The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by a.y1320, Mar 21, 2009.
My backing plate
When I was in my teens [ 1950s] an building my first hotrod,there were two things I could aford to do,drill sexy holes in my parts and polish hell out of anything that I could get to shine. I built a lot of cars over the years with the same plan. I still have my first baby and have lots of fun driving her around.
Here is a photo of my gal.
a little coverage;
Here's the inside of my coupe. This used to be a model-a tudor. All of the holes are belled by useing dimple dies.
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Here is my trans mount to replace my old one.
I-beamed and drilled enginemounts. They will get chrome.
Wouldn't "more" equal less when it comes to holes?
Thank you sir!
bunch of holes in my car
Not that many holes, but under the box is riddled with holes though.
Just installed this 41 LHD box with rhd internals on a historic pre war built New Zealand race car. Had a flattie originally but it was upgraded to a 331 in the late 50's
cant have too many holes.....or can ya ? i drilled every thing on my roadster ...bones ,axle,backing plates,shock mounts ,still drilling!cool thread!
Steering arm on my '34 Dodge.
Cab mount on same vehicle.
Forgot these pedals...click on pic should enlarge some...
A little award we SoCal HA/GR types race for.
@117harv Those are awesome bones!
Work in progress. Boxing plates, crossmember, battery box, MC bracket
I'm building a Sports Rod using a '25 T body. Trying to save weight anywhere I can. Engine mounts, radiator/grille shell mount, batwings, steering box mount and even added some to an old Superior steering wheel I'm using! I'm sure there will be more lightness added as I get further along.
These are my rear backing plates.
Here's some more drilled stuff, fueltank brackets and some belled holes on the inside of the trunk. The plan is the get these brackets chromed.
Can I play?
Couple of more on my car.
Steering column support, and the rear axle shock mounts/Panhard bar mount.
This one from the Gas Pedals thread, belongs to Pat Ganahl.
Served as inspiration for this.
I'm a member of the, "Throw it in the air. If it comes down it's still too heavy!" school.
This is a Quickchange spool for a project I'm doing called, "An exercise in lightness".
I haven't weighed it, but it is LIGHT!!!!!!
Bruce, you have got it Bad! I like it! Gary
My front axle taking a nap.
I am doing a full flow oil filter conversion on an early 261 block using a 58-62 261 filter.
This is the mounting bracket I built-
4 hours @ $60.00 an hour $ 240.00 bracket.
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