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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2013, 11:26:12 am »
Looks good to me....not so sure about the hubcaps though  ::)

Ever think about ghost stripes, the ones of a near similar color but enough to show up?
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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2013, 11:36:11 am »
HAHA... Hubcaps, those are the correct 66 hubcaps for that car. Could not find some Halibrand KO's for the pedal car.

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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2013, 04:35:13 pm »
I remember those days of building HM1111. I cant belive it's going to be 4 years since i registered it and 6 since I received it! Time and rubber really flies.
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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2013, 11:26:13 am »
Not been very good keeping up with this (or maybe have not got much done).
Fitting doors, hood, and trunk.




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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2013, 07:33:19 pm »
Tell me what you are doing with the side pipes?
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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2013, 08:47:33 am »
Its a long story. I will start by explaining that we had test fit the motor with the tub in place but not the body. We then cleaned up the headers and ceramic coated and then wrapped them. Currently we have the body on to rough fit panels, pipes, roll bar and the like. We intend to pull the body to do some sanding on it and finalize the chassis and start the motor. Guess most Hurricane owners know that the pass side of the car is shorter (front to back) than driver side. The drivers side sidepipe mounted perfectly, the passenger side however did not want to line up with the header with out moving the body opening forward (almost completely to the wheel opening). To keep the body opening looking somewhat symmetrical we needed to move the pipe to the rear and transition to hit the flange on the header. The cleanest solution I could come up with was to re do the sweeps on the sidepipes instead 90 deg, it needed to be closer to 80 deg. Not a lot of difference to notice side to side.
The next problem coming up with custom mandrel bent 2" pipes, I thought that would be easy (it's not) benders either won't do it, charge huge setup fees or are willing but don't have the dies to do the right radius. Back to the drawing board.
Going back to the 90 deg sweeps and will have to make the transition in the distance from the inside of the body to the header flange.

And yes, I know it might have been easier to modify the header.

Photo is the starting point on the rebuild, I am calculating the offset so we can take the set back out of the length and have the pipe look right side to side. (if you thinking to your self "this guy has OCD" your not far off)

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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2013, 10:47:35 am »
Looks like a lot to calculate to me.  To bad you aren't here in Jakarta, there is a guy here with a four wheel drive shop that bends all kinds of funky angles and radius' including stainless.  Prices are reasonable, just its a long way to ship anything and a bummer if its not exact.
Keep at it, it will eventually slip together correctly.
hope you are document your build from all angles, even if you never post them.  It might be useful someday if you need to fix something to have photos of it without the body on.  Keep at it.
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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2013, 07:30:54 am »
Got the offsets figured out for the side pipe, Also got the brake cans mounted and the trunk latch mounted.




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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 11:15:11 am »
Wow, that is a huge offset on the side pipes.  Forgive the dumb question, but are you sure the body is positioned correctly?  I ask because I haven't seen any HM builds that the pipes had to sweep back at that angle to make the cut outs.
Matt
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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2013, 07:32:59 am »
Matt, we moved the body all around looking for the best fit. The final location gives the max clearance at the side pipe. Required moving the roll bar holes some. I think most discovered the this sooner and corrected at the headers.

Mark

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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2013, 12:16:03 pm »
Out in the sun, got the pipe tacked but ran out of shield gas.




All photo can be seen here: http://s1060.photobucket.com/user/TMark390/library/

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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2013, 01:52:24 pm »
Got my adaptor made for the fuel cap base. I did not like the set up that was supplied with my car.


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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2013, 08:24:14 am »
Done with the side pipes and openings in the body. Also got started install on the fuel filler base.



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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2013, 11:43:37 am »
Mike and Mark, that is really starting to come together! Looking great!!!  ;D

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Re: HM2006 Build
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2013, 10:40:43 am »
Got the side pipes back from Ceramic Coating - thought they did an awesome job.
Glad to have that project done. Now on to finishing the trunk hinges.



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