The Jalopy Journal
It wouldn't let me "Super Like" your post Rusty. Great to see the car together again! Hope the move works out well for you and your family.
Don't know how I missed this. Sorry to hear the news, but glad to see you're on the mend. I'm close by. If you need anything, hit me up. Even if...
If memory serves me, on my '61 door panels there are a few holes at each end on the door opening that will accept the plastic christmas tree style...
There's a limit to my abilities, lol. But that looks great! They make a great full custom. I'm going for a stocker type look with some 50's...
Used heavy plastic, like for greenhouse walls. sealed it to the door with 3M strip-caulk. Keeps mine water tight and durable.
There's a plus to that picture.... He's not licking the windows. :D
Thanks Gents! I wanted the whole front end stretched including wheelbase. So thanks again!
One last request. Can you lengthen the front fender/wheelbase the equivalent of 4.5” between the door and wheel well? Like a Roadmaster front end.
Now that’s Sexy!
Any chance one of you guys could remove the portholes, slam it on the ground and if possible lighten the ground under it to be able to see...
Rounding 3rd and headed for home!
And then extra innings of wet sanding and buffing, lol
Why do we do this to ourselves again?
If it was easy, everyone one would do it.
Sorry to hear things went sideways.
Glad to see it just added another story to share.
P.S. That's one...
Good luck sir!
Pop taught you well, and it shows in the fact it runs like it never happened.
Way to go Rusty! Very proud of what you've done!
His win will come! Keep "tinkering!"
That area was rough on mine as well. Glad you're back at it!
Remind me why we do this to ourselves again.... ;)
Love to do a '50 Sedanette in a similar style one day. I bet your car will make a great long distance driver.
Glad I'm not the only one with that disease, lol. Love what you've done with this car. Even the non-Hamb-friendly mods. Just the right mix!
Showed this pic to an upholsterer friend, he laughed(with you) and agreed with your thoughts!
Alzheimers sucks. Lost Mom once already. Then get to lose her again when God decides he wants her. My heart goes out to you and your family. It's...
Do Knoxville Dragway a favor, send them an e-mail letting them know how you felt about it. You are well spoken and conveyed your thoughts well...
Sorry to hear about the crash Rusty. But glad you're ok. Looking forward to the rebuild! Miss seeing you and the Bad Banana back east.
No, 3 fenders to do the job. No worries. I searched high and low and found 3 fenders that were rusted beyond repair except for the wheel lip area....
That's how we did mine. Actually 3 fenders to get the larger radius. Pic on post #204 of this thread.
My kids are 6 and 8. We started out modifying their 1/24th scale metal cars and trucks. Now they want to come to the shop and build/modify stuff...
That's the way to do it. One part at a time. Sometimes looking at a huge "to do" list is overwhelming. I'm married, ask me how I know. :D
That's the best! He looks 6" taller and a foot more confident!
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