The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BorgieMan18, Aug 15, 2012.
Wow, great to hear that everyone was alright and can't wait for progress!
Hey, Poplar Bluff. That's where I'm from!
Still waiting on the pictures to load up..
Next time, please use the Manage Attachment feature... Thanks!
If you knew Roger Bell you wouldn't be giving such novice advice. Nothing against
Bobby, I know Bobby and his work. But Roger Bell is one of the best metal men on the planet. You should check out Roger's '34 Roadster.
Its great to see you guys are bringing the old '32 back. I know it will be killer.
Say hi to Roger for me and I'll be waiting for the three window to be on
this year's Christmas card.
That car makes the BEST case for one of those inertia switches that turn off the fuel in the event something like this happens
Noted!.......I was just going off the info given in the post, As I have seen alot of guys mess up some really good projects because they do not have the first clue of what they are doing. but after reading your post and Doing a search it looks like this project is in the right hands.
I saw the title then started reading.. Seeing all the 2005 pictures were making me think "that spoiled brat.." but then the wreck? That totally sucks. Thank God both the occupants made it out all right.
Definitely cool that your gramps hung onto it all those years and is letting you rebuild it. As soon as you're done, take him for a ride or something and show him that this young 'un knows a thing or two about hot rods! Watching this one.
Just a fantastic story with real ups and downs. You are to be commended for sticking with the task of bringing the deuce coupe back to life. Good luck with it!
Hey Matt Glad to see you put this post on here because most people would not believe it if it wasn't for the pictures. You have your work cut out for you but I know you can do it. I know you will do your grandpa (Roger) proud. He may not know it but he is one of my biggest hero's. GOOD LUCK Rick
An inertia switch wouldn't have helped here with the mechanical fuel pump.
In most cases one side at a time would have been a better idea, but since we didn't really have much "good" sheet metal left, and we are replacing almost everything, cutting off both sides and making everything fit MIGHT be the best way to go.... Either way we'll make it work.
I'm sure he'd be proud to know that Rick!
Wow! Good luck on your resurrection! I love the pic of the car from 1955!
Thats a cool story with uncool set-backs.But even cooler than the story is that you are rebuilding your granpas ride.Good luck with the project!
I guess it's time for an update. Been spending some serious time on the coupe recently with a little employment change..... I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!
The body is tack welded together, the doors fit, and the rumble lid now fits.... More updates soon too come.
Wow...keep up the great work!!!
Your my hero...you have no fear my man...
this is coming along very well your doing a good job for sure
outstanding job,lookin like a coupe agian
The car looks great! I'm so glad that this story is getting a happy ending. It was a miracle in itself that your Grandpa and cousin escaped injury in a crash that could have easily been life ending. It would be great if we could buy a '32 tank with a safety bladder in them but since the tank is on the small side already I'm sure the capacity would be reduced even more but it would be a nice safety feature. I spend a lot of time watching my rear view mirror when I'm in mine!
HOLY COW! So awesome to see that poor ol coupe being saved. Neat you'll have Gramp's car, too! Your doing great so far, keep it up
Wow, that looks great, good luck with the rest of your build
DAMB. For both the crash, and on the rebuild. Keep us posted
Glad to hear everyone was ok and that you are so determined to continue the legacy.
Awesome save that is sure to have a great ending.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
Man you got that thing lookin good!!! Keep up the good work. It would really be a neat part of history to take Roger for a ride when you get it done. I'm gonna have to get up there and check it out. Rick
Wow that looks awesome. I'm 23 starting my first project... lets just say yours looks a littleee better than mine so far haha. Awesome work that thing's going to be sick..!
patiently waiting for the 5" chop update...
Wow, that looks awesome. Keep chuggin away at it, you will get there.
What a story and it's unreal no one was hurt. You're doing a great job in resurrecting your G-pa's car - looking good!
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