The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrerHair, Dec 18, 2010.
wow, great thread and awesome build keep it up!
I'm telling your wife you brought those dirty ol' car parts in the house!
Man, talk about 'biting off more than you can chew'! But, you're 'chewing' right along. It's great to see the heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears you're putting into this car!
BTW, Eastwood should be paying you for 'product placement'!
Very cool father son build
Ha ha...I didnt ment it by that way.I guess this was a bit(just a bit)worse than mine,but i've seen a lot worse than this one.Our project cars in here are really bad,except those which are shipped from the dry areas of states...
So,keep up the good work!
Great build, I just read from top to bottom with both my kids next to me. They were really interested in your pics. I can't wait to start on mine with them. I am subscribed, can't wait to see more.
BrerHair where did you get the Sheet metal and Portable sandblaster?
My first project is my '52, your pics bring back lots of memories!
Ya know, You could just do a 2 door conversion
The amount of work you guys have in this car is amazing, most people would have let this one go... Makes my 52 look like a simple project.. You've got to make sure it stays in the family for a long long time!
Thanks, it's my pleasure. Time to give a little back to the HAMB.
You are absolutely correct, we dove right into the deep end of the pool and are struggling to tread water! But we're having fun! Actually, I try to shy away from Eastwood, a bit overpriced. But good stuff. Thanks.
Uh oh!! Might need to watch my language, been in construction most of my life. Thank you.
Clark Equipment is now out of business. Harbor Freight sells the same sandblaster at a great price.
Get my 18 gauge sheet carbon steel from Freedom Metals in Charlotte 704-333-1214
Thanks, good luck to you!
There's a Wisenheimer in every crowd, right? Man, the things I have learned on this project!!
Which brings up another item on Billy's (and my) wish list. We would love to chop the top, but no way I'd tackle a 4 door. So, like my Dad would say . . . If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his ass when he jumped!!
Hard to imagine ever parting with something which you've spent so much time on. Or like Freiburger says . . . you know a car is yours when you've touched every screw, rivet, bolt, and weld on it. Thanks.
Got an OT engine off ebay. Went to north Philly to pick it up, good excuse to spend the weekend with my daughter and granddaughter in DC.
Edit: removing all reference to the OT engine.
Of course, had to change motor mounts.
Is that yard like the ones seen on TV where you get everything wit the engine from the ECM and harness along with the engine?
And had to hack off part of the left side frame for clearance.
By the way, have not seen anyone else use this, but a diamond blade on a 7" grinder will chew/burn through steel in a hurry. Have no plasma cutter and it's faster and easier than the oxy-acetylene rig. Of course, diamond blades are not cheap, but already had one from construction.
And had to change out the tranny tailpiece.
Awesome build!! Inspiration to keep working my my 52 Styleline.
OT engine stuff.
That engine looks great sitting in that nice clean frame.
All posts referencing OT engine & tranny have been removed out of respect for Ryan's new HAMB rule tightening.
Thanks. Keep working!!
Very cool build. Nice work on it so far.I`ll be watching
Of course, Billy picked out the color. Will be two tone a la Street Rodder '52 Chevy. Their green is our blue. White will be pearl white. But our A pillar will be white.
looks like a great build, but i have a question
shouldnt the front suspension be welded in? looks like its just bolted in 4 spots aroudn the frame and their not even grade 8 bolts? just curious thanks
OT engine stuff
Body is bolted to frame in 20 places, 10 each side.
Inner fender part to mock up radiator housing so I can check for fan clearance. Want an electric fan.
Upper A-arm clearance
Figured I don't need to re-engineer the bolt-on MII IFS. There are thousands of them out there from various manufacturers. Can't remember how many bolts each side or grade of bolt, would have to look it up. The body is bolted on the frame, the engine and tranny are bolted to the frame, the rear leaf springs, shocks, and rear end are all bolted on, the seats are bolted down, the gas tank is bolted in place . . .
wow great job, cant wait 4 more lol
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