The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kisam, May 28, 2015.
I like the plan , it's gonna rock !
hmmmm.....I love that!
Tim makes a really good point, Kathy, which I take to be that a full-fendered '34 5-window isn't going to be nearly as sexy in wide-whites and skirts as the full-fendered 3-window you've used as an example of your ideas. And that maybe a "tuff-er" image would be more appropriate to the model. Certainly a good point to ponder...
Man, that thing looks nasty just sitting there!
Nasty, nasty! I may never be clean again!
Took the heads to the car wash, brought them home and got one torn down and cleaned up. Valve guides feel good so Im going to lap the valves and run w it!
I followed your Tuffy build. Looking forward to this one. Subscribed.
Looks like it had STP in it also
I'll be suspenscribed, that's suspensefully subscribed.
I lapped all day and had one exhaust valve that I couldnt get to seat! Still trying to get engine to break free before I decide what I'm going to put in her.
First drive....ready to get started..
Yes I guess that counts as a drive and it's good to get you excited about the build
It counts....I was smiling ear to ear. I asked Big Sexy, can we go around the block a couple of times? Lol
Really dont think that will work too well! Scounging up a new front end.
Axle is a tad too wide for me. Going w a dropped A...that will pull the wheels in 3"s total....
It will be interesting to see how it looks with the wheels a little more inside the fenders. From what I can see from the pics I like the look, but not seeing it in the real you're probably right. Dumb question, is the paint finish satin?
Good move, Kathy. If you go with an early custom look you'll need room for tall 16" whitewalls inside the fenders which it doesn't have now, or if you go with a nose-down look you'll have room to drop the fenders down over the "littles" to get the look you want but without tire clearance issues.
It's not at all uncommon to see finished early cars (later model cars, too) with really unattractive stances - the front end being 'way too high - to get the tire clearance needed to actually drive the car. The common solution of using wheels with huge backspacing to compensate for an axle that is too wide just looks like butt. Planning ahead is good. Carry on!
At least I have the clearance now. If i decide I dont like it, I have another axle that will bring it back out.Those are 14" wheels.
That is John Deere primer on there...lol
Borrowed a 15" reversed rim off of Tuffy. Looks about right wo an engine in it.
F1 or F100 steering box....test fitted.
Good choice on the front axle looks really good.
Not much to show, but I pulled out a rear end, cleaned it up and rebuilt the brakes. Ready for welding!
Now onto the rear spring.
Movin' right along. Wish I could stay that focused. Good job.
Looks like this is going to get good....I'm on board for the ride.
That axle looks right under the front ... great choice.
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