The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by '52 F-3, Sep 14, 2014.
Not just a hot rod, it's hot rod ART.
thanks for nice words, I'm trying to stretch my artistic side more than ever before.... it's been kind of fun. I know it's not for all.
stained the bottom side, I plan to put acouple coats of gloss urethane on this weekend. I did a friends 59 MGA like this and really liked it.
couple coats of gloss urethane, looks similar to a old piece of furniture.
finished up my cabinet making project today, next is undercoat bottom side....
got some energy after work, must have been the eclipse
Whoa! 3 new pages and I haven't been getting notified! ( I'm subscribed) Irritating. You got a lot done and I was impressed with your pattern making tail shaft shift thingy. Keep it up!
Oh, and the stained wood floors are neat too!
Go up to the top and UNWATCH the thread. Then hit watch thread again. That works for me.
Dean Lowe I'm guessing your not gonna like this, just kidding... (i know you'd like to see some fenders installed)
i'm going to drill out rear fender mounting holes and install some "fake rivet looking things", I'm hoping they kind of fade into background, and aren't to noticeable.
I love the way you tweak EVERYTHING! One of my favorite builds.
I don't care anymore.
it can't be that bad, lol....
had a couple minutes this morning to cut up what's left of the original brake and clutch pedals...
done a little heating/bending/welding/drilling/grinding/sanding etc.... and got the gas pedal almost ready for nickel plating (like the brake pedal)
I really enjoy this kind of stuff the most......
Cutting up Henry's finest and welding it back together again, heating it and bending it along the way.
I'm sure you're having fun.
works pretty good, needs to add an couple springs, pedal stop on the floor and finish Powerglide kickdown.
Not super happy with how low the pedal pad is, might cut out an inch or so out of lower level and raise pad. Pivot etc... all works good
Geeze ya had me scratching my head on this one wondering which part of the car it was......then I figured it out...false alarm...paint jig...
Just read your entire thread, love the build, real craftsmanship on display here!
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Such a shame to cover those beutifull floor boards....
Looks really nice and cozy though!....And probably quiet...
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love the interior on the 52 Ford truck, nice build going on bro.
A few update pictures; working on a few little things while trying to figure out wire routing/fuse box location and starting to mess around with seats...
WOW that is lookin GREAT!!
This is easily one of the most creative cars on here and proof you don't have to hack one up to make it cool.
@'52 F-3 ya gotta be gettin Hotrod fever now. Thats really coming together quickly now. Very polished ride...like others I have been enjoying the journey with you......hope you get an opportunity to get out in the fall...
I'm stating to get to were I can imagine getting it running/driving.
I have a pretty big "to-do list" and a couple items are gonna take some time... might not get out this fall/year, but I can't see any reason i'm not driving next spring. (but the interior won't be done yet)
Still following, loving all the eye candy like the red inside the exhaust tips. Schweet!
you notice those, lol... i'm not sure what I was thinking.
I've made these "1/2 fish mouth" looking aluminum tips, but they need more work and i'm not 100% I like them. we'll see what happen.
I vote you stay with what you have. Looks vintage AND it fits your style. (But, hey, whadda I know?)
I like the Red Horns too....
Inject some Soap and maybe .... Bubbles in Paisley Patter will come out...?
I see you're working on Electrical...Fun Huh?
been work on wiring a little at a time, I've never tried to hide or minimize visible wiring this much before. (it's caused me to redo things a couple times but I'm getting closer.....) also this "cloth tape stuff" is messy, but I like the look.
some close ups pics...
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