The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Garry Carter, Dec 4, 2013.
Very nice job, enjoy your new toy!
Awesome job! What year headlights?
Very nice - looks like it turned out great! About as close to period perfect as it gets these days...
Amazing! Great work, stance, color, parts, interior etc! Total inspiration for my 29 build which will happen rite after I remodel our entire new home and property... then build my shop! Anyhow, keep posting photos, especially build pics if u got em!
Wow, car is a beauty!! Very very nice
no sbc...I was hoping for an sbc...darn.
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Outstanding! Tell us about the color.......
Awesome roadster - Love it, love it, love it!!!
We don't need no stinkin' hood....LOL. Killer job!
For 4Speed: Tire sizes are 4.50/4.75 X 16's on the front and 6:50 X 16's on the rear ... from Coker. As for the chassis, I'm throwing in a couple of pictures of the chassis so you can see how it's set up. I did use portions of the K-member out of a `37 - `38 frame; that resulted in ready-made bracketry for clutch and brake pedals, master cylinder, and the unsplit set of bones on the rear.
For Autodave: Headlights are Vintique repop's with early `28 fluted lens. I'd planned on running something like a BLC headlight -- I wanted the park lights on top for turn signals -- but my generous friend George Monsive gave me the `28-`29 units. They'd been gently used but the little scuff's and dings only added a bit of character in my estimation. And then I found some little amber LED's to mount in the headlight conduit holes on the radiator shell so I got the turn signals I wanted too.
For Maladjusted: The color is what I guess you'd call a custom mix. I started out at the paint store looking at chips from Montana in their "fleet color" selections; I knew I wanted a solid, and I wanted it to have something of a vintage look. Started out with a color that was a Battleship Gray and had them keep darkening it (lots of blue) until I liked it. I've since found out it's a near-perfect match for a `48 Chrysler color called -- duh! -- Blue Gray.
Oops ... wrong picture. The first one is of a Corvair box from Flaming River I started to use for the cowl steering. It got shit-canned in favor of a `32 box and very different bracketry.
Let me see if I can't find the frame picture I intended to post for 4Spd.
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