The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pappa Wolf, Jan 5, 2013.
want more? of course you do! hehehe
I HAD to test the seats, an absolute must. what a wonderful feeling to sit in your own handiwork, for the first time!
I grabbed a few beers that evening, just sitting in my lawn-chair beside my caravan, and enjoyed how far I got!
Now we are getting closer to fall, and it's getting colder outside!
These were the last pictures I had, (unless you want to see my tranny overhaul! hehehe)
The next set of pics, will be of what I'm doing now!
man thanks for sharing your photos repairing the rust holes on your car , excellant job ,
In this suitcase, lies the next part of my project!
With tempertures close to zero, it's not fun to work outside, so I brought the work inside, so now I'm working beside a nice warm fireplace
My dashpanel, with all the gauges! hehehe
I really dont like the color, so I'm trying something new!
The plan is a complete colorchange, but how that will go, I don't know
The first change!
And 75 years of missing attention, and care, is showing, so, I'm taking care of dents, flakes and rust! hehehe
Thats it for now, back to work! hehehe
I really dislike the snow now, and miss a warm garage!
But instead, I'll just tinker with the dash
Got these from a friend, during a coffee break at his garage.
Hot air for the windscreen, They dont fit, at the moment, but the grinder will fix that! hehehe
And here's the reason why I'm inside, and not out welding the car back to life!
God, I hate snow, at the moment!
With that wiew outside, it's kind of logic, to stay inside.
And today in the mail came??
My"DIY" instrument facia!
And with nothing on the tv, I sat down with a pencil, ruler, and made theese
This being my first attempt, I'm quite pleased.
I scanned the original, and spend most of the day, cleaning the edges, straitning the lines, and fixing the digits
Not quite right, but with 10% more, it fits
Quite pleased with these
Last test print was perfect, next on the list, is printing the real decals
Looking good my friend.. My son had one almost in the same condition, we got to the point of mounting a chev 283 / T350, HT Holden (Australia GM) front end with rack and pinion steering, and an HQ V8, Holden diff, mounted with 4 bars.. Coil springs all round.
All it needed was for me to do the panel work, but he fell in love with the low rider scene and a 64 Chevy which caught his eye, and so the 37 was sold.. Keep up the good work..
for me that looks like a cool project also
you really got balls to buy such a project unseen - think i would not dare to do so
anyway - lots of welding already and your rig looks better and better with each pic
keep those pics coming!
which direction you wanna go with your build?
A real diamond in the rough that you are doing a great job on. From the first pictures of your car to the more recent ones, I have to say I am very impressed. I like some of your choice in tools and methods of fabricating what you need. I do a lot of the same and am currently working on a 33 Plymouth for a friend that started with nothing more than cut up pieces of a rusted shell of an old coupe. You can check it out here. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/uncle-ricks-33-plymouth-project.680682/
The 37 Chevy has always been one of my favorite years. I have build several 37 cars and trucks and still enjoy one I built over 20 years ago. 37 was the first year of the all steel body and had the famous Harley Earl designed "Speed Line Styling".
Keep up the good work on your build. You are going to love the finished product.
Soft streetrod in the beginning, and gradually build it bigger better and faster!
Well, I got a head start today, before clearcoat and cutting
Cutted out and clearcoated
Painted the facia, and my favorite tape for painting! hehehe
Chekkiing how long they have to soak, before they let go of the paper!
Not bad, for a first try.
Newer forget the coffee!
Got done with the others quite fast
And then the spedometer
And a little red paint on the needles
Dang, the glue wont stick on this one. O well, we'll try again later!
Quite pleased with these
Fun to work with, actually!
I bought my '37 twenty five years ago and just got started on it last month. I don't have any pictures of it. But if I did, they would make you cry. 45,000 original miles, stored indoors for 30 years before I got it, and ever since, too. No engine or transmission, (too bad). No rust!!!!!!!
I'm not bragging, but when I saw this car on a tow hook going to the scrap yard, I had to have it. Seeing your work makes me feel a little guilty. I feel I should cut out some pieces just to weld in some patches. I did make a panel to recess the firewall an additional two inches to accommodate a longer 6.
You are the MAN!!!!!!
here's some reference pics I took. My friend finished his car recently:
Great job! How did you get pic of my coupe? see my album
Well, it has been almost a year without any progress, (Still waiting for the permission to build it.)
I have had a lot of hours fixing my newest addition (1980 dodge mirada) Gave it a complete overhaul, and lost interest in it, and parked it under a tarp.
Wanted to do something on the Master and made a new trunkfloor, and welded the inner fenders!
And planning the new wiring for her!
A small update, On the 28 of january, I had a visit from a government official, who asked me a few questions, and told me to go ahead and build the frame.
The only thing, was, that they have to check the welds and the materials, before I place the body on the frame. So now, I'm waiting for better weather, so I can clean out the garage, and pick up the framejigg! Hopefully, there will be lots of updates from me in the future!
After the snow disappeared, a lot has happened around here. rebuilding my daughters v6 in the buick, and cleaning out my garage.
But Friday evening, after dinner and a few beers, I decided to go out and do something.
There was supposed to be a car here!!
But the chevy got moved to here.
A fast unwrapping
Yup, my engine hoist, is a multipurpose tool
Oups!!!! forgot the handbrake lever
But that was easily fixed.
Old tires, rims, woodblocks and a lot of other stuff came into use for this.
And after some adjustment of the height, the frame rolled out with no problems
That was friday.
Today, I did this!
After flipping the frame, the horror of rust revealed its ugly head!!!
Nahh, not really. More rust, than I hoped for, but less than I expected!
Next on the list, cut and remove anything with yellow paint.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally got my a.. in gear, and went out to a fellow hotrodders house, and delivered the front and rear suspension from the master, and picked up my new/used IFS
It's from a 1977 Opel Commodore GS/E and in pretty good condition.
A little welding is required in a few spots, but that's normal.
The day after I got the IFS home, the dreaded work-devil got me! (dreaded by my wife! Hehehe)
First a lot of measuring, and writing down in my book, and then rechecking all my work. dinner and another re-recheck, just to be sure.
And then out came the angle grinder and a few cut wheels.
This used to be the location for the bump stop
Now it's just a hole.
Radiator support and engine mount. It has to be separated, in order for the SBC to fit.
This is fun, and a lot of work.
Handbrake mount had to be saved.
Wife played with the camera, in an unguarded moment!!!!
I do believe, that I invented a few new words, when the front suspension fell of the jack.
But it didn't break, my leg stopped it!
After a lot of cursing, and yelling at birds, rocks, my car and the far wall on the barn, (It wasn't my fault, remember!) I settled down, and tried again. and was surprised at the near perfect fit.
A little dumpster hunting at the local workshop, and I had steel for the frame.
Let's see what tomorrow brings!
I own a 37 master 85 too.
I dont have this endurance to keep going all the metal work.
In order to get started on the underside of the frame, I had to finish the topside. witch meant a couple of bodymounts, needed to be replaced!
So a cardboard template and 20 minutes later I had these.
And 10 minutes later they were burned in!
A steelbrush later!
Worked on the radiatormount, it needed some attention, after the divorce from the motormount.
Sawblade and minifile (for filing keys!) were used to remove the rust, before welding.
Well, I got a bit further!
Let's se when the next update comes!
The rear crossmember needed replacement, so I build a new one.
Using a lot of different tools to make this happen. But fun as H...
Wierdly enough, my sledgehammer had the perfect size for this job.
Done, on this side, now the other way!
The less fun part, drilling!!
My little compressor got a big job, but handles it perfectly!!
Some fresh steel for the frame!
Had to find my old drill fixture, its crap, but better than drilling by hand!
And repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat,
Not bad for an amateur
but nicer, after som cleaning
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