The Jalopy Journal
Looking good. Maybe watching your progress will motivate me to finish mine up.
This was a hard days work pulling this out after a 38 year slumber.
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I have finalized the suspension, brakes and steering. Other than that, all that have been able to do is little odds and ends. Family obligations...
I tried one from a 59 and it bolted right into my 57. I ended up using a 4 door bench seat out of a 57 though because it does not have the split...
The Ranchero is slowly taking shape. The polishing is all done. Now I am starting the long reassembly. A few weeks ago, I scored a haul of new...
My two year old came to help today. We unmasked it and got it out of the booth. I am really looking forward to taking him and his siblings on...
Today was a big move forward. The body is now painted(HOORAY!).
Now the paint can set up for a couple of weeks and then the color sanding and...
The last bits can go on the engine and the trans can be installed.
I finally get to see what the black looks like against the...
I finally have an update.
The Ranchero is starting to receive paint!
The underside of the tonneau cover is the blue metalflake.
I have a thought of doing a pop up navigation unit or a small storage compartment there. I have not decided yet.
Thanks. I cant take credit for that masking. I asked for help while I was working on the engine and when I came back, that was the result. I...
Progress has slowed a lot on this car but at least some things are still happening.
The body has been primed for the final time and is almost...
That's the money shot right there. Great detailing.
The car looks incredible. Can we get a pic of the complete interior?
That is so cool that your son is helping out. The car is looking BITCHIN too.
No updates on mine. I have been working away on it but nothing cool to report.
I also laughed when I saw the pin stripers signature. Very funny.
HOT DAMN! that looks awesome. I love the dash. You are pulling out all the stops on this girl.
It looks like you are over the tedious annoying work. Now comes all of the really satisfying stuff.
I love this shot. The car looks cool, but its the windows and natural light coming in that really gets me.
Yeah, you may very well be right. I want to at least give it a shot though.
This is the color that will be going in the area where the gold trim was and will also be on the engine itself.
It is a Toyota color (8E5). I...
Yeah, I know. Black is everywhere.
I was thinking about a nice medium blue pearl but I have kids and am expecting bumps and bruises. I want it...
Thanks for that photo.
I may end up using different wheels depending on my mood. I have four sets to choose from and each set would give a very...
The Ranchero has some paint on the exterior! Yippee!
I have not started the filler work on the fenders or tailgate yet but it still feels like...
I love the look of a nice kandy flake paint job.
Sexy, Sexy, Sexy!
Are you revealing your exterior color plan yet?
WOW! you have really gone balls deep on this one. I can see that it is in good hands.
I did mine by 90 degree bending some 20ga so that it was 3/4"x1/2" and several feet long. I then used a stretcher to give it the radius that I...
I have been working on a box cover for the last little while. It would be nice to have the storage area protected but I don't know how I feel...
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