenance
on any of the other equipment he left.
Got a 2010 Triumph Bonneville and I check the pressure every once
in a while but never have had to add air.
Denny Graham

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
How's video #7 comin' along Dennis? Heck, you've had two months to finish that
Studebaker up, bet you're letting work get in the way. Or......are the plans for the
next one keeping you from the task at hand?
But seriously, haven't heard anything for a while and I'm sure I'm not the only
one that's looking forward to the body work on this one.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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