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Tweedy Pie frame shortening, second try
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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) rjm7404 is offline
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      Took a while to figure out how to cut a curved frame and be sure the cuts were the same but eventually geometry presented a solution. Was going to build a jig but it seemed like too much trouble. Ended up just using rubber cement and paper to hold the parts in place.


      4 pieces of paper rubber cemented to hold frame. 1.6 inches (12.8 scale) will be removed.


      By keeping paper parallel, cut angle will be identical on both parts of frame so angle doesn't matter.


      After cut, front and rear need support.


      Rear cut was made at slight angle just in case, file to perpendicular (where bottom and paper meet).


      After filing, using clay to support rear makes adjustments quicker.


      Filed and ready to join.


      View from front showing curve of original frame remains.


      So now I need to glue the pieces together and then cut the second body and make another rear crossmember and I will be pretty close to where I was when I discovered the first attempt went bad.
      I am also considering a transmission adaptor so I can put the Chevy engin in and use the old Ford transmission (Tweedy Pie did have them). I have been checking out Apoxie Sculpt putty Tweedy Pie frame shortening, second try . You mix 2 parts together and then you have about 24 hours to work it. It is pretty sticky at first but does clean up with soap and water. after a couple hours it is firmer and could be rolled out between wax paper to form a sheet (you could do a body or upper part of a coupe body or roof, cape for Superman or Batman, etc). Then after a few more hours it would be stiff enough for texturing (if you were making your own cast iron stuff like original Ford heads for Flathead,etc). The transmission adaptor would be just Apoxie over rear of Chevy after cutting it about 1/2 inch from bolts on back of block. I have a couple pics so it shouldn't be too hard. Need to cover pan under bellhousing and then I guess make a flat plate to attach on front (right behind oil pan).
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Looks like a plan to me. That's a great way to figure it out.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    KISS, and man did it work well huh!!
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    Never thought of that. Beats the heck out of a frame jig. Thanks for posting the photos I'm sure allot of guys will appreciate you simplifying it. :D Daniel
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    I kinda laugh at myself as I make up masking Tweedy Pie frame shortening, second try tape and sheet styrene Tweedy Pie frame shortening, second try jigs, but they usually work fine and don't take much time either. Once in a while I'll make a real one, but it's rare. Good fer ya on yers.

    I'm itchin' to see this progress!

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    That makes two of us.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Errr.............. that makes three.
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    Four.:)
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