The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by staleg, Mar 26, 2015.
Photos of how the roof top is fastened to the windshield:
Holy smokes that's cool. Neat car for sure.
Thanks,I like your work,was woundering how speedy it was to take the windsheild top header off an on,I really like the fit you did. I did a tech a year ago on how I did top on my own hotrod,but being a 1928 Ford A roadster,it was EZer to do top header;
I don't remember what plastic I used for the door panels. It was something I bought from a local plastic moulding business. 3 mm I think. RPU sounds good. Remember that most glue types don't fasten on it, but staples fastens very good.
The header is attached to the windshield with 4 wingnuts and the fabric it attached to the Wood piece with heavy duty snap buttons.
Gauge bezels, yes!
Last winter I changed out the remaning Hoffmann gauges, so now I have a full set of AutoMeter, Antique Beige, with 1 exeption: The A/F gauge. This is not possible to get in the same series. But to make it as similar to the others as possible, I painted its the gaugeface in Antique Beige color, and sent the gauge ring away for some plastic chrome plating.
The Antique Beige serier doesn't include a boost/vacuum gauge as well, but I ordered a custom made one from the Auto Meter home page.
Here's a photo. Excuse the bad quality. The cap to the right on the dash is a 12 volt/lighter connector.
I have started with the paint, so I don't haven't been able to take photos of the top folded down.
Here's a couple of photos, but I will make another thread about that when the paint job is finished.
I have borrowed a professional paint gun from a friend of mine, and he has supervised me, but I have done all the spraying myself.
Wow...your car is awesome and so is your skill and determination to do it yourself! Congratulations.
This is one of the cars I always go to when I'm looking for ideas. Do I like every detail? no. Would I change anything? no. The car is real art.
The silver looks nice . It's different - I like it .
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