The Jalopy Journal
Mig, it's easy. Buy one and within an hour you'll be up and running. Just make sure what you are welding is clean and shiny steel.
I'm still overwhelmed by the love for Beetledeuce.
Maybe my mistake was not having a substantial plan from the get go. Initially I...
Very kind of you to say so Leo. Likewise, I wish you and yours a happy and peaceful holiday.
Don't worry Volvobrynk, I'll make you another one!
Who knows......perhaps he's a Hamber and will read this one day... like a message in a bottle.
Haha....You never know Fella, I might take you up on that! Although I can do without the rain.
I wish I had an update for you, but I don't.
As you may remember, I lost my workshop and with nowhere to work, I decided to sell...
I needed to move Beetledeuce from one area to another, which meant a part disassembly.
It was reassuring to see all the proportions still looked...
I've been shocked by the reaction and the following from the start. Guess I just struck a chord with quite a few people.;)
Maybe not a Chevy but I do think there is scope to build a 5W ford using the same technique.
I have a measurement of approx. 66 inches from rear axle to firewall. What would be a good distance from firewall to front axle?
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What's the wheelbase of a real Deuce?
I can tell you the measurement from the centre of my rear axle to the firewall. I don't know the typical...
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Funnily enough I'd had similar thoughts about casting a Duval type frame, although I hadn't thought about the Bug rear windows. Trouble is I am...
Thanks for all the support guys.
Whatever happens it's been a great experience posting this build on the HAMB and I really appreciate all the...
I've been in touch with the editor of a Hot Rod magazine here in the UK. We spoke about running a feature on the build and maybe...
Time for a long overdue update I think.
My hand has been forced slightly, in that I must vacate my workshop by the end of the month.
Agreed, and often the work is better and more rewarding after a break.
I hit a wall (not literally), when everything else caught up with me and the roadster took a backseat. I guess this happens to most of us building...
The mould incorporates a core so that the parts are hollow straight from the mould. I didn't want the work of hollowing out the castings after.
I've been thinking about producing some kind of build manual or guide with measurements and drawings as well as photos if there is...
Now come on, I used the doors, door posts and rear wings! :D
Dick, . ........it's a mystery....
A few people have had trouble viewing the pics, I've tried loading them in different ways, not sure what else I can do:(.
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