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'37 Studebaker Modified - Chassis build series

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Antioch Bob M
Langley, BC, Canada   CAN
1929 CycleKart French "LR2 Special"
Dennis, nice to see you have it at a running chassis stage.

Looks like it will be a fun kart to drive.

Bob



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

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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"
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm happy with the performance of the chassis at this point. I'm focused on the body now, working on a buck to form the aluminum over. Lots of trial and error and two weeks of work hasn't yielded much to show except a pile of cut up cardboard. I'm getting an ass kicking. This body is beyond anything I've tried before but I'm determined to figure it out. The good, the bad and the ugly coming soon in part 1 of the Studebaker body build. cool smiley



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
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PDXBryan Bryan Dickerson
Troutdale, Oregon, USA   USA
I bet it won't be kickin' yer ass for long. I'm sure you'll have that sucker wrestled to the ground in no time!

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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Dennis
Is there to be "No" Cowl?
Hood running all the way to the dash as the do with modern cars??
Brian

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"
Here is the first video in the body building series of the '37 Studebaker Modified. I have been working on the cardboard patterns that I will use to make a plywood buck over which I can from the aluminum panels. I'm happy with the shape for the most part but I think it still needs a little work. I enjoy the design process and the challenge to come up with something that is pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately I have no clue as to how to build a body with so much compound shape....but I'm going to learn as I go along. Thank God for plenty of YouTube videos! grinning smiley





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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Antioch Bob M
Langley, BC, Canada   CAN
1929 CycleKart French "LR2 Special"
Dennis

Again it is Looking good... only questions from very afar.... have you got reasonable room to get to the pull starter on the engine, with the hand for starting.... and .... are you going to be able to hop in & out easily....

But this one has the look to be gorgeous....

Bob



Rosengart LR2 special

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

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Dennis,
You are an inspiration and I love the flag.
Al



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Very nice Dennis, thanks for the video. That's gonna be another winner.
With all those compound curves you're planning for your sheet metal,
I assume you're gonna call on some buddies with an English wheel
and or planishing hammer? Or are you gonna add some new tools
to the Cyclekart shop?
Where do you buy 4x8 sheets of cardboard? I can't find boxes big
enough for my full size drawings.
When you say hardboard do you mean masonite aka, MDF?
dg



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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"
Thanks guys! Building this body is going to require me to buy and English wheel (I've always wanted one) and a few other metal shaping tools. I'm excited to take a shot at forming this body. It might be ugly to watch at first but I figure it out.

On the 4 x 8 cardboard sheets, I get them from a packing supply company. They sell thin foam sheet for wrapping items, shrink wrap for wrapping crates, foam peanuts, cardboard etc. I buy the 1/8" thick corrugated sheets

On the full size drawings I use 1/4" mdf because it is smooth on both sides. You could also use 1/8" thick standard hardboard.



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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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Thank you Dennis. Looking forward to watching your metal forming experience.
If I ever get past this broken wrist delema I got myself into, I'm building a wheel
for my try at it. I've got all the parts and materials for it, but if I had the bread, I would
have chosen a good planishing hammer instead. I did buy an inexpensive Harbor
Freight planishing hammer and it does a pretty good job, nothing like a professional
hammer though. Don't go near their English wheels, they're just not ridged enough
and you will be disappointed. I've used a friends and it flexes even with the lightest
aluminum material.
Take a look at some of Kent White's videos (TM ind.) He does unbelievable work
with his planishing hammers. He shows how it can do more for your metal work
with one of them than you can with an English wheel or bead roller.
https://www.tinmantech.com/about/kent-white-the-tin-man.php
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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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"
Dennis, looking good! For your compound curves you have to make small sections at a time and weld them all together. Look for the video on the guy who made the car, absolutely amazing.

Denny, check with your local lumber dealer on the cardboard, every lift of plywood, MDF, or particle board comes with a sheet on the top and bottom.

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
Thanks Vic, I'll have to check out the local Menards and Home Depot.
dg

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"
Here is video #2 of building the Studebaker body. This was a tough segment and it took me awhile to get to this far. I am finally at the point where I can start shaping the aluminum body panels. I am going to use .032 3003 - H14. The wood "buck" is complete so now I can use it to create paper patterns to facilitate cutting the panels to their initial size. Once I form the panels I can place them over the buck to check the shape and size. I'll hold everything together with Clecos until I install the rivets. This is all new to me so it should be interesting to watch. tongue sticking out smiley

I am happy with the overall shape and size of the car. The overall length is 96". I tried to design the body so I would fit down inside the car, which I think looks interesting as the car goes zipping by. Near the end of this video we do some test driving and you can see the effect.

I won't have the Studebaker ready for Tieton this year I sad to say...but....I'll probably haul it up there for show and tell and some communal test driving!





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
Another great video Dennis! I'm anxious to see the next step. It seems that building the buck is about as extensive work as building the body in previous cars.

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Little French Silver Member Fabrice B
PUY DU LAC, Charente maritime, France   FRA
Hi Dennis

As usual, a remarkable work ! And a very interesting video for the "tricks of hands"
I am looking forward to admiring the body ....But I think it's going to be an amazing job ....
Soon
Fabrice

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