The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Apr 2, 2021.
You could win Tech Week hands down Marty!
Shoot I’ve got some catching up to do! Looking good man!
Seeing that Quickchange does my heart good!
Bruce, that's is only for setup, it's getting this Culver City unit, with 35-36 arms.
I need to hire a photographer, as I can't hold the parts and shoot the pictures, with any quality.
Thanks Tim, now get to work !
If I lived close, you wouldn't have to hire anyone, I would love to hangout and take pictures of you performing your magic!
That's even better!
Quality don't need an expert photographer, we can see what it is!
Awesome! Love seeing this come together.
Over the weekend, I shuffled some cars around, and made a spot to assemble my '40 PU chassis, in my spare time. Also, I picked up the wheels from a friend's wheel rack in his back yard, they are prefect for what I wanted. 15X8 rears and 15X5.5 fronts, 5-1/2 " bolt circle, with late centers. I quickly had them blasted and powdercoated Almond, and will use some 55 Passenger car caps out of another friend's collection. They should contrast well with the Washington Blue.
It must be nice to have friends.
Tom, I am a lucky guy, I think I have more friends than George Bailey !
Boy those hubcaps bring back memories, of my first car, 55 Ford Customline. It had those caps. Shouldn't have tried to make a stockcar out of it...
Everyone is asking me if I am going to have them striped, I say less is more, no.
But if Marty changes his mind.........he knows a guy!
Boy, do I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Second thought, I might let him make the decision when he is striping the truck.
Must be nice to have spare time
Yes it is, I did find some last night and this morning, as I installed the mid section pieces in the frame. After powdercoat, everything fits a little tighter, but with a ratchet strap, some small bars and a dead blow hammer, it went together great.
The frame is gorgeous Marty! And as far as Mitch is concerned, he always knows best!
Bill, it ain't gorgeous, but it will suffice. With some luck, I should have it on wheels by the weekend, and get ready to undercoat and set the cab on soon. Are you going to the NWDRA swap at the fairgrounds this weekend ? I hope to see you there !
I hadn't made plans to attend, hell didn't know it was going on. Sounds like I may take a break from sanding.
After getting the torque tube sandblasted, I removed the mounting lug for the rear arms, to be relocated forward, then came the shortening. I needed to shorten it to 52-7/8", so I cut it twice, after making clock marks, to keep the orientation in correct alignment. After facing the flange end, I beveled it for a weld prep, and did the same with the belt sander on the tube. I generally tack weld on quarters, and then on eighths, before the final welding. We will deal with the inner shaft later.
My micrometer eye ball says, "It's only 52.874"!
Bruce, I had it figured for a .001 thicker gasket.
I noticed you only showed us one end of the tape. Even I can get one end to be where I want it.
Aaaarrgghhhh, Blasphemy!!! Aren't you aware that this thread is the " Gospel According to St. Marty " ?
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