The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Zak Hall, Oct 29, 2017.
Lookin good Zak! I can not believe how solid that body is!!!!
Fell into his lap lol.
Yeah it's a pretty good body. Not as solid as my 57 was but definitely worth building.
We've been at a stand still on the car, been insulating the garage and waiting on housing ends and the front axle from Ron Pope. Should all be in sometime this week.
I would have the very same ideas !! They're heavy enough, have big brakes and plenty of towing power. Not to mention comfy.
Great score !
Really nice job, it should be fast as light as your making it.
This is mine so far.
^^^^ Always had a thing for Wagons. Interesting way of mocking up an engine using an old camshaft. I see a glass nose on the 55, and another on a 57 in the background. Plus, I see an early 50's Chevrolet Coupe; lots of hot rod projects there. Got any other photos of your front stub; most guys use box tubing?
I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
Thanks for your comments. I gutted the cross member and installed 2x4 tubing inside to keep the original frame look.
I posted the pictures as a way of encouragement to Zak Hall's dad.
I didn't think about me getting comments.
I apologize to Zak Hall and his dad.
I'm sure they won't mind!! Good people!
Nice build. I tried to keep the same back half of frame (style)as my frame was shot. Used 2x4 Went 9” ford and coil overs. 4 linked with panhard. Had old wheels to fit it as I wanted to keep the rear quarters and wheel well. Found a set of 2017 mustang 17” locally and still have plenty of room for a bigger tire.
Got the axle for dads car in, got the spindles off the old axle and installed along with new kingpins and bushings. And got it all mocked up. Hopefully get it tacked up tomorrow. Housing ends came in too, would like to have this thing as a roller by January first!
Gonna be sweet for sure.!!! Love the body.
Dad got the axle in today and got the wheels on it, gonna narrow the rear end up tomorrow. Won’t be long and it’ll be a roller. Also been doing maintenance to the Cadillac and getting it ready to tow.
It’s on four wheels and rolls! It’s definitly got the look.
Looks good. What do you have the height set at at the rockers?
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11.5 at the rear and 12.5 at the front. Almost the minimum requirement
Are you going to use leafs or coils on the back ? Car is coming together.
That's a lot of plastic, do you know Dexter?
You can’t run coil overs in Southeast Gassers.
looking good guys! I can't wait to see it when it's done!
Old round fart. I did not say coil-overs, I said coils. You are allowed to run coil springs as long as they are 4 inch in diameter and not attached to the shocks. My Southeast gasser project is getting coils and shocks.
When you are mocking it up for ride height. With no motor and transmission,does it get you pretty close using just the main leafs in the front?
Yes it gets pretty close. And if you still need to compress it a little you can use ratchet straps.
It’ll be coil spring rear.
Thanks Zak we are trying to figure out my boys frame now.
KQQL Wish I could paint it, i'd do it for free, i'm a sucker for 55sedans.
We could make that happen lol.
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