The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, May 12, 2023.
And away we go!
Post up folks!
Good Fri. Ya-all !
...a few old panel trucks...
Some awards headed up to Wisconsin for the Hot Rod Hundred next Saturday drawn on by Alan Childers. Seems he gave me an opinion of what my 40 Merc could look like on one of them...
... "Green River"...
Did you say panel truck ? How about sedan delivery.
Early bright colors drew plenty of attention to the newest models of cars and trucks. A 1961 Ford pick p truck based on the Econoline series had the features of a different kind of truck. But, it was missing some styling design cues. The Econoline top was too tall as per proportion to the flat pickup bed. The van height window looks ok and from the inside, gives plenty of open road views. It was as if we were on top of every sedan and could look down on everyone.
So, with a slight chop on the Econoline truck, the style design looks a lot better. IMHO.
But, with the popular color designs available back then, a scalloped highlight trim made the whole new design somewhat sleek looking. With the drop down rear door ramp in place, one other addition was added. A drop down side door on both sides for easy access to loading and unloading products. A style design from the Corvair van of old.
Finally, in looking back, if we had continued our small business of custom engine building and a small parts sales, perhaps, this version would have been “tooling down the street” to various addresses and race car/hot rod building garages.
Get ready summer is almost here.....
It's not a panel truck Ed. But it is a very COOL Sedan Delivery!
Just adding a cherished board that Rusty1 drew of our shop panel truck and framed for me. Also a painting one of our longtime customers painted and gave me when he heard I had sold the shop building. @rusty1
This slightly post-topic compulsion isn't letting me go. Lion Tamer:
Man, Moose I'd love to build this car & take that blonde surfing honey for a ride. Excellent!
Did somebody say panel trucks?
Happy Friday "FAS"
This isn't exactly a panel truck, but its a great curtain side delivery truck.
Thanks from Dennis.
Ron, I get mixed up, I’m just confused ! Ed
A new on in progress...
Wish all your moms a Happy Mother's day!
Old marker color options for an old drawing... to fulfill my panel obligation.
@Jigger I love that "surf buggy" truck!
Submitted for your approval, a restored Gilmore gas pump.
morning all, nothing like a bit of pressure getting started with a few critics looking on.
It reminds me of the stuff I was dreaming up at the age of 9 but didn't have the technical knowledge to articulate.
I'm see'n a delivery theme?
Thanks @Ned Ludd and @Sancho . . . Ned, that is one of the reason, from the time I was a kid, I've spent countless hours awake at night and, honestly, most of my days, drawing cars (and girls... full disclosure) to get the stuff in my head down on paper in a presentable form. I appreciate, so much, your comment and support! That goes for everyone here. I never wanted to bottle it up and keep it for myself.
I only got to the graphic edits today. Bank Tank:
What an awesome ride!
I love all the cool panel trucks, Thanx gang!
A couples photos of my old truck. I mean car? lol
What a great site. I am ashamed to say I never visited b4. Jeff, keep up the good work
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