The Jalopy Journal
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It's coming along so nicely. Build threads like this are inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to share it with all of us.
Get the hood springs on yet?.. I put one on my 59 GMC, used a lot of washers and a flat blade screw driver..
Sold the Caddy, and the Apache. Thanks for all the help guys. I'm really close to my goal now!
I put pertronix in my 61 Cadillac and 63 thunderbird.. got the pertronix coil too though, so I had no issues. Both fire up and run just fine.
Or you can horse trade on craigslist.
If you're just building something to play around with I'd just fix that one.. if you got some of those sheet metal butt welding clamps you could...
Damn I love Cadillacs...
Too bad you're almost finished.. I've got one with a big back window sitting in my back yard .. Would look good on your truck.
I'd drive it like that all damn day... make it safe and roll it around town.
Wow, whats creepy? putting some dust in concrete?..? or putting dead bodies with the guts sucked out in a box and burying it next to other dead...
I'm supposed to drag out my grandfathers 62 with a 4 speed to get the wheels off. I'll get pics. He took off the bumpers and a bunch of other stuff..
My first car was a 66 Galaxie station wagon.. this was in 2005. I payed 500 dollars for it and drove it home. I spent a lot of time just taking...
My grandfather did this in the mid 60s.. Still has the car although its in rough shape now.
that 59 cadillac makes me sick..
cool car, I put petronix in my 61 caddy and my grandfathers 63 thunderbird. It was really easy and so far so good.
I always run them off of a jug under the hood before I ever try the gas tank... A few feet of rubber hose saves a lot of head ache.
I don't think you even have to undo the shock on that car to get the front apart.
That's the truth.. They like to steal truck batteries too.
remove a few leafs and cut a coil.. Like I said, its free and if you don't like the leafs you can always put them back.
Yours looks pretty low already, I'd cut one coil and remove a leaf or two.. No money spent.
Yes, I removed one or two as well if I remember correctly.. Although I'm sure blocks will work just fine.
I lowered a 2 door.. flipped the main leaf spring.. maybe a few more. cut 2 up front, lowered it about 4 inches.
I've had a ton of old cars and have been lucky enough to have only hit tranny problems once, and that is in this 63 t-bird. But I haven't looked...
Mine has a mercury 410 that someone swapped into it.. They are awesome cars for sure.
I went to the hardware store and got big steel metal loop hooks with big washers, drilled two holes in the floor and used the big washers and some...
get it running, do the brakes, Put tires on it, drive it while you fix the rest. Don't spend money for the sake of spending money. I bought one...
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