The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Voodoowagon, Oct 30, 2009.
Yes sir. the glass guy came by and test fit the new rubber moldings and took finial measurements to cut the front curved glass. Sat he plans on a test fit of the windshield. The engine is getting bolted together and should be back in in a few weeks...
awesome keep us(me) updated getting ready to do mine!
Shit, to hell with the '27 Dodge Brothers rat project, just spotted a '49 & 53 pair of Plymouths for sale here locally...this thread just inspired me to totally change the direction of build I am gonna do for my handicrapped Kustom
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, my business has been a little over whelming but as Jay said we are still moving forward. Will get some new pictures up soon, cant wait to see all the glass in the car.
This morning met with Rick of Rod & Custom Autoglass Supply to start cutting and fitting the front glass. He is going to be cutting down the old glass first to use as a template, below is a few pictures I took. He also took the door to start cutting down the vent glass and side glass.
Cutting the top down little by little
This glass is on fire
After sanding the glass down Rick noticed the corner of the car will need to come out a little to fit the glass flush. Pushing to have the car going back together soon so we can work out any suspension or engine issues.
Good glass man there. Most look at the cavity and think:
"The body is imperfect, oh well, the rubber will forgive it..."
Many chopped Rancheros with broken windshields ago, Rod Powell schooled me on the right way to fit glass to chopped tops. If the car has to be 'shaped' to the glass, that's what you do.
Great job here, I'm following with interest.
Thank you Mike, the driver side was so slightly off I didnt even notice it.
way cool...thanks for the updates!!!
Those glass guys have wrecking crane balls. And I can't BELIEVE the visual transformation of this entire car by that little chop. Incredible. And you'll love the 318, had more than I can count. If you want to wake it up more, they respond very well to cam 'n carb upgrades.
Thank you guitard, we have a Comp 268 cam with a Holley carb going on it. Hopefully will have engine going in for final fit next month.
uhh how much to get a windshield made?
Just curious, why use the old glass as a template? Why not just use the old glass?
Let me ask Rick
phil the bottom of the window is separating and is pretty scratched up
Gotcha, couldn't see that from the pics. No sense in doing all that work and having a scratched up windshield.
Looking great guys!
Took the car out to Rick so he could finsh the side and back glass in the car nice and tight. Should have some updated pictures in a few weeks.
OT my wife and I picked up a 72 International Travelall for a nice little Sunday driver
funny looking back at these chopps, similar but different. neat to see someone elses take on the chop. these cars need chopped!
Hey Kevin, we are turning blue waiting on an outside picture with the glass installed. When do you get her back?
Rick (glass guy) gave me a call Sunday letting me know the car was done, he had a few hiccups with the vent windows but after some tweaking and holding his tongue in the right direction he finished her up. I cant be more pleased, there is still the final install to do however the body guy has to do his magic before Rick glues the glass in for good. Here she is last night when we picked her up. I still have some concern with the roof line however EVERYONE tells me once the engine is in, hood is back on and the car is all in one color it will all flow just like I have pictured in my little brain I have.
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Tonight I am headed over to a buddies shop that is going to fine tune the metal and get the car in one color for us so we can start getting her back on the road.
Nice lines. Came out really well.
Looks really good so far , nice lines . First thing that came to me was , an old moonshine runner .
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