The Jalopy Journal
I have a softspot for european cars (weird if I didn't since I own an Opel stationwagon from '77) from the 60's and 70's and Alfas are no...
Looks nice as they are now too but if you're gonna repaint them I vote black as the first choice and tan as the second. :)
My new tires arrived at work today so I just had to try one of the rear tires on for size, they sure are tall :eek:
Rears are 7.00x18 STA's and...
I like to think so too :D
Happy to hear that, this pre war-stuff is new to me but a lot of fun.:)
And now it looks like an actual car, got some exciting times coming ahead of me.:)
Just a rough mockup though but feels good to see the cowl and...
First layer of topcoat on the wheels, a real hassle to get good coverage with all the spokes.
Then I ran out of paint but it's getting there....
Thank you, very happy to have found an open top project at a reasonable price :)
I sprayed some rust preventing primer on the wheels today.
Soon time for the topcoat. :)
I was thinking about mounting the lights the same they are on the car below.
But I hear what you're saying and I will mock them up on my car and...
Picked up my sandblasted wheels today, ready for some primer and paint.
Something special about 87 year old metal that's so clean. :D
Some progress made on the body today.
Starting to look more like a car now. :)
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Seems like Clint Eastwood has a thing for Ford's.:)
In his latest movie 'The Mule' he drives an F100 (and a Lincoln), in 'Gran Torino' his...
Got the front spring done today.
6 leafs total and reversed eye.
I'm only 5'9" and I fit fine in a stock 28-29 Model A.:)
Glad to hear you like it.
Hopefully it will look more like a car soon, and less like a pile of parts.
Got started on the front spring today, just needs some sandblasting and paint now.
Hopefully it will turn out ok on the car.
Took an old crooked light bar and made some headlight mounts for the frame.
They didn't turn out like exact copies of each other but somehow the...
Thanks for your input guys :)
I'm going to use a Model B 4-banger and B-trans in my Model A.
But one problem with doing so is how to mount the pedals.
I would really...
That is exactly right:D, bu we do have some really nice hot rods in this country already.
My Phaeton has a lot of work left but still cooler than...
Nice build and good to see another young Swede here :D
Thank you, I'm very excited about this since it's my first pre WW2 car.
I'm not really into bodywork so I'll leave that part to the seller to...
I got them included with the car so I have no idea what they are worth.
And yes, they are from 1932. I think 33-34 used 17 inch and 1935 16 inch....
Picked up the 18 inch wires I'm gonna use.
They are nice and straight, just need some sandblasting and paint.
New tires and tubes would probably...
Good parts, and the seller is an experienced coachbuilder with a lot of knowledge about Model A's
so I'm pretty convinced it will turn out ok in...
Been a long time reader on the HAMB and a while back I made a deal on a 1928 Model A Phaeton.
It's not gonna be one of those shiny, better than...
Looks like a good find. :)
Can't wait 'til I can bring home the Model A I bought recently. :rolleyes:
Welcome, fun to see more Swedish people here :)
Been following your thread since last summer and I really like the updates you've done.
Great job. :)
Thanks for the pictures.
Something like that I had in my mind.
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