The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrap metal 48, Apr 6, 2013.
This Rusty piece of Shit, but its a 55 !
i smell a cheater.
I can't tell from the pic is that a 3 window or a five window?
two before and afters (durings??)
Well how about this..
The car INSIDE the truck !
34 fivewindow old stock-car body cut into 4 pieces and stored above my buddy's shop office in 2007.... and now.
My vote goes for your grand daughter. Massive improvement;-)
Reading this thread makes me feel like a real fuk-tard. I started three years ago with a good car and still not finished.
Amazing work guys. My hats off to you.
Looking at your avatar^^^, I can see why your not finished...
Well,^^^^, first things first.
You guys are all artists. To take something that is beyond repair and bring it back to it's former self or better, is something to be really proud of. Keep it up guys and gals. I'm proud to be a member here on the HAMB. Outstanding work. Lippy
Amazing work folks! This one looks ez to most folks on here. Beyond comprehension for me but it is on its way.
How's this for a start?
About 4 years into it, still going, but at least it looks pretty much like a car again...
I like the dual taillights, definitely never seen that before. Keep it coming.
These make me really appreciate Arizona. You guys need to visit the junk yards out here.
I totally agree. The '51 F1 Ford pickup that I bought a few years ago was originally sold in Los Angeles and shipped to Arizona in 1951. It lived its first life in Arizona but was shipped to Hawaii in the late '80s. Bodywork had been done at some point on the fenders as displayed by the brass work but it was still pretty solid.
No doubt next time around, if I'm looking for a good project vehicle to ship over here it'll be west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or southeastern California. Good solid iron trumps shipping costs every time.
seeing this makes me fell better with what I have . mines only floors and rockers that needs redone . ( and all the glass and interior )
I think we should vote on it!
What I started with...
A radiator shell!
Not 100% sure either this '64 chevy truckor the 39 ford that was mid restoration... Had to tear it all the way back down...... O and that truck is ALOT nicer than it was in person...
still going. the whole lower 4" of this car was gone. ive rebuilt the the chassis, firewall ,lower A and B pillars, hinges, doors, replaced 1 whole quarter panel, made all new subrails and floors, inner wheelwells, inner and outer tailpan, trunk floors, the list goes on. finally starting to close the daylight in this body and get it on the ground.
1948 Studebaker Starlight Coupe .. (first pics are purchase day last couple are after lowered in rear a few days ago)
Haven't seen any updates lately.. My winter project...
dig that 55
I started with a 32 Ford grill shell... (photos when I can figure out this app! )
Once told...... "If you'd had a picture you'd have more to start with"........
But after a few years of shop time......
It hit the road again! Main lesson learned, you never can buy a good enough body! But knowing one more saved from the great junkyard beyond and to hear the words "man you guys sure saved that one".... Priceless! Finished in 1991. Flux
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