The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adventurer, Jun 1, 2011.
I would like to see a duel between you and Sibley !
Awesome, just awesome.
This is absolutely Amazing...I can't believe that is the same car! I will never again say that a body is beyond repair!
True craftsman in Italy !!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not sure whether I should give up altogether or work harder to outdo you?...people think I'm nuts for saving the projects I drag home, and you make me look like I'm just patching up a small hole in comparison...great job on saving this one, I can't wait to see it finished and assembled...keep up the great work and enjoy the fruits of your labor...
INCREDIBLE save. I' really at a loss for words.....but I'll keep watching!
From a fellow Italian in N Carolina, thats much more work then I have ever seen, to resurrect a Ford body. WOW when I saw the first pics I thought you were gona cut it up for body parts. Bravo. Iceman
Freakin' crazy save job. well done!
Been following along for awhile now and it just gets better and better. The colour looks great. Since you masked the frame I guess you're going red body and fenders and a black frame?
Thank you everybody for the kind words. The car will be all red, frame will be Painted in the next fex days.
Amazing. Great work and you have destroyed many excuses for not fixing a car.
spraying the undercoat....and getting ready to paint frame
Now *THAT* ^^^^ is a pucker moment right there...
The grille is a long story. I had an original grille, but had been reworked and many of the bars had been changed. The remaining bars were not in good shape, so I decided to purchase another grille. Found a nice one on ebay, and work started on this one. There was some rust and traces of paint, but sandblasting would have left a porous surface. So we decided to put in a bath of Evapo Rust, and after a day the grille came out looking new. Here are some pics of before and after
Really looking good!
after the bath
I cant say it enough...WOW!!!
frame Painted and ready to be assembled
mounting the leaf spring to the wishbones...a bronze bushing ahs bene created, with a threaded shaft with a grease fitting....
Just an incredible job of saving this car.....it's hard to look at these pics without saying wow over and over again.....
front end will be next, and then mounting the 283
In renaissance times the greatest masters came from Italy, apparently that still holds true. Unbelievable talent and perseverance.
Beyond belief ...
I have been doing body work for 43 years and could not have done that 3w .
I have worked on some ratty stuff to
do you know of any "Brocchini's" ....most likely up on the hill from the town...my great grandpa and granddad came from there at the turn of the last century...they were from up on the hill...
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