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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by J.B., Dec 12, 2010.

  1. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,246

    J.B.
    Member
    from Sweden

    Oh yes, the correct category for us nerds... GREAT! :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    I think I am getting somewhere towards my goal with the zephyr.
    A bit of tweeking with the ride height and some decent hubcaps, finish the intererior and trim and it's pretty much done for now.
    I will get the bumpers re chromed at some point as money allows and will probably remove the bolt holes first and smooth them out.

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    Paul.
     
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  3. elturo
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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    elturo
    Member
    from So. Okla

    How about these 3 ?
     

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  4. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    WOW! I can't believe how fast you got it done. Looks great!!!
     
  5. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,227

    atomickustom
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    This car is STUNNING. There isn't a build thread on it here on the HAMB, is there? If not, do you happen to know how much they extended the rear quarters? The proportions look fantastic.
     
  6. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    50Fraud
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    Yeah, it really is.
     
  7. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Doctor Detroit
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    Agreed. Stunning in execution. Simple, clean lines. Elegant, if I dare use such a word. Timeless.


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  8. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    cleatus
    Member
    from Sacramento

    It would be very hard to improve upon that one - a true masterpiece!
     
  9. i'd have to say that i think that's the most perfect sedan chop for that model that i have ever seen. the rest of the car aint so bad either.
     
  10. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin
    Member

    The 51 is pure class all the way.The stance and execution of the body mods is perfect.The only thing for me would be to install the rear hub caps,just to have that poking through under the skirts instead of the black rim.But its a perfect kustom
     
  11. CadillacMat
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 122

    CadillacMat
    Member

    Heres mine 48 chevy full on late 40's early 50's kustom

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     

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  12. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    shoebox1950
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    from California

    That maroon Chevy with the Cadillac grill is gorgeous...only thing I would do is maybe add a pair of Appletons, but it's also great without them. Perfect execution...
     
  13. choptruck
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
    Posts: 266

    choptruck
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    Here's a cool pic of my 46 and Kustomer54's shoebox. This was taken in April on the way to the Roundup. This building was some sort of a hospital with some great styling.
     

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  14. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    ^ Bitchin.... There was a beautifully chopped 40 or 41 dodge for sale on Craigslist LA a few weeks ago like yours. It was a club coupe, little bit more of a chop. Beautiful lookin car.
     
  15. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    oh shit! Lets get this thread back on track.

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  16. Royalshifter
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    Royalshifter
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    from California

  17. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    from Reno, NV

    That car is perfect. Period. Nobody is allowed to disagree. If they do, they're wrong.
     
  18. I have already expressed my feelings on that mercury plenty of times,its gorgeous but I have to ask about the angle of the exhaust tips ? Very nice photo by the way.
     
  19. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    Yeah Jeff the exhaust tips were from the previous owner. We never had time to fix them properly. Wish I was good at photoshop!
     
  20. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    53chevy
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    Hahahaha, I always wondered about that, just thought it was some kinda of 40's Custom trickery. None the less, it is truly an awe inspiring Custom.

    Kenny
     
  21. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    Rikster
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    That was a great day!

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  22. LOL....true dat!
     
  23. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,570

    53chevy
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    1. Buick Custom 2. Ford Custom (no photo shop here)
     

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  24. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    shoebox1950
    Member
    from California

    Kevan, you and Rik outdid yourself on Tim's merc...from the fantastic thinned and angled B pillars to the handmade beltline trim and chopped down rear window, you've taken the '39/'40 merc coupe chop to a new level.

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  25. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Thanks for fixing the exhaust Rik! thanks Rob, I wish I could take full credit, but it really was a team effort and some of the ideas were done before.
     
  26. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    The latest Victim! I will start a thread on it soon.:)

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  27. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,765

    fleet-master
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    Jeez Kevin...in another 5years there'll be no more stock roof height 39-40 Mercs left at this rate!! :D :p

    btw hows the Mexicali Merc coming along?
     
  28. J.B.
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    J.B.
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    from Sweden

  29. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Hasn't it got different Wheel covers on it also?

    B:confused:B
     
  30. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
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    J.B.
    Member
    from Sweden

    Different? :confused:
     

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