The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Fordgasser1, Jun 4, 2011.
Great work so now go to the beach and kick some butt! Wish I was going along.
Thank you Walter!
I certainly plan on doing just that! Thanks 383deuce! She's loaded in the trailer and ready to kick some sand around!
Great job! The car is simple (appearing) and looks and sounds like it is pure HOT ROD! I'd say it is an overwhelming success! Congratulations!
Thanks 39 guy!.. Yes, she's a simple and basic hotrod..Stripped down and ready to go race this weekend at TROG
Man the car looks great. Snappy throttle in video! I bet you were nervous cutting that hole in 33 hood but it looks awesome! Wish I wasn't so far away from TROG but maybe next year. Got some friends that go out there. Getting the more door 33 home this weekend and picked up a 29 roadster that I'm getting sat. I think all of us on here like the same cars lol! Good luck kick some glorified model a butt (32's) with that model 40!!
Very Cool! Have a safe Trip!
Hopefully you saw in time that they've shifted the races a week due to hurricane storm threat.
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Thanks 34ford5w!..Yeah,cutting that hood was a tough decision but I like the look of the full hood much better. Also,that hood isn't some virgin piece ,has a bunch of issues and it can always be welded back in. So I went for it..Glad I did!..Sounds like you and I have same taste in cars..Model 40's rule..so much more style than A's or 32's..
Thanks Retro!...Will do!
Yes, I did..Thanks Jason..I may head down on Saturday for the party..Maybe Kohlers' band will play in the rain for us!
With all the rain we had out here and the postponing of TROG,I had some time and decided to take a shot at the seat. Runnin' Shine sent me a theater seat that looked like it could be made into a decent bomber -style seat..First I stripped the seat down to just the steel backing and made up side side panels.I used some scrap sheetmetal to experiment with the sides until I found the look I was after. Transfered over to 16 gage,I hammered some edging to match the theater seat back. I added some beading to match the back as well.Built a front panel with a rolled edge and a flat bottom. Tack welded it together and added a 1" riser to mount some sliders i had lying around the shop..Some hotrod black primer and spray can dyed the padding(until I get some black naugahyde).
You are one talented dude. Well done
All I can say is Holy Shit George! What's the seat belt situation?
Is it comfy? Do you like it? If so I'll send the other one in a few weeks.
this would look killer on them seats
Thanks Ray!The feeling is mutual..Your build is killer!
Wyatt,I got a set of old 3" racing belts that I'll strip all the tags off and they'll look like military belts..It's not bad as far as comfort,I'm gonna pad up the cushions a little..I made a few mistakes on this one that I'll fix on the next one..Send me another one when you get a chance..Thanks again for the seats,I think they will work out fine..
Nice! Thanks for the heads up.
Holy smokes George you have some skill!
You turned a theater chair into a bomber seat in the same amount of time it took me to set the pinion preload on my banjo rear.
Thanks! Hacking up some sheetmetal and welding them together is easy compared to that banjo setup..I've done several over the years so I know how difficult they can be. Yours had an extra set of difficulties which you conquered very well i might add.
Looks like it was running pretty strong on the beach George, must have been the seat.
Real hot rodder!
Guess this means i'm "in" with the coolest bunch of guys at TROG...I'm officially a TORRNADO!! They'll be kicking me out as soon as they get to know me but i'll enjoy the moment while it lasts!
Yes, the lightweight super seat was the trick,Ha!..Ran great! traction was the big issue for me but she still kicked ass!..The above picture is me modifying my clutch linkage at the race..Thanks to the Torrnado guys I was able to get it done.
see her run at 13:42 and 15:07.
Ray that thing is tiny and looked light in the sand as it rooster away.
George, your in for a lifetime of late night phone calls, super distasteful group texts and best of all..... Group hugs!
Welcome aboard my man.
Happy to have you!
ha ha! Thats great!! I love group hugs!Count me in!
Mouth hugs George..... Mouth hugs
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