The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hispano, Aug 12, 2012.
Holy hell, that is cool! Its amazing what these guys are turning out in Europe with a little sheetmetal and a dream.
First i loved the air cleaner, then it was the seat divider, and now the tail lights. Man you are doing some very nice work!! WOW
this is why I come here to see things that aren't rubber stamped and verrrry nice workmanship
WOW, just saw this thread for the first time! very very cool!!!!
i think it would look killer with some 18" 32 ford wheels.....
Or black Rudge-style wires with bright two-eared "knock-off" centres. As it's French the centres should have the symmetrical, squarish ears, not the British shark-fin-shaped ones (nor, come to think of it, the triangular cross-drilled American ones).
Tail lights are very, very kool....
Looking at the pictures of the fuel tank installation, I was wondering about the DeDion rear suspension as well, looks like it has inboard discs. Do you have a picture that shows the rear of the chassis?
I really like your car, Hispano. The proportions are beautiful, I especially like the bobbed fenders and the looong hood. Nice work.
This is genius. The video seems to show the hood vents held open to various degrees by detents in the mechanism. Care to share the details of how you did that? Pic would be nice...
Fantastic! Blue will look awesome.
awesome craftsmanship , take something totally american and turn it in to something totally european
Amaving workand skills. great looking car.
Thank you all
After only a week of testing on the road i'm going for a 450 miles road trip with friend this week end
Lovely proportions. "Rakish" is the word that springs to mind.
Very cool build keep the updates coming and can't wait to see it all painted and finshed.
Excellent work - there's no problem with registration, permit, Certificate des Mines etc?
"certificat des mines",what is it
Spectacular! Never seen anything like this, and that is saying something.
Very cool build, never would have thought about building a '32 in this style.
Makes you think that all those ridiculous stretched and channeled fordors just need a set of fenders and a long hood to make them look classy.
Can't wait to see it in paint, and the hood louvers are very impressive...keep the updates coming please..
Outstanding! It looks great and you're clearly a talented craftsman Reminds me of the cars at the Simeon Collection and Gooding & Company.
wow the car looks great on the road
I had to get one from the Department of Mines in Paris when I wanted to register my English kit car in France.
On the road this week end
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Unfinished interior,photo by Laurent,a friend.
This car has such beautiful lines! As a fan of both European and American coach builders and coach built cars, I am excited to see someone apply these styling cues and traits to the classic '32 Ford and produce something entirely new.
This car screams European styling...bringing to mind the early Jaguars, Bentleys, Hispanos, Aston-Martin, Daimlers, Mercedes and Bugattis of the period. I also find it bears a striking resemblance to the early Lancias, like this '32 Lancia Limo....especially in the radiator shell and headlight placement.
Great work! I will be watching for more!
Are you gonna put running boards on it?
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