The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nick28, Nov 21, 2009.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of envy. Nice coupe man.
Here's my 1931 Banger A Coupe. Just got the new shoes on it....
^^^^^^^^^^That thing is cool!^^^^^^^^^^
Looking good !! I've heard of that EriC Cat before >>>>.
I like the headlamp placement.
A little more work this week:
Finished cleaning up the chop on the grille shell
Got the grille shell "side" cut out and mounted the shell:
The grille looks great. Did you buy a shortened insert? How much did you take out of the grille shell?
Looks great, I am about to do the same on mine.
How about some detail shots on how you cut down the sides and mounted the shell?
The insert is 2.5" shorter, the shell was chopped 2.5" and then notched on the sides to get it to ride height.
I have some other pictures I'll try to get up later.
Looking great,Nick.Looks evil in the head-on shot!
Well it has been sometime since my last update and while there is not a ton of things to share there is still a lot of work going on......
Basically the past 2 months has consisted of getting the body/chassis tore back apart, for blasting, painting(frame), etc.
Heres a few pics of whats been going on:
Last shot before the disassembly:
Body to frame mounts I made from(or shall I say welded together from some gussets/plates):
Gas tank (extended model t tank from the Hotrod Co.)
Braille Battery and Mount:
Engine Painted: Ive since painted the heads/balancer, timing cover etc the same color, looks much better:
I had to replace the roof panels over the doors, they dont make coupe repops so I go the ones for the tudor sedan. These are really well made, in Denmark I believe. Anyhow Paul(Dreddybear) has already done this and gave me a great diagram to follow on what modifications need to be done.(Almost made it easy for an amateur like myself) Here is my progress so far on them:
So....still have tons to do, Im working on getting the patch panels in this week and hopefully get the body in primer and start some body work. Painting all the suspension pieces this weekend. The frame outta be ready to roll again by mid next week.
looks great very nice work thanks for the information. I have a 28 in my garage and am watching this thread with great interest.
Great progress Nick,looks killer!
Hey Nick Im glad Im subscribed to this build and seeing you put in things like the driveshaft loop.
With the bar under the dash where you have hung your breaks etc how have you got around sliding the cowl over it seeing how its a lot narrower at the bottom then the top? Or are you assembling the body piece by piece when its done?
I can just slide the cowl into place with the body sitting on the frame. I have to slightly lift the front of the body to do it. After its in paint I'm gonna have to find some creative ideas to slide it in without scratching something. I do plan to assembly the cowl top/panels/and firewall with bolts.
Nick, Lookin' GREAT Man,the stance is spot-on!
Car is looking killer.
Great work, well done.
Thanks guys, I'm trying to keep the motivation to get this thing together before August. I have my first little one due Aug. 4th. I wanna have the first drive before then!?
Looks Great Man! When you get it together give me a call and we will roll out together!
This is a nice build. I have one question though.Do you have enough clearance between the rear floor brace and the driveshaft? It might just be the picture or my bad eyes but it look's awfully close.
Nice build, Nick! As someone already mentioned, I love how the radius of the trunk lid follows the line of the rear tires. Are you planning on an elec. fan? And congrats on the young'n.
Keep the updates coming please
This is awesome! Great work!
Thanks, for the kind words guys....I've had a little hiccup in the plans as I am awaiting the arrival of my little girl about a month early. She will be here this morning sometime, so the hotrod will be on hold for a little while.
Nick, lookin' great , you have come a long way ,,,,,,
Hope all goes well.
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