The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Austin kays, Oct 13, 2021.
after 4 days of thrashing I once again had a rolling chassis.
So even though I am stubborn, I know when I'm licked, so when these perch pins had me at a loss, I called on my buddy mike for help. perch pin, meet bridgeport.
as soon as I got them home I cut them and put bungs in the ends, and painted them black.
this could only mean one thing, body time.
this was august 21st.
This was when it got really tedious and it took some long nights of fabrication.
And then, with 12 days left, it drove.
that photo is pretty self explanatory right?
the next few nights were spent trashing on wiring.
the next few days were spent doing all the little things. and going to the only art show I do all year (helped pay for some more parts) and did I mention i was pulling 45+ hours a week at my normal job?
Joe your pumping them posts faster than I can likem'...
after a few more days of hammering out details, on september 2nd I took it in to get the radiator plumbed and the exhaust ran.
the guy that did them works out of the coolest little shop, with the original lift!
and in cause you thought i got a night off, I re-skinned the doors.
they are far from perfect, but staring at a deadline in two days, I had to do what I had to do.
for those of you keeping track, this is Thursday night, the show is Saturday.
So what to do with less than 36 hours to go?
you start painting of course!
that's my buddy willy, he braved the paint fumes and helped me mask/prime/tape out flames/shoot color/demask all in one night.
so here we are friday morning, I gotta go to work! im gonna take the t!
Once i got back home we trashed again to finish the top, finish the wiring, bleed the brakes, and even add some pinstriping.
I was ready.
the car was not.
we made it 33 miles till the free sbc just couldn't do it anymore.
puffing blowby out the breathers and pressurizing my cooling system, we had two cracked heads. there may have been a reason it was free.
at least we looked cool.
the 12 spokes didn't help the heads, but they sure look good.
these next pictures are a little out of order, but after sleeping and relaxing a couple days, we dug in and put two used-but-good heads on the motor.
and this is the state it was in when I took it to Austin.
To be honest, I took the T to Austin cause I was tired of working on it.
I had built the thing in about 2 months, working on it nights, weekends, and any spare moment.
I was tired of it.
so I took it to Austin to drive, tune up, and put a couple new parts on.
I kinda had a feeling when I got there that the car was home.
Austin hopped right in and really dug it. after I left, later that day, he texted me to make the deal.
about a week and a few hundred test miles later we met at pattonsburg car show.
he graced us with a nice burnout as he left.
I'm excited to see where Austin takes this little coupe.
he's got some good plans. including that blower...
I like this wild thing and the vintage style licks...they really suit it...
It really has that rough around the edges look from the earlier days of 1/4 mile drags...
This build should be ported over to the Hokey Ass Forum Ass it does have modern details in its inspired look...
That was quite the Thrash to get this together...you did good @BigJoeArt art
Austin's noggin is pretty close to the roof...lucky it's angle chopped...
Now that was fun to read!
It looks quick just parked.
Austin’s pulling a heavy 90’s shifters cc influence in how this car moves forward
with joeys obvious weesner nod to proportions to build on I can’t wait for you guys to see what the next steps are!
Love it. This is true hot rodding. Anymore, when I see a rod I would like info on, and ask the owner questions, all I get is "I don't know, I just bought it". Everybody has an opinion, but how many have actually built a rod.
Well I’ve built my sedan and bought this one but I get what you’re saying! Haha I think everyone will really dig where this goes it’s much more fun to work on and drive them haha
Wow, a fair amount of drama but, in the end, I dig the car. What a kool look
and I'm loving the skinny tires, whitewalls and full wheel covers. I'm amazed
at the quick but not particularly simple build. I'm hoping to see more photos
as things are added or changed. Did I say I dig the look of the tires and wheel
Thanks! I think they are aftermarket 56 Chevy ones being they don’t have the little bow ties that go around the centers!
^^ Not that it matters in the grand scheme of your rod but maybe 1960 Buick covers?
Not important, I just really like the look of the car. Good luck with it.
Hey! You’re right! Thanks for the info!
Tried a bunch of wheel covers on but I love these ones.
The rather large amount of white painted wheel that shows makes the thin white walls read as double striped. Love it.
Wow! What great images. You've got quite the finger pointer there.
Never mind Dana, if he didn't do it it does not count.
Dave, AKAlittleman might disagree. Death's Doorstep
What I said,has nothing to do with fitting any mold. Bad engineering is just that!
I lay out the facts!,too try an help.
Hope n pray, those who's brains can't get them,don't get hurt.
I actually hope you "get away with it"/by using a lot of extra work to add some more safety,then you would of.
It's too late for,"I told you so" after !
That has been what has happened before an some of why!
The only part of hot rodding I don't care for,is those who fail to learn*,so they copy/repete mistakes,do too thinking it looked cool to them*. They don't know, an often can't be told*,they already know everything at a young age.*
In the end,there maybe some one reading,an not do rear rad. street driver hot rod,knowing better!
Just to clear,I like the look for a drag car. But I said that back some time ago.
I should also say,I like much of the workmenship on the "T as well,just not every bit of it !.
A little shot of some T and A!
Of her out and about. and with the lancer caps
Wow really neat and it seems you just started 'yesterday', Lol
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