The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by josh77, Jul 6, 2012.
HAHA! The color is Washington blue....
Yeah, I'd really prefer it had an Olds....
The car rides pretty well, I had to stiffen up the throttle return springs to keep from "goosing" the gas pedal over East Ave. craters tho.....
A lift in the garage !!! Drooool....
I love it! Great Job! Post more pics!
I'm wondering, in looking at the original hack-job, why it was never finished in that configuration? All it needed was steering, brake pedals, fuel plumbing, some wire and a few bolts, right? Not that it would have been RIGHT that way, but it should have RUN. Maybe the previous "owner" finally had a Colonel Nicholson "Oh God, what have I done?" moment?
Seriously, though, good to see it saved and it's a very pretty and 'right' car (if it were mine I'd run a hood but it's not so...)
I won't rag on the 327 as even flathead Henrys can be a bit too much of a cliche these days (he says, ducking...) and hot rodding much as anything is about running what you've got.
I'm looking at the 'before' pictures thinking that keeping the VW trailing-arm IFS on the new frame might have been a good way to 'memorialize' the car's history (he says, ducking again...)
Enough working space to have a big A-frame outside !!! Drooool...
dumb should be painful.
I wish it were my home garage, but I've got a kick ass boss that let's me use work as my own, as long as I fix some regular cars during work hours.......
At least the save on this thread was keeping the demons away, but after seeing this, it's nightmares for sure!!!! (awesome save on the A, THANK YOU!)
good job,nice lookin ride.
Nice work man!!
Some secret shots from the chassis fab at Wes'...........
Wow that car came a long way from that first picture, nice job on that !
Lots of nice work going on here. Thumbs up!
WOW! an all steel MANX body, thats rarer than hens teeth. Good save.
I actually know a guy personally who has an 30-31 A Sedan with this same configuration...
...I add that that I do not condone it....
Wow nice save. Love the jig for the radius rod.
There is only 1 thing an old VW skate board is good for. A Manx Dune Buggy. That's it.
I see dual port intake on the VW engine. Definitely not HAMB friendly.
Now if it was single port 1300 you could have left it as is.
Hahaha.... I think he had one of those in his Volks Rod!
Outstanding job Josh...!
Between Aboner, Wes and your family... you've got the best!
Not bad for your first real Hot Rod!
Now I have something I can park my but on at the Frame Park show.
You are going to the Frame Park show aren't you?
I like Model A's .. and I like VW's .. just about the same way I like my cats and dogs.
They are great when they are as they should be, but if they started humping and popping out hybrid mutant spawn, I'd have to start shooting them.
Very nice tudor have any more shop pictures? That a very nice looking jig.
Looks like the darker version of "Washington Blue" (can't remember the year for that version?)
Looks AWESOME in person!
Thanks Mark! She should be ready for some Meltdown drag action this weekend........
Thanks, those are about the only chassis shop pics I have. The hairpin jig is a work of art itself. Wes and Denny (aboner) have a killer toybox and shop.......
There is a guy here in Poplar Bluff that has done the same thing and it kills me to see that rust free 30 tudor on that vw.You have done Henry Ford proud by reclaiming his creation from the Germans.
Why did you remove the cool looking wide 5 wheels??????
they did look like they may have been the VW wide 5 wheels.
But really, that is one good looking car, now. I only hope my 30 tudor look as good.
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