The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 383deuce, Mar 29, 2014.
Man, this car is sweet! It looks fast just sitting still. Great find.
Hey, you can't bump this thread without giving us an update! Great find and great shop, too!
Here is your update, NOW with pics... Holy crap, it rolls!
Certain things make progress seem "real". A rolling chassis is a big milestone! Attaboy and keep the updates coming.
nice body good find
Looks like things are moving along nicely!
Dennis, look what I found! I was 19 when I bought this deuce in Sioux City for $200 in 1978. Sorry about pic quality, though, 126 film was not noted for best usage. This is as I picked it up with title, before I started the teardown. Randy Milligan and I unchanneled it as the floor was intact, tacked it together and started stripping the body of nasty paint and bondo. At that point, it looked like too much bodywork for me so I bought a nice 5 window body for the chassis, got it to primer, and then sold it to buy a Gibbon roadster body. ( the stupidity of youth...lol) Looks like you are moving along well with the old girl though, I would love to have finished pics when it is done to make a framed story of it...
Is that the same body? WOW!
Yup...there she is in all her old timey glory
That is so cool, I know Dennis will be excited as hell to see that.
nice find but saw----zalls are for wood
The old pictures are so cool, That car is going to be killer. Very nice .
Thanks 32 SHO, always nice to see missing parts of any puzzle found. Bob
Nice score! congrats. Man, theres cool stuff popping out of the woodwork all over the place right now!
Great to see some old pics and history coming together for this car.
Can't wait to see this build progress!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR LIKING MY NEW PROJECT. A BIG THANKS TO MIKE FOR POSTING THESE OLD PHOTOS OF IT TAKEN BACK IN 1978. I JUST RETURNED HOME FROM KANSAS CITY AND GOT TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS ON FULL SCREEN. DAM I SURE LIKE THEM.....MIKE I WILL MAKE SURE YOU GET GOOD PHOTOS WHEN IT IS DONE. THANKS RANDY FOR PULLING MIKES CHAIN ON POSTING THEM.
Dennis, I grew up in Sioux City as well but I wasnt born till '61 but I'll check with my uncle, he's was in the Strollers Car Club in the '50's there, he might know. I think T-Man knows some people from that area as well. Malcolm, didnt Ron Stephen have a really nice '40 Ford pick up called "Poor Man's Pride". I use to watch him race stock cars in that area back in the day!
That would be great if you could check with your uncle.......Thanks
Hey Dennis - I'm looking very forward to see it in August!! Congratulations to this great score...
The target date is August 2015 Bonneville. Not 2014 sorry.......but I am slow at building
Congrats on the find! Nice build!
UP DATES COMMING SOON AS THE BODY WORK HAS STARTED.........
Looking forward to seeing some progress.
If you are back in KC again, look me up and come by the shop. I am a stones throw from the KCI airport.
Will be there for the greaserama car show...are you going to make it this year?
Looking forward to seeing the body work - GO POP!
Planning on it. If it is in Platte city again, I'm just a couple miles away.
Here are some photo's of the 3w progress. Man, the cowl lid I sent you home with sure worked out nice. Pays off being a pack rat of 32 parts.
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