2013 Lowrider Tour
Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:41 PM
Any who, I got a chance tonight for about an hour of building and I didn't get much done. I shortened the rear of the frame to fit within the length of the bed. I raised the floor of the bed to where it needs to be to allow the frame to sit right. I will be replacing the bed floor with a flat piece of plastic to replicate a steel floor.
Lastly, I cut notches out of the bottom front of the cab for clearance of my new frame cross member.
There is still a bit of redesigning to be done to the frame before it is finished, but it is a good start.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:14 AM
I got the rear suspension narrowed, along with the axle and I also got some wheel tubs molded into the bed for wheel clearance.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:33 PM
I notched the tranny cross member and sanded a little thickness off of the part under the oil pan (my brain just froze up on the name) to lower the engine about a 16th so that my tranny tunnel wouldn't need to be as tall.
Lastly, I made a tranny tunnel out of some pop can aluminum.
I'm home now and my wife is sick so I may get a chance to do some more work tonight.
Let me know what you think. Remember, this is my first lowrider so I may need some guidance.
Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:31 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:06 AM
I made some fender skirts but still need to build them up for a bit of curve.
I also finished off the rear of the frame to create a mount for the bumper mounts.
I still have to finish opening up the grille that I started before the month of studying.
BTW- My boss just walked in and offered me the new position!!!!! Things are looking up.
Now back to finishing the grille.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:47 PM
Hey guys ...... ....Hope its not too late to join in, not been on here for a bit.... For those of you that saw my Monte Carlo build last year its now complete, and ive started my next one, a 64 Impala, which will be getting the full fur n` mirror insides.... ... So heres some pics, and good to see some cool lolo`s coming along on here....Lowlife ! !
My Monte Carlo Showcar......... ....
Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:06 PM
An heres my 64, had the firewall molded and chromed ( in card ) and chrome alclad chassis and engine parts. Floorpan and block are metallic red with clear, which the body will be also.... More soon .. Lowlife ! !
Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:05 AM
Not a huge fan of lowriders but I am a fan of well done models. Your work is amazing !
Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:26 PM
Anywho, I got some fenderskirts made from successively smaller pieces of flat styrene and putty to get that nice curved shape.
I also got some time tonight after priming my 50 Ford sedan to make a front bumper for this that is more fitting of a lowrider. I added a guard and some driving lights that I will be giving some yellow lenses. I got some of the chrome engine parts from the Galaxie 48 Chevy kit from a good friend to liven up the engine bay. This thing will now be triple carbed.
I still need to finish cleaning up the opening of the grille bars. I have been saving that job as filler for when I am sitting and doing nothing else.
Edited by Modlbldr, 31 August 2013 - 10:07 PM.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:02 PM
I will be getting more work done on this one on Monday. Stay tuned.