The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RMR&C, Nov 19, 2017.
I like your innovation and execution, simple with function.
Thanks, yes for me form follows function. It has to be usable as I drive the crap out of my old vehicles.
Do you have a build thread for your sedan? Looks interesting.
This is what the MOOSE illustrated for your approval via My request..
Now if she was in my shop I wouldn't get any work done at all........
The rendering is similar to how the car will end up, but less radical and more practical. I think I can find a happy medium....
The happy medium lives just north of Fresno. Tells fortunes and reads palms.
I have the frame all smoothed up and ready for primer, just waiting for some warmer weather. Current temp is around zero.
Also cleaned up the rear end housing and springs,. Have a bunch of parts to prime.....
Don't know how much chop you're planning for later, but a serious-sneaky chop would be ~ 1 -> 1 1/2" cut. Or better, even less. Just enough to make 'em stop, look, n say "Wait, What?" .
Yes, I'm thinking 1.5-2" would be about perfect. Biggest challenge I see is the roof is wider at the top and tapers inward as you go down. Mostly at the A pillar. Would have to narrow the roof at the front slightly......which creates more challenges.
Started building my grille from 1/4" steel rod. It's extremely tedious and time consuming getting all these bars bent right and lined up with each other. Would be simple if they were straight, but the curved bars should look killer.
11 down, 22 to go!
My high tech bender,,,,,,
Very nice. Those grill shells are at a premium. Guess all the good ones are already on someone's restoration. Nice to see an original being saved and not using a fiberglass repop.
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