The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ryno, Mar 4, 2014.
we'll see, we talked about set ing up a go pro to do 3 min internals at least.
update for the past few days...
got all new ignition parts, cooling system, radiator, hoses, etc. did a quicky spray paint on the engine and accessories. added some gauges to keep an eye on the vitals.
ripped out the old faded carpet. at some point they did a fiberglass repair on the floor where it had started to rust a little, so i cut that out and replaced it proper. seem sealed and did a bed liner treatment to the floor boards. installed a new trim parts carpet kit and seat belts for the kiddios.
a few no light shots as i locked up tonight.
thank you sir.
made the trip down to austin for the 13th annual lone star round up week.
car ran get, got around 14 mpg and only experience an exhaust leak, ill take that.
ran out to springfield yesterday and picked up a new sheet metal break, the hot rod hundred was happening also, so we high tailed it and ran up to stockland lake with them and peeled off about half way through the run, nice 300 mile day.
wagon doing work hauling a new sheet metal break.
photos from cory mc mahon
The wagoon looked so cool, cruising towards the American Legion Hall, as we were rolling out. Wishing I had a chance to admire it up close and personal, but I got tied up during the stop at Stockton lake. Figgered I'd catch ya at the park, when I saw you guys blast off back to Joplin. Laughed and honked the horn, as we rolled past Subway, in Greenfield, and I saw the wagoon sitting there in the parking lot.
Thanks for coming over and spending some time on the run and for the kind words regarding it. Looking forward to catching up with you one of these days!
Ryno, as you know, I'm putting a '63 BelAir wagon together & have asked your advice before, so here goes another question: what is the dimension from top of frame (or bottom of square tubing), to front upper shock mount that you fabbed? I bought the shocks ('63 Chevy truck) & mounts, but would like to know the height of that upper mount. Thanks in advance, & thanks for the advice already given!
that is pretty close to how 63 wagon will look. top notch job
Great looking build, and what a clean car to start with. Nice touch on all the details.
I love the look of your car. '64 Biscayne wagons are a cool way to ride.
i will have to double check for you, but i think its was about 4" from the bottom of the square tube to the center line of the shock stud, and i use 33033 front shock # from oreillys.
thank you fellas for the good words.
had a good cruise yesterday over to dewey ok , for the stray kat 500 car show. another 240 miles....
Awesome I hope my 61 looks that good one day? We have a build thread on here.
any pics of how you did the rear airride
sorry man i didn't see this, but i did just replace all the rear bushings and new adjustable pan hard bar.
i also went ahead and boxed in the stock trailing arms, really stiffed the rear end up.
2600 pd bag, removed the stock spring saddle, weld on new lower bag mount, i used a 5" pipe and matched the top angle cut ( i believe it was about 12 degrees) to fit the stock upper pocket, depending on your desired air out height adjust the height of the top cup. move the emergency brake forward 2 " for more clearance.
Way cool wagon!
thanks for the pics. its all just the stock parts, just modified, right
You build cool and safe stuff. Talent with a capital "T".
yes, stock arms, just shorter shocks.ill have too double check, but i believe they are monore 33051 in the rear and i use 33033 in the font.
thank you sir
Congrats on the write up !!! I kept looking at it like have seen it somewhere then I sent your name.
thanks man, travis from Kansas aka roy boy productions did a great job on the pics and article.
Love this car man, where did you hide your tank and compressor?
under in the rear storage compartment
just got my skate deck from roy boy productions aka @travisfromkansas here on the hamb
came out killer, pics dont do it justice
What size tank is that ? I assume it lift the car completely in one tank ?
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