The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Da Tinman, Aug 30, 2010.
OK ok ok.....
Jay it looks great.
Where did the Jeffybump term come from?
This is all great inspiration, just seeing some of the designs with the metal work.
Thanks for sharing it!
When I did the floors and tunnel in TudorJeff's A, I had to make a tower for it too. Jeffybump kinda evolved from that.
I should add that I hate these kinds of shifters. Bulky complicated and other than a bit of fore and aft adjustment it has to go where it goes. I much prefer a cable shifter, simple and effective, reliable and I can mount it anywhere. One small hole in the floor for the cable.
I kinda figured that was where it came from........
I'm loving the diner styled bead rolled fire wall.
Yeah, I didn't know Jay knew how to quilt.....
I LOVE that firewall, could you build me one for a model A pickup?
Agreed! That firewall is just killer!
Oh yeah, the other stuff is pretty cool too.
Just read from page one through, and several of your other threads. Very cool work.
Thanks a million ,
You make THE build fun ,like it should be!
sometimes we get ahead of ourselves and forget about how it supposed to be a hobby/fun....
I ENJOYED THE THREAD.
Fun? what you some kinda perv? You mean this can be enjoyable? Shhhhhhh don't tell the wife, as far as she knows my job sux and I'd like to keep it that way!
Thanks again for the props, I do my best with what I got and sometimes it even turns out right.
I'm getting a big box from Mcmaster later today that contains a thousand stainless screws, bolts and acorns so the real assembly can begin.
I've got a lot of stuff put together but with the wrong fasteners so I havent gotten any real good detail pics yet, but keep watching! things should start going pretty fast in the next week or so.
What do the bead roller dies look like that you did the x-marks with and the off set ?
Great work !
hell of a job your doin
Nice gas pedal
Groovy deal on the pedal,, Did you think it would clean up that nice?
Great work. Very impressive!
Ya I didn't even think about removin the pad ,looks good like the rest of your work.Later,Rob
Details details details!
Other than some hoses and reinstalling tha cap and wires motor is ready to fire.
Steering cant go in to stay until the firewall cover is in place.
firewall trim rings are painted and waiting for the cover to come back.
Should be back on the ground this afternoon. (I used the sawzall to cut the roots loose from the jackstands.) Nose is mounted and the hood still fits but I didnt grab any pics of that part yet.
Artsy one, couldnt resist..
lookin good man
today I borrowed a bridgeport and made a billety thing,,,
then went after it with a cutoff wheel, grinder, drill, dremel, file, sandblaster and some paper to it for a couple hours....
Now the turnsignal/highbeam indicators have a bitchin new home! It'll mount to the turn signal box.
The lights arent in to stay and I got a little more polishing to do but I think it will work!
Oooooh dat's cool!! Nice!
thats been rattling around in my head for about 6 months now, glad to see it for real!
You are going to a lot of work to salvage something way beyond repair, but to each their own. As P. T Barnum said one a minute! ~sololobo~
Polished a bit more on the light housing, and got it drilled for the screws.
Put some acorns on the intake studs, cleaned it up a bunch.
Headlights are on to stay, need a bit of fine tuning though.
Polished acorns and polished bolts abound. That job sucks but is well worth it in the end!
amazing work! wish it was a more toned down color but definitely a 200% improvement. My uncle has a 31model a he build in the late 80's typical streetrod rubbish, bilit crap, crager wheels, mustang2 suspension, tweed interior.. Only thing its got going is that its got a 383/4speed, and it plain red, he didnt get into the dumb pastel and neon colors people were putting on their cars... Everytime I see him I beg him to sell it to me and let me fix it for him.
beautiful man just beautiful,,,you have some great idea,s
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