The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laidout53, Oct 11, 2010.
Can't wait to see those speed holes in the shifter!
Thanks!, however i wish i had some customers rides to work on...
Wow Thanks man, its rated for 3/16" single pass. All my stuff is 3/16" and thinner. I would say you would be fine if you did two passes. Beveling the edges where you can will help alot too.
Thanks Bud, ya if your ever on this side hit me up!
Thanks me too! as soon as i get some steel, im going to get it cut out.
Making the rear fenders the same as the fronts looks real good ehhh?? I can't say anything because if you do it, you will put my hack job rears to shame...
Here's a little inspiration, not that you need it!
Thanks, trucks looking good Mike.
Thank you, and the same to you!
man i love this build
Thanks man, Me too...
wait... this is a bad ass build,... but you wouldnt brag to some minitruckers about it would you? love the sheet metal work!
Thanks... um I dont brag about anything i can do, theres will always be someone who does it better. I hope i dont come off as if i bragging? All im doing is sharing my work for others to see and give me feed back on how i can improve and for ideas that i havent though of.
Don't hold back, I think we all glean a little from each post/thread, I know I have.
you don't need to brag the work speaks for itself!
it was a joke about another forum.... not a diss. once again love the work.
Yes of course, but not in a bragging way. Its always nice to hear good comments about your own work from your peers, especially with the amount of talent thats on the forum!
Thanks again for the kind words man!
Sorry it just hit me wrong, had i know it was a joke i would have said something witty back...LOL
No harm done and again Thank you!
Coming from someone who has attempted a full custom frame, I must say this is amazing work ans congrats!
Makes me want to dust off the project and get back on it!!
nice work what wall thickness is your 2x6 on the frame.
Thank you, the frame is all 1/8" wall.
Will you be hitting Puyallup this year with the 53?
I will be there but not in the dodge, Next year i should have it there.
Great fab work.
Happy 4th ! Any updates. Something has to have changed in 2 months. Or just post pics of it sitting. I dont mind
Wow I haven't updated this in Months!
Well good news here is an update.
So the next order of business was to tub the firewall...
and done with some clearance...
So after that I hade to move the gauge over about 2 3/4" to center up with were the steering column would be...
Then I pushed it out side to get a good look at everything...
I decide to use the button for the glove box, so I centered it to make it look right...
Now it was time to start on the front bumper, man this was a big job for just a bumper. Anyways I cut up the front and rear bumpers for a 51 ford car. the ends are from the rear bumper and the middle section is the front. I wanted the contour to run full length.
Here are the pictures
the parts needed...
once welded you can see the ends don't line up
after some cutting and grinding they do
Next it was time to make mounts
and mounted and smoothed
Continuing with the frontend I started to modify the 54' ford headlight bezels so the were removable. First I TIG welded a tab of stainless to the backside on the bottom to hold it in.
then I bent up a mounting tab for the top for the screw to go into
together, had to add a tack on either side of the tab to keep it from moving around (still need to counter sink the screw hole a little more)
Now I decide to mount the steering column. First up I made a steering column clamp mount
welded one half to the dash
and seen from the engine bay
and lastly I fab a little panel to hold the key switch and headlight switch
Ok now this is up to date! Ill try to not go so long next time...
Thanks for looking, let me know what you all think?
It's amazing to me how the (heavily modified) '51 Ford bumpers seem so consistent with the grill bars. Both in profile, and proportion to each sequential bar. Great call.
All the details are staggering. Did you ever imagine it would evolve into something like this?
Beautiful work as always!
Love it, turning out great!
Can't wait to see this done.
We've said it before, but I'll say it again...you have some incredible skills and your eye for design is amazing too.
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