The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 26, 2010.
Cutting and fitting the stainless....
Welding, sanding, polishing, etc....
Let's not forget the garnish.
Weld, sand, paint, etc....
Damn, that is nice !! I hope I can get mine to look like that.
very neat work on the window trim buddy.
That's a good question.
I'm adapting the system used on wire wheel covers of full size cadillacs of the 70's and 80's.
They used a hub that mounted under the lug nuts that the wheel cover could be bolted to.
I'll try to dig up some pics.
Just read these 20 pages... This is amazing... Good work.
Thanks man. Would love to see them.
The stainless & garnish moldings turned out great - nice work !
Man that's finiky stuff welding the moldings. Very very nice.
Looks great cant wait till I chop mine all the little stuff is tedious though. My dash is finished just waiting for wire harness from rebel so I can wire it up outside the car. Nothing more frustrating them wiring on your back
For the benefit of those who look at these threads to learn how to do things, be aware that silicone sealer has an acid that attacks metal. Use Urethane to seal the windows
I think that there are acidic and non-acidic forms of silicone.
This is from the instructions....
"Suggested applications include windshields, door frames, electrical connections, seams and roofs, vinyl tops, and weather stripping."
But, yeah, when it comes time for sealing the entire windshield, I would go with urethane.
Any progress on the build?
Like the work your doing.
It's pretty slow going, project-wise, during the summer months.
I did get the brakes bled, last of the glass in, getting ready to fire the engine for the first time.
Checked compression on all the cylinders, all at 185 - 190, installed the distributor, etc.
Is it slow because of hot weather in KY in summer or?
Looking forward to see finish.
Nice fab work, it's helping me also, Thanks
It's because I spend most weekends on the lake drinking beer.
If not the lake, then at a car show.....drinking beer.
During the winter, I build cars, and drink beer.
LOL, I like that, sounds like a great system
I like your system and will gladly copy it!!!!
Here's to summer.
Great attention to detail on the trim. Roof profile, stance and wheel/tire combo look awesome. Will be following. Have you got some colors in mind for exterior/interior?
I like the way you roll! Great job on the car, great attention to detail, fab work. I wish I had 1/10th of your skill.
Looking good! I think I need to sell you another car or two. You never can have too many projects going on.
This series of articles should be followed by a lot of beginners who are wanting to learn how to do these things and so they can see how much work goes on that doesn't show on the outside.
This shows how much time and patience is required to build a quality, safe, reliable project. It takes longer and takes more patience than a lot of people realize.
OK, summer is winding down.
Time to get back in the garage.
I needed to build a tranny tunnel, the car didn't come with one, and a stock one probably wouldn't fit the 700r4.
I first made a paper template.
Then I fabbed one up.
It turned out nice.
Next, I fitted the radiator.
I spaced it forward about 1/4 of an inch.
It just clears the steering pump, and gives about 3/4 inch clearance to the fan.
Running the tranny cooling lines took longer than I want to admit.
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