The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mikey's Pinstriping, Nov 7, 2010.
I think he means wheels when he says Americans. I wouldn't change a thing.
Guess I never noticed the logos....not trying to give you grief, just love that car. It always made me smile when I saw it parked in front of his place. Didn't even know it was for sale....
I like that six. You got a really cool project.
Nice car, looks much less ambulancey after you photoshopped it. How do you go about filling in the sides?
Polished American Racing Torque Thrust= Street Rod = DONE TO DEATH!
I'd drive the wheels off that car. I'm not Chevy guy but that car is kool.
Love it. Keep the windows and buy an adapter for the 700r4 and keep the 6 as well. The 305 is a great driver motor but the 6 is just as reliable and keeps the vibe going. I wouldn't change motors unless I had to.
Cool car,I like it with the windows filled.It will make a great car for your business.Darrell Mayab a hot rod artiest here in Denver has a 35 Chevy sedan delivery he uses for his business.They are great for advertisement. It's your car now, do what pleases you.
i like 50 cars good score
It'll make a great sedan delivery.
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i have a 50 sedan delivery and this has been in my head for years
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way back when i had other wagons i thought window tint flames would be cool on the middle window and the tips all end in chrome tape to the rear like a ambulance
front window clear blending into multi lick layered variant tint flames that the tips all at different lengths all end in parrallel stripes wish i could p- shop them for ya maybe someone can
Okay,not that you asked, but I have a different idea for the windows in question.There is a perforated vinyl product that is used on a lot of delivery vehicles.It can be made in any color ,totally blocks out the view from outside looking in,and you won't have the blindspots you'd have with a delivery.They can even print a logo on it.It's amazing how well you can see out when you can't see in at all and the color on the outside looks solid.
If I were to run it, heres my input.
Youre a pinstriper, so use your ride to show it off! Sell yourself!
Tint the windows and paint your name and phone number, email, etc. on the glass. I dont think panels look too cool personally and you have such a great chop with windows. More style with windows I think.
Id run seaweed flames down the side and put a huge cluster on the back tailgate.
Id pop the baby moons off and run your chrome rims even if theyre a bit rusty. I love chrome steelies w/o caps. Greyed out the interior to get rid of the red. Also, I put on headlight visors and changed the yellow marker covers to clear. 2" WW and youre all done.
Stance is perfect as-is in my book.
Tint it, paint it, get rollin' with the 235 and drive it! Go make money! A major project (body/motor/tranny mods) isnt needed here if you plan on usin this ride as your bread winner.
Again, you didnt ask, but, what the hell.. haha
What's with you and no windows? Nice find Mikey. I'll expect to see it at the next show.
like this mikey????
custom coachwork by????
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Jeez this is a tough one. I have no idea how many Texicalli Sandwiches I ate. First time was when the Texicalli was behind Kirby's on S. Lamar.
First time I saw Big Lu-Lu she was a dented rusty hulk with a very cool Texicalli cowskull painted on the door. Anybody have a picture?
I encouraged Danny to fix her up, and he did. I asked him if a V8 swap was in the works, but no. Danny was very proud of Big Lu-Lu's 'Silent Six', as he called it.
After Big Lu-Lu was cherried out, a storm dropped a tree on the roof. But making lemons out of lemonade, Danny sent her back to Del Rio and chopped the top.
Big Lu-Lu is a South Austin Legend. I wouldn't have the heart to change a thing. You a very lucky to own her.
kool kar. I would keep the glass .
keep it posted.
I love it. I would just fix the body and paint and cruise it as is... But I love wagons so.....
not that you asked...but another vote to keep the glass...seen lots of deliveys but 2dr wagon gotta be a rare duck and looks cool...good luck and nice find!!
if that rear qrtr winder could roll down!!!!!!
I agree with the comments about saving the window too. It actually reminds me of an ambulance and thats what I really like about the car.
i with keeping the windows...love it
Yeh- keep the chrome wheels too.
Now it DOES look like an ambulance!
The six would be cool, just get someone to overhaul the carbs, maybe trade work for work, the good ol' HAMBer way.
Way cool ride!!!
I think it needs larger whitewalls, some cool hubcaps and to be lowered alittle more. Step away from the Americans.. just say no..
I normally hate chopped wagons but as a 2 dr it does not seem bad.
What a great old wagon !
Since everyone's coughing up opinions , I might as well too , lol ! Keep the windows & the six-er (get the carbs running right & you'll be gold) . The wheels & steering wheel should get the axe though .
Enjoy it !!
You have scored a cool one there.....as Mark and Ryan have mentioned....it sure is a neat ride as is
I'm with Mark and Ryan. It's a great piece of Austin history and I'd hate to see it changed. Damn I miss the Texicalli Grille and Danny.
South Austin legend indeed. Can't even count how many times I've seen this wagon around. Really one of the only 'customs' you would see in Austin on a regular basis. As Mark said, didn't even know it was up for sale!?
Viva la Texicalli Grill!
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