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Projects A late introduction-Junior Conway coupe build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. daddio211
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    Max is AWESOME! He built a pair of 97's for my Shoebox that I thought I would have on by now. Fast delivery, reasonable prices, good communication! He took the time to ask what/how/why/when/where, then took the time to explain why he was jetting them and why he was setting up the choked the way he was. Thanks Max!

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  2. jivin jer
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    Another look at the missing carbs. After the wet sand.
     

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  3. BLUDICE
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    Jerry, old dumb question-what size are the tires. I've read somewhere that Junior put 500x15 on at some point to get it " in the grass", but I can't find your post of what you went with. Man I wish I had half your talent and patience.
    You keep your pinstriper busy - same guy every time?
     
  4. jivin jer
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    Jr. said he had 560's to be able to turn easier. We'll see about the pin stiper.
     
  5. BLUDICE
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    Did you put 560's on yours front and back?
     
  6. jivin jer
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    from Utah

    Looking good, again, Jer!!
     
  8. jivin jer
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    Thanks, wer'e getting there.
     
  9. jivin jer
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    These came back looking good (and smelling good).
     

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  10. jivin jer
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    Well, things are kinda up in the air right now. After realizing that my 70' year old body can't crawl around on the shop floor any longer it was time to do something about it. Iv'e been in therapy regarding my lower body. Verry painful, I'm just starting to see some improvement and I feel pretty good about it.
    The car is slowly coming together. The front white wall's were damaged by incorrect cleaning method's (cracked). With the rear tire's tucked up in the rear body area I didn't know how I would get them out. Those tire's had never been cleaned besides soap and water. They were the answer to my problem. This lift came with a jack that slide's front to back. What a great setup. I had those tire's out without much hassle and made the swap.
    The pinstriper is coming out week after next.
     

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  11. BrerHair
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    I don't remember a lift! How cool is that?
     
  12. jivin jer
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    The pin striper comes tomorrow.
     

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  13. hotrod54chevy
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    How much was the lift and where'd ya get it??

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  14. jivin jer
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    pro-park 8 standard 4-post lift 8000-lbs $2095.00

    sliding jack 3500 lbs capacity $550.00

    www.derekweaver.com
     
  15. farmer12
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    Looking awesome! May have missed it, but what are you getting pinstriped?
     
  16. BLUDICE
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    And being able to clean the wide white walls - without bending over - priceless!
     
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  17. jivin jer
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    Hey Farmer, check post #1427.
     
  18. jivin jer
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    This is 1/2 a day. He'll come back later this week. It's lookin' sweet.
     

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  19. jivin jer
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    You'll find this interesting. This is the Goodguys March issue. It has the Lone Star Nationals that the car was at awhile back (post's 1414-1422). Somebody got a little too excited.
     

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  20. BLUDICE
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    Well it just means you did such a good job of recreating Juniors car - that they thought it was the original - I say that's a good thing.
    AND 3 pixs is real cool too!
     
  21. jivin jer
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    The front.
     

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  22. Tnomoldw
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    Super ! Bill aka Tnomoldw:)
     
  23. jivin jer
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    Hey guy's, I came across the video we made for the 2011 Houston show. I'm not sure if we can do this but son Dan is going to try to put this on here so everybody can see and hear it. It's an intro to the very first origins of the Junior coupe build up to now. Junior wanted me to know that he liked country music but, when Sharon (his girl friend/wife) was in the car it was Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Pat Boone etc, etc..

    http://youtu.be/iQQ7F6T8bi0

    Unfortunately I'm unable to include the music (for some reason).
     
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  24. I was reading that, had a good chuckle ! the car looks great as always.
    Time to check the Lopez thread now ! hehe !
     
  25. jivin jer
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    FINALLY! I had to remove some of the stripes (too fat). Scott just came out and touched everything up. Now I can get this thing cleaned up.
     

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  26. jivin jer
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    Well, the JC coupe has lost it's place in the trailer to the JL coupe. The Jl coupe is going over to be electrocuted.

    This will give me the opportunity with the JL coupe gone to deal with something that's been nagging me. When the car was unloaded for the Dallas show (posts# 1004-05) all the difficulties resulted in the clutch being stressed more than usual. This has given me a clutch that chatters when it's engaged. Stay tuned.
     

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  27. Wow both cars look great Jer!! Can you build a clone of the Ayala version of the Bettancourt Merc next please?:D
     
  28. jivin jer
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    Another thing that's been buggin' me is the primitive trunk latch on these cars. Here you see three different latch's (including OEM) that Iv'e tried to make work.
     

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  29. jivin jer
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    I've decided on using koolkemp Mom's latch out of her 90's Saturn.
     

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  30. jivin jer
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    This has got to go.
     

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