The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aw1950, Dec 21, 2012.
Thanks for the post . car looks good , keep at it and it will be something to be proud of for sure .
Lots of work going on there man . Stay at it . Coming along .
This picture was dated Oct 20, 2019 PC. (pre corona)
This morning running and driving and ready to be torn down for body and paint work. Tempus Fugit.
A year from now I hope to have it complete. Time will tell.
The first year got me to the mock-up stage as pictured. Nothing really concrete. A few re-do pieces. Okay, a lot of re do pieces. But like 1971BB, all done in house (except machine work).
The intent was to be true to a late 50's early 60's traditional rod. It got a little blurry, but still happy with the results.
One year later (currently), converted from a rotten special coupe to a standard coupe, using three different cars for parts. Extensive body work to make the conversion, not recommended if it can be avoided. But in the end, it worked to my satisfaction. Even the gutters made from old barn door railing.
Over the course of that year it was like having a second full-time job. While the truck was out for final paint I also gave the garage a complete makeover. Looking back, it was a ton of work but it didn't really seem like it at the time.
Another fine example of what can be accomplished in a year . Great looking truck Billy !
^^^A year ago.
A year later (this past Monday). All I do is drive it.
(Shameless plug for my wife's salon)
October 19, 2019
Oct 19, 2020
Body is back off frame and now on a rotisserie, the frame has now been powder coated and being reassembled. I've now finally got the paint formulas for the OEM 1946 2-tone paint scheme! I took the door cards over to trimmer to finish with seats. I'm on the home straight now!
When I bought it September 19 and now one year later.
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Just a driver , its all good . I bet your stress level is a lot lower than mine as I have just 8 months to get mine up and running for next summer . Decade in 2021 since I started working on it ! Its about time .
LOL , stall . You'll get to it when the time is right . Later man !
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