View Full Version : Thanks to this forum....
03-02-2008, 01:11 AM
I spent the entire day out in the garage working on my 57' ! That is the first time in approx. 3 years that I have put that much time into it... I have been reading this forum daily and it has motivated me to go out and work towards finishing the car. Used 4 tubes of body seam sealer! Also started on the wiring for the audio system.. Thanks to you all !!!
03-02-2008, 02:03 AM
Yeah Hoss, this site will fire ya up. I got to spend a coupla hours in the garage too.
03-02-2008, 02:10 AM
Yep many times I get frustrated and then spend some time enjoying you all and your projects and realize the fun and forget about the frustration.;)
03-02-2008, 07:03 AM
I'm going out to mygarage later to jack up my 55 and get the jack stand under there. Got the engine set in there last Sunday and now need to get the clutch linkage and trans and driveshaft back in there. I'll need to get new front pipes made up as I lost the headers and put manifolds on her.
03-02-2008, 07:52 AM
That's what makes the internet so great -- I never would have even bought a 57, let alone get motivated enough to work on it, if it wasn't for this site and others like it.
57 Bel Air LS7
03-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Keep at it Jason. No matter where the spark comes from, its good to get it. I find that trying to finish at least one small thing every time I go near my shop helps me stay focused on the bigger picture. ;)
BTW, thanks for the nice comments on my car. :)
03-02-2008, 12:31 PM
Dan and I were talking about this just this morning. Where would we have been if we didn't have this forum or the internet? You run into problems and a book will only tell you the right way of what is suppose to happen. There are so many other variables (in 50+ years) that have happened to these cars that it is truely hard to troubleshoot with out all of your help! Thank you to everyone and yes, this is what got us going again working on the car after 3 years!
03-02-2008, 04:29 PM
I just came back in from the garage. I did manage to get the car up on the jackstands, the clutch linkage in, transmission in, and driveshaft installed. Everything fought me going together today so at that point I said "enogh".
03-02-2008, 04:34 PM
Just like you said, that is what makes this site so great.
Alot of helpful people and inspiration.:)
Keep up the good work.:tu
Dave it sounds like you are going crusing this Spring.:)
03-02-2008, 10:07 PM
Well, another day spent with the car !!!:D I am having issues with the front sheet metal now, it was all nicely alinged, but I did not have the inner fender wells in. I pulled the front apart, put them in, now everything looks like ********************.:confused: I plan to get back at it each night this week after work. YOU GUYS GOT ME ON A ROLL !!!!
03-02-2008, 10:13 PM
Jason, I like that car!
03-02-2008, 11:05 PM
Thank you !!!
03-03-2008, 12:21 AM
Just saw your garage pictures, great progress! How long have you guys had it? Is it a utility sedan? It looks good in black suede. Strictly complimentary, your wife's quite attractive too!
This site can be motivational, my inspiration comes from my 8-year-old dragging parts out of the basement, into the living room and saying, "Can we put this on the car?" as he holds up the grille bar, a bumper end, or an expensive piece of side trim! How can you say no?! Most of the progress on my car has been because of his, uh, "interest" in seeing the car come together, hopefully before his sixteenth birthday, I'm sure!
03-03-2008, 10:55 AM
Jason, glad you got started back on your car. Looks like you have done so much already and have done such a good job. I really like your car. It looks like a real hotrod. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. Great job so far.
03-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Thanks, yes it is a utility sedan with the fixed rear windows. My wife says thanks too 8>)
I know the feeling about the kids, both of my boys "help" when I am out there. My oldest, now 7, helped me out a ton initially putting the car together, my youngest was just born, so the car was his playpen many of times...
I want to thank each and every one of you for the compliments, it actually means alot to hear this type of positive response, I have alot of blood/sweat/ and tears into this car, literally !!! Thanks!!
04-10-2008, 05:40 PM
Jason, I know the guys have said it all but just wanted to throw in my two cents. The car looks great, has a cool stance, and runs!!!! Most of us are drooling big time wishing we were that far along. Keep up the great work. Everytime I get frustrated I go back and look at Chevynut's car or some of the others that have great engineering trickery and it helps ease the pain. Good luck on the rest of the build :)
04-10-2008, 05:57 PM
car looks great jason:tu as for me. no internet and no trifive. thats how i got mine. also how i even was able to get involved:D good luck:p
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