The Jalopy Journal
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January, 2020 2nd. Pic
Full tilt front end from cowl through grill including radiator and front fenders/running boards are history in this shot.
Yes those are quad headlights. This version was called "Plum Cherry" built by Ben Sebastian a car show promoter who bought the "Northern Star" from Jerry Berg. The quad lights were gone when I got it, with the cavities full of bondo upwards to 3/4" thick.
Before and after
I spent a lot of time, labor and money to make it look like I didn't do any anything.
I've posted this before but....
My '37 Austin sedan when I bought it summer of 2010. My oldest son asked why I bought a "London cab"?
6 months later.
And a year after that.
My '63 Falcon Futura about 5 years ago.
Six months later.
My current '39 Chev coupe last April.
Today, still a work in progress.
In the late nineties, as purchased with 392 and magnesium wheels
2008 with teardrop hood holes for the eight air cleaners clearance.
December 2019, before most disassembly and paint. Bias plies, chevy grill, Mercury hood scoop, and other modifications.
By April 2020, it should be painted and back on the road again. Third significant rebuild.
Farm fresh Texas truck
Not much has changed besides cheap paint!
Started with a body.
Now alittle further along then the second pic.
All fluid are in and ready to fire up.!
The day I pulled it out of the shed it was tucked in, it had been in a barn across the street from where I got it since 1977
Got it home and cleaned up
Sat for a year before I got it into the garage
3 years later it’s on the road again
23 yrs. ago, and today. Ran 13.67 first time down the strip. Runs 10.50's now.
Just getting started!!
Nice work on that front bumper. Was it difficult to get the reverse curve. .?
Heat and beat! The middle 4” is two pieces to get the the bevel then welded to the curved end pieces. 4 pcs total
1941 Ford Pickup....$1100... Junk yard special....parted out all but the cab and box sides...down to a $300 investment...four year home build into a fenderless Hot Rod
I like to look back for inspiration. Heres a couple of my last ones
You said current... so here is the before.....
Now... was a failed lowrider project on hydros, all done the wrong way, alot of going backward to fix... but now she flies down the freeway....
Nothing too drastic, a lot of new sheet metal and a lot less big gaping holes and rust and rot and I've accumulated most of the important bits like engine, trans, steering, seat, etc. Someone at some point started parting it out so its been a constant search for stuff. Still probably a solid yr before its out and about
'37 Buick Century
Still working on the "after"....
before and after.
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While I haven’t got any before photos of my F-100 I have an after ( or two).
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Lots to like here.
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