The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29bowtie, Jan 7, 2009.
Where is that social group? Do you have a link?
Hi Tom. Tell us about your new old Chevy. Any plans yet? Is the Hudson done?Has Jake got a ticket in it yet?
Picked up a solid bodied 1930 Sedan. Body was all there except the hood. Drivetrain gone. Oh, so was the wood.
We are making plans to HotRod it. Keep the straight axle, install a Hot 6 Cylinder with a stick and use a torq arm rear suspension. Of course, that is all aways down the road. I told the boy we will be driving the Hudson before turning a wrench on this 30.
This thread is so awesome, it's a great change to see something different instead of looking at OLD Fords. Keep the great Bowties coming.
Nice to see the thread's still kicking. Here's some chevy parts I just picked up for my '29. Some '49-'50 brakes and a '36 rear window.
Lucky to find my wood still firm in this 79 year old bowtie......
Chuck, that is one CLEAN '36!!!
This 1931 is for sale in my area. It runs and come with extra motor and parts to hotrod for 7500.00 is what the text says. Can get more info if needed
^^^^^ouch....what a dreamer...
There is supposed to be wood in these?!? Funny there is none in ours must be what I sucked up in the vacuum. 1928 National AB. We just picked up this year and are going to "attempt" to re wood it, still waiting on some quotes back from the Big 3 wood builders as I am finding the plans and NOS pieces are kept pretty secret.
That looks pretty complete. Let us see what you come up with for wood.
Will Do!! hey you would happen to know but There is no body number on this car, Were the Canadian built sedans different from the American ones?
I don't know. The only ID# on my '26 roadster was an aluminum tag nailed to the wood near the driver seat. It was removed by the PO but he saved it. The # told me that the car was built at the plant in Oakland, CA. When I get it going I'm going to take it back there for pictures.
My 31. How do I join the group.
That plant in Oakland closed a long time ago !!
With a great looking Chevy like that you are in the group! Nice ride
I know I was living down there when they went to Freemont. The streets are still there or were a few years ago. If not I'll just snap a shot on Durant. I'll probably never get it together anyway.
Bit of a dig.
Just purchasex a '36 and am about to undertake the timber job haha
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DO IT! It took me 4 years to make the final decision and another 6 months to make room in my life for the deforestation. I can't tell you how many millions of tiny serrated nail I pried out of that seemingly solid wood (and a few I drove through the metal or ground off). In the end it wasn't difficult once I started and the end result was well worth it. As I rebuild I made patterns in RAM Board (a construction product to protect hardwood flooring) then plasma cut profiles for the A & B posts, tacked them in and reinforced with box tubing. I also used a ton of 1/2" box tubing hand-formed over the doors and supporting the quarter panels, then used gusset plates to tie those into straight 3/4" and 1" tubing. My car might weigh a few extra pounds but you can grab the a post and push in anywhere without deflection. Good luck! You'll have a blast!
Those running boards look pretty solid..........My boards where toast but I still have good wood in my '36
Hi Folks, I've been lurking for a long time drooling over your rods, and finally found a thread where I feel qualified to join in!
My '28 Coach was dry stored since 1970, sorry but the wood is GOOD, no termite nibbling anywhere..
Can I still join in?
Decided it's way too cool to mess with so fixed the important bits and just running it as it is, never knew it was so easy to have so much fun!
Wow. That is in nice shape. welcome!
@282doorUK , that is a cool car.
what an awesome fan shroud. i never noticed one with that before.
Great looking ride just like it is!
Those fan shrouds are only on '28s, because '28 frames were made longer to take the stovebolt 6, which didn't get used till '29.
The fan on the 4 banger is too far from the rad to be effective without that long shroud, but the top louvered part actually does nothing really except look uber cool!
Oh I agree, folk often walk right past a row of shiny ones to gather round it, some even fondle the patina!
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