The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Moriarity, Oct 30, 2015.
Here it is, was at a small car show in South Lyon Michigan, summer of 1983.
^ the irony of the dentist drooling........
Found my copy
Too bad the caption about the headlight project doesn't mention what bezels were used.
Three pages and no one said it, " You got it made!"- MIKE
Piece of cake. Only a 3 page project. I really like the last picture. Would like to see one closer to stock, but with the chop.
I would love to see some pics of the frame. according to this article the front was "Z"ed. I am curious to see what it looks like.
Interesting that the name was misspelled in the above article. ("Astrian".)
I guess that's show biz for ya, the frame is not z'd but the rear is c'd
I sure am a sucker for canted quads.
Jack Florence built my Riv , I called him once still ambitious
nice car , enjoy
you are the kid with the big toy box like the above illustration
I am not a regular on this site so I needed to sign up to get a message thru. My name is Jim Cheek and I wrote and photographed an early 80's article about this car for Street Rodder. We shot it in Ann Arbor Mi I believe I still have a few copies kicking around. Jack Florence is still in Flushing Michigan that last time I heard. I also did an article on Jack's Gold Carson top Merc.
They look like 61-63 T-bird inserts, but the screw heads look bigger on the car, unless they had to drill them out a bit bigger to make them work for some reason.
You're gonna need a bigger garage!
You're a lucky man to own an iconic car like the Astorian.Congratulations!
Do you need an adopted son?
The Astorian just got the best caretaker It'll ever have.
any chance we can see a picture of both '55's side by side?
I have my issue (well my dads old mags anyway) I remember that car in a magizine from long ago. Such a cool ride.
Lol that's as good as I can do for now, winter storage mode....
Show the people what the interior looks like. This is a car you won`t forget after seeing it in person. Not meaning it`s a bad thing. Could it of been at the KKOA show in Springfield Ohio in 83. I know I`ve seen it somewhere. Very kool car. Looking forward to seeing it again.
I just found a colored picture of it in a magazine called Custom Cars put out by Hot Rod. It was at the Des Moines KKOA show in 82 which I was at. So it could of been in Springfield the following year.
This is a 1984 classic and custom article, sorry for the crappy phone pic of it
I think those quads are from a tbird- they're different from 61 to 62 a little bit- and I was just thinking that I wanted to see that car next to the blue one and there they are... this thing is Rad!
Very nice Mark!!!! You got it made!!!
Had to find this after you mentioned it in the KKOA 82 JJ post. What a neat car. I've been a hot rod guy from birth but I gotta itch for a custom...
Man, you have all the great stuff! It's rad that you ended up with this one. Congrats.
Here are those pics from this thread. (to keep it all together)
It's rare that an old Kustom ends up in the right hands,you need to go out to your garage and tell her how lucky she is
So I went to the junkyard on Saturday with Titus and looked at a lot of 50's and 60's cars headlights. These are trimmed down from a 58 dodge, the original pics are kind of fuzzy and it is tough to tell. But these look good to me at least until I figure it out
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