The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.
Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing it completed.
Man, that car is so bitchin! One of my favorite MoPars hands down!!!!!!
Chris, your car looks familiar.
Wow, yeah, that's kind of crazy!
Got the nose on the car for good. Had to tweak all the gaps a bunch because it's a '50s Mopar and they didn't fit together all that great when they were new! Cleaned and painted the grills and all the parts for the rear speakers and rear defroster on the package tray. Put fluids in the engine, trans, and rear. Installing the radiator and hoses this week. And yes I have started the wiring! Verified the starter engages and the engine still turns over, so that's a plus.
Only a month left before Roundup! It's still just a paperweight but at least it looks like a car.
This is one good looking ride! Very few will catch the grille swap, but what an improvement.
(It may be time to change your signature! )
That is SO good lookin'!
Guess you won't have it at Goodguys this weekend. That's going to be an awesome car, I like your style!
Thanks a lot guys! I'm skipping Goodguys. A bunch of my friends are going, but I have a deadline I want to meet. Plus, that goldchainer show comes around twice a year here.
I have most of the mechanicals under the hood finished. The radiator is installed and power steering lines are done. Fluids are topped off with no leaks so far. Adding five gallons of coolant did put the nose on the bump stops so I raised the car up about two inches. Torsion bars are great! I added a couple of ground straps between the block and frame and firewall. Headlights are in. This weekend I'll be working to finish up the rear bumper, get a front seat together for it, and wire up whatever I can. My dad wants to clean and reinstall the trim on the fenders. I think I'm going to ask him to paint the headlight buckets; as ugly as the rest of the car is, I still hate all that flaking paint.
Such a nice car!! Luv it
Boy ,she looking sharp as a tack!!!!!! Bruce.
I got my dad to paint the headlight buckets, yeah! My wife has been placed in charge of the headliner, so here she is polishing the bows. We worked on my 6-way power seat, and after some lube and coersion, it all works. The foam in the seat is decomposing badly, so knocked out what I could. Going to do the Mexican blanket bit over the seats to get it on the road. Made a kind of janky package shelf from thick cardboard and some rubber matting, then installed the two rear speakers plus defroster. Ran the main part of the wiring harness forward from the trunk to the dash. Worked on restoring, installing, testing, and adjusting a bunch of electric parts, like the dimmer switch, brake switch, etc. and ran a few more wires.
Killer apron! Looking good! Anxious to see it move under its own power. Keep on it!
Looking very good. I have to say that I prefer the original grill and hood. The scoop you made reminds me of the last Packards that were produced. Your workmanship is great and it's cool your dad's helping. But what happened to those cool wire wheels you had on page one?
Well I have another good stock hood and a pair of stock front bumpers you can put on it after you buy the car from my estate. The wires have been on my wagon for a decade now. They're a little too narrow for my taste, at least the rears. I have an idea for something different... after paint, chrome, interior, and myriad other things.
Love it. Every part. It’s EASY to over do it... which you haven’t.
Spot on! I wish I had your vision and resolve!
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