The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fleet-master, Apr 21, 2013.
hey thanks iwanaflattie, your fender looks good to me!! PM sent
got the tunnel in
and have the left hand door swinging n latching. One of the legal requirements once we start cuttin on the body like this is using burstproof locks. I'm using some out of an early 90s Ford Telstar. I've decided to take the door down to the bottom also.
I'm working on it as much as I can,back onto paying jobs this week tho..hohum..
Good call on the door bottoms. In my opion these truck cabs don't look right with a rocker panel.
hey thanks Torchie. Have you started a thread for your's yet?
No thread yet fleet-master. Lots of family dealings going on right now and I haven't been able to spend much time on it.
Thanks for asking though.
Wow, lots of great fab work! Keep the progress coming!
nuther update. These doors are soakin up a few hours! Should be worth it in the long run tho..
got the right A-pillar in and welded solidly enough at this stage. Its welded to the dash and the inner structure
along the way I've discovered these doors aren't all the same !!. Different profiles to deal with. Its not just a front door/back door thing either...
musta had fog ont lens...as my Yorkshire pal would say..
inner door frame is getting there..only thing really to do is position the window crank/mech..
Good to see your still pounding away on it. Looks like you found nice rear fenders. Hows the temp down your way tonight? Its mild up here. I should be in the shed working, instead of sitting by the fire playin with the hand crank phone.
Got to get this one done Jeff!! Not sure I'd do the doors quite this way again ...but no turning back now
quite mild here but its been raining off n on past few days. Good weather to be in workshop.
Nice work my fearless friend!
Hey thanks Tin! all going well I'll start chopping it this coming weekend. I'm looking forward to that... I have to hurry up and slow down at the same time . Deadlines aren't all bad tho
You don't really notice the profile change on the inner frame until you start to cut it up and piece it back together.
When I did my doors I used a wider piece of the window frame because the inside profile matched better.
Then I sectioned that piece to match the top width on either side of it.
Lid lowering time, good shit!
it's all braced up Jeff...and I'm just sharpening my axe
nuther update...just in case anyones following.
obligatory roof off photo
I found the Right/rear top corner wasn't as 'relaxed' as the Left, musta been damaged during it's life. The gussets were a bit bent
I sat the hood on to get a better idea on proportions. At this point I'm pretty happy with it.
The lean back on the pillars is starting to come together good..
L/H B-pillar lookin ok..
how it sits tonight..
Very nice work, looks great so far!
Right on fleet-master.
I've seen about a dozen of these cabs chopped and everyone does it a little differently.
A pillers leaned back. Pillers not leaned back.Roof split in half. Roof quartered. Roof widened. Roof unwidened,ect.
Yours is looking great.
I had the same problem with mine as far as the roof being "Relaxed". The lower inside brace under the window was tweaked on both sides. It didn't really show up until the roof came off. Took a littte persuasion but I got it all lined up.
And yes. "You are being watched" LOL.
Great profile! I like the way you're handling the roof skin.
Great work!! Wasn't to sure with the doors but they work. Subscribed
Dr. The surgery is going well !! Very Nice job..
Hey thanks for the positive feedback guys!! I got a bit more done over the weekend including tack welding a strip into the rear of the roof. Will post some more pics soon.
Thats how they shoud have come from the factory. You gotta be happy with that. Heres a quick pic of what i worked on for last four days, cleaning and painting small parts. Its a 37, with 50s something flathead. Runs real nice. Got to give it back tomorrow. Ill tell the owner that i know a guy who dose great top chops...
...did someone say Custom?
Hey Jeff ,hows things with you? Cool old lorry!!
All good up here, except for this cold snap that hit this arvo. Not fun when your tryin to dry paint. That old saying about watching paint dry is true. Anything was more fun that that today. Lol.
Snow on the hills behind us!!
Hope you got heat in the workshop. Theres snow somewhere close by here too.
Love it Paul!! Great work
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