The Jalopy Journal
I'm with Phil. I like the light/dark/light contrast that the spoked portion of the wires provide. No biggie, though.
Ohhh, delicious! The stance and the side trim make it look a mile long (OK, it was a long car to start with). I wouldn't change a thing except to...
IMO the rings are a plus.
Great stance on this 'Bird.
I love Duffy's Eliminator.
I love Pat's entire body of work.
I love Tom's accomplishments, and his retelling of them on video.
If you were to change to spinners, I'm partial to these. And, they'd be right at home on your car! Scarce, though.
Beautiful. I would put small hubcaps on the chrome wheels, but that's just me. You deserve to be very proud!
The last two cars show wildly diverse views about -- and through -- windshields. IMO neither builder has it quite right.
My '56 Chrysler spinners are now restored and on my shoebox:
I have seen at least three '41 Merc short-doors, so I'm not surprised to hear of a '42.
...and at other times...
One more time:
Bought this new in '57:
No door handles, no side windows, no top. These really were/are Parade cars! Very handsome, too.
Still at the Petersen in 2019. Some may not know why these '52 parade cars look like '56es;
Chrysler recalled all three of them in '56 to re-skin...
Wow, my error. VERY good-looking car! Thanks for the clarification.
I think this is an extraordinary-looking '36. I'm pretty sure it's a photoshopped image, but it's so well done that I can't identify precisely...
Just read the whole thread. I hadn't realized that your avatar wasn't a completed car; your description of the changes you've made is extremely...
Nice Buick. I like '53 Skylarks, too!
I bought 15 x 6 wheels from Rally America, and my Lincoln caps fit well enough. They never fell off.
Is that car really in Kathmandu? Seems a wonderfully improbable ride to be found in that neck of the woods.
I thought the Delray was one of the coolest Chebbies of its day. Starting in '56 (?) it was a 210 post sedan with a greatly upgraded interior.
I was born in 1940 and grew up in West Los Angeles. My teenage years exactly matched the 1950s. Many car magazines were introduced, and I read...
Love the T coupe!
Nice '57. I agree, though; I like '56s better.
Thanks. I was quite proud of how it looked.
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