The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 26, 2010.
really enjoying this build, great work. but i gotta say that avatar kinda freaks me out!
Re that painted engine pic. I don't wanna be a smart-a**, but are you sure you want to run that shiny timing cover? They always seem to leak, I put a thread up on here a couple of years back as I had one and everyone advised me to stick to the steel factory part.
Just a suggestion, absolutely everything else you've done is 110% if not more.
Great job Rodster!!!
Awsome build thread... keep up the good work.
I'm borrowing a couple of your ideas
It was on the motor when I bought it, and it didn't look like it leaked....
We will see.
Looking good. My decklid fits about as well right now as yours did, so I gotta get working on that.
Wondering: what sort of trunk latch mechanism did you use?
Good luck with it. You're doing great.
91 Cadillac Fleetwood, electric release, kinda bulky, but it works really well.
I'll grab some pics if I can think about it.
Coming along nicely Rich...
Rich, how's the headlights coming?
Love your shoebox looks great keep up the good work
Done, just no pics.
Motor and tranny are in.
It always feels good to get to this part.
Here is a '49 my buddy is building for a customer - it has a 4/6 slant chop I think that's what it is
The customer what's it all ford so there is a mustang II goin in the front
'69 mustang rear end
Dhould be pretty cool when it's finished
Yours is lookin killer!! Love the fab/metal work you have done!!!
Awesome build Rich!. And you do it all in sandles and shorts...you're such a BADASS someone will have to gift you some M&Ms!
The engine in car and it looks verry good
I was determined to use the stock ford column and shifter, but this took some doing.
I spent a LOT of time modifying the shifter assembly. In order for the steering shaft to clear the upper a-arm, the steering shaft would need to be much shorter.
This should work, but it only clears the a-arm by about 1/4 inch, and almost touches during full suspension travel, so I may need to shave the a-arm where they come close to contacting.
And more time spent building a bracket for attaching the column to the floor....
I wanted to see how the car would sit, now that I had the motor and tranny in, and installed the dropped spindles/springs.
So I rolled it outside to take a look.
I'm really pleased with the stance.
It's not as low as some shoeboxes, but it should come down another inch or so when the front sheetmetal and bumpers are installed.
Currently, I have 3 inches of travel at the rear, stock bumpers on the stock frame.
I might go lower, I dunno.
Next up, brake lines, gas lines, shifter linkage, etc.........
Dammit man you do killer work!! Subscribed!!
DHoly shit this car has come a long ways!!! Love the lines, love the way the chop flows, the metal work, wheel choice, engine choice, everything!! cant wait to see it in paint.
This chop is perfect , excellent work
Nice, I like it I plan on doing a similar chop to my '50. I'll be keeping an eye on yours in the mean time.
nice.....I am doing this one......
Awesome build, the chop looks prefect. Going to be a killer car.
motor looks good
keep up the great work
This is a great build. Following this one for sure.
I have one question though. I think I missed it if mentioned earlier... Where did the skirts come from? I have a 51 and I would like a pair like that. I don't like the commonly available ribbed ones. They don't cover as much, plus the ribs are ugly. Your's looks perfect.
I posted a thread about questions regarding the different skirts for shoebox ford, one thing led to another, and a fellow hamber offerered me these skirts at a fair price.
You gotta love the HAMB.
I must be blind. I can't find it.So do they fit with in the wheel wells or over the edges light the other. YOur really look sick. Not an after thought light the other one. You score big time on those. I'd ______ for a part like those.
Man, you do great work.....Thanks
Very nice work
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