The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by John 79, Apr 7, 2011.
I probobly will put it back again when i hav rebuilt the floor but for now i works without problems.
That portion of the floor the snubber is hitting is a boxed section. I made a raised section for my `62 and gave it plenty of clearance. Also made a new drivshaft tunnel the the front of the rear seat bottom.
Nice car. Can`t wait to see this one finised!
Yeah,i noticed it were boxed.
Got a new floor mat when i bought the cas so i guess i will rebuild the floor when i change that.
Gonna put some smaller tires on it to,got 235-75-15 now and they are to big.
love those big 'ol chryslers, they definitley make cool customs, i like the direction that this one is heading. i'll be watching the progress on this thread til the end.
Did the passenger door today.
Any ideas what i can do with the grille?
Nice! I'm going to be using the mesh grill and crossbar from a '58 Fairlane on my '63 Newport.
I just bought a '61 Saratoga grille insert for my '62. Bolts right in and it's a real clean design, just horizontal bars, almost like a custom tube grille. Much prettier than the '62 inserts in my opinion. I like the '62 surround better (no lettering on it) but with the '61 insert. Here's a pic of a stock '61 to show what that insert looks like.
THANKS,that looks killer!
Now i just got to find one
Making tube grilles aint that hard...
Car looks good.
Try Ronald Osborne of Pleasant Garden, NC. He has a personal junkyard of this era Mopars of all kinds. His phone number is 336-674-5180
It's your car so you don't have to listen, but I think your outside door handles are bitchin. Rather than lose em completely, what if you raised em up several inches. You'd have to look inside the door to see if it opens a can of worms to do it that way. If they could get to the same hgt as the 1/4 panel feature line...
The roof is painted,will get some better pics when it stops raining.
Nice job on the roof!
Cool car, how did you paint the roof?
I would top off the roof with a good layer of Metalflake myself.
Definitly alter the driveshaft tunnel first before driving the car without that axle snubber!
Not doing so will make the driveshaft dig into the tunnel occasionally and wear/grind itself down and weaken it locally. This will cause a safety hazard at accelerations and high(er) speeds.
Dont worry,im not a fool.
The tunnel is alredy cut out
liking this a lot man, the smoothed sides really look great.
you swedes really kick sum serious butt w/ your rides.
keep the updates cummin
I dident paint it myself,my friend who work as a painter did it.
He painted the light green base color then we masked the fields and put some lace over them and painted the darker green over that.
Your Chysler is looking good....When finished it will be a cruizer for sure...Here is my '61 Windsor Chrysler I've had since 1995. Keep up the good work....Steve
Building a grille for that car would be a piece of cake...
Use flat aluminum stock - 1/8" X 1/1/2" or 2"...stack it up with a square nut (or 1/2" square piece of the aluminm stock) between them. Use "all-thread" rod to hold them all together...looks like it's straight all the way across...no need to add a point in the center.
Here's a shot of my Caddy grille...altho this one has been lazer cut to fit the hood/bumper shape, you get the idea...
Some minor rust repairs.
More to come....
Also changed the old shitty Astros for much better Astros from Cragar.
What a difference in quality!!!
8inch with 215/75/15.
Next thing will be to remove the door handles.
Excellent! You are doing to your ride what I'm doing to mine: Shave the handles & emblems, lose the mirror & bumper guards, etc. I was going to say leave the grill as it is. Simple is good. Until I saw that Caddy grill which is killer! I need to find out how to do that to mine..........
Tube grilles are nice but I'm thinking chrome drawer pulls. And keep the door handles; they are cool looking and can be a pain in the ass when removed.
Did some minor work today.
Got the old hole from the antenna filled.
Man I love them ol' Mopars. the rims are what I want for my ride. That roof is freakin awesome. Your friend did as killer job. Makes me want to change what I'm doing with mine. Crap now you suck!!!
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