The Project Begins
1951 Henry J
Nickname: "Hairy Cherry"
Current Set up / Statistics:
Power Train / Front End
1974 Pontiac Ventura 350cid,
Auto Trans, A/C, PS, PB(front disc)
1. And 2.
First day I looked at the "J"
That is the (HAIRY CHERRY)
1. Front View
2. 3/4 rear view. Notice the '56 Dodge
3. Being unloaded from roll-back
wrecker in my garage.
Front end on floor jack, due to frozen
brakes. I'm guiding the HC into its
teardown location in the garage.
4. My son mike JR and myself trying to
decide where to start.
5. And 6.
Removing rotted shag carpeting
from dash. Notice basketball
proping door open.
7. View of '74 Pontiac Ventura
Instruament panel and steering
column. Note how far panel and
steering column extend back into
opening also note that the original
"HJ" instrument panel openings
have been Bondo-ed in.
8. Hood being removed after freeing
up frozen hood hinges. I learned
what a good finger trap "HJ" hood
hinges are after they are working
properly and do not have a hood
Lokar Floor shifter, Crager SS
Wheels, Headers, Tri-Power on the
350, Candy Apple Red with Ghost
Flames, Steel Tilt front end, No A/C
or Heater, Gasser type Interior with
High Back Bucket Seats.