The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by h.i., Nov 4, 2012.
Thanks for the kind words Cruiser!
Don't know how,but I have missed this build. This car is cool and I am subscribed!
Been ages since I updated this. Been working on small stuff. Steering, pedals, and lots of non-car-related nonsense. Ill try to get some pics up soon. Maybe it will inspire me to get some shit done!
Ill be looking forward to seeing the updates
Been hangin out for some news on your car, looking forward to seeing your progress. JW
Well, hell, I don't know how this build got by me. Excellent work, man! This is a great build thread. Get at it, I learned something with every update.
Forgot about this one?! Are you driving yet??? Love it!
Nice to revisit some of these nearly forgotten trad T builds. Hasn't been many new ones in a while.
Was thinking about this car the other day but couldn't remember the thread name. How are you and Pineapple doing these days? JW
Fellas.. thanks so much for dragging this back to the top! We will be back on this car tonite! Time to hunker down and get these cars done! I need to revive my thread as well. H.I. has some updates to post for sure. We are doing a lathe chuck upgrade on his lathe tonite.. kinda boring for the hamb, but it's needed.. Not sure what he has planned for the car this eve.. Maybe he will chime in soon. We both have gotten distracted with random life stuff, just like everyone from time to time. All good though.
Whoo. Yeah, been away a while. Kids, bikes, sculpture crap, house crap, work crap. Whatever. Im easily distracted, and haven't worked on the car as much as I would like. It looks the same, I've been working on it off and on, doing floors and pedals and whatnot. Ill get some pics in here shortly. Sorry to the guys that were following this! Ill try and keep it going but no promises, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, haha
Hard to believe but this car is still not on the road. Its tough to find the time to put in with everything life throws at you so progress has been slow. Figured its time to catch this thread up to where the car is now. The metal work on the dash was a mess and I had to redo it to make the gauges I got work anyway. Here it is in progress.
Here is the cluster I picked up.
Started in on the floors. I used the rear floor pan from a 47 coupe I parted out.
Built a little square tube frame and skinned it for the front floor piece. Making these pieces removable.
Firewall patch and toe board:
Time for a trunk floor! Tried to keep it simple. Bent the spring cover up with Pineapple's new shrinker-stretcher.
Driveline was hitting the floor because I dont know how to measure Had to make a new tunnel for clearance.
Then got distracted with other things... This is a sad sight.
Time goes by. Cleaned up the garage and put everything back together for a good mockup.
Glad you are back at it......you were greatly missed with this build. The work you have done has been worth the wait, its looking real good. Don't be a stranger for so long again. JW
I just read through this, great threat, great car.
I'll go hit the watch button, thanks.
I lean on the like button, so I don't f#ck up a good build thread with needless babble. "Ohhhhs" and "ahhhhs" and such. One of the best builds here, back on top. T for tits !! ( and THANK YOU )
Darn tape measures anyway, causes problems when trying to read numbers our eyes "see"
Wow! this is good news! Lets get this thing on the road already! Glad you updated this.
Thanks for the inspiration
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