The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakdupkustoms, Jan 6, 2013.
Anymore news on this yet please ?
Just doing a bunch of metal work stripped it all down. Workin out a bunch of terrible old bodywork and rust. Lots of shrinking and hammer work. Lots of hours here.
This was just packed with some kind of filler. was kinda rubbery. weird
There was also some lead work done that I melted out and reworked. They had just filled small dents with lead that were really easy to take out.
Some of the roughed in parts in epoxy primer.
its gonna be sick when its done, keep up the great work
Heres your typical rust repair shot. lots of this but I wont post them all up Takes to much time taking pictures I would rather just get it done.
I put some 3/4 inch 1/4 wall tubing and 1/4 inch plate for the new rocker gonna put a body line along the rocker, Hopefully it will look like I think it will. Ignore the rectangle under the rocker thats just there to keep everything straight.
Cant you get it a bit lower? ........jus kiddin looks awsome I wanna build someting that lays rocker!
Not unless I cut the front bumper down. As it sits now I have to move it up a lil if it don't look right I might have to section about half an inch. Its allot of work but well worth it in the end. Thanks.
500 caddy sittin in the donor car 76 eldorado picked up for 1000 bucks. Freshly rebuilt with reciepts cant beat that deal.
Here it is ready to go in the 56.
thats very purdy indeed, will look great in there, what colour are you painting the car ?
That motor looks great. Cleaned up well.
That is looking good, love how low it is.
Thanks right now im toying with some color combinations but its gonna be a shade of goldish orange. Got me a deal on five quarts of Pagan gold experimenting with different basecoats, and mixing kandys to get just the right color. Prolly gonna do a white top with all white interior. Im also thinking about spraying the whole thing white with just kandy the top only.
That caddy is going to be badass
Nice! I love this build.
I added this bodyline that runs allong the whole bottom of the car and then curves up onto the skirt.
Little thingy to keep it all in place.
In an effort to keep the seat as low as possible and not repair the crazy caddy seat mechanism I went for a pair of mastercraft sliders from an off road seat. Seems to work good
A lil more done on motor. Changed almost all of the bolts out to stainless buttonheads and got my pulleys back from Powdercoat.
damn that looks killer!!!
Damn I love Cadillacs...
Who do you use for powder coating? They look nice.
The skirts look rad.
Powdertech 2 does all my powdercoating. Tyler does a great job. I been using for years.
Cool thanks. I've heard of them but never used them. I'll check it out.
Decided to go with white frame Got back From Powdercoat. Also Powdercoated control arms gloss black. Still need to pull distributor and clean it up so dont mind the overspray that will be fixed.
i think i like the white frame, black arms look.. nice work
Its been a while, have you done any work on it?
Good work, i love this shape Caddy.
I been workin on it. got quite a bit done. I'll try to post an update this afternoon.
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Wow!! that's lookin' great! Very nice work.
Looks good im keepin my eye on it
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