The Jalopy Journal
I'm glad its back.
I'm building a pickup from the remains of a 41 Australian coupe ute.
Its pretty neat concidering i started with just a left...
reverse the rear leaf springs eyes, that'll gain an inch, then using a vice and clamps carefully remove the lowest leaf spring and flip it over on...
My buddy just used one with a truck cab he had to build a 37 dodge pickup.
I dig this buildup, mate you do really nice work. You and the missus should be real proud of ya selves.
I've really enjoyed this thread. I have a 56 Dodge Kingsway Crusader coupe ute basically a remodeled 54 wagon done at the factory in australia.
A lot of cars up until the 70's had a neat roll'd rear beaver panel below the rear bumper FROM THE FACTORY, simply unbolting the rear bar and...
I bet he had the hammer down when it happened, what a mess.
I've got three key words to building the perfect period custom RESEARCH, RESEARCH and RESEARCH the era, fad's and styles before you start.
Sweet, all done nice and simple. Looks great.
You have some fine skills there man, they both turned out Sweet As mate.
My all Time favourite 32 5 window.
Building a 60 falcon custom for th missus , quad lights, tunneled taillights, 4 bucket seats and full length consul etc, well that's the plan. I...
Put 3.08 gears in it, you can cruise the freeway plus tackle hilly regions without knocking it back too many gears.
I hate when people remove the front vent windows
You obviously know what it is, so call it what you want. It's your ride.
The point to remember here is these car's were the owners idea of the perfect custom. Ugly or not they were created by hand and lacquered and...
They'll probably last o.k, not like he's gunna be drifting it.
Nosed and decked 57's are everywhere but cruise this down the street and everyone would know it was a custom.
Was looking really neat
I agree, those wheels look crap. Alright for rolling it about on, but get something cooler once ya driving it daily. Neat project man, I haven't...
As long as the sidewall cracking doesn't appear life threatening I say keep using em until you can't use em no more.
looks neat as is.
In refence to an abandoned falcon sedan .
(Mike) Do you think someone own's it?, (Reb) No! it is a natural resource !! we are recycling a wreck....
My condolences to you and your family.
Mine are tucked closer in and they extend out flush with the end of the bumper. Our rego laws are really tough tho.
I wish I could post mine up. I'm image posting illiterate.
My buddies dad pete who is in his 70's still welds with a stick welder, he's a genius at bodywork. I'm presently under his tutelage, after seeing...
The doors are a dead give away to the era it was built, i'd say at a guess that the owner / builder was influenced by the slim profile of european...
Get the front coils reset lower at a reputable suspension/leaf spring business.
Cool. Nice chop on the window's .
On mine i flattened the roof crown a lil over the C pillar / rear screen maybe an inch or slightly more , to...
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