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Customs 1951 Merc kustom work by King Kustoms

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shoebox1950, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. glassguy
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    rob your my new hero!!! those skirts look sick!!!!! you have mad patience!
     
  2. sololobo
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    The comment on the chop is just a selfish desire, I think a chop will compliment this smooth custom to the max. Carry on dudes, she is lookin awesome, the 54 t.l. are dead on. Love it Love it, yes, I love it. ~sololobo~
     
  3. big creep
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    the skirts are sick! you do some really clean repairs! especially when you make a panel from scratch.
     
  4. hvychvy
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    Very nice,thanks for the progress pics!!
     
  5. shoebox1950
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    Wow, thank you guys for all of the kind words! I'm off for the summer and making some great progress. I'm about 90% finished with frenching the skirts...passenger side is completed. Next up is rockers, floors, lower cowl, etc...then chop :)

    Thanks again for following the build,
    Rob
     

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  6. SuperFleye
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    outstanding work Rob!!!
     
  7. BICKFORD
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    hands down top notch work!!! always blown away by your craftsmanship.
     
  8. Ian Berky
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    Killer work man!!! The skirts are BEAUTIFUL and the gaps....... flawless!!!! Keep it up !!
     
  9. 38zephyr
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    Those skirts (and everything else) are really nice !
     
  10. shoebox1950
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    Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! I really appreciate it...more to come by the end of the week...I've also made some progress on my shoebox :)

    Hope everyone has a great summer...
    Rob
     
  11. big creep
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    post pic of your box! love how the gaps are perfect!!!!!
     
  12. Midwest Rodder
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  13. very nice work
     


  14. Can I get the web site where you seen the pictures and also could you share with me the pin and latch idea? Thank You
     
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  15. Rikster
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  16. bonez
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    i remember i was followin your progress of your 'box on Ruffrodders many years ago when it still had bags and was real impressed w/ the quality of your work.
    As difficult as it seems i can see an incredible improvement of your skills, some thing i didnt think possible back then.
    "Thumbs up smiley here"
     
  17. Love those skirts!!!!! The spring/hatch idea is terrific....
     
  18. Flush-fit skirts on Mercs rock, car looks great.
     
  19. CUZICAN
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    Putting in some serious work and craftsmanship my friend.
     
  20. Beautiful work. The grille opening is perfect, and the skirts, with the shaped opening look killer.

    Nice job!
     
  21. Zed
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    Top notch job as ever Rob ! very inspiring, thanks for sharing the pics ;)
     
  22. shoebox1950
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    Been working on the chop...a bit farther along than these pictures show, but here is the look we are after. More pics soon when I fix my compressor and make another big jump in progress :)

    Thanks for looking,
    Rob
     

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  23. SuperFleye
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    Way to go rob! Looking good!!
     
  24. E St Nene
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    Just beautiful, great work.
     
  25. shoebox1950
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    Compressor fixed, back to work...here are a few more pics...more to come :)

    Thanks for the comments!
    Rob
     

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  26. Very very nice, it's really taking shape now. I love all the metal work your doing her, thanks for all the pic & info.
     
  27. Doctor Detroit
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    Wow, what a great '51. I'll need to watch this thread for progress....
     
  28. desotot
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    looking real good, like the work on the skirts.
     
  29. cretin
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    Why did you cut out the top of the 1/4 window frame? Does that help eliminate the need to either relief cut, or replace metal on the roof above it?
     
  30. shoebox1950
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    Thanks guys!

    cretin, the quarter window area was cut separate and slid back to keep the openings their original length.

    Rob
     

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