New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby danstern » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 am

Enormous amount of work. Obviously a labor of love. Came out great!!!
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:45 pm

Thanks, Dan. Yeah, that escalated.

Today we got after the pedals. Those gotta look right too.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Two down, one to go.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:09 pm

Continuing the build. https://alongcameaspyder.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/more-details/Blogged in great detail about fitting the seats, making those pedals, getting the steering shaft squared away and starting on

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Got the secondary clam pins and receivers more-or-less squared away.

Here's what I'm shooting for (Courtesy of Type 550 . com)
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And here's what I've got:
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They're a bit of a fettle, to say the least.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:16 pm

I made my own Spyderesque pedal set and it was folly.
https://alongcameaspyder.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/gas-pedal/
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:37 pm

Been aluminumizing the belly. Easy and fun. The driver's side footwell is now held in by 1/4-inch 20 machine screws and similar-sized sheet metal screws. There's a 14 x 30-inch section ahead of the front firewall, before the nose, I still have to finish. And of course the rear underpan, which will be its own major project. But moving right along.

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:41 pm

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:52 am

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:30 pm

Door handles are basically done.
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Gonna try to make a set of original style rear latches now, because what the hell, right? When you're in this deep, might as well just keep digging.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Still messing with the rear latches. Meanwhile I went ahead an installed brake cooling ducts
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and mocked-up the rear clam stay:

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I still need to make the frameside mount for this. I'll build it out of pressboard again before I move on to aluminum. When I get it right I might produce 1:1 drawings, if there's any interest.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:26 am

Making the clam stay with the ratchet now. Files!

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:52 pm

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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:05 pm

Got the clam latches sorted today. Also got the torsion arm dust-excluder brushes done. Finally, went under the car and drilled-out a bunch of rivets I'd put in a few weeks ago: they were too short, I noticed when I put the lift down. So I got some loooong rivets to replace them.
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Re: New owner with unbuilt Thunder Ranch

Postby EEricson » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:25 pm

Hard lines are all done...depending on how well my flaring technique worked.

https://alongcameaspyder.wordpress.com/ ... one-maybe/

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