The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Aug 18, 2012.
Thanks, Truk. Let's shift to the front of the "car", we start here, of course.
Jer, if it was me I would not go too nuts with the details. Just the color and vague outline of the car. Otherwise it may look like the car has warts. Fantastic job by the way?
This isn't going to work.
This is more like it.
How in the world am I going to compress/shrink down something that looks like a grille in a space like this?
I have confidence in you Jerry!
Hobby Lobby carries styrene in different sizes, shapes and sheets that can be used to make that grill portion. 39 Chevy made into a 40 using bits of styrene.
Jerry I hope you have AC in your shop, because it's hard to be motivated when it's 106. I know what it's like being about 30 miles away. when it get's to 100 outside it's 95 in the shop it's time to find the AC. Stay safe Frank
I don't have AC in the shop, but I do have it in the house.
Oh hell, you know its a serious project when youve dragged the angle grinder to the kitchen table !
Hey! Check this out. Kustomrama's top 21 Barris Kustoms of the 1950s. I saw it first on Facebook, and then here on the Hamb yesterday. The big mind blow is Jesse's creation came in number 1! I wish he could have seen this before he left us, but what a moment.
No posts this weekend in honor/memory of Pat Ganahl (RIP).
A look at my "process".
You went from Bondo Dust to Saw Dust
Well, I'm trying to keep this as accurate/authentic looking as possible, you know that. On the wheel/tire/hubcap deal it's the same. I tried to see if I could find a lathe that I could use without success.
As with the need to consistently drill straight holes in those dash knobs awhile back I went out and bought a Harbor Freight drill press. It was just under $1oo.oom It worked great, and I still have it.
So, I saw a lathe on their website for $300.00, and bought it. I can report that it has worked great.
Let the Chip's FLY
OK, we get started on a Sombrero and wide white wall.
Well, AT&T has been laying cable in my neighborhood, and they finally came to my street. So I'm about 3 days late, this should catch us up.
From Bondo Dust to Saw Dust
OK, let's get back to the sign board. Sealer
Painted in a gravel driveway.
Holy smokes, I haven't been on the HAMB a whole lot lately and I haven't checked in here in... well, way too long. Amazing to see the adventure continues and what an adventure. Life would be boring if the road was always straight and smooth.
That sign board is coming together extremely well. You're a man of many talents Jer.
Thanks, Big A. Clear makes a world of difference.
Well, it's time to get the green woody down to Frank Palmer (who else?), I turn around and the JLC is lookin at me all cleaned up.
The sign board is looking great! I was having a little trouble visualizing it at first.
Whoa!!!...look who wants to play.
If the JCC insists on poking its
nose into everything, then we have to start here.
Here's the w/s trim all installed, and sealed, which means the spotlights can also be installed
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