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For some reason ,I`ve decided to build another gasser. did a little trading with a Buddy and came up with an Austin A40 4 door sedan. Over Christmas holiday I got the chassis built for it. And last weekend I got the body transfered over to the chassis. With the snow storm my company shut down for a couple of day ,I got the body mounts in & trimed the rear fenders for the slicks.Now it`s time to start on the roll cage . Here`s a couple of prgess pictures . Gasserman
 

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Nice simple chassis and good body. Looks like a great project. You have great skills. Mark L
 

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It`s part the angle of the picture and also it`s a little bit rearward. I`m thinking about redoing the front axle mounts to move it forward . The way the springs mounted that`s where it ended up. I`m now in the middle of building the roll cage . And boy the car sure is small inside then when you add a bunch of tubing . It`s really small then . Gasserman
 

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Small? Your A40 is 6" wider and 9" longer than my Austin A8! Wish I had all the room that a A40 has! My neighbor has a '48 A40 and they're really much larger inside and out.
Here's a pic of our's together:
 

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I`ve made a little progess on the car. The roll cage is mostly done and installed. Got the seat and steering column mount done. Build a dash and mounts for it. Changed out the front slots from 4.5" to 3.5" slots. Still have a bunch to do. Here`s a couple of new pictures. Gasserman
 

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Looks good, nice lines to the cage, they certainly do get smaller once you throw some tubing in them!
 

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They sure do . My granddaughter says it looks like a junglejim . Yes ,I did get a set of wheels from Steve. I did a quick polish job and put them on.They fit the car better than the other ones. Gasserman
 

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Now you know why I'm building a '63 Catalina. The darn thing has two zip codes all it's own from front to back, heh!. I might be able to take all you guys for a ride all at once someday, HA! Might have to go shopping at the furniture store for a couch for a back seat. But yours will be a lot more traditional. Not everyone is going to like mine. Mark L
 

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Well ,it`s been a while and have made a little more progess on the car . The cage was all tig welded by a good buddy,the motor & midplate mounts are done ,and got the rearend all assembled. Also fit up the new rear tires & wheels. But that`s will be about it for the summer . It`s time to go racing my Falcon again. So here`s a couple of updated pictures. Gasserman
 

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Nice 46? You said 46 and I had a 48' Ibought from the second owner in Phoenix, AZ in 1971. It was the same color as the hood on your project car. It was complete, fired right up and I drove it home, complete with the semiphore signals working too. The prior owner never knew it was about to be stripped and turned into a street gasser. I never got to finish it and sold it in 1977 to a guy in West phoenix. Fast forward 16 years and my brother in law was crushing out a wrecking yard at 55th ave and Maryland Ave. I strolled the lot and there was the Austin. All the trim, emblems,headlights,signals etc were gone. It ended up in the crusher that week.The doors were long gone too.It probably wasnt worth saving.
 
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