The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Baron, Feb 5, 2019.
Sounds great !
Out of the shop, under it's own power after 3 1/2 year build.
Nice sunny day too boot.
Love that sound! the 4-71 fleshes out the engine bay quite nicely.
Looking good Baron!
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Didn't have any time to work on it this past week, but it does give me something to look at during the day.
Had the front end aligned last week. Everything checked out good, chassis and all four wheels were nice and square, and with 7 1/2 degrees positive caster, it will go straight as an arrow. Took it for a short ride to the gas station yesterday, and rides and drives great.
Getting real close to getting some color on this finally. Still have to sand out the trunk lid, hood (tops and side panels) and dash. Once those are done,off to the spray booth.
Looking ready for the booth - nice work!
Whew only about two months more of cruising weather before winter rolls around again.
Due to this virus pandemic, there's been very little cruising this whole summer. Everything out here has been canceled or postponed until 2021. I would like to take this to Burlington VT to Nats Northeast in September. Finger's crossed that it's still going to go on.
Block sanding all the pieces out for the final time. All that's left now is the hood sides, grille shell and dash. Little bit closer every week.
Getting the insides of the doors ready for some color.
Got the Rdstr int the body shop today. Spent seven hours masking it (did the underside on my lift last night), cleaning it three or 4 times with Prep-sol and then Jay laid down a couple coats of epoxy to seal it. Mike will base it tomorrow, Jay will give it once over on Tuesday morning , and Mike will do the final paint work and clear it. Nice to be at this stage of the game. Lot of time getting it to this point, but well worth the extra effort. And a huge thank you to Jay Herbster for his guidance and help on getting this car "paint ready".
Looking good. Keen to see a pic or two of the tow vehicle
My 47 COE. Put this together about 10 yrs ago. Been a great truck.
That's pretty funky Baron, I like it.
Unmasked it this morning and got it out in the sunlight.
Wow, that's stunning, my friend!! Who's doing the interior?
GREAT color choice.
Not sure yet. Not too concerned about getting it done now. Have it done this fall. Have the material already, and the pattern picked out.
gorgeous! you must be stoked.
Very much so. Picking it up in the morning. All good.
Very nice! Love it (and that bad ass COE truck)!
Looking great Baron. ENJOY
Back home to my shop. Time for some wet sanding and buffing.
Installed the windshield, dash and instrument panel today. Great to be at this stage of the build.
Jay Herbster did a great job on the cowl. The windshield fits the cowl perfect. No easy task (and not for the faint of heart ...lol).
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