The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fomocokid, Oct 25, 2010.
Man this car keeps getting better ,nice work!!
I finished straightening the back of the roof tonight. I also fixed the 2 bulet holes in the roof
That is looking so good....Jim
Amazing work. Just beautiful.
Dam Kellan!! Some high fill primer is all you'll need, "you don' need no stinkin' bondo" !!!
See ya next Thursday for our road trip. Char is making cookies but she said with the 3 of us in the car there might not be room for snacks. I told your dad this and he said " will leave clothes at home to make room rather than leave the food behind" ha ha.
Its time to chop the top! We decided that we are going to chop the doors first and then the roof. So we made some patterns and then I made a wood buck so that I have something to chop the doors to. I then marked out my cuts. I made the cuts using a hack saw for a precise cut. I then made the back piece fit and tacked it on. I then used the extra door tops from my parts car for the front so that I didnt have to lengthen anything and there is 1 less seam.
Cool !! I didnt think you were going to modify the body agreat build is going to get better !
Very nice using the buck on the doors, so what will the actual chop be 2" or ????...Jim
Yes it is a 2" vertical drop
Looks awsome in person. Can't wait to see it chopped.
monday i cut the back window. I took 1 inch out below the window and the rest will come out of the window when I chop the top. last night I got the passenger door tacked together. Going to Hunnert Car pileup so there will be a break in the action for a little bit
Hey it's looking great Kellan! I'll be chopping a '35 3 winda next week so you better get yours done by say... next thursday so I know how to do it! It sure is looking great! I can't wait to see the end result!
Oh and have fun this weekend too! Make sure Tom doesn't fall asleep at the wheel- you know how those "older gentlemen" like to take naps !
Hey Kellan, I see an extra seam to weld up on the passenger door that you didn't have on the driver's side, tops from the 4 door aren't long enough?
( Hi Joel )
that isnt a seam it was a slice I had to make to bring the curve around on the 4 door piece. The slice doesnt go all the way through. It is on the drivers door too, I just welded it up right away.
Always happy to see you making progress , your quality of workmanship is impressive ... Perfect amount on the haircut too !
A classic custom never actually looks chopped , just in proportion ...
Very Good work Kellen ! I hope to see the top cut Thursday night. Thanks for letting me use you hood
Picked up a mirror at the Hunnert swap meet.
Tonight I cut the roof off. I then split the sheep metal at the ugly factory seam. I then took the inner frame work out of the skin and blasted it. I also cleaned the rest of the rust off of the inside of the skin.
I've been reading your thread off and on for a while and I'm amazed every time I look. Really good work and craftsmanship. Keep up the excellent job.
That's a lot of work, but you're doing it right. Your ride will be around 100 yrs from now.....Jim
What a great build!
Calm down Fomocokid, there's no reason to "blow your top". All car projects get frustrating from time to time.
Lookin' good as always! I can't wait to see the finished top chop. And the side view mirror you purchased is fantastic! Love the thermometer!
tonight I got the inner frame work all chopped and tacked together. I then set the back of the roof on to see what it is going to look like
Looking real nice.....Jim
i cant thank you enough for posting your pics your build is my how to book your work is incredible . thanks again
A little slow here but love the taillights!
That's seriously incredible. I wish I had the time, skill, patience, know-how, ability, energy, tools and space to take an old ride to that level. But sadly, I'm lacking in pretty much all of those areas.
Fantastic amount of detail here.
Keep up the excellent work.
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