The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rice_rocket_killer, Dec 18, 2011.
I'd say it looks too big !
That's where I'm at now, a ton of work ahead.
Awesome build thread!! Just found it tonight & really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks desert rat!
Let's see some pictures of that trailer hitch in action from our Billetproof run this weekend!
Ask and you shall receive.
i cut the curvy ends off and Had to make some sheet metal ends for the dash.
When I originally sectioned the dash, I lost the center pod that held the clock. I really thought it looked cool so a added it back in.
My plan is to have a nice modern stereo and have it completely hidden underneath the old speaker grill. So I welded hinges on the grill and glued strong disc magnets to the inside. Now I need to make a glove box and a panel to hold the CD player.
Here it is so far
That dash really came out nice. A lot of work, but you got it looking good. Adding the clock bezel back in made it much better IMO.
Thanks don. I have quite a bit to go but its coming out better than I thought.
A little start on a custom gauge cluster.
love the trailer man!!!
I made up a plate for the back of the gauge panel and welded it up. Now its time to find some cool gauges.
I had to put everything else on hold to fix a problem that was bugging the crap outta me.Since I built this car it has been very hard to steer, and an old timer told me to get a shorter pitman arm. So cut mine up. I was nervous about it at first but its strong as hell now.
I made the pitman arm 6.5" center to center. It was 8.25" center to center.
I beveled the welding areas. And tack in ⅛"strap around the perimeter of the arm. Then preheated it and welded her up. After welding I let it cool in a bucket of sand.
The car is SO much better to drive with the shorter pitman arm. It feels like power steering compared what it was.
Homemade patch panel
The "ass" of the back seat.
Here's a profile pic to show how much room there is. It's actually a fairly comfy spot once you get back there. Not bad for a small car with a 5"chop.
I bent up some 1" square tube for the roof. Should be getting roof upholstery done soon.
My friend Kenny happens to do upholstery .I went with a snap on vinyl so I can take it off when I'm welding and grinding.
I learned that in order to do good upholstery , you first need to steal your sons sponge bob duct tape.
All done for now.
that looks killer!!!
And finally my back seat gets some cushions!
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