The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by rockable, Mar 16, 2019.
That is breathtaking!!!!!
There's nothing sexy about rebuilding light fixtures but it beats losing your lights at an inopportune time. You have to admit, however, they don't make them like this any more.
Need to make some new terminals for your sockets when you replace that rotten fabric covered wire? Solder a 1/8" pop rivet to the wire. Voila! You may have to grind down the o.d. if it's going into a duplex socket like any 1157.
Sexy? Man I love detail stuff like that and clean work.
More detail stuff. A little brush, some One Shot and some thinner on a paper towel is all it takes.
That tail light is just gorgeous.
Your attention to "The Details" is what makes your build stand out from others.
Thanks, Loudbang! I've been restoring cars for a long time. I'm retired and in no hurry, so it's much easier for me to attend to the details as I've gotten older. Plus, my skills have improved.
Waiting for small parts is driving me crazy. "For want of a nail....." has passed through my mind many times lately. So, to occupy my time and do something that needed to be done, i made a shallow glove box insert for my SecretAudio control panel. I mostly use the remote but sometimes you need full function access. There is a bezel that snaps onto the controller to clean the install up.
I used expanded pvc foam sheet and a heat gun to form the corners. Wrinkle finish rattle can paint does a nice job on the inside with a little urethane glue in the corners to seal it up. Voila!
I usually make this out of 20 ga. steel but this worked so well, I doubt I ever use steel again. It needed to go in from the front and be a little flexible. As an added bonus, the plastic sheet doesn't scratch the paint.
ACES! That is really trick!
Finished the exhaust. The pictures show the rear suspension at full droop. I was able to avoid using 45 degree bends by canting my mufflers. This worked out well, I think. I am waiting on parts right now but should start it up soon.
Gosh, that is pretty!
Who is doing your chrome work?
Advanced Custom Chrome in Erie, PA. Chris Waldemarson. Tell him I referred you, please. He has done 3 vehicles for me and does excellent work. They also do pot metal, which a lot of platers won't touch. His pricing is in line with other quality platers.
Well, I started it up last week and I have been fixing a couple of wiring problems,, fixing leaks and fighting other problems. This is the worst startup I've ever had but I'm gaining on it. The rings aren't seated, so it's smoking pretty badly when it gets up to temp but it's running ok. Hopefully time will take care of that.
Now, there seems to be a transmission hiccup. The reverse clutch pack isn't fully pressurizing. Shit. At least I have plenty of time to work out the bugs.
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