The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pete, Jan 9, 2022.
I sure will, actually started making it last night
started making the hood, using aluminum.
I’ll bring the sides and top to my pal @this old hot rod shop to louver it.
Next is the top
Jumped on the drives side panel, I had to make a cut out for the pitman arm...think I’ll do a blister later.
hood top almost done.
Cut down some old Kirky seats, still some trimming and shaping to do.
What type & size metal did u use on hood? & alum size in rear wheel backing? Tks
Hood looks good Pete, something I am not looking forward to on mine
Hoods fitted, DZUS fasteners installed, latches installed and some mock up louvers.
I used .090 aluminum for the hood, I would normally use .048 but messed up when buying it, so I just used it.
It was a real pain in the ass to bend and roll
Awesome skills! Looks great!
Looking forward to the louvers!
Nice work Pete. That may have been a bitch to work with but all in all it looks perfect.
Thanks my man.
Still needs some tweaking and filing here and there.
What a great project with lots of workbench engineering. Love it! You rock Pete!
Hey Pete ..its Mac,, I sold the rebuilt caddy flathead to your friend......looking good...i have some vintage chrome louvres from the 70s...i think a 12 packages total , drill 2 holes with included template and press in inserts and press on louvres....might look good some where on the build...let me know...ill get some pics....about 150 louvres
Excellent photo story, great car, a true HAMB build.
Great project for a great cause!
That is pretty cool, thanks for including us on the journey. This thing has a ton of history, just in the short time it has been in your care!
This is Kayleigh..... she’s a 14 year old young lady who loves stock car racing and racing in general.
she’s the gal I’m building the car for..
My man mike @this old hot rod punched a ton of louvers in the hood...looks killer!
The louver press kind of removed the shape from the hood so I had to re bend it as best I could....I think it looks pretty rad.
Of course I remember
send a few pics
Lemme guess, she’s also your project inspector, right?
Hood looks sinister...
The Hood looks great!
Be grating cheese in no time! Looks killer!
Car is looking killer man!
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