Day 3 on the cage went well. We messed up a measurement on one bend & had to re-do it which is frustrating but no big deal. 30 minutes later, we were still cookin with gas. The "skeleton" is pretty much done. Today is the last day of the build (so tomorrow will be the last day you guys will see pictures in awhile) and we have a lot to get done in a short amount of time. There is no way we're going to get it all done, but we need to at least get all the BENT stuff done b/c I return the borrowed bender today.
Notchin the door jam bars:
Neat picture...I did all the notchin with cut-off wheels on a 4.5" angle grinder:
Door jams done:
Shootin for 5-6" of head clearance in the back & we got it!
Got the rear part done now too...top view:
Cubby holes have shrunk in size:
Worked a lot on the engine last night too. Did a complete rebuild on the carb replacing gaskets, needles, float seat, etc....still sounds like it's missing a low RPM's. Played with the timing a little more but still sounds like it's missing. Brand new dist, rotor, cap, wires, plugs. But STILL don't know about where all the vacuum lines need to go. Can anybody help me with that? Particularly where the vacuum advance for the dist. needs to go.
So with tonight being the last day for the build, we're going to focus on the frame tie-ins, the connectin bar at the very back top corner, & the 2 support bars that run from windshield hoop to middle hoop up at the top because all those bars need bent. All other triangulation is mainly straight bar & I can do that later without a bender.