The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Sep 14, 2021.
A little more Sunday progress
Finally got the drive shaft and got it installed. Went with double cardans at each
end to account for offset
Got the body back from the body shop since they bonded and molded in the helmet cowling and roughed in body. It will go back after speed week for finish work and color
Got the car back on the ground and rolled outside today.
Looks great, ready to set that record
You camping at the Bend again this year? My wife and I should get there by Thursday if we can haul enough cash to buy fuel! Very much looking forward to seeing this in inspection….
And in impound, Warner-Ville!
Yea i will be in my usual spot at the bend. Unfortunately no chance of impound this year since the car wont be finished. But make sure to stop
By my pit or camp site
Working on getting lines all made and hooked up, while waiting on parts. Getting a few things checked off the list each day.
It's a shame to hide all that beautiful pipe and hose work under a body. Maybe a clear perspex body might be the go?
That thing sure looks great and all the green outside the shop looks awesome too. I live in the dusty desert
thanks for the kind words guys
As far along as its going to get before heading to the salt
Wow - it turned out beautifully.
Nice paint and graphics won't make it any faster but I'm looking forward to seeing the final product all dolled up.
Thanks man. I am also excited to see it all dolled up
it is ALREADY dolled up!
I’m thinking that everything is just tacked up right now, and you’re going to have it inspected and then any changes needed will be done before final welding? I hauled my first sad attempt to ElMirage for the same reason back in 2009. Let’s just say my presentation wasn’t as nice as this one! But I did learn a bunch from doing it, so it’s all good.
Its a little more than just tacked up. All systems are installed and function, plumbed, wired, ect. Some major drive line parts were not going to come in in time so i didnt rush to finish all welding, paint and powder coat. Even though i am a tech inspector i want the other guys to look it over and make sure i didnt get blind to any problem areas
I think I need one of these….
You did make more, right?!
I take it your on the salt...have fun @cornfieldcustoms...you have a lot to look forward to...stunningly incredible work...
With the amount of rain that fell they well be hard pressed to race this year.
Mother natures really dealing out some major blows of late...fingers crossed things improve. Dry after today and rain Wednesday night and 20% chance all day Friday...
Saw the car on Friday, wow! What a piece of automotive art!
I saw it again on Sunday……
Bare metal and salt water not good! I’m sure Mike can fix it all, but it was deep out there. All I had to rescue was my trailer I haul my Samurai in and then use as a pit platform for shade and radios and the BBQ. Coming out the salt tater chips beat the fenders back almost into the trailer tires!
Hope to see everyone back next year cuz Bonneville is the Best Place on Earth!
I am heartbroken to see your car inundated by the brackish water. I hope you can get it all cleaned and preserved before any serious damage is done. I know this is not the same tragedy as receiving grave news about a loved one, but a true work of art needs to be preserved and curated. Good luck.
Did the tech folks give it their blessing? Were there any issues with making it OK to race?
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