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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CadMad, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
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    i'm NOT!!-love these step by step shows!--pat (who says take your time..)
     
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  2. chriseakin
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    Is there or will there be any support bearing for the steering column?
     
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  3. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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    Yes. Work in progress. Went to my bearing supplier and there is nothing off the shelf so I need to pull apart and gut a couple of other spare modern columns and turn the shaft to suit.
     
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  4. nochop
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    Isn’t that Jack Hoff, Mike Hu*ts cousin?
     
  5. CadMad
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    It’s hard to believe that each morning I arrive at work I’m awaited by a such beautiful sight. It’s come together almost easily. That said it is only when you go back to the early germination of ideas you understand the enormity.

    The hulk I dragged home less than a year ago is a far cry from what sits here now.
    All along the way I’ve had input from many sources. Each line, each shape is carefully thought out and ideas debated.
    Rik Hoving , E603EA65-62BE-4DD1-9420-01260AC12B65.jpeg 5C19A307-690F-4A82-AAD7-D3DCC6E47282.jpeg 36BAEF51-3D04-4951-832B-E63152941AF9.jpeg DE66926D-AC7A-4A07-8B1C-31B420CA8052.jpeg E6EF982E-C48F-4335-B85F-0EC018EC2C51.jpeg as usual, has generously assisted every step of the way.
    What you don’t see is the many exchanges between us.
    My messages back and forth with Rik is 500 plus exchanges.

    So here are a few Photoshop’s that we mulled over just yesterday, ideas and technical issues.
    I’d also like to thank James D and Wolf for taking me out of my comfort zone early on and taking it to another level. Those ideas have found there way onto the car.
    It has been a collaboration, is what I’m getting at.
     
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  6. Peanut 1959
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    I'm having a hard time seeing the differences in most of the last photos. Can you describe the main variations?
     
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  7. Weedburner 40
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    I really like it with the detail line through the cowl and door. I also think I like it best with it going all the way to the fender. That is going to be gorgeous.
     
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  8. CadMad
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    Gday Peanut, All door variations. Swage , no swage, thick swage, thin swage, curved sill, flatter sill....
     
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  9. CadMad
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    Personally, I like the middle one best.
     
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  10. gsnort
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    Then, go for it. Fabulous work. You are to be congratulated.
     
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  11. Fourth picture. Body line all the way to the fender and flat bottom on door.
     
  12. Squablow
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    I am loving this. I was prepared to hate the top because it was modern-sourced but it really works on this application with the shapes of the car, matches up really nice.

    It's a great feat in itself to fix a car as rough as that one was, it's a much bigger feat to make it look like something that could cost a million dollars. Looking forward to watching it come together even further.
     
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  13. CadMad
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    I hear you Squablow. I was anticipating flack as well. The rear window will be removed and I’m tossing up a Mail slot. Or a fancy double kidney shaped Bugatti inspired rear window.
     
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  14. lucas doolin
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    Metalworking mastery and design wizardry. Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your vision and ability. An inspiration for us all.
     
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  15. CadMad
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    Next debate is Lincoln door button position. Nb Rik tweeked door just a little more and to my mind is close to perfection. FBB715FF-0FF8-4453-9827-5EBF07F3CE54.jpeg 0B97FE98-C11F-4B46-BAA7-167F021E4485.jpeg
     
  16. Stovebolt
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    what an inspiring creation. That car is the perfect luxo-rod.
     
  17. Peanut 1959
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    Would it be crazy to use this version, but create a larger diameter recess around the button to make it more intentional...almost like a medallion? Seems like it would be a nice detail. tapatalk_1591917664705.jpeg
     
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  18. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    Gorgeous! Beautiful! Awesome! Go Man Go!
     
  19. This is turning out great! The lines are elegant and flowing. Door Button looks better at the front.
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  20. fegsta
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    This is super fantastic!!! I like the 4th pic it runs with the fenders.

    Sent from my KOB-L09 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  21. Super Streak
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    Absolutely stunning!
     
  22. Weedburner 40
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    I agree, door button needs to be at the front, the detail line needs to run all the way through to the rear fender and the straighter door bottom looks best. Recessing the button would really set things off too.
     
  23. 1-SHOT
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    This is the one I like the best. But its your party B52C13A3-79E1-4599-B0A5-6D90DC0A03D7.jpeg
    Reminds me of a 1939 Horch Cabriolet 1FA55866-656C-4E9A-8DCB-B5581343290F.jpeg
     
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  24. Stan Back
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    from California

    Front? Back?

    I'd think it should depend which way the door opens.
     
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  25. 1-SHOT
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  26. 1-SHOT
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    Here is a side view of the 39 Horch You dont see any of these.my neighbor brought one back from Germany when he came from the Army in 55. It was OD Green E0634829-8756-4B5C-929D-61A009D4540F.jpeg
     
  27. Holy hammers batman, that is about the purtyist thang I seen since my first look at a playboy mag.
     
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  28. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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    My boss in Perth has a 38 Horsch roadster. I guess I must have soaked it in. When I had a look under the car I could see where bomb plates had been welded in and then removed.
    Doors will open like this. 5B7B3DC3-FF74-4FF1-8221-24E0E5207ED8.jpeg
     
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  29. 1-SHOT
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    They also Had DeDeon rear suspension an had a unusual looking head surface. The one Mike had still had the plates under it, a real piece of history, he doors opened from the front like a 33 Ford. I always thought they looked fast sitting still. Frank
     
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  30. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Put the button right in the middle of the door, in the bead. Just like your WWII photoshop.
     
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