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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
Grabbed a quick couple of hours today (before duties called and heading off to Kamloops) for some clamp together assembly. Not to shabby. I'm thinking that the lower body make up will be straight forward enough but the top halves will be more of a challenge so I may make temporary tops for now so that it can be driven sooner and work on permanent tops in between ripping up wherever it is I'm ripping up. Erm, I mean driving responsibly and promoting the CK hobby.
Laters

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RROLDSX Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Very smart design. Looking awesome Martin, great progress.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Lookin' good Martin, you're movin' right along, an inspiration to all of us.
What's that channel the you're making the bent stringer out of???
And is that a '48 Merc in the background??
dg

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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
The aluminum channel came from a local scrap metal dealer that lives almost opposit Ed (farm kart) and cost $30 for the four pieces. No idea what they are from or their use. Thay all have channels on the upper and lower side and I was initially intending to insert the aluminum side panels in the channel but will rivet on the outside instead. Makes it wide enough where my arms are comfortably inside the body. A lucky find me thinks. I picked up a bunch of aluminum angle aswell tht I'll incorporate as bracing. I'm putting weight saving holes in the angled stuff but am now doing it for the aesthetics. My front axle is pretty much courtesy of Brian skillability (is that a new word).

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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
Forgot to add, it's a 46 Mercury, TCI rear end, Chassis Engineering front end, 350 and trans from a 1980 Z28, lowered 3" in back 5" in front, reupholstered and a 72 year old paint job. Honestly, I could have finished it with the $ it cost to build the cyclekart but I'm loving the kart. The Merc has always been a back burner build between and during other projects so it's "simmering" again.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I know that feeling. I just cleared the work space where the
261 Chevy engine rebuild was left lying when I discovered the
CK's a couple of years back. That engine was slated to go into
a '54 3/4 ton replacing the 235. I've had the '54 for about eight
years and the '50 since 2005. My '50 has been setting all winter.
I normally drive it year round, weather permitting, all it needs to
get it back on the road is for me to get around to the generator
rebuild. But....the projects that were focused around the kart
shelved them there trucks for a while.
Not that there is anything wrong with hot rodding, it's just that
I think I out grew the hot rod stage somewhere back in time and
developed a taste for restoration. So I've kept both me trucks
bone stock, cept for the 235-261 swap in the '54, but it's hard
to tell the difference unless you really know what to look for.
I'm really looking forward to you B.C. guys getting together
this summer. It sounds like ya'll are gonna give the Phoenix
boys a run for the money. If all progresses like it appears, I
can see a North vs South meeting at Tieton this summer.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
Tieton would be great but it's the same weekend as my daughters graduation so not this year I'm afraid. I'm at home for another four weeks before heading off to sea again so that's the deadline for having a driving though not necessarily complete kart.
I like my cars original too but I have rodded my last few but keeping them looking original.
Had a 55 chev for 17 years driven except when there was snow on the ground, 4 door six banger, loved it but sold it mainly to keep the wifey happy as I had three others on the go at the same time. Also have a 58 chev suburban needing paint and assembly. Main objective post cyclekart is getting the 52 Mercury pickup out of hibernation which then becomes the CK hauler. Should fit nicely with the tailgate down.
Cheers Denny

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
That's just what I was thinkin' for the '50 or '54. They're both 3/4 ton
trucks and with the tailgate down 103" up, 87". Also grabbed a nice
axle w/springs, wheels and tires from a guy that was closing shop.
Made up some preliminary drawings of a double decker and picked
up a Harbor Freight wench on sale at Christmas, to help get the top
one on board, especially by oneself. Yep, now that I'm rollin' again,
I am planning a couple more. I figure inviting the neighbors over is
the only way I'll ever find anyone to play with.
The sea is calling and I must go.......have you ever thought about
becoming a landlubber???
dg

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tiopancho Silver Member David Dahl
Swansea Point, BC, Canada   CAN
A Chevy in a Merc.....sacrilege. Flatheads forever!

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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
Got a little more CK time today. Card template, to wood template to aluminum side. Front bottom still needs to be angled up as it was on the wood template but the inspiration car front end is angled up and curled under so I'm going to try for that look. I'll be using the packing tube that the CK diff came in I think.
Should have the other side cut out tomorrow and then on to building a radiator surround. Well, that's the plan but we all know what happens to those.


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Good Morning Martin
So what is the plan for Friday meet up?
Brian

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
2pm at Martins.

Then off to Ed’s.

Haven’t heard back from Dave.



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Lunch???

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Nope, 2 o’clock is after lunch.



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Martin HL Martin Hill Lonergan
Armstrong, BC, Canada   CAN
Liquid lunch??

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