My photo
We are the Trashers, a Dutch Car Club. We build, modify, kustomize and drive all kinds of old vintage US cars. So what's the deal ? Well...since the 1920's speed addicts try to push their vehicles to the limits on salt flats and dry lake beds like El Mirage and Bonneville, USA. And that's exactly where we want to go too!
But...instead of using a high-dollar, computer-controlled car we like to break a land speed record like they did in the fifties, using a vintage flathead engine for power and the best possible body to put this in; an all aluminum fighter airplane droptank... Yes you heard it right ! We're planning to go to the salt lakes with our bellytank racer!!!
And that's where you as a reader come in. We sure could do with some funds!
So, if you like speed, vintage cars and share the same enthousiasm in breaking a speed record as we do...
Join in and make a donation to our bank number on the right. Or buy yourself a "Trash-Can" t-shirt or some cool stickers. We'll keep you informed about the progress of 'your' project!
Thanks for making our dream come true!!
Trashers Car Club

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here's another look at that rear end. We're contemplating a early Ford banjo, but considering the desired end ratio, we'd need a quickchange, and they're mucho dinero !

Rear end challenges

Almost immediately we ran into a problem. We chose our 9" Ford rear axle for parts availability. Only to find out that the yoke where normally the propshaft is attached to, is out of the axle's centreline.

Because of space limitations, the gearbox is attached directly to the rear end, not using a propshaft. This is not gonna work...

What have we been up to ?!?

Yep, it's been a while since our last topic, now that we're all up&runnin' after all our holidays, here's what we've been up to !

First of all we set up a chassis-table in our workshop. On this we are able to set up every major component up in any angle or position we'd like.

We cleaned our 9" Ford rear end, and put it up on the table.