The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Taildraggin, Jan 6, 2010.
Love the shock/light mounts. I may just have to copy them!!
Great thread - thanks. Keep the pictures coming.
What a great build --- turning out VERY nice!!
sweet build ...
There is a bunch of cool parts being built for this car.I see some very nice ideas. Great build.
Got the trunk back from the blaster needs a bit of work to the bottom and top lip
New metal put in
Got the trunk lid finished up now, had to replace the bottem 3" and a small section at the top.
Coated the inner skin with some waxoil before putting it back together.
body is now off and at the blasters, lets see whats left when it comes back ;D
Hard to beat a chopt A coupe on deuce rails... Keep up the good work!!!
I have to ask, what is waxoil?
That dash is TITS!
Its just a rust preventive wax based coating
Killer build, top-notch fab work. Very inspirational
Coupe is looking great mate,love the dash,chop and fabrication work,body dont look too bad,is it better in the pics?
re: the old petrol tank...you forest boys will try any 'new age fuels' eh?! lol
Take it easy mate
I finally got the body back from the blasters today.
He left this bit on the rear panel to show me how much bondo was in there, about 1/4" thick.
All the old patch panels were just braised on over the old rusty panels and covered in bondo a real bodge job.
This must be the worst repair job I have ever seen. A piece a sheet steel was tacked over the hole in the fire wall and the panel beads were formed in more bondo.
Its all set up on the spinner jig now for all the repair work.
Some well dodgy repairs there Kelvin!Not a problem for a man with your skills though.
I'm sure it looked worse in person, but I'm pretty amazed that the post blasting firewall pic you have above is the same one that's in this picture.
Patch jobs look pretty bad, but the guy did have some bondo skills. To hide that sheet metal and build up the ridges must have taken some time...could have spent that time just doing it right the first time.
Looks like a great build goin' on! MORE!
Been doing lots of sheet metal work the last few weeks to try and sort out all the crap repair work.
Cut out all the bad stuff , repaired the inner structure and fitted new patch panels
Had to make this piece
To go in here
Made up a hammer form to make the beads in the rear fender well
Fire wall next ;D
Looking real good so far. Keep up the good work!!!
wow that bondo tumor is a trip lol other wise the rest of the body looks in good shape , nice project
Looks like it has lost a bit of weight...
Great thread - please keep the updates coming.
Front part of the floor is now done, I keeping with the rivet theme.
First formed the tunnel out of two pieces and added a swage into them
Then made the two floor pans, the drivers side has a opening for the master cylinder
Then added the rivets. The whole front part of the floor is going to be bolt in.
That is some really nice work. Keep it up.
Excellent work. It would nearly be a shame to cover it with carpet! Keep up the great work!
Love the build!
Could you snap some pictures of your spinner jig? I need to build one of these and this one is awesome! A few overall pictures and some close ups would be extremely helpful.
Those floor panels are incredible... Did you take any pics of them being formed???
Floors: Nicely done.
Floor looks spot on, nice job.
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