The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Dean66, Jan 2, 2017.
A few pics from before I put on original hub cabs
this info about power window motors was great! i must search such also.
currently i have no idea, how to solve 6V --> 12V conversion in dash and gauges. would be nice to have original dash in working order, but that remains to be seen... engine, lights, power windows and power seat are easy, i think =)
Just setting those there to see, how it fits =)
Hi !! Wanna race? ehh...
Check out this thread, I built these for my 49 Buick and they work perfect.
Freezing cold and progress is slow !!
Original front fenders and bumpers are ugly, so if You have nice picture links and ideas, please share =)
Some ideas with original bumper half...
Here is a nice look as a base. You should be able to find the needed parts to pull off something similar.
The grille itself would be be left to your imagination (bars, bullets, or ???)
A complete '55 pontiac would be ideal.
This one uses a 1955 Buick bumper, as a base.
Richard Zocchi's '56 used a '58 Caddy bumper, to much the same effect.
You get the idea.
Don't think I'm butting in, but I've been watching. Sometimes painting the lower part of the bumper makes the rest look more custom.
Will the 368 intake fit this 341?
Yes, the 368 intake will physically fit a 341. Port sizes will be your only concern, and I am pretty sure they will match as well. The Lincoln Y block never changed physical dimensions despite ranging in displacement from 279 to 368 ci. throughout its production run.
Door needed heat and cold. Luckily, we do have SNOW here. Plenty of it!
Dear followers. Sorry for being so silent. Easy does it, right? =)
Latest activity contains doors. Although those seems quite solid and straight, there were a lot to do there...
never seen that style of 'multi-spotter' puller-would love to know more!!very cool idea....
Can't tell You much. My friends welding machine. Made in Taiwan or something. Really don't know. Just simple mig-welding instrument with several different "head units".
Merry xmas to You all, friends. Good time to do some polishing. Outdoors -22C (that's about -8F) is quite freezing, but luckily it's warm inside =)
This is SO SLOW! But perhaps easy does it... My friend "The Multitalent" in action.
Slow and steady wins the race!
Fenders needs TLC also
Isn't eBay just perfect! Shiny parts travelling to Finland =) Not yet needed for sure, but how often these are available, eh... Gotta have'em!
It appears that you are attaching those "Fender Skirts" permanently? As another '52-'54 owner, I would STRONGLY recommend that you keep them REMOVEABLE, as it would be ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to change /service a flat tire withy the skirts in place! Just a caution.
I suspect (hope) he's just using the skim coat of filler to make the panel alignment as perfect as possible. But I'm sure he'll let us know for sure.
Good note, Sir! not attaching fender skirts permanently those will remain removeable for sure! picture shows unfinished work there =)
The never ending story...
Work is comming on. Nice work.
Have you made a dicision with the front (bumper and grill) ?
Will this help with your dash electric problem?
Awesome thread. Will be watching for sure!
Currently plan is to use originals. no good enough other ideas at least yet. but you never know...
thanks, good link to save. not sure yet, what all will be installed in dash. not sure about original meters functionality.
Primer or something... Still long way to go ...
It's coming along!
Will you be misting guide coats, for straightness? (Spray bomb black lacquer and a long board, maybe?)
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