The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orula, Mar 8, 2011.
Many thanks Grommet, I hope to finish my project for next year
It looks like your on track to finish this year for sure....Im building a 51 to use as my daily now..frame off but a quicker finish kind of job....Hopefully back on the road in a month or so!! Cant wait to see your complete...one of the best ive seen!
Thanks again Chevy54, but the problem is not the time, is money .
For me being in Italy it takes twice as much for you who live in Usa.
Cost of spare parts I have to add shipping costs are very high and the 30% tax when the goods arrive home. I hope to do it for next summer .
Orulahave you looked at buying stuff from the UK....may work out just a bit cheaper then importing from the US....also have alook at www.nrsa.org.uk and join the forum for some great runs over here and maybe a bit of Euro support for you....also check out http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/ a bit of a looser forum but maybe worth you joining there too!great job on the truck by the way.....and Rodders in Europe all know waht you mean about how difficult it can be to get a rod together....how easy is it gona be to get registered in italy??
Greqt work buddy!!
Thanks for sharing,
Mito in Idaho
Im building a 49 5 window
Thanks D-Man313, thank to all. You opened a thread about your '49?
I haven't, it was i kinda to late when i thought about it. I do have a alot of pics in my profile.
I saw the pictures. Congratulations, good project even better and also your location.
Keep it up and will soon be finished.
Hello Guys, please I need another suggestion from you. I want to buy a 700R4 transmission for my '53 Chevy Truck. Where can I find a great seller about for a remanufactured Trans ? Maybe Gearstar.net?
A long time ago a friend of mine did a fantastic rebuild of a Packard 8 for a client in Italy. I questioned him on the outward appearence. He left it dirty, rusted, chipped pocelain on the manifolds, and the outside of the cast aluminum pan was filthy but the inside was like new. He crated up the running and essentially "new" engine and shipped it to Italy looking pretty old and used. Now why in world would he have done that?
That most likely got it past the tax collectors who wouldn't take much notice of a crusty looking engine in a crate but would think that a shiny one was something to put a big tax on.
Hello guys, small update.....
Power Brake Booster painted and assembled Brackets
Wow, that is looking good. Those smoothies with bullet caps are growing on me fast.
Nice work and that is one scab free looking chassis.
Impressive..your skills, patience, and passion are evident. Looking forward to more pics.
Waiting to get the motor I sent some pieces to chrome....
I know Romano from Rumblers CC and i've seen his pick up,really nice ride too.I guess you dont have those much around there.
Just wondering,where did you bought that air tank?
Hi Finnrodder,thanks. I bought the air tank from AZ Zenith (Las Vegas-Nevada) along with Air Ride kit but I think you can buy it separately. Bye
Okey,thanks for the information!
Hey nice build - don´t know how I missed this one.
I´m not such a fan of white, personally I would go for a darker colour.
Quality work i see...but 60.000$??? really??
I hope to make it for the hills race, will you be there? i'd love to see the chassis in person. im workin on a notch too, but on a unibody euro, and im not as tidy, ahaah
Hi James D, you're right. For a year I decided to make the black truck but here there are many American cars black so I had the urge to do something different. Thank you for your appreciation
That chassis looks so good man...keep up that high quality work!
By the way....the car in the photo behind your chassis is not much bigger then the scooter next to it!!
Hi Bonez, $ 60,000 equivalent to 42,000 euros at the end but I think that not enough even + the cost of truck.
There will certainly be an opportunity to see my truck in person. Now I'm part of the Wise Guys CC North Italy. Thanx
Is true !! Thanx Chevy54. In September there will be major updates. Are going to get the new engine and transmission and I should bring the body for painting. There is still much work but I hope to finish next year....
Front Air Ride Test on my frame....
Cool - but I think a dark colour would look better than white.
Just an opinion.
Awesome! And I love the white frame, totally different. Keep it up...
i wanna hear the rest of this story.
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