The Jalopy Journal
I sold a 67 f100 I’ve been driving for probably 6 years. drove great. Had a 302 I built with my dad and uncle in 1988.
im building a 51cj with my...
that’s about as cool as it gets
Yep. the $60 example is used was the 15 year ago around here shop rate.
I was offered or asked if I was interested in a position located in Palo...
It does sound weird.
Our painter made spray out cards not to match paint but so our machinist could measure paint thickness. That way my boss knew...
Ever cut and buffed a u-joint?
We had 8-10 guys averaging 70 hours a week for 3 months on 1 car.
That’s an estimated 400k to 500k worth of labor at just $60 per hour
I got the eccentric part.
need more talent though.
I’m might start rambling about conspiracies and alien abductions just to see if the talent...
Yep. No bigger A-hole than someone that pays you for your time, knowledge and skill.
If you’re gonna be a douchebag, you’re much better off being a talented one
On particular customer built and raced Bush cars.
He’s forgotten more on chassis set up and engines than I’ll ever know.
He wrote the checks, I...
Talk to em. You might be surprised.
I’ve built cars for folks that built plenty. They just have a business now that affords them the luxury to...
I got around 5.5k in my bus build.
I’ve installed wheels and tires that cost over twice that.
The guy the paid the $$$$ for the...
Another fellow Jag veteran.
A friend of mine learned to never swap labor with a lawyer. It’s a 4-5 : 1 ratio
Another one of these threads.
250k to build something isn’t odd or shocking.
Building cars isn’t charity work.
The guys that pay these prices...
Any modified car is a “custom”
Every hot rod is a custom build.
I like spaghetti
the cost to build a custom and fact that most full customs are...
Some tires and lights and I’d drive it on the street
Then we make it go and stop.
I planning on a daily driven 56.
Plans are a 283. Keeping the power pack heads. They just look better. Could care less about 2or 3 more hp from...
the peanut butter is a funny story.
Our county jail had a nationally coveted jail brake. Inmates used peanut butter to...
What’s an LS?
The newer rear will have a parking brake.
Yours in currently on the trans, correct?
If so, the 8 3/4 would solve one problem if ya change the trans.
Just a hypothetical curiosity on my part.
You’re not totally incorrect. According to the link you posted, the gm side by side MS has a residual valve in the brake side. So would you have...
The SBF is currently in its 3rd vehicle.
I’m building a jeep with my son now.
I don’t want him to feel he has to hang on to it because of me....
how would it be different than running a dual MS set up.
If ya wanted a dual MS with a vintage look, why wouldn’t the 60-62 gm truck MS...
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