The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Javier Garcia, Sep 2, 2014.
Hopefully will start seeing primer this coming week!
One more picture
After a loooong road trip, a blown out tire on the trailor, and a lot of laughs. We found a 57 wagon for the parts I need!
Special thanks to Noel for all his help and willingness to pick up the trailor and haul with his truck!
Just found your thread and it looks like you're off to a good start. Whats gonna happen to the wagon?
I've wanted a '57 Ranchero for decades, almost had one a few years ago, with similar floor and rocker issues but otherwise solid body. It even had a late '60s 390 stuffed in it. Unfortunately there were issues with the title and VIN #s not matching. I'll be following your progress from here on out.
Hi Javier.Nice build.Just my opinion,but I think that you should have kept the heater.How do I know?I was born and raised in Fl.10-45 to 10-85.It is a bitch to get the slop and slime off the inside of the windshield during rainy and cool to cold weather.
Lived in Vero Beach and saw more cold and freezing weather than I would have liked to over the 40 years.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Sucks your inner fenders were stolen for what? 15 cents a lb. The car is coming along nicely. Keep us updated and visit www.57fordsforever.com sometime. My tag there is my name Rich Muise...here I don't want anybody to know who I am, LOL.
Unfortunately the wagon is very rusty, so after it gets the parts I need taken off, and some spare parts that I will just keep, it will most likely get sent to the junk yard.
I would've liked for it to be a little more solid and put it to the side for a few but it's not worth it.
We wanted a clean engine compartment, and we might be adding vintage air system. But we will see.
I couldn't believe something he might have gotten maybe 20 bucks cost me a lot of headaches and delays!
But that's the way things go sometimes, but I'm not quitting on this one!
Here's some pics of when I went today to the bodyshop, and tomorrow we are picking out the color!
Body guy said some more blocking and then some high build primer, block and paint!
Nice job! Can't wait to see color.
Javier...make sure you get new cowl drains put on before you assemble the front fenders...very important unless you want to replace your floorboards again in a few years! Hey Donnie..I'm with you...anxious to see the color. You don't suppose that matte pink on the back was a trial do you?. lol
Root beer would be great on that car.
You did good to pick one with so little rust. Those 57s and 58s were pretty bad for rust...
I always liked 57s, now that I've seen your chopped chero, I like them even more.
Keep us updated, please.
haven't gotten around to order them, but i will!
Will post pictures of color later today,if we decide.
Very cool project!!
Colors have been picked, hopefully color will be going on soon
So...you going to tell us or do we have to wait????????????
WOW She is unreal kleen for her age The bed floor or under the floor is great. what are your plans for the lady ?
I havent decided, if maybe i should wait til the car, or atleast some parts are already painted.
Thanks, at first i wasn't sure i got the right car, but after seeing more project 57's i thought i got a pretty decent deal.
My plans are just to have a simple vintage style custom, to cruise and enjoy.
any thoughts on the tail lights ? I love the roof vents a friend used a 56 buick bumper on his and it look at home
We have not decided on the tail lights, we may do original lights as I don't want the Cadillac lights. But we may figure a way to modify the stock ones a little bit.
Done to death... but by far my favorite near-bolt in tail light mod... Edsel Bermuda tail lights in '57 Fords.
I found a Bermuda wagon on a side street about two years ago. It was a little rough, and judging by the weeds grown around it, hadn't moved in years. But it still had those tail lights! I thought about it for two days, then drove back over to look at it - and it was gone.
Make something like the old sattleights or do a A bros style light
Really good job, enjoying this thread, you are doing this right.
I think I have you on my FB page mate? You post a bit of Bobber sicyle stuff? Thought you were a Stripper or Painter.. (Which the latter you are/where)
Watching to see how she pans out for you.
Thanks for compliments.
No FB page, but maybe the guys working on the car have one and that's what you see.
I went through your truck page, and I really love it!
Went to a show yesterday, took the cars out to get inspired for the Ranchero.
Brought my 33 Ford Vicky (not hamb style), and my original 62 Galaxie 500.
Went to the body shop today and owner said Wednesday they will be doing bodywork inside the bed.
Will post more pics soon!
If ya wanted to go the WOODIE route here is one I saved the wood from. Your project is looking good!!!
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