The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scootermcrad, Jan 19, 2010.
NICE! Are you into Vintage Motorcycles too? Hope to see you at Hershey in October. Bob
Well, I can FINALLY say I'm working on the car again.
How fast the last year flew! Another year gone and another year not done. It's taken a solid year to get settled in here in North Carolina. Unplanned house projects have kept me busy, but that should be no surprise for me, since this car has been nothing but a series of unplanned events that only slowed things down...
Enough of that though. Here's what's been going on...
The first cramming of everything into the garage
After spending months of reorganizing, unpacking, I'm back on it. My little 75 year old garage didn't have enough power to run all my machines, compressor, welders, etc., so that was the first step after getting organized. Thanks to a good buddy and HAMB member, knoxbrendon, for helping pull in some new cable and get the power all situated. Then I spent a solid weekend getting the compressor all plumbed in so I would have clean dry air available so painting is possible.
Very excited to get this body done! I have an uphill battle with the weather here. Trying to get body and paint work done before it gets too hot and humid. So I think this is all going to happen pretty quick... HOPEFULLY!
Before stripping it down and pulling the body
My buddy Mikey happen to stop over and pushed me to pull the body while he was there... so we did. So now I'm setup, organized, and ready to get this seal coat sanded off and finish the prep and body work so I can get some color on this thing.
And with the body off and consuming the whole garage, the chassis had to go somewhere. HAHA! One more reason to hurry up and get this body done so it can go back on the chassis
Lot more to come! Might have to start a new thread, though. This thread is getting HUGE.
Thanks for following!
Nice brickwork on the garage. Glad you are back working on the car. Bob
Looking good Scoot. Garage looks good. Looking forward to more updates.
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Good to see your getting back to it Scott!! Your new house and shop look very nice, congrats!! Keep us posted...
Great to see you back on this Scott - one of my all time favourites on here!
Glad to see you back at it Scooter. I've been away myself, only had time to check subscriptions from time to time. Glad to see your thread on the list.
Can't wait to see it finished!
Right on Scott glad to see you back at it! I look forward to your updates.
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So nice to see posts again on your car. But I'm confused... will you continue posting here or on that other thread you created a few years (!) back? Gary
glad to see you back at it,looks like a cool house
Cool - I have enjoyed watching this build-up.
Thanks everyone! Feels good to post something. And I appreciate the words on the house/garage. Both need a lot of work, but hey... It's home.
I think I'll start a new thread and post a link here when I have something more to post. Would probably be easiest.
Just psyched to be working. I gotta' get this chapter closed and more importantly...
...I NEED TO DRIVE THIS DAMN THING!
Serious question, and it goes to others with long time builds, do you think the drive will be as much fun as the build? Bob
If it's even half as fun as the build, I'll be happy.
haha Congrats Scott!!!
That's something I often wonder on my T coupe... will I really enjoy the ride or will it beat me to death? It won't be like driving my 59 olds around!! No Floating!!
I think you still owe me a ride, so get busy...
When do you start construction on the garage expansion?
VERY happy for you!
Hey man! Thanks! And congrats on going ALL THE WAY HEMI!
The garage ceiling is 12-1/2 feet tall! I l LOVE the tall ceilings. Unfortunately, the ceiling joists aren't substantial enough to hang much from them. Which sucks, because the machining equipment would benefit from a beam installed. HOWEVER. Eventually we plan to sister up all the joists and build a room above it. There is a substantial space above that is completely unused. The one thing I WILL be doing is hanging my Model A coupe body upside down from the ceiling, since I have the room. Need a garden shed for the rest of the lawn type stuff and then it will be in REALLY good shape. Still very workable as it sits.
ABSOLUTELY I owe you a ride! I didn't forget!
Hope to pour the slab for the new garage/shop in 2015. This garage will have to do until then. Fingers crossed I can make that happen.
Thanks buddy! Have we heard your T run yet??
HAHAHAHA! That's awesome! And what a great movie, too!
It didn't take long to fill the garage up......
Good to hear its back on Scoot! Hope to see you this summer.
Yeah! And I still have to build a louver press for another project I'm working on. I've had to actually move a few things to part of the house that's we're using for storage. I have a coupe body INSIDE the house until I can put it together and hang it. HAHA! I need that garden shed soon!
Thanks! And I'm sure you will!
"Yeah! And I still have to build a louver press for another project I'm working on. "
A Porsche hood doesn't look right with louvers! vic
I was wondering about you and the car the other day. Glad you are back on it again. I know about the house thing. Too much to do and not enough time/money to get it done all at once.
Man this car is amazing, luv it. pics don't do it justice
Sort of... Nothing visual worth looking at.
I've been desperately trying to wrap up the body work on the doors. Couple problem areas down low with the patch panels. I had to basically rebuild the inner and outer portions of the doors from scratch, so now that I'm getting everything smoothed out, I'm seeing some imperfections... All this should be read as... I'm doing some filler work. It's not terrible, but with the dark paint it all has to be perfect!
Now, with all that being said, between having to deal with seemingly unending rain, having a roof replaced and putting my foot through the ceiling of the kitchen and having to redo the entire ceiling in the most used room in the house, I got side-tracked... again. BUT! Now that the kitchen is wrapped up and the rain is slowing down (knock on wood) I'm going to start getting back out there to finish things. Then it's just battling 90 degree temps and 90% humidity. I'll be glad when summer is over.
Here's the major plan...
* finish the last of the body work on the cab
* finish body work on the doors
* paint interior and fire wall
* paint doors and exterior
* paint garnish moldings and misc. little pieces
* finish exhaust, install clutch and t-out bearing, and have a drive shaft made before body goes back on
* chop new windshield and polish
* reassemble body to chassis
* run brake and fuel lines
* sew up interior
* last details
* go drive the wheels off it.
I'm sure I'm missing a ton of steps in there, but that's about where things are.
AGREED! Has to be perfect no matter what paint... I got too specific.
Yeah, I'm trying to get some circulation going in the garage with a neat old industrial fan I scored at an antique mall. Should have that up and running this weekend. That will help get things done. When I first started building this car, I made the initial cuts and almost the entire frame build in 110+ degrees weather. But that was a "dry heat" . The humidity with all the rain we've had is killing me without some decent circulation. And raw metal is just rusting faster than I can treat it, so I've been laying low and working on other things. The best part is trying to work in the evening, but then the bugs swarm the garage! HAHA! (shaking head) "Go to the light!"
I'm thinking very seriously about just stopping on body work until it cools down a bit, and just finishing up the exhaust and other drive line stuff. Weather won't effect that much.
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