The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by speters, Jul 20, 2011.
damn!!! i like the stock one!!!lol!!!
What do you think of the teardrop skirt for these? The skirts I have are smaller and are for a 47 not a 48
More grill ideas
Thanks to Rikster for the pics
YES!!!!!!! Skirts are a must!
Another vote on the skirts, makes the car look longer I think. I'm guessing thats your Dad, looks like he likes 'em too.
Thanks for the photoshop! That is our business partner not my dad but it does look like he likes it
These are the skirts I have with the ribs. They are much smaller. I think I will just sell them.
Like the progress so far, I have been keeping a close eye on your build, my own '48 started in a very similar condition.
Your thoughts on grills and skirts ect. is what I have rolling around in my head at the moment.
Good luck with the chassis.
I finally took some pictures of my tins. After blast and etch I went back and wire wheeled out any bondo the blaster left behind. They don't blast off the deep stuff for fear of warping the metal. After these pics I hit the bare spots with etch and put them away.
Only damage on the hood
Fender extensions are in great shape
A little bit of swiss cheese
No work needed here
Other side is better
Rears are worse
Here is the other side with a skirt. See how it is ribbed
Trunk is ok one big dent and a little rust at the bottom
Hey there, glad to see that another fab streamliner is coming back to life! i'm following your thread for sure! the ribbed skirts are 42 - 47 and hard to get, i know. what is the last decision about your powerplant? good luck on your build, like what you're thinkin'.
If you know anyone who needs the skirts let me know. The powerplant will be the 425 nailhead unless I find a huge problem when we open it up.
Anyone want the old motor for free???
i'm hoping for the next update on the poncho, anything new?
Frame is back from blast and in etch primer. Need to do lots of repairs! Most of the suspension parts are in the shop ready to go on once the repairs are done. I have been building for other people to get some money in my pocket. Spring yard work is almost done and I can get back on this.
Looking forward to the updates.
very nice build... keep it going!!!
I dropped the motor off for the rebuild and so far it looks good.
Frame repairs are under way
Next I need to tackle the x frame in the center. I need to find the correct size stock to recreate what GM made. They are a strange I-beam construction using multiple thickness materials.
Very kool project dude....I LOVE these Injuns....keep em coming !!
Lookin cool. i like the way this is headed. someday i wana do a car similar to this for now i am in love with pickups. btw what the F happend to that scout?
Nice progress on the frame! Glad to see you spent some time on the Poncho..
Thanks. I feel the power of Chief Pontiac when I work on this one.
When I picked up the pontiac the scout was gone along with the other trucks in the background. I am not sure where they went.
Thanks.. I am happy to be back on the Poncho. I am going all out on cars right now. Model A during the day when work is slow, Pontiac at night and truck on the weekend. I can't complain
Sorry, I dont log on much....My current project is in paint so Im bored tonight and logged in to see whats happening on the HAMB. That rear bumper is the original bumper, i trimmed the splash pan so i could push the bumper tighter to the body, the bumper ends were cut off and wrapped tighter. Plating was very expensive, my plater asked me to only tack weld the bumper and he wanted to finish weld, copper plate, buff and then chrome. I think I had about $1200 in that bumper when i was done. If you need any help in the future feel free to email me.
and no that car is not c-notched in the rear.....El Polacko made a torque arm for the rear suspension.
My engine builder is looking for a rear sump oil pan for the nailhead. 57-61 should have the rear sump pan. Anyone have a line on one?
looking great man...keep us posted on the updates
can not wait to see it burning fuel and moving on its own power
I have been messing around in photoshop trying to get the look I am going for. What do you guys think? Here are some options
Made some more progress before I had to move the frame out and make room for another customer build
Still needs a little more finishing but much better than the rotted out mess
Set the old rear back in to set the axle center line
I need to decided on some colors for this thing because the motor needs to be painted soon. I keep coming back to black with a red interior and red motor. I think the nail just looks so good in bright red.
... why do i think that black is a good choice?
nice, since i own my car i was sure it will come out completely in black. so nice! if you wanna see a Streamliner in black, look in my album (or just come around, for sure), just to imagine if you like or not.. i'm trying to do it only in black and shine (chrome, stainless, etc.) nothing else except the tan interior..
Are the skirts still available? Will they fit a '46 Chev? Price? PM me please.
I was thinking big air over R/R tracks ending with hard impact!
Had a few friends in High School jump their cars, that was the
Back to what this is about.
You are making good process on a cool build.
Really like the dual quad nailhead set up.
Awesome thread, love the car.
I'll be subscribing. My '54 straight 8 needs a rebuild or a replacement, and I might have a line on an affordable nailhead. Interested to see how you set up motor mounts and everything.
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