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Customs 1951 Chevrolet Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jjsound, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. jjsound
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    Well I'm finally moving forward on the Chevy. I've had more than enough time to throw around some ideas as far as desired end result. If you care to you can see some of the ideas that have been tossed around here> http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=298529 This weekend we got around to cutting out some rusted floor and body panels. We also did some smaller scale stuff like removing bulky ornaments and excess trim. I certainly hope I can keep the motivation going, I'm finally getting really excited about this project. I've always been weary of cutting apart my favorite car. The time has come.

    --Joe
     
  2. chevelle bob
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    Where did you get the piece for the wheel arch? i had saw one from a vendor and wondered how they fit. Be sure to let me know and post pics of the after. Good luck, I will be watching this for sure.:)
     
  3. jjsound
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  4. jjsound
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    Just a little more progress between today's tasks.
     

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  5. Gerg
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    looks pretty good man i know a really good welder if you need one :)
     
  6. Pinstriper40
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    That looks familiar! A fellow suedes member (sixinarow) did a fine job on his '51 sedan. His had nasty rust in the wheelwells too. Keep up the good work!
     
  7. gsport
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    i do have a soft spot for those early 50's coupes.... keep at it
     
  8. jjsound
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    Hey Pinstriper, what'd he do about the small channel just above the rear wheel? That's gotta come out for sure.
     
  9. jjsound
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    Got a bunch of the shiny stuff off of the driver's side tonight. If anyone is interested in the trim let me know.

    There's also a picture of the window that all of my kind neighbors offered to roll up when it was raining...
     

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  10. jjsound
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    Got the passenger side shiny pieces off. Removed the giant chunk of chrome off of the trunk and got rid of the world's longest antenna. The exhaust was held on by one bolt, quick work, my favorite!
     

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  11. Engine-Ear
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    Great progress! Man I can appreciate the "oh sh!t, WTH am I getting into?" moment...that's why I steer clear of panel and rust repair!

    I'll be following this thread. If you need a hand and guys near you aren't available, call or PM me-maybe I can help (especially if it's electrical or engine related).
     
  12. HUSSEY
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    Nice, I have a 52, I look forward to following your progress. Sent you a message on your trim.
     
  13. Hank
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    Keep going..... winter will be over soon.
     
  14. jjsound
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    I'm going I'm going!
     
  15. Hank
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    Faster..... FASTER!
    LOL
     
  16. jjsound
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    No progress to report... Deep sadness.
     
  17. jjsound
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    More rust removed. I will be making two replacement arches.
     

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  18. BadLuck
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  19. Cruiser
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    Looking good keep at and the results will be a cool cruiser. :D


    CRUISER :cool:
     
  20. jjsound
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    Sounds like the engine is almost done. It's a '54 235. Went with a corvette cam, should help a little. No new progress on the car itself, garage is trashed!
     
  21. must85
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    what about the car?
     
  22. heritic88
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    Another 51 Chevy sport coupe kustom did you decide wherefore or not your chopping it?
     
  23. jjsound
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    Getting a shop SOON! Should help with progress. I've decided not to chop. This is my first build so I'm going to keep it relatively simple.
     
  24. heritic88
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    I hear you I'm running no chop on my sport coupe just slammed to the ground and flaked out
     
  25. jjsound
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    That thing is freakin' SWEET!
     
  26. heritic88
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    If that's about my sled.... thanks brotha..... I just had my dash sprayed and flaked and the roof is gunna be sprayed in the next couple of weeks.... as soon as my buddy gets done bagging his truck. Ill definitely post some pics once its back at home.
     
  27. 'Mo
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    Coupes are cool!
    Are you finished the wheel wells? Raising them even an inch could make a real difference when changing tires.
     
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  28. jjsound
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    If that's your car in your avatar then, YES! LOOKS GOOD!

    Haven't touched the car in a couple of months. Hope fully that's all about to change.
     
  29. malibustevens
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    from Illinois

  30. heritic88
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    Yeah its my avatar.... thanks bud its kind of hard for those Chevy's to look bad especially when they sit nice and low.
     

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