914Driver MegaDork
9/19/21 2:29 p.m.

With a 6 or so week old grand kid, my build priorities have been rearranged for me.

It started out as "Do we still have that old wagon in the garage attic?"  Yep.  

Whenever I see an old bed frame on the side of the road I toss it in the back of the truck, aka free angle iron.   So.... lets disassemble it, paint, alter, blah, blah, blah, rats.  Well, if you lay some rails on the garage floor, all of a sudden it looks like a hot rod.  Hmmmm....

A 1968 Torino donated its valve covers just hours before it met the crusher.  An old Edelbrock air cleaner in the back of a cabinet and it's started.

Quality Control Inspector.

914Driver MegaDork
9/19/21 2:37 p.m.

I flattened the front axle support with a piece of wood and a vise.  12" wheels out back, 6" up front.  I welded two coffee cans together for a fuel tank (it will leak), then bent up some sheet metal for a manifold.  I mocked up the whole thing on the bench on separate angle irons.  I slipped nicely over the frame rails, but forgot that the frame has been cut down for ground clearance.  Tomorrow I will cut that as the manifold, valve covers etc comes off in one swell foop.

914Driver MegaDork
9/19/21 2:40 p.m.

I lengthened the handle about 20".  I was just about the click "Buy it Now" for two more 12"  wheels out back but really didn't want to throw another $45 at it.



Stampie MegaDork
9/19/21 2:44 p.m.

That's great.

914Driver MegaDork
9/19/21 2:50 p.m.

P3PPY Dork
9/19/21 6:56 p.m.

Ha cool! And I didn't know I liked the look of '68 Torinos

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 7:37 p.m.

And the baby's first words will be Grassroots Motorsports. Love it!

ShawnG UltimaDork
9/19/21 7:42 p.m.



Appleseed MegaDork
9/19/21 7:57 p.m.

Suicide front end.


Big n littles.


jmc14 HalfDork
9/19/21 8:32 p.m.

Love it!

NOT A TA UltraDork
9/19/21 11:05 p.m.

Looks great! Needs a Moon eyes sticker, and I haven't seen a hitching post in decades!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
9/20/21 1:26 a.m.

That's really impressive! Great job!

dyintorace PowerDork
9/20/21 6:05 a.m.

That is so cool!'

914Driver MegaDork
9/20/21 7:15 a.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

There were about a dozen in the basement of a home on our installation (we make cannon since 1813), so I snagged two.  Cast steel with a cannon ball welded on top.

RandolphCarter New Reader
9/20/21 7:30 a.m.

Love it!

Appleseed MegaDork
9/20/21 8:36 a.m.
NOT A TA said:

Looks great! Needs a Moon eyes sticker, and I haven't seen a hitching post in decades!

That or Clay Smith Cams "Mr. Horsepower."

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/20/21 7:32 p.m.

I love it 

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/21/21 8:07 a.m.

Congrats on finishing a project and figuring out how to post pictures old man

914Driver MegaDork
9/21/21 1:25 p.m.

Huh?  I'll own up to an unfinished project but pictures are second nature.

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