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.
Finally finished my grille. Turned out pretty nice. And heavy.
Excellent work on that grill!! That really came out nice. You deserve a frosty beverage (or 18)
That turned out great!
very nice job
That grill is a work of art!!!
Nice build..grille looks great!
Now I'm back to doing bodywork. Previous owners have attempted to beat out some dents......using a ball peen hammer or something. Lotta stretched metal.
Very nice! Excellent job on the grille!
I have the window trim mouldings if you are interested
I might be, depending on price. I have a couple, and some 4 door ones......since the car is gonna get chopped I'd hate to cut up real nice ones. Will send ya a PM, thanks.
I'm sorta starting bodywork also....well, trying to figure out how to fabricate body mounts....lol
Keep at it
Hi Bobby, nothing getting done on this project lately.....to much "other" stuff going on....
Scott, that grille is a work of art. Today is the first time I ran across your thread. Subscribed now so I don't miss a thing.
Just found this tread . WOW , love what your doing .
I agree with you on the amount of chop . I should have listened to b-bop and do a 3” but no I did 4”and now that I’ve drove it some I’m going to lower the seats as low as I can get them . Keep up the good work .
Been working on bracing the body and got my lines laid out.....just need to set aside a day to start cutting.
Well, I did it..........more pics to follow.
Just looking at that makes my palms sweaty. It makes me think of all the ways that I could completely butcher getting it back together....LOL
Its a long weekend, will you have it back together Monday? That's a lot of work, you better run out and get a 30 pack
The lid is back on, and tacked..........
I took 2" out, I'm really happy with the look. Pics don't show much difference, but it's a real improvement. Still have a bunch of fitting and welding.
BEEE U TEE FULL WORK
So disappointing for me, nuthin' personal.... I HATE SUBTLE !!!
The 2" looks good, subtle
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