The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Eric H, Sep 23, 2012.
Getting there. Did not realize at first that the fender had a nice layer o lead over them.
A little more trimming.
Checking the fir one last time.
Time to start welding. What I did not realize was that these fenders have a nice coat of lead on them. Rewind and fix that.
Two relief cuts to help the two surfaces meet.
Time to clean up, have to go to that job thing for a couple days. I will do more on the weekend.
Looks great Eric keep up the good work! Cars going to look great!
Very cool build. Love the Merc surrounds in Shoeboxes.
The to do list for 2013
1. Finish grill surround. (Rechrome kaiser grill bar)
2. Shave hood and round corners.
3. Take the doors down to steel and repair the repairs.
4. Install Lincoln push button door buttons from 40s continental.
5. Shave trunk lid and move the plate to the bumper with the kaiser grill surround.
6. Paint car again with the same paint. (Gloss will come later)
You are going to have to work fast, like superman reversing the rotation of the earth to turn back time fast.
Lol, I'm trying to get as much done as possible before the little one gets here.
Not sure if you caught it or not but you put 2012 on your list rather than 2013. That was why I commented on the time.
I got a little done on the drivers side. I cut out the sections that held the merc and ford parking lights and replaced them with a new panel. I also made a cut alond the bottom of the fender wher it bolts to the splash pan so that I could pull it out a little so that the curvature would be consistent.
Very Sweet Ford nice work,and just like back in 50-55 most work was done in the driveway...keep updates coming
Nice job Eric. Congrats on making it into one of Ryan's e-mails
Thanks. Ya, I can't stand working inside if its nice out. I will not have a choice in a month when the cold comes. More pics soon.
Thanks Ryan G.
I just saw the Jalopy Journal post and could not believe my eyes. Thanks for the kind words Ryan and I agree that the new format is a great change.
Very nice 51
You're saying it gets cold in Canada? Now I've heard everything.
Nice work on the grille surround. I've got a ways to go before I get to mine, it's on the list.
Thanks Big A. I have been filling your build and you have come a long way. Kinda reminds me of my Tudor build.
Mine came with a sweet paint job though.
Sweet! You should post that in the "Flames on a Custom" thread That floor looks mighty familiar, good luck getting it all back together.
Almost done. This vert is getting all the attention for the next while though
Looks like there arent much shoeboxes with solid floors anywhere.Most of them seems to have some rust issues on the floors.
That floorjob looks good too..
Thanks FinnRodder, those floors are in my Tudor. I am very fortunate that my convertible is an extremely solid car.
Garage..? "we don't need no stinkin garage"...!
Yeah,i understood that the rust issues are on different car.That really makes things faster,when you dont have to spend time with crappy floors.Keep it up!
That's just the price we have to pay to enjoy building old cars. HRP
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