The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GordonC, Oct 17, 2019.
You, for the win.
Fabulous car, Gordon. I remember when you were having timing gear problems; I'll bet there were a couple of times you might have thought you'd never see this day. Determination wins through!
You absolutely knocked it out of the park. Somehow you built a a simple and timeless hot rod, without it being formulaic or boring. It also looks like a lot of FUN, so get out there and enjoy it!
Fantastic! Great Job! Love it.
Beautiful and congrats to you for your dedication. Sometimes making art takes time.
AVater here are some front fender pics. Mine is a sort of home brewed mount. I used 3/8" steel rod welded to 1/8" by 1" steel flat bar welded up inside the fender. The flat bar is shaped to the inside of the fender and goes from side to side where the mounts are welded on. I then took nuts the size I wanted for the lower mounts and welded them to the back of the backing plates. Shortened up some bolts so they were the length I needed. Took a little heating and bending to get the profile of the rods where I wanted but it wasn't too difficult. I then cleaned all the welds and dressed them with a little filler. They do move around a little bit but I am ok with that as long as they don'd flop too seriously. Only seat time will tell.
Awesome,love all. Super good work an,art balance of style.
Congrats, Gordon, that is one hell of a car, just a beauty!
Congrats - ya done real good - now a bit snug to sit in -did things shrink on it from when you started? 6 years not bad for a project - know a guy that has been waiting 12 years for paint job on '41 Willys PU to be finished by a "friend"
Honestly Jalopy Joker I was scared the thing was going to be too tight when I got it finished so about 6 months ago I started the Model A diet! Out every morning and ride my recumbent bike 8 1/2 miles. Takes about an hour and half. Yeah I know I'm not breaking any land speed records but I have dropped 22 lbs so far! The fit is much better and hopefully I'll continue with the shrinkage!
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Beautiful roadster, very well done, enjoy it !
Really, really nice car, congratulations...
WOW! What a nice period correct little roadster you built...I love it!!!
Throw a little dust on it and you would swear it just came off El Mirage in the '40's
...Go Speed Racer Go
Have a great time with it @GordonC...
Wow! Great pic hotrodjack33! Thanks!
Stogy! Quite the artist! Very cool indeed! I love it! Also the mention i n the louvres thread. Got em on the hood top too, just need to mount it.
Great car, ride around, turn left and spray some snow in your face, EG: get out there and drive it. JW
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