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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Mirko 73, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    This is a very inspirational thread. I love it. An those Jag fender sections wow!!! I guess I got to stop walking by the import sections at the junk yard ! Who knows what soon to be great custom parts are in there !! Keep it up Larry
     
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  2. Years ago I used a jaguar headlight sheetmetal on my 54 Plymouth but I ended up pounding out the ridge on top cause I ran rod down the side to look like a 55 caddy. My metal work has gotten a bit better since then too haha. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1426041225.442612.jpg
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    Also jags doors are great for fender skirts. The body line is perfect for a nice rolled edge in the bottom of a skirt.
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  3. Devin
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    What a beauty.
     
  4. Mirko 73
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    Good morning and thanks to all.
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  5. That metal work is simply outstanding
     
  6. Okie Pete
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    WOW that is very nice . Looks great.
     
  7. Mirko 73
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    And also this is made.
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  8. Finnrodder
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    That looks great!
    Never thought that Jaguar parts could be used on something cool like this.Keep up the good work!
     
  9. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    This car is ridiculous. Totally sick
     
  10. Mirko 73
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    Excuse me buddy i don't understand if your words are a compliment or are you gagging on me??
     
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  11. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Mirko, it's a compliment. You need to get hip to the New Jersey lingo :)
     
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  12. Mirko 73
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    Ok cool ;););)
     
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  13. myold88
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    It's not only the amazing metal work- It's the ability to foresee that those Jaguar
    fender/headlamps would look perfect on this Cadillac. Just love this build.
     
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  14. 1950heavymetal
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    So I have to ask about the jag parts since they look amazing! What year and model are the top fenders pieces? This is such a great build.


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  15. Devin
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    This build keeps on getting better and better. Outstanding!
     
  16. Mirko 73
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    Thanks to all, fenders came from 1970 jaguar xj6.
     
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  17. greybeard360
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    All good compliments.....

    That thing is bad!
    Ridiculous
    Sick
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    :)
     
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  18. Peanut 1959
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    Ridiculous, but we got the point! :)
     
  19. fortynut
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    I think it's exquisite. And, that in no small part results from the 'flow', that makes it look like a very fast swimming sea creature morphed into a Caddy Custom; or more precisely, into a 'work-in-progress'. And, since I know most cars are mocked up in clay, I keep thinking of how Mirko has the ability to move metal around so it appears to have the plasticity of a designer modeling clay. Mister Mirko, Sir, you have an immense talent, and an uncanny feel for design; that, as I have commented on earlier, seems to be part of your genetic make-up; even, though I accept that you are one person with a high level of skill, cutting, welding, grinding and sanding metal --- well beyond ordinary comprehension. Miraculo! As they chant in one of Frederico Fellini's films. Yeah. This one's a miracle to me, too.
     
  20. 1950heavymetal
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    Thanks for the jag info Mirko. Like so many have said, this is an amazing build!


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  21. Mirko 73
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    Good morning, today we start the front of car, i'm inspired from this car.
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  22. skooch
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    Wonderful work, wonderful car. Not digging the dagmars though, looks like an afterthought because they are blocking the grille but you probably already have a plan to fix that?
     
  23. Mirko 73
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    Yes, we have a plan, now is in progres.
    Thanks
     
  24. cosmic12
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    [​IMG]Really would like some more pics of this car
     
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  25. CadMad
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    hey Mirko, we are mates. Love your build, your work is amazing. . . but i hate the dagmars too. Your build has elegance and panache. The dagmars cheapen it in my opinion.
    Lumbering rhino horns on a svelte gazelle.
     
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  26. Mirko 73
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    I really appreciate your opinion, is nothing irreversible because will be modified the dagmars and no the body. Do a test if they do not go well will be removed. Thanks to all
     
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  27. CadMad
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    rps20150322_161516.jpg Thanks for taking it well, Mirko, and remember it is just my opinion. This what I'm working on right now so it isnt like I dont like a buxom lass. . . But your car is pure , keep it simple. That little tank on the front of Cadzilla always annoyed me. Less is more. Restraint will make this car sublime. The emphasis should be the body styling. . . not the hang ons. Again , just my opinion.
     
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  28. Hamtown Al
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    Keep workin'... I LOVE watchin!!
    Love the "everything is subject to further change" approach.
     
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  29. myold88
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    I love the dagmars. A little of the Cadillac heritage should show in my opinion.
    I wouldn't second guess anything on this build- Can you say Perfection so far?
     
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  30. cbh75
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    Amazing work and talent you have Sir!
     
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