The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Utahvette, Nov 11, 2014.
I love that you are using cast off Corvette restorer parts to build your car on budget!!
Cool movie, and a great job on the car so far! It's bitchin...
The upholsterer did a great job. They look like real Corvette seats! We're going to trade for a little paint work on his wifes Yukon . The seats fit snug in the cavities. To adjust seating position I just stacked dense foam rubber behind the seat to get the right leg room. They are much softer and therefore more comfortable than stock ones . I also fabricated the all important roll bar. I welded some mandrel bends together and attached it to the original soft top frame mounting points.
those seats look great, fit just like the originals, and saved you a ton of $. Great build.
When looking at your posts, its hard to see that should be a budget build! It looks like a million bucks, its awesome!
Keep at it!
My daughter and I are going to be in SLC Christmas week visiting my son.
I hope to see the Vette terrorizing the SLC area
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Not only is the build beautiful, but the entire thread is done superbly! Nice photos, good spelling, fast paced, organized and interesting... I'm taking notes...
well done sir
lets see some action photos
Are any of the original actors still around? would make for a great photo, The thing I missed (couldnt get it set up) on the IVO deal was to get a current shot of Prudhome with a paint gun in the booth with the repop
Holy shit man! So good!
I was in a bit of a quandary about what to do for front turn signals since the whole lower section that normally houses the lights is now in the back yard against the fence. I got on Ebay and found these small motorcycle lights. After I painted the housings semi-flat black and test mounted them just above the control arm outboard of the frame , the lenses were still pretty noticeable. To make them blend in with the chassis I sprayed a light coat of gloss black across the lenses .The gloss black is opaque with one light coat. That looks much better, almost invisible and because they are LED lights they still shine through brightly .
Finished shot of the engine compartment, I used the hydraulic clutch set up from the Camaro the five speed came out of. Economical, simple ,smooth operating and easy to adapt to the Corvette fire wall. The master cylinder is there next to the brake cylinder. You can easily push the clutch in with your hand.
Great project............don't forget to install oil injection in the mufflers so the car blows blue oil smoke out the exhaust on acceleration like the old movie car.
Or let me run the shit out of it. I'll loosen her up!
Nice job...could you share more info on the seats.... build a 53 replica Corvette and facing the same seating problem. Seats just sitting in place or bolted in? Thanks for the build write up....watched the movie on Netflix this week.
It's pretty much done here. I may tweek a few details later. The rear tires might need to be a little wider and I might have the pin striping around the flames made a bit bolder. Over all I think it has a pretty good look to it. While it's not an exact copy I don't think many will miss the resemblance . After all, how far do you carry replication? 6 cylinder sound, smoke out the left side? Do I really need to play chicken? (maybe) I've got some great glamor shots for tomorrow .
Shit, did you clock all the Phillips screw heads and line up the cotter pins while you were at it???
Grand slam home run
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You are one talented young man. Not many could have pulled this Corvette together. Great work.
It'd be hilarious to grab a buddy and a blonde chick, scream up and down the streets of Woods Cross. Maybe drive it to B'ville speed week and drive it up and down the access road with your "crew"...I wonder how many guys would get it.
Great build, you really are to be commended for your skill and resourcefulness.
I may be in the minority but I was never a fan of the car nor the movie but I have to admit you did a good job capturing the look of the car, especially in the way you did so. I think even the purists may appreciate it since you did not "destroy" a good car in the process.
Dana Andrews would be scared shitless.
That ought to piss off some of the NCRS boys! Great job! Have fun, haul ass!
I love this build!!!! I especially love how you started the thread after it was finished so we didn't all wait around for 2 years.
You knocked this one out of the park so what's the next one?
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