The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bgbdlinc, Jul 31, 2013.
so glad you didnt use a small block chevy
...been following yours as well, too cool....thx
...it was never even considered....I like unique oddball stuff with lots of original (back in the day) parts. Sample: real spotlights from the '50's wired and operational, '50's side mirrors, glass 'cats-eye' taillights (not repops), '50 Studebaker headlight bezels, modified '49 Cadillac grille, stock dash instruments...
...hahaha, pro stuff probably is not cheap. I used regular 'painters tape' from the local Home Depot, regular newpaper for masking, etc. Now, mind you, I was not shooting with a paint gun so it held up well for the rattlecan application and the newspaper did not tear apart and fly across the room. I used about 10 cans of primer, 16 cans of Krylon, several grades of sandpaper, maybe two rolls of 2" tape, and two scuff pads. Total cost about $200.
The mud and paint is all by me an amateur and I figure if something goes weird, I'll just do it again. At that cost and investing about 40 hours, I can sand and repaint every year and even change colour. I can't rationalize an $8000-$10000 pro job nor will I ever be able to afford it....
Well Done!! Have FUN!!! John
And with all that said your car looks great and its far from the dirty RR word that we dont speak of. Looks killer.
Thanks ...lots of people just don't get it, but use the RR word for want of something better. They (general public folks at cruises, for example) know nothing about early custom cars and names like Westergard, Bertolucci, and Barris (Sam). So I spread the Gospel like any good HAMBer without demeaning anybody....
I built this car as a young guy might have done in the mid '50's doing everything by himself and farming out some of the heavy stuff. In my mind there were thousands of guys building rods and customs that never made the 'little books' but they had the satisfaction of creating something personal and unique. In this way, a tradition was born.....and some of us carry on the torch to this day.....
Show us a picture of those adjustable nozzles - please
The grille on this particular car is the only one in a Lincoln of this era I've ever liked. What comes in here stock is kind of a travesty. Very nicely done.
Great Job !!!!!
gotta shave that fuel filler door
I sincerely hope that the guy who welded in the new roof skin was not convinced to wear that damn black T Shirt that promises to be impenetrable to welding slag and sparks. Mine are just now healing. Thanks for asking.
Car looks great, David.
Looking fantastic David!
Here are pics of the spray nozzle:
The little dimples on either side of the spray hole indicate the axis of the spray. In this case, it's a horizontal fan spray (as opposed to the regular 'cone' spray field on regular rattlecans). The yellow indicator can be adjusted for vertical fan spray as well.
Colour that I used.
...whew! Thanks for all the comps....very much appreciated....
Thanks for posting that nozzle picture
Lookin good Dave. It's come a long way from the day that rag tag bunch went at it with grinders and saws.
...memorable day for sure....
Hey David, when I first saw this, I thought to myself: "lincoln car? check. spotlights out front? check. custom lincoln license plate? check. David must have gotten himself a new ride!" But then I didn't see you anywhere... haha
I'm so glad you started out with a 46, and not an 86...
...that guttural sound off in the distance is me retching.... the owner thinks it's 'traditional', 'cool', and has a '50's vibe....
diggin all the way!
A paragon of building wisdom. Many of us on the east side of things, feel the same way. West coast does have style...east coast-ers have their's, tempered by practical needs. And all too rare $$$.
Sorry my friend. But at least, more room for dinner and drinks tonight now?
...thanks pitman, true as well....
Sharp dressed man and traditionally built!
Very nice, good job!
Canadian whoza a whatz??
I'm not normally a big custom guy, but that Lincoln motor is cool as all get-out!
Lookin' Good David! Love the lines on it! I hope to see it in person someday!
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