Four Wheel Project

msrfan

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Thanks for the encouragement matt, I did figure it out. It took some doing, but it was well worth it.
Here's the parts I fabbed up and a T handle I had lying around.



Got them all welded up and installed.




The gear indicator lines up perfect.




Just pull the lever and a pin comes up and lets it go into reverse.






Worked out better than I had hoped. Sometimes you get lucky. Now it's on to the dash and foot controls.
 

Lay'emLow

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You are an incredibly talented and creative individual. The entire build has me impressed, but that shift selector and indicator really wowed me! Very well done sir.

I hope your grandkids appreciate what their grandpa can do and has done for them.
 

msrfan

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Thanks Paul. The grandson it's for is the only one savvy enough to appreciate the engineering that goes into these builds. In fact he is quuite a designer himself. He knows CAD and made me a blueprint for the clutch in my little Jeep. He's full of ideas and we use them when we can. Stay tuned for the next phase. Foot pedals for the accelerator and brakes, or maybe the dashboard.
 

msrfan

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Well the Willow Springs race is history, so I'm back on the Scout III project. Fabbed up some foot pedals to attach to the frame rails with 1/2'' pivot bolts. I made them in the shape of my grandson's big feet. When we get the body done it will be easy to slip into them and keep off the exhaust and front tires. Next we need to work on the linkage to the carb and rear brake, along with adjusters, guides and return springs. Stay tuned, lots more to come.





 

msrfan

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Got the pedals mounted and the brake hooked up. I purchased the parts from McMaster Carr. 1/4'' rod, return springs, ball joint and shaft collars. I had to put a few bends in the rod, but came out very solid and functional. Going to try and work on the throttle today.






 

Samford&Son

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We've been waiting months too....and we're the ones building it. Its coming together pretty strong now...i cant wait to drive it with the body on it
 

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LOOKING REAL GOOD MSRFAN!!!!!!

I must admit to being a novice with woodwork, but why do you build the body out of wood rather then steel? I know youd have a good reason, i just dont know what it is
 

msrfan

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LOOKING REAL GOOD MSRFAN!!!!!!

I must admit to being a novice with woodwork, but why do you build the body out of wood rather then steel? I know youd have a good reason, i just dont know what it is
Hi Harry. It's cheaper and just easy to work with. A little bulky but very forgiving. I've made several vehicle bodies from wood and if you get enough paint on, most people think it's metal.


By the way, I really like your new motor. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
 

msrfan

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Made some frame extensions to support bumpers and the body and installed them today. Also found some old shock absorber bushings that are perfect scale for body mounts. Moving right along.