The Jalopy Journal
Spent the last couple of years building this one
It belongs to my Dad
It's now a convertible with a functioning top not a "roadster"
Just box your original frame
Here's a shot of my friends 54 with a 360 and stock boxed frame
Very cool, I love flames and Buicks
Nice save !!
Can't believe someone would cut up a Zephyr that bad
You're a brave guy to tackle it and it looks great now
Looking forward to the pics
After seeing Mirco's 49 Caddy pics ,I know you can fix this one
Thanks for sharing Mirko, I look forward to your next post
Amazing workmanship !!
I don't know if this helps you or not but the drums on my 62 Thunderbird are 11 1/32" x 3"
For the front and 11 I/32" x 2 1/2" for the rear with 5...
Looks great kiwi
Here's a pic I took at show last year of a 36
It's begging to be chopped and you know you want to
No Merc's were harmed in the build
Rear bumper is 56 Plymouth and tail lights are custom made
Dad did not build it, it was built by Rick Dore,...
Chop it and put it in the weeds
My Dad owned this 53 for a while
The car is in the registry Barry, I believe my Dad posted on the Mkii forums
I think it was you that answered some questions he had on the other...
My Dad picked this one up recently and has started the build
Here's my 62 roadster
Yes, I have done one coat on parts and used the primer to fill minor imperfections, also some colors require a clearcoat
Very simple process if...
I bought the Eastwood Hot Coat Pro system a few years ago and use it all the time, works great.
As with anything, preparation is the key, coating...
I sold 2 of them a couple months ago at auction, got $400 each
Mine were in better shape, any HVAC shop would gladly take it off your hands for a...
I've used Reliable a couple of times from California to Ontario Canada
One car was between San Francisco and Oakland
They picked it up within a...
Sell the 57 Chebby, they're everywhere
Build the Mopar
I know what you were saying Bob, I was surprised at the difference it made on Dad's 62 Lincoln
Here's the Ford part # we used C2AZ-6436-A
The car came with a factory rubber and metal seal that works as a shim
It needs this seal
This is the way to do it
Make a hammer form
There should be a ground strap on the engine to the inner fender
I helped my Dad put the 430 back into his 62 Lincoln last year and we had issues,...
Sounds like the starter, is the rebuilt engine the one that came out of the car ?
There are 2 different flywheels avaiable for that motor with...
The pink one in post 4 is in my garage right now, it's not mine , belongs to my Dad
Yours looks to be in great shape, leave the color the way it...
Contact metalman on here, he clipped the 53 Buick my Dad has.
I believe he used a 70's Nova
Seat bottoms look like a set of grand prix seats I have but the headrests look mopar
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