Aluminum 550 Spyder build

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M Penta
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#76 Post by M Penta » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:13 pm

Looks like it is really coming in to it, nice!

Must be tricky to haul it back and forth to CT.

BTW, good article in last issue. I always enjoy reading Barn Finding. The entire magazine was a great read as usual.

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#77 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:53 pm

M Penta wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Looks like it is really coming in to it, nice!

Must be tricky to haul it back and forth to CT.

BTW, good article in last issue. I always enjoy reading Barn Finding. The entire magazine was a great read as usual.
Thanks! And yes, the almost 4 hour ride to and from Wray's takes it's toll.
I always need stories for my Barn Find column in the magazine, if you have a good story to share, please let me know.

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#78 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:36 am

Bless your heart!!

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#79 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:24 am

True piece of Unobtanium, the tail from 550A-0132.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#80 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Ok, time to start on the chassis. I've been saving this chassis for awhile. It must have been rolled early in it's life because there is very little rust. Someone cut out the front pan but I suspect by today's standard it probably wasn't very rusty. I plan to cut this at the back seat area and mate to the 550 frame, the frame was made in the 80's I think, so not original but it looks close enough. I loose fitted the front panels, everything is way way off, but you get the idea.
Hoping to make big progress next week, stay tuned.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#81 Post by Dan Epperly » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm

So cool.

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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#82 Post by Emil Wojcik » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:50 pm

You must have way more spare time than me...and I'm retired!

Keep up the great work.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#83 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:15 pm

Emil Wojcik wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:50 pm
You must have way more spare time than me...and I'm retired!

Keep up the great work.
I wish, it's taken 5 years to get this far.
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Re: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

#84 Post by Wes Bender » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:14 pm

That's a great project Adam. Thanks for sharing.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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