We start with the front end and cut and grind the upright supports even.
Next we eyeball the angle for the uprights which will hold the steering crown and clamp one in.
Then a second one to form the sides.
We take our time getting everything square...
Jake clamps in short braces beween the uprights and welds them in place.
while I cut a rough piece of plywood to see how our seat back will look. This first attempt is way too tall.
We take a trip to the steel yard and pick up some flat strap to wrap around the edge of the seat back and to form the rim of the front wheel. Here's a 55" circle to help us visualize the BIG front wheel.
Here's our set-up for welding the strap over the seat back.
and Jake welding it up.
Here we've added a couple of pieces to support the strap and the first upright is welded on for the firewall.
At the end of the day we put some foam on the seat and seat back and sat in the driver's seat. It won't be long now!
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