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Frenchy Dehoux
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« on: October 06, 2018, 06:54:16 AM »


  Here we have a P38 World War 2 drop fuel tank. I bought this one from  a friend that was going to build it for the Bonneville Salt Flat with a Ford Flat Head V 8. Lost interest and I bought it to build for the street. See pictures.

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Frenchy Dehoux
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 06:58:41 AM »


   A few more pictures showing how I was looking to have the engine to fit inside as well as the transmission .

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 07:07:21 AM »

    Here I have a friend Matt Todd in Phoenix fixing some rusted area by making new panels to fit. I will be using a VW front beam and cutting the stock shock towers off and making a shorter shock towers. Using a center steering box and using for the rear a wish bone like you have on the early Ford with the swivel ends to adjust.VW 5 lug rims with the original Dean Lowry Bonneville moon covers Dean had on his Bonneville super beetle which I had bought a few years ago from Dyno Don. The front will have the disc brakes set up and at the rear will have the type 3 wide drums with the short axles and tubes.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 13:29:43 PM »

Very cool, can't wait to see how this evolves....

Larry
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 19:34:54 PM »

Bitchen project Frenchy!

Instead of shortening the stock shock towers, how 'bout something else . . . like lever-action shocks . . . https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ford+lever+shocks

Are ya thinkin' of using coil-overs for the rear or are ya going to try to keep torsion bars?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 09:43:39 AM »

Looking forward to the progress on this one.
Any idea all ready what size engine and so?

Henk!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 16:09:19 PM »


   Henk
   I am going and have a stock 1600 cc for now and possibly next a 1776 with the 42 dcnf 9 Webbers and if I want can add a pair of 48 ida's later .

   Frenchy
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 05:02:04 AM »


   Progress as of today fitting all the new panels and have the other half of the tanker to make the proper adjustment and alignment . Next will be the nose piece to replace.


   Frenchy
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 07:09:03 AM »

Amazing project, my hat goes off to you!
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 14:36:48 PM »

Super cool! Can't wait to see this on wheels  Shocked

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