The Jalopy Journal
Finally Done with the driver side!
Flip the car around and start on the passenger side!
Pissed my .025 roll came apart and jammed into a...
Selling my old rear fenders, and extra windshield/ header panel to buy new rockers, and what ever else I might need, metal wise.
(If anyone is the...
Stripping by hand!
And put the patina back like I originally was gonna do, similar to this:
A little less primer showing though
Boy that .025 wire I found that you suggested, (.023) really worked good on the outer sheet-metal! I almost look like I know what I’m...
Guess what? I’ve had my Lincoln Meg Welder for about 10 years now, and I never looked in my stash but apparently it came with a .025...
I mean Howells!
I guess $95 is Affordable enough for me!
Have any of you guys heard Of or used towels sheet metal? Everything seems to be made for Coupes and...
I’m trying not to look at this right now, but its staring at me.... I want to just fix the outer edge, and not replace the whole damn thing, and...
Wow!! He got lucky with a nice old Patina ride in nice condition! Thats what I was hoping for mine, until I found the mesh/Bondo covered rust! :(
I’m taking a break for a few days!
Im in the home stretch now! Feeling good! 1 more Triangle patch left’
And a few more welds! And...
More Puzzle piece making!
on these final phases, spending a few days just on this corner Business!
Trial fit, over and over....
I am learning as I go, and figure the more I share, we can learn together, in case someone else is starting out with something...
So....I took the outer patch back off to start welding the inside, I forgot to take pictures yesterday of what I did inside of there. So I thought...
Well tacked the panel in, used my uncles old 34’ fenders that have a nice convenient paint line for me as a guide!
Looks close enough for me. So...
Yeah, I need to trim the lower flange, it needs to go in about 1/2, just a trial fit right now, its got 2 tacks holding it.
Here better pics with...
Boy! Getting Harder now!
Its like a puzzle, figuring where all this stuff meets! Just tacked the patch in for mock up, and to see what needs to...
Kicked Butt Today!
Finished the Tub, all lower sections now done! Including drilled holes and spacers, Rosette welded the inner 16g
Now on to...
Moving Foward! (Literally to the front)
One more patch before the
Good Eye Mate!
Yeah, it is, I figured all the inner stuff is hidden, plus its hella strong when it gets some bends in it, it also gives me some...
My Cheap harbor freight vise, angle iron, and pipe are my metal brake, and forming tools along with ballpeen hammers of different sizes....
Playing around with simple ways to form curved pieces to go in the lower wheel tub Area, its gonna be tricky.
It kind of curves in 2 different...
While The Guys at work Have been home... we have been busy.... me welding, and my buddy doing my rear window wood! He is awesome!
The Doll 87’
Known here since I was 3’
Is This All Metal? It has the perfect Chop???
Damn I wish I was at this show!
I see why it was a limited invite!
The cars are So traditionally...
Hey Dan! Love it!!!!
Is that sedan All Black, or really Dark Washington Blue, with black fenders?
Is the owner a HAMB Member?
I got about...
Not bad for a little over a week and a half!
Frame repaired! Upper wheel well Done!
I feel good about it! Feeling more confident!
On to the...
And here Im whining about the few patches I have to do!
(Actually Im enjoying it now, that it moving along!)
Excellent Work Man!
That is just F-n’ Slick Right There!!
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