The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 76cam, May 11, 2011.
I'd never own it, or build my elcamino like this, but, I think this looks cool as hell....
Sporting wood here
here is me own at Viva when it has a 292 , will return to road w 390 and goodies, also have a Elco floating arounsd shed as well
Built this for Troy in Orlando.
Something different for me I usually do 20, 30, 40s, cars and trucks. 60 Elcamino, Nova front clip, 350/350 p/s p/b setup for AC. 61 Caddy grill. Needs some work...Dan
Left this for a while.........back on it now http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/296moon/linclon138.jpg
Here's my 58, looking to put some nice wheels on it, now that the boy is out of college. Mark
This is my 57 project, haven't touched it since I bought the 58. Hope to get after it this winter. Looking for a better body to shorten up the bodywork time. Mark
I just stumbled across this thread? Here's some pictures. Start cutting???
The chebbie is pretty cool but I gotta admit I like the T-Bird better.
Gee I wonder why
That square-bird rancho is bad ass.
I really like your '58 Ranchero. Always liked the '58 side trim.
Don't know what I was thinking when I sold this 65. Got it from Eyeball here on the HAMB and it was a real peach with a 230, 5 speed T-5. Drove like a dream but had the usual midwest rust in the back-window panel and inner wheelhouses...
That looks like my dream elcamino I would regret sellin it too.
I bought it as a basket case last year. Got it on the road and then bought a house 500 ft. from the Pacific. She sat outside while some work was done on the house. Every 59 that I have seen has rust issues to start with (lack of primer at the factory) now it looks like the right thing to do is let her go. Since I live so close to the ocean I'am thinking a fiberglass car will be inorder. Corvette
They all have rust issues.
Mine earlier today at Lowes, that's a purple metalflake Saab parked there, had to get a pic.
We rescued this one literally from a overgrown pasture here in the midwest. I drove past this sucker every day for 20 years and would stop in every once in a while to see if it was for sale. Same question every time.... NO!
I noticed one day things were getting cleaned up around the farm and stopped in. Speaking with the grandson of the guy who owned the car, he said gramps had passed away and he was overwhelmed trying to get everything ready for the auction.
I told him about my lusting after this car for 20 years and how I'd stopped in to ask gramps about it every now and then. He stopped me dead and said, it's yours. He gave me a really low figure and I paid him on the spot.
After we got it home and looked it over, it had been "restored" several times over it's life and all done wrong. Check out the galvanized stove pipe patch on the left rear rocker with 1/2" of bondo covering it. This is just one classic example of many of butchered body work.
That green color on the side is not patina, it's moss growing on the north side of a parked car.
We passed it on to a braver restorer than us....
Yes x 2
That Tbird is killer. I'd love to see some other year Ranchbirds.
Hopefully I get the '61 Impala passed down to me soon, so I can get it started.
If your gonna put a bullet in her, I'll give ya scrap price for 'er!!
This is the POS I got out of Charlotte about 4 years ago. It has come a long way since then.
I was about to say the same thing when I relized he probably meant "sell" it to someone else...
Wow gald to see this thread is still kicking thanks for posting you're pic's!!!!!!!!! The 60 with the caddy grille is looking sweet.
My wife bought me models in college and we had a 'Getaway Car' on top of our Wedding Cake instead of the traditional bullshit!
Saw this one at L.A. Roadster Show, shoulda bought it....
butter on my pocorn please............................waiting
Im new and dumb. Enlighten me.
mine, after 2 1/2 years of sweat
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