The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dave L, Jul 11, 2007.
Frame arrived today, can finally start putting the body back togeather...
also picked this up today:
Well got a lil work done this weekend. got the frame rolling, now i can roll it in and out of the garage, got the Cowl set, body sub rails bolted and tacked, mock up engine and trany mounted, and got the passenger side a piller hidden hinges installed.
Say man, I hate to say anything but your front axle front looks really weird.
KIDDING! I am kidding! I kid. I'm a kidder.
Very cool. Where did the frame come from?
I Knew I'd Get Shit for that one, LOL, Ok thats out of the way...
Frame came from: http://www.streetrodderstuff.com/A Plus.htm
I dunno, Im with Norrie, that dropped I beam looks too much like an independent front end!
Otherwise its all pretty sweet, I love tri power on almost anything!
first things first, will it have fenders?
looking good so far, where's the rest of the car, lol
Looks like you have a great project going there....
Ya just can't beat an A on '32 rails.
Hell of a nice garage, too! It almost looks like a surgical laboratory, being so clean, with the nice floor and white cabinets.
Keep going!!! you got some progress
No fenders, HIGHBOY!!, Lil progress made last weekend, then all hell broke loose, was setting the doors on the cowl and noticed the doors wernt setting flush with the bottom of the body subframe, so took everything back apart and may have to pinch the rails a lil to get a bit of a channel , kinda like the 32's are, saw Rolfs post and thats kinda what promped me to do this at this point...once i get this figured out I'll post some more pics
got the gas tank welded in and ground:
hidden hinges installed on doors and hung:
rear quarters patched:
Back corners patched:
decided to toss a lil mud at the cowl:
waiting for top wood to come in to shore up the top before i put the tubs in the rear wells...
if it looks like i hacked it, its probly cause i did...1st build and all, seems like every panel i put in gets better and better
Very nice work, Dave.
Just saw where you got the frame. Mine is from Randy, too. Nice welding all over. I bet you'll really enjoy it.
Lookin good even witt he IFS hehehe. I was thinking bout IFS I had the op to get a mustang II front end, but decided dropped axle was for me instead. Anyhow, WTF are these cool little clamps you got here in this pic??
The clamps like a kleco? and act as a heat sink? i like that. Your bookin right along
yup I thought so too, I just thought it was a damn cool Idea, I wasnt sure if it was something he made or bought. I like how it keeps it all lined up, seems to give a little strength to it, instead of a really small holding point it gets a good sized area with each one. .
Cool for sure..
eastwood has em here: http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=1159&itemType=PRODUCT lil pricey
but i got these 8 for 5 bucks at harbor freight in the welding supplies area
Wow cool I have nto seen them at our horrible freight, but I will be going by tomorrow to check it out. How was the gap between the 2 parts of metal, it looks like it it jsut right to me. But how was it for you? It was not too far apart was it? Thanks
There's a tech thread about making your own clamps. I did about 2 dozen for $8.
I split a piece of aluminum tubing, drilled holes 1" apart, cut between the holes, added slotted head bolts with a tab (piece of steel band) welded in the slot, and punch a hole for a nail in the tab.
Voted MVP 2007 in my garage.
Thats a good Idea as well. I was thinking how I could make something, I know I can get some aluminum channeling that would be light weight and work too with a piece of flat stock behind it. I'll go for a drive tomorrow and see what I come up with . thanks for the tips guys
got a little more done on the sedan:
top wood kit installed and rolled it outside to clean garage.
and got the front floor started:
did mock up for Trans Hump:
and trans unit made, just need to weld in
gaining on it...
thanks for looking,
why weld the tunnel in
it could be difficult to get the shifter out if you do that
just seam seal it and a few screws
Your right Tub, got to thinking about it and decided to screw it...
Started dash mock up, got dash cut in half and started, any one got a 41 chevy spedo or clock?
Custom steering wheel:
Thanks for looking, lil more progress...
Nice thread and good work Dave! Keep the updates coming! Regards, Dave.
Little more progress:
Decided to pick up some clico's to help in this step, man, I'm glad i did!
Installing rear tubs. Clamped in place
Trimmed and Camped
Completed: Should have plenty of room for tires now.
Got rid of the hood mount area on the cowl, (going hoodless) kinda smoothed it out:
Thanks for looking,
Fantastic workmanship.....keep it comin
Whose hidden Hinge Kit did you use?
Thanks gang, Used Hagan Hinges
You are doing a great job. Won't even mention the IFS, it's your car.
Well Its been a bit, so thought I would give and update on the Sedan:
Got the Top Lowered:
I would have rolled it outside for pics, but its raining....
Thanks for looking,
Old post on the tail light tech:
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