The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roosters hot rods, Jan 25, 2012.
Rooster;any new progress? ROY.
omfg how did you get that metal so clean so fast? did I miss something?
Roy i slowed up for little bit,i had to build a few trophies for billetproof and my dad sold his falcon and now bought a 72 maverick grabber,so i have turned to build on dads car..Its comming right along..getting a DSS 311 with a vortech v1,and a AOD trans,9 inch 370 gear,cal trac bars..this is gonna be a fun car to drive to the track,flogg it and drive it home..
As for the falcon...i plan on cutting the rear wheel wells and mock up my rear cross member this week.. I am looking at buying some fiberglass doors to try and save some weight..has anybody had any luck with the crites doors?? i am real happy with the hood i did buy and figured the doors would be as good..
I'll snap a few pics when i get cutting this week..its gonna be back on it !..
Can anybody tell me how much of a weight savings there is with crites fiberglass doors over the stock steel...I was wondering how much of a difference there is..And has anybody used them ?
Thats a sweet looking comet Al...what are you going to use for power ? turbo's ? It's got a great stance ! keep us updated for sure..
Im a naturally aspirated and FE kinda guy!!
hp some updates. really digging the build. i am build a 65 ranchero gasser as well this is great motivation!
Ok i have started to work on the falcon agian after getting my dads maverick fab work done..i ordered my new kirkey seats and a fuel cell..now to get busy welding and installing the roll cage and fab up the rear leaf springs...pics soon
Rooster;glad to see you are back at the Falcon!!!How did the Maverick turn out? ROY.
Maverick is going together real nice...i'll shoot a few pics as soon as we get it back from the body shop this week..i just have to bolt it all back together..good to keep dad busy,hahaha
rooster;I think it is TOO KOOL that you and you dad work on cars together!! ROY.
Roy look up roosters hot rods on facebook....lots of pics and stuff going on..lol
Rooster;just checked out your FB page,COOL!!! ROY.
I put the order in to Crites...Doors,Fenders,Bumpers...this is gonna be a real light weight..Sweet !
Spend that money!!!
I dusted off the ole falcon today..Blew out the shop and got the tig welder put back together with all new cooling hoses and coolant..now for some cutting..
Nice project!! I'll watch. I like the spring mounts.. Great job.
I'm digging the Build She is Wicked can't Waite to see Her Finished
How far forward are you moving the rear axle and wheel openings?
Stock axle location .. But gonna open up the wheel well and opening..
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Well its been a long time since I worked on the falcon....I dusted the ole girl off today and cut the floor for the x member..Gonna stay right with it I wanna make it roll and take the car off the frame table..i will be working on the 9 inch housing tomorrow and mock up the ladder bars..
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