The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Alumatruck, Mar 1, 2012.
Thanks Swedish guy!
i dont live far from you (istorp), so i might visit your shop some day
Ok, no, thats not far from me!
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Wow very nice work!!
I bet that's light. It'd be a shame to cover it with paint.
what he said! Nice truck and skills man!
No, no paint on this body!
Sweet truck. It reminds me of the aluminum truck Boyd had the DeLays build for him about 10 years ago. I think they were originally from Sweden also. You Sweedish guys know your stuff. Subscribed.
Yes, the aluminum truck Boyd build was a favorit! So I had the truck in my mind during this build!
But not trying to copy it!
I will be following this one, hoping knowledge will rubb off on me.
Yeah, I can tell yours is definately different. Keep up the good work.
Dude, I would not give two $hits if you copied it! Your work and skills are next to nothing! You are seriously talented. I am still scratching my head, ass and everything in between over the fact that you're 20 friggin' years old! I starting to think you were born FROM an English wheel. There really is no explaining that kind of inherent talent. Damn gifted brother!
Good lord. 20? Damn.
And I thought I was ahead of the curve. How did you get started?
You sir have some talent! So what's your plan with the body? Are you planning on polishing it when done or doing a brushed finish? Keep the updates coming and keep up the good work.
Thanks alot man!
I really appreciate it, get's me more trigged to do better! It's amazing all the good respond I get from you guys on the HAMB, not easy to be seen at a site this good with all the skills you guys have!
My father build hot rods in the 80's, then I just seen pictures from hes build, and always think it was cool!
But building hot rods has been in my family, my uncle have 5 different hot rods, so Iv'e been to his garage alot as little, and now picking up the intrest of metal shaping!
My father gave me my first English wheel when I was 16 years, from there two Lazze courses, and learning my self for about three years!
It's going to have a brushed finnish and some clear coat on!
Now THAT is a cool dad. Nice to see another young guy doing something for himself.
Sounds like a great life!
Fantastic skills. Any idea what it weighs? And will it trip red light sensors?
This truck was originally going to be a roadster or a tub, Dick Brogdon=Boyd's original foreman asked a pal if he had a cowl that Boyd
could borrow for this build. His pal asked for one of mine, It was a 29
closed cab p/u. No wood in it but still very sound. I lent it to them twice,
each time I had to deliver it @ no compensation.
The 1st time it came back fine, the 2nd it did not! Sometime in the build, they liked the look of a 29 cc cowl, but liked the rear cab of a 30/31.
I go to see the progress at Marcel's and I'll be damned if the hinges for me doors weren't just sawzalled off and thrown in the seat riser area, They even cut into the A-pillar area! This saved them a ton of labor not having to make a buck,Will cost me to fix it.
Marcel's wouldn't fess up to it, nor would Boyd. I was pissed! this cab still sits on then back of my BB along with a 28 CC, that needs work. These were to be shop trucks for Paul & Jim @ Cook's to advertise the shop and Cyclone.
When I went to pick up my cab from Boyd's Orangethorpe address I loaded the cab in the bed of my 1/2 ton Chev shortbed p/u. I liked the project, didn't like what had happened to my cab. I did notice that they changed from one aluminum frame to a sleeker one, I took the original and still have that,but before I got it they sawed the front x-member out it.
I learned to never make a deal with Boyd right then and there, and then "Avoid The Boyd". He sure did align himself with talented individuals that maintained his place in Hot Rod History.
Great job on the work performed so far, don't forget the wide bead line that is on the door and rear cab corners. Be proud=Killer Work!
Just fucking awesome. I'm only 19 and I feel like I am way behind, thanks for that haha!
I really like the angled window and chop. It reminds me of an old racer i used to see at union grove in the early 70's.
Freckin unreal. Very cool I'm sure people are lining up at your front door to have you build the one. Nice job and keep us posted on your progress.
Like I told the kid, "Your musics not too loud, its just like OKC, it sucks!"
Hi againt Guys!
Sorry for being slow on updates, but here's one!
My new Gas tank:
Matching the roof and bed floor, also aluminum ''bands'' to hold the roof and tank:
Courners of bed:
The car, with my new wheels and tires on!
Also my new handmade seats:
geez the seat must weight close to nothing
I was thinking the truck must weigh close to nothing
wow thats some awesome work , now you need an aluminum buick v8 or a aluminum flatty to power it lol
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