The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fuzzy bunny, Feb 22, 2010.
Nice build and great fabrication! Keep up the good work. Love this body style.
Alright heres a short update. I had work this week so I didn't get as much done. I finished up the trunk seal area in the rear, and started reworking the license plate opening.One of the biggest design f*ck its from GM was the rear license plate location. Its just a hole in the back center of the car, and I can't have that.
When the trunk is closed the trunk lid to rear body pannel gap is interupted.
So...time to fill it.
I took out the original license plate hinge, because it is huge and wont let the plate clear the new filler piece, and replaced it with a piece of piano hinge.
I welded the factory gas door bulkhead to the piano hinge, so I have a place to bolt the plate.
Then I made two side filler pieces to close in the gaps on the sides. I think it helped. I still have to make up the pieces to make the pannel flare when it gets to the plate.
There used to be a 4 door around here with a dually 4x4 chassis under it! Oh the horror!
the metal work is spot on, i love it. your doing a good job a real good jod.
Excellent work so far. That body style just begs to be put on the ground. Can't wait to see more.
Thanks guys, I appreciate all of the positive feed back.
And a Duelly 59 buick??? Ahhhhhh!!!
Hey Folks here another short update.
I got the passenger side door all lined up but the back door gap was terrible.
So the saga of welding, grinding and fileing begins. The trick is to not warp the shit out of the door. The first couple passes.
Several hours of welding and fileing later...
Then I got out the mud.
And while it was out I did the wheel well.
More later this week once I charge my camera.
Fantastic job can't wait to see the finished product
Your work is great! Nice metalwork.
Any updates on this thing. Interested in seeing some more progress.
Why yes I do have some updates I'v just been lazy with the posting. Heres what I'v got for today.
The is a bunch more cancer on the inside support of the hood than I originaly thought and I want to do something a little different with the hood so the first step was to pull out all of the inner structure.
About a zillion spot welds later...
Now time for the fun stuff. The rust repair can wait. Since I have have a few of these dam cars lying around I've grown tired of the big rib in the hood and want something different. so...
I put some little "L" braces in at the back to keep a little bit of the flop out.
Then began the filling.
There is a piece of dodge hood trim That I'm looking for. It almost looks like the inset shape in a 60 pontiac hood, kind of spear shaped. I have to find that before I can finish the hood but Ill update on the hood as I get more done.
I got the jones to start on the roof and couldn't do it with glass and trim in place so it had to go.
I found a lot less cancer than I thought I would in the lower window channel which was nice.
Hopefully I'll have the roof prepped and ready shortly after I get back from GRNS.
My motor is back from the machine shop and ready to be assembled.
And I have a cart-o-dynaflow that I need to piece together into a working transmission. Wish me luck.
That is some nice work.....IMPRESSED!
I like it.
if i'm correct, theres an old service station in your town that looks like it closed for business one day & never re-opened, it's got that 70? dodge service truck parked inside and a bunch of neat other junk. you know the story? killer work on the car btw.
I would take that cart o dynaflow and push it off the egde of a very steep cliff.
I hate those things with a passion.
Ill have to stop by and check this thing out one of these days.
James D, where are you in germany?
DynaFlash, when ever man Im almost always here.
Nice work, thanks for sharing.
You do nice work. Keep it up. I wanna see more.
This is my first time seeing this thread,and I must say its the most interesting one Ive seen in a while,and Ive been on here a lot on my days off work since it started snowing about a month ago.
My cousin owns a salvage yard and he crushed a pretty much rusted down 59 convertible a couple years ago even tho I tried to get him to save it for parts.
More More More !!!
Hi, i saw your 59 buick on the journal, i really like what your doing with it. I recently brought home a lavender 59 electra and tryin to get it ready for billetproof also, i live in tacoma. We should exchange pics and let me know if you need any parts. Give ne a call and i will give you my email address if you are interested, be alot easier that way. Cool ride you got, mike
Forgot to give you my number with the lavender 59. 253 414-2195
hey there, sent you a message, not sure if you got it or not. your car is lookin great. i have a 59 electra and tryin to get it ready for billetproof also. send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. hope to hear from you!
lovin the roof tape...can't wait to see the paint...
Nice. Damned thing looks lilke a rocket ship!!!
Hey guys heres a short update for ya.
I got the roof stripped and all of the window channels cleaned out and Por-15'd. A little mud and some primmer and It will be time for shiny stuff!
Got the under side all cleaned up and painted.
Then sound dead'nd it to add a little regitity for block sanding.
And then more on the saga of the hood. I cut out most of the rust and the emblem holes and made a new panel that sofens the roll at the bottom of the hood. Then I started shrinking the shape out of the top. The Idea is to make the hood a little more stream lined and less like the front of a...buick...
Thats it for now. more soon.
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