The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adventurer, Jun 1, 2011.
Its looking better already! Keep at it !
Don't stop now. Keep us posted please.
Wow!!! I missed this one...
At this point after following alot of your projects and seeing the final results...
I'm sure your the Best Italian Hot Rodder..
Keep up the good work..
See you soon,
Great work in saving this body. Based on the as found photos I'm guessing the doors are from another 3Window correct?
It will take some serious BALLS to save that one. It appears you have them...
No, the doors are the original. We cut the inner structure off and got everything straight. Now only the upper part of the door needs to be fixed, but will be able to do this when roof is ok. Need to adapt one to the other.
Work has been stopped now as we were waiting for some supports from Brookville and the drip rails that were completely out of shape and rusted. In september we'll work on her again. We are putting some finishing touches on my 32 chopped full fendered sedan with 3.71 blown 283
Wow - how´d I miss this? Unbeleivable.
And restorers criticize us for ruining good cars, I bet this is one that they'd avoid like the plague and not bother with, too far gone to salvage. I think they'll be proved wrong. And I thought I was ambitious with mine.
Ok time for some updates. Have received some stuff from Brookville, and am working on the inner structure. We have assembled the drip rails, so that the trunk lid can fit straight and even. Now we are doing the door hinge frames. When new this part was made with wood, but in my car all wood is missing. So welded the doors to the door poening giving the correct gap and then created a framework for attaching the hinges. We used L shaped steel and will use flat steel to complete the frame work. For the first time, today I have been able to open and close a door. Here are some pics of the work in progress.
Making progress. I was wondering if you have been working on this one....
slowly.....parts are expensive....
Wow, I only have a few cannon-ball size dents that I'm crying rivers over. You sir, are THE MAN!!!!!
Thanks for taking the time to post detailed photos of your progress. Believe it or not I'm learning a lot just by looking at your photos, things that really stand out are the main differences between a 3W and a 5W.
I'm subscribed. GO MAN GO!
looking good, keep at it ...
Incredible. I love to see cars come back to life. Subscribed.
So much love and talent. You are the man. Deuces forever.
You're a brave man!
I love watching these kind of builds. It will be very rewarding for you to see it finished!
small update: both doors have been fitted to the door opening, the trunk lid fits in its opening and upper door fit in their openings....body structure seems to be square now. Will update tomorrow with some pics.
Thank you everybody for the support....greatly appreciated
Wow great progress - when the doors and the trunk fit, that's a big step forward.
Looking good already!
How many people like myself have thrown away a LOT better 3Ws than that one in the early 60s you have a very BIG set & I commend you for your tenacity I hope your time is free
Damn I thought we did a lot of metal work.........Kudos to you for doing this....the "Million Man Hour Coupe"............outstanding! Appropriate that I found this thread on "LABOR" Day!
Now that's determination
you do great work, and i hope you got that piece of tin for a good price. i think 32;s are over priced anyhow. but im not real picky so id be happy with anything older than 57.. choose 57 chev cut off date for no other reason other than i like it like a billion other guys.chris.
It really makes me happy to see it coming together so nicely. Good job Antonello.
Subscribed. Keep the updates coming. Thanks
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