The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HomemadeHardtop57, Jul 13, 2011.
All primed up,sanded and ready for paint
Let the fun times begin! Looking good.
Got the frame painted today. Crappy light in the picture but it's a 41 Ford color that I darkened down with some black. Going to push it outside tomorrow for a better pic
Frame was dry today so I took it off the rack and put it on jack stands. I reassembled the front end and hung it along with the front brakes, upper shock mounts and a few other odds and ends. Nice to see things finally coming together
The paint on the frame was mixed at 70% gloss which kind of gives it a look like old lacquer
Looking faaaaaaaantastic! Love the dulled-down look of that frame. Great choice.
Nice color choice,Jerry!
Looking sweet Jerry! If you go back earlier in this thread where people questioned the wisdom of saving the origional frame they wouldn't believe how good it would turn out. I need to stop over and check it out.
By the way..... 1000
lookin' real good jerry, lots of grinding on the frame sure paid off ,body is going to look real nice on top of it !!
Got the rear suspension painted and installed along with the steering. I'll be taking a couple days off for the jalopy showdown invitational then it's back on it. Motor and tranny in next hopefully
Lookin very nice!!
Damn, I LOVE 3 Windows, and HEMI's too! The drool factor on your car is off the charts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great job on this! Man I dig this build !!
Keep building these quality rods and pretty soon you will have a TV show
Keep the pics coming - please!
Love the frame color! Bring on the Hemi!
Nothing too exciting. Installed my clutch and pressure plate. Motor and tranny should be back in by the weekend
Had some time today so I knocked a bunch of stuff out. Got the motor and tranny in and bolted tight. Installed the shifter set up after heating and tweaking my shifter. Got my radiator and grill shell mounted and front rubber on. Also got my upper and lower radiator hoses cut down and installed. Starting to look like a car again
Damn there's that color again!! Love it!!!!
Also love the grille shell!
sweet, keep it coming looks grate
Got my headers painted and installed on the car today. Had to modify my pitman arm some and make and weld in a 7 degree tapered bung for the tie rod. The old chrome drag link was off an old 60s hot rod that I shortened and rethreaded
Put my headlight bar and lights back on. I might take another inch or so out of the legs to get the lights a little lower
Looking absolutely KILLER, Jerry! Great to see you again the other day too!
Lookin real nice,Jerry----darn you I was thinking about lowering my headlights a little too!!!
Probably leave it go till winter projects though
I decided that I'm going to replace the axle bearings while I still have the axles out. They should be in at Auto Zone On Tuesday then I can get the rear buttoned up,do the brakes, and drop the chassis back down on the wheels for the last time. After that I'll run my brake lines and do a couple other things while the body is off
Nice seeing you again Andy!!
nice build guy! what adapter was used for the tranny ? clutch and so forth? also where did you get that shifter ? tranny looks like a gm ? thanks mike
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