The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SOHC427, Oct 24, 2018.
Looking better and better.
Damn..... That's a Lot of Coal! 12 outside, and I weigh 155. How cold are you getting?
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I heat my 32'X30' two story garage with 12' ceilings that I built and my 25'X45' 1 1/2 story house with a full basement. House is at 72 F and the garage is at 50.
If you ever think of selling this project, let me know. Maybe a package deal, including the Wife?
Bob, No Sir, that one is a 37 to 42 Axle. I need to se a early one, I'd like to compare.
Be careful, what you Bargain for.... Hahahhaha
The '33-'36 is narrower. I'm at work so I can't measure but I think it's approx 45" king pin to king pin and the spring pads are closer also. The king pins are 5/8" as opposed to 3/4". The 1937 to '39 or '40 have a drop the '41-'42 are straighter
Thank you. I appreciate that Info!
Ya she probably sent him a bills for the hours worked!!! Ha ha My wife’s an accountant so she threatens me all the time when she lends a hand!
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Car is looking great. I don't recall what your intentions are with finished project. Will it be race ready to today's standards or built as it ran in the sixties?
Joe, as Ran... I don't know if I have enough Hair, on my Ass, to cut that Cammer Loose...
Past Days, were not kind to my Coupe..... But, I will overcome...
Looking Good. I see the body is missing the rear package tray and cross bracing. That would be a must for any power train. Also I used a mid sixties NHRA rule book to understand items like engine set back, brake and fuel line routes, roll bar and seat belt needs etc. At today's tracks you will only be allowed to nurse it down the track. Even if you found the hair you needed you would only be able to unleash it once before track management asked you to put it on trailer. But maybe one ride would be enough. Some photos of my mock up below:
Thank you, Joe. I like seeing your Mock up. This is a Long term deal for me, as I live in the sticks, and getting a few guys over to help move the body, is a difficult thing. once the floors are in, and the body is more ridged, I will set in on my lift, as I start to fit, and modify.
Should be able to get a couple local hambers to help with that.
Joe, do you have a Photo of the Tray and Bracing, by chance? Thank you.
I don't have any shots of the stock version as my car had been modified when I bought it in 1972. The tray was a back drop for the original seat with a front lip that provided strength and a place for the upholstery panel. There was an X brace from the tray to each quarter area. You can see the remnants in my photo of the car when I put it on the street. Hope this helps.
Here is a picture that might help.
Thank you, Joe!
It's back on the shelves at your local hobby shop....
With the same box art as the older kit.....
Hello HAMBers, Had to take an unexpected Break, from my build, Christmas eve, I suffered an Aneurism. Messed me and my plans up pretty good. Still not back to work, and a little difficult to work on things. I hope to be back to work, in a few months. Was working on the car, when this issue started. Now my Wife Really hates it!!!! Don't give up, I'm not!! Eric
Take whatever time you need to fully recover, the car will always be there. Bob
Glad to hear that you're on the mend. Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Eric take your time get well, the Willys will be there!!!!
Well crap that is bad news. The good news is you are moving on from it.
Take the time to recover and spend your days thinking what the final product will be. Being healthy is a Blessing, we'll be here when you're ready. All the Best, Carp.
Slow Progress, but the Chassis, is on the ground, and now it's time to start on the Body rebuild. Roland's stuff, sure is nice, but the welder, sure kicks that nasty Vertigo, into high gear. Might have to farm this out, if it doesn't get better... Think my Engine and Trans, might be a little high
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