The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrod95, Nov 5, 2010.
Good question sir! I'm now 16
Snow day!! No school! Time to update the thread!
Been really busy keepin my grades up, but have managed to get a lot done between school working and hangin out with friends!
Finished running all the break lines, got the motor mounts cleaned up, got the frame kind of painted, got the firewall painted, I'm makin progress real fast, here's up to date on pictures..
Motor mounts welded and cleaned up..
Got a gas tank and mocked it up..
And a friend brought my dad a project for us to clean up and primer.. Should be fun! I'm excited!
Now on to what I don't have pictures of.. I cleaned up the frame and sprayed it to match the fire wall, and got the motor/tranny put in, put the new rim/tyre combo on to check for clearnce, and put the front clip back on to start making patch panels, then got the rear u-joint and started on getting the drive shaft measured out to be cut down, whew.. So much more to do.. But I'm seein the light at the end of the tunnel..
That's the spare tyre is why it's a wagon wheel and not a ford rim
More done today, not much, but I cleaned up some parts, and found some bolts and nuts, this weekend my dad and I will measure the driveline and get it cut down, and put back together, then keep movin along with the shifter, and throttle conection, I'm gettin excited to see the end product!
You may want to take a measurement of the drive shaft and hit one of the local salvage yards. You would want to have yours balanced after welding it up and this may cost more the finding a used one.
Looking good so far, keep at it.
Good idea! Thanks
It looks amaxing cant wait till i can drive it an hear it fore up for the first time
look's good keep up the good work
Keep it going young gun
Thank you! I will be makin as much progress as possible!
Thanks sir! I appreciate it! I'm makin even more progress! My dad surprised me with the grill today! It's ready to be cut down and fabbed up to work!
Been makin a lot of progress! Movin very fast, I can't wait to see this truck finished!
Got the grill cleaned up and ready to be fabbed up to fit
Then I got the front clip put back together so we can finish patching it all up
With the motor in
Then today my dad came out to the shop to help me get the grill cut and mocked up..
Right on man. Looks good!
Perfect day to chill outside!
I really like the grill treatment.
Thanks, I hope it comes out the way I plan
Updates! Got the Grill cut down and put back together! The hard part is going to be getting it to fit the way I want in the actual grill supports
Then, in my spare time at school, I played with photoshop..
Then this weekend, we got the driveshaft cut down and ready to be installed, the shifter got started, got the original bench seat for it, and got some ideas in my head to keep moving along! Pics soon!
So, I know I am being captain obvious here, but you are photo shopping a truck a year newer than yours.....what gives?
That grill looks awesome on that truck. I can't say I've ever seen that done but I really like it!!! It just might work.
Haha, I photoshop many things, that was just what I had in mind, I've done many 48 fords, but I don't have time to do much cause I am using the school for photoshop, I don't have 300 extra layin around for it on my personal computer haha
Thanks! I'm hopin so! Come check it out sometime! On a little better terms this time Haha
Ohh! And here is the kustom driveshaft!!
Use GIMP for your home computer. It's FREE.
your beautifying that truck with the 51/52 grill...Im sure she would thank you...
Kool! Thank you!
I hope so!
More updates! Got some bars tacked on the grill to hold it's length so I could get started finishing it
Then I cleaned up the driveshaft and primed it to paint it purple!
Then while runnin around with my dad we stopped at Jimmy Dales house to get some help with my shifter and I got to check out his amazing ride
And today we should finish putting the shifter in, we patched the floor, and are getting it readyfor everything
Lookin good honey can't wait to drive it!!
Great progress Michael! You're getting there!
Hey! Thanks guys! I have been makin so much progress but have been soo busy with work and school and the truck and spendin a little time with friends that I haven't had time to update so I am goin to tonight, at 11:30 at night haha
Primed and painted all the rear end parts and installed them, and the shocks and my dad installed my breaks for me, makin some awesome progress, can't wait to see it on the road! Ordered the gas tank, we have the gas lines and everything for the truck to stop and move!
Then I cleaned up and primed/painted the centers and hubs and while I was at work my dad set it back on rims and tires, and while I was at work I got to see a kool toy the guy I was workin for was buildin...
If you remeber this from a month or so back..
And at my job I have been workin on this...
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