The Jalopy Journal
Cool car..I always feel the need to "make it my own", but that car chopping the top isn't one of the changes I would make.
I'm content with what I have/had..but, there is one that does stand out I've never owned a '55 Nomad.
Over the years I have read too numerous to list complaints about them on this forum.
Truly they don't deserve our money.
What annoys me is when a...
Raising the bar..this is going to be a sweet truck.
I got side tracked on yet another '40 p/u- frame up..a bit off topic MII frt end 350/350 (see pic), and renovating a vacation house project.
Which is why, my entire quote started off with "there are exceptions"..certainly not the norm.
There are, and always will be exceptions, but if you're 60+ yrs old 4 drs weren't cool-they were your parents cars..and as already said often used...
Thanks for posting a well documented build thread.
I know the "look" I like..but have no idea what you like.
Find your "look" and go for it..many ideas on the thread on '40-'41 Ford pickups.
I like louvers, yes they are a pita to color sand..but not every step to building a Hot Rod is a walk in the park.
Had a couple of cars I had...
The car also plays a major roll..as an example (maintaining the traditional vibe), but updating from a flathead say in a '40 Ford, my choice would...
Cope Bros. in Tacoma.
Lot of experience with a variety of engines, passed down from the previous generation.
I've had them do sbc's, bb's, Buick...
I've done this several times..always a struggle.
The experts will tell you to align the hood with the cowl first, keeping all other attaching...
Another vote for Newport..used in '40 Fords but I'm sure the quality is the same for your application.
I'm of the belief you can build to make a buck, and have fun doing it.
Make that 13-1 for the Buick
Great pics of cars that are right at home on this site.
Being he recently retired, he'll need something to occupy his time, even if it never gets completed or sees the road.
Too many people, once...
Even taking the spare tire carrier out, you still should have enough room for your AAA card.
Your idea for extra storage sounds good.
Considered a pickup?
When I consider selling a car, there is a reason.
Do you need space, tired of it, you want something different, need the cash, etc?
You have that...
Bored .080, balanced, Isky Max1, MSD dist/6 box, in my '40 p/u
I like the un-cluttered clean lines without.
When I replaced my bumpers on my '40, I didn't put the bumper guards back on.
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The appreciation for each increases, for the diversity of their inherent characteristics.
Love the Hot Rods, but I'm not giving up the late models...
Pics of the '40 p/u build?
Fairly common for 235 chevs to have cracked heads.
Take to a machine shop and have them magnaflux the head.
They both would have a bit of a cool factor-early sbc three deuce, or nail head three deuce.
My practical/lazy side would be the sbc, since you...
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