The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sodakmini, Jun 18, 2015.
Those dang dents on the doors at the top around that belt line are a pain to do anything with. I'm not the greatest body man by any means but I had a heck of a time on my 28. This is going to make a nice little hot rod, great work.
Cleaned the garage, got some motivation, started in on some sheet metal work I’ve been dreading and had a really good time messing with it. Ready to keep working my way around. While still putting off my passenger door.
Screwed up my patch panel. And had some damage I didn’t realize or understand how to fix. So started to fix. Cut the seam to make crap work together. Made it worse. Found some good help. He asked that I removed the rust. I’m about half done He is going to run the planishing hammer around the body a few times. Should make a big difference
Nice fella in the photoshop thread did this for me.
Top looks interesting; but you need to work some crown into it; primarily side to side; but a little for and aft. Think about losing the visor; or if not, maybe look at a '28-'29 painted visor.
Top was photoshopped as well. Don’t think it’s going to have a visor. Top will be flat wood covered in black or white tuck n roll.
Sure; but the point I was making is that a T roof that is actually flat, will end up looking concave, like a bowl, unless you build some crown into it.
The photoshop should get you jazzed up.
Got rid of the visor....
Heck yea. Love the photoshop, thanks moose! I’m sure I will make some kind of supports to keep it flat. I don’t want it to bow up either
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Stripping this thing 1” at a time. Ugh
Have removed all the rust off the main rear panels with a hamburger wheel and started running 80 grit over it with my crappy DA, wiping down with thinner. Should make straightening these panels a bit easier. Going to pull the rear window and panel under it, out of the car after some bracing, to make panel working a bit easier
Have removed all the rust off the main rear panels with a hamburger wheel and started running 80 grit over it with my crappy DA, then wiped down with thinner till it’s clean. Got a good buddy with a planishing hammer, going to work over the panels for me. Can’t wait to see the end product.
Looks good man! Since your so good at rust removal you can come over and clean up the single seater. Its small it should'nt take you to long.
Good idea. I will send Hayden right over
Great!!!! I can give him a few model cars kits for payment!
Not much of an update. Had a buddy over to do some panel massaging and bumping. Had to dissect it a bit. Have a good plan to fix my screw ups.
That opening looks like a good place to install a rear door!
That's what I was thinking!
Buddy came over again tonight. Doesn’t look like much but was a huge step forward fixing one of my big screw ups. Few more steps and will really have something. He’s a heck of a talent, really trying to learn something.
Baby steps but your getting there
Really nice proportions ! What kind of steering box are you useing ?
Thank you. Reversed Corvair.
Love this build!
You still plugging away at this?
We miss your updates!
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I think he fell off the side of the Earth. Haha!
Since you where all thinking I will ad something I saw yesterday.
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