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New Soapbox Car

Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by gowjobs, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. gowjobs

    gowjobs

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    Spent the last three days thrashing on my new soapbox car. It isn't done, but save for brakes, it's driveable.

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    Sorry for the quality of the pics, but the sun was already down when I shot these.
     
  2. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Looks good :wink: I like those rear tires, it makes it look real cool :mrgreen:
     
  3. Markm

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    WOW!!!!
    Cool!!!!
     
  4. jonvo4591

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    Needs a little V-twin in the engine bay ;)

    very cool nonetheless!
     
  5. MarksA-C

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    Is that hood off of a David Bradley walk behind tractor?

    Looks cool!
     
  6. gowjobs

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    DING DING DING!

    Absolutely correct! I scored it a few years back for $25, and have been saving it for such a project ever since. That little T-bucket body came from an old quarter midget project that was excavated at a construction site near a buddy's house a few years back. I finally put the two together in a new frame made out of 4"x1" .120" rectangular tubing.
     
  7. MarksA-C

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    I spot just about any kind of tractor stuff from a mile away haha.
    Just have to ask, when you say you scored it do you mean the whole machine or just the hood?
     
  8. gowjobs

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    Nah, just the hood. Found it at a swap meet, and figured I'd have a project for something that looked that cool, sooner or later.
     
  9. gowjobs

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    Just about done... racing on Sunday.

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  10. aka_locojoe

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    That's cool!. Nice work. Anxious to see photos/videos from the race.

    I'd never heard of those Bradley things till I spotted this one at a Peddlers swap a couple years ago
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  11. g-ratter

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    The question is do you have to push it up the hill first?
     
  12. that is sweet, I'd make a bracket for a bolt on briggs to use in the off season.... :wink:
     
  13. gowjobs

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    Nope - just have to be able to unload it from the truck by myself. Race was good today, but my lack of prep bit me in the hiney. I should have over-inflated the rear slicks and added a brake pedal stop to keep it from returning over-center, preventing the return spring from slightly engaging the brakes on the reverse-throw of the linkage. I had to keep slight pressure on the pedal to keep the right rear brake from rubbing slightly. As it was, I was back near the back of the pack, but had a great ride, anyway.
     

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