The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustomkid, Nov 23, 2014.
Thanks, good plan. really looking forward to see how this progress's
Great build, nice to see you are back at it.
What are you planning to use for the B-pillars? On my current Malibu Wagon 2dr Nomad conversion I used ElCamino doors and B-pillars. Worked out great and structurally sound. 59 or 60 ElCamino might work well for your application.
Hey "R" just read front to back . Rad build! Love elcamino s .love 59's love where you are going with this ! Keep up the good work!
That is going to be cool!
Great thread, great builds! My first car was a '59 Bel Air two-door sedan, and the bat-wing Chevys have been a favorite of mine ever since, kudos.
My high school elcamino.
Got to work alittle on the dash today. Got the 59 caddy autronic eye head mounted on the dash along with fitting some of the other parts.
some of the 59s my dad has had and has
This sounds like a really cool build. Cant wait to see more pics!
Please post pics of the steering when you get done with it - I want to improve the steering on my '60
I will. Hoping to get on that in a couple weeks.
So I was able to get the windshield frame roughed in today. Got to do some more trimming tomorrow so I can get the windshield in.
Got the windshield set in. Now I can fit the frame.
So I got the 454 set in the frame today. Got to take front suspension pieces down to get sand blasted then I can get the frame rolling.
Keep at it, it is looking good. The BB should keep it moving just fine
My first elcamino had a 500 Cadillac in it. That was a lot of fun. You could power brake it, would torque the suspension and take all the weight off the driver rear wheel and just roast the tire at 1000 rpm!
The convertible frame is trimmed and ready to be welded in.
Windshield frame is welded in now. Time to get the rest of the roof off....
Very nice and clean.
No more roof!
Next is to get the mid section trimmed to fit in.
Kid you have really made some progress this weekend ! You are going to have one cQQl ride
when your done !!!! Ol Deuce
To chop, or not to chop. That is the question. ......hahaha Just set her Damn Low!
thats the trick !!! Way Low!!!!!! Ol Deuce
Done for the weekend.
Here's another nomad drawing I found
That's really cool looking. Sure looks like a lot of unsupported roof at the back though. Think it would be strong enough, or would the side windows keep falling out when you went round a corner?
Looks awesome, any updates?
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