The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Smack021488, Jan 15, 2013.
Here is mine it started as a touring all original steel from fields!
In the beginning! My wife learned the meaning of trespassing. the cowl was holding up a farmers fence hope he doesnt miss it!
Both of your cars have been inspiration for mine (I'm not quite as advanced as them, though)! I also was lucky enough to copy the Fordson tank!
I'm going for the 30's, 40's 50's, 60's kind of Traditional Hot Rod Custom Lakes Racer Gow Job type of build.
Love the look of yours, any side pic with you in it to see if you ride down "in" yours with the added length.
Based on the pics you posted as liking you might find further interest in Ron Springer's T.
I recently posted a story with more pics at http://www.tbucketplans.com/2013/01/08/maggie-the-night-prowlers-t-bucket/
Hey Beau - how's that Fordson tank repair going?
Great progress on the rest of the car BTW.
The 'Ole Peter Beater...
Here is mine, but it is continually in process of change, moving towards more traditional everyday!
Well, I decided I'm no advanced enough to repair it yet. I have been practicing on other stuff, learning how to hammer and shape metal. Hopefully in the next few months I'll start working on it. In 6 days it will be my one year mark. I'm shooting to have the rear suspension done so I can finally have a roller.
A great deal of the value of those tanks is in the original stamped end panels. The reproduction tanks don't have them and they are sought after. Might be worth seeing what they go for on eBay and buying another Fordson tank to work on.
They are pretty thick, and I want to learn, so I figure it's worth a shot. I might actually shorten it just a bit anyway. So it'll work out. Repops are still like $400.
Mr. Mac, do you have any build pics that you could post of your very nice hot rod?
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