The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Javier Garcia, Sep 2, 2014.
Thanks, but not going for that look.
I always wondered why we didn't get these instead of the rehashed '56 model Mainline in Australia, such a handsome looking car. Awesome work, man.
The sweetest thing in the world we did thirty years ago...63 fairlane taillights fit perfect, the four screws line up, plus they look like rocket turbines!
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love that idea!
Went to see the radiator support repair today, and it's coming along. Hopefully will be done today, then will get clean up and off to the body shop for primer, minor body work. So it can get painted.
I want to see color! Also subscribing to this thread.
Whatever you do, don't scrap the rest of the wagon. You may think it's rusty, but there are lots of folks out there that don't mind repairing rust if they can get a car cheap. SO... if you're going to get next to nothing for it, you may as well sell it to a youngster or another enthusiast who has a vision for it for scrap price. At least it'll deter the thing being gone forever.
The Wagon isnt going to get junked.
the guy doing the metal work is going to have it for a future project
Will be some updates soon, front end got taken apart and going to get sandblasted.
Then off to the painter, he said he plans to spray some color on this weekend!
Dropped off some parts at the sandblaster, should be ready tomorrow!
Sorry if i missed a post, Javier, but did you choose a color (or colors) yet?
What's your plans for what's left of the wagon?
If you change over to disc, just use the scarebird kit, if you go with the granada or Versailles spindles, just sets your front track out wider if you get the wrong wheels. The hub center is larger.
Sorry I haven't posted any progress. Colors are picked, will post pictures once it has some paint on. Painter has been really dragging his feet.
As far as the wagon, after we took the parts that I needed, the guy doing my metal work will be putting aside for a future project for his dad that's a big Ford Guy.
Hopefully sometime next week I will posting some pics!
Dude I'm so hooked! I've wanted a Ranchero for a long while and have passed a few up hoping to finish my Chevy but seeing yours makes me rethink my plan!
Went to the body shop today, it was rolled out to wash to continue with body work and blocking, still needs some stuff like lower rocker needs some blocking and the inner fenders are getting some love. I can't wait to start putting it all back together!
It's starting to look good! I'd be pretty pumped if I were you- I've been wanting a Ranchero for awhile now. You're a lucky guy!
I read somewhere that you could install the windshield upside down, change the angle of the A pillers, move the roof back and gain a reduction of roof height of around 2.5 inches, thus creating a chop top without cutting the windshield. What do you guys think?
My mind is going crazy cause I cant wait to see it with color!!
Not really sure about that
Went to the body shop today and finally saw some noticeable progress. Car is in final primer, getting ready for final sanding. Parts are ready for final sand, and dash is getting cleaned and up, and old steering wheel is out. Should be seeing some color tomorrow.
you gotta be STOKED!
More progress....... it should be seeing color tonight!!!!
White roof, and sealer on body, and partial white dash.....
Let me ask you this. Do you care about all that rust that your not taking off? It seems like the first order of business would be to sandblast all the rust off everything before even starting metal work. Never could understand how anyone could do metal finishing on rusty crusty metal like what you metal guy doing. If you intend to keep this car your just asking for trouble. Like the inside of that tailgate. I know these cars have a real bad case of rustout. I owned a sedan at one time so I know. Am I missing a step before he started spraying primer?
We have done the car the best we can, nothing new got welded on rust. There are times I couldn't take photos of everything but no rust was welded on.
I appriciate your concern, but we are building this as a keeper.
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