The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1940Coupe, Jun 12, 2018.
Great occupants for any garage.
I’ll hopefully put a build thread up on here
Both are good looking coupes.
Love the 40. Hopefully the 30/31 will be just as much fun
Been a bit slow on the build as had an operation on my knee.
Managed to strip it down a bit ready for the build.
Body off the original chassis and placed onto new chassis.
New wheels and tyres
4” drop axle ready to install
Still a huge list to attack but all the parts are being gathered.
Looks great. Good luck.
Well after the boredom set in I thought I’d strip it a little and may have got carried away
Not at all. Just rebuilt from the ground up.
Sweet. You are well on your way. Love the As
Just looks like a hell of a lot to do at this point. Be worth it in the end though
Yes it will be and you know it will be solid.
Just found some more quality craftsmanship while blasting the body. Obviously thought it was better just to use some filler instead of steel. Same on both cowl
It exists in my world too. Sometimes backed by aluminum mesh pop riveted over the holes then bashed in and filled, sanded smooth and viola, DONE!
Only to be cut out and new steel welded in.
Just spot welded at this point but you get the idea.
Crap at this updating
Managed to get a lot done and started measuring up for the axle narrowing.
Both cowls have been repaired and also both rear corners.
Engine temporarily fitted just to see if it fitted with the rad. Also fitted the front beam so I could set the body in the right place
Congrats! Keep up the good work!
Enjoy the journey. You're making great progress. Won't be long before you're taking your first ride.
Got a little bit more done.
Cut the floor out and started again. I’ve seen the video made by Eastwood as to how they did there’s and cam up with something similar.
Made the cross pieces out of 2x1” with the side pieces made out of 3mm folded so it’s 3x2”.
The cross pieces are welded to the chassis and the pieces will bolt straight through the chassis so the body is still removable.
The front angled pieces will be welded to the chassis and the front cross piece. Gives strength around the gearbox for the floor. Also put some pieces in between the cross braces for strength.
Made up some new rear subframes.
Just got to tie them into the chassis but still keep them removable.
Fuel tank will sit on the top of the chassis. Looking at an 18 gal tank
Wheels placed again for double checking the axle width measurement. Body is set at ride height
Greetings from another UK newbie, may come across you at one of the shows, keep us up to date with the build.
Plan is to have it sort of together and running about mar/apr/may time.
Should be a good laugh to drive hopefully
Glad I found this, going to be an awesomebuild!
Started on some of the strengthening pieces.
Welded to the chassis, but bolted to the lower subframe piece so that it’s still removable.
Upper piece bolts into the normal position and then welded to the chassis
Slow but steady progress
Got the new door hinges in from Snyders so had a go at refitting both doors.
Even with the amount of welding I’ve done to the cowl and redoing the rear end, luckily the swage lines still all line up and the doors fit well.
Got the engine back from the machinists today so just put all the stuff back together to mock for engine mounts.
Get those welded on over the weekend. Pull it all apart again and build up the motor as soon as I have the bearings.
God this seems to be taking forever. Hate waiting for parts to arrive.
Rear axle is back after being narrowed with all its brackets for coilovers and ladder bars. Panhard rod mounted. Also got the engine and gearbox mounts sorted.
Your buzzing right along and it's looking fine.
Remade the rear rails again as I’d not made the axle cutout correct. Also started with a bit more work on the floor
Started on the floor and trans tunnel today. Slow job of measuring/cutting bending
A little bit more work on the trans tunnel and now started on the bulkhead.
Also modified and mounted my steering box.
It’s a land rover series 3 box. Aluminium case so will polish up nicely
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