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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. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    Perfect. I cant wait to see it finished.

    WE NEED MORE EARLY STYLED CUSTOMS!!!
     
  2. bonez
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    from Slow lane

    Just WOW. Workin rear windows are a beautiful thing.
     
  3. shoebox1950
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    Thank you, guys! I will post more pics when the front vent windows are finished...I appreciate the kind words :)
     
  4. hvychvy
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  5. Really looks good Rob. You sure do nice work. Hope to see it in person sometime.
     
  6. shoebox1950
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    shoebox1950
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  7. Zed
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    flawless work as usual Rob , thanks for sharing ;)
     
  8. I like this thread !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. 2drmerc
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    great stuff,
    how did you do the corners on rear 1/4 light window ?
     
  10. shoebox1950
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    Time for an update: I'm in my last semester of college and time to work on the kustoms is limited, but I'm trying my best to keep pace on customer's work. Lee's vent windows are finished and the spare frame has been blasted and boxed...new 9" rear axle is ready to go and we'll be ordering airbag parts soon. Planning to run one of Rick Erickson's (Extreme Kustoms in Wildomar) great ball joint Merc front ends so Lee can have disc brakes and better steering. I'll post more pictures when we get farther along on the frame. It's just odds and ends on the body before leaving for the paint shop :)
     

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  11. Trashed & Hammered
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    Trashed & Hammered
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    from HR,Oregon

    Clean build...Top Notch!
    Good to see you back on it.


    Subscribed!
     
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  12. Nice job on those windows! I saved your pics for reference on redoing mine. My rear windows are glued in place and I'd like to redo them to go back to opening like you have done. Did you reposition the top pivot on the front vents? yours look like they open much straighter and upright than mine.
     
  13. shoebox1950
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    Thanks, Dave! Yes, the top pivot has been moved on the front vent windows so they open as far as possible without binding.
     
  14. poorboy
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  15. shoebox1950
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    Here's an update on Lee's Merc as well as a kustom front end on George's '51 Ford that just received a Meteor grill shell, molded valance, and rounded hood corners. Next up will be a Cadillac rear bumper on Lee's '51 Merc...pics soon :)
     

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  16. bonez
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    You need to lower the pig.
     
  17. shoebox1950
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    ^haha...that's my daily visitor from the neighbor's house next door...she comes in to check on me and beg for food
     
  18. shoebox1950
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    Thanks, drdave! I stretched the quarter windows back to their original length after the chop. I think I brought them back about 2.5" after the roof came down and forward as a result from the chop. The upper pivot point for the pop-out quarter window frame was essentially in the original location in relation to the bottom pivot- as they were before the chop. I guess what I am trying to say is the original geometry of the upper and lower pivots was still stock, or very close to it. The hardest part of retaining the pop-out quarter windows was keeping the inside lip/channel section that is attached to the inside window frame itself. Lots and lots of countless hours in those quarter windows! Fun, though :)
     
  19. Zed
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    great work on the hood rob ! i should use some more pics of the process, cause i'm gonna do something similar on my.... peugeot :eek:
     
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  20. ph8ed4life
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    Great work! The lines and proportions look spot on!
     
  21. TheFrenZ
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    Happy new year Rob ! It's been a long time.Great work as usual buddy !

    [​IMG]
     

  22. That makes total sense, thanks. Fantastic work!
     
  23. MercMan1951
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    Great Build. Subscribed!
     
  24. shoebox1950
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    from California

    Thanks, guys! Happy New Year, Tom! I gotta send you an email :)
     
  25. wide34
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    from Texas

    Really like your work, I'm going to be starting on a 51 merc. and would appreciate it if you could tell me why you used the 49-50 merc rear window? Thanks.
     
  26. choptvan
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    Rob, thanks for the inspiration! I have a question. Molding some quarters and rockers on a merc I am working on soon. What did you do to prep the flange where you bolted it together before welding? Did you just use weld through primer?? Not sure what to do for mine. Thought I would ask you. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate it.
     
  27. bonez
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    LOL, thats too kool. I take it is a domestic pig then, sorta like a dog.

    Pig aside you do stellar work. That hood mod if i didnt know any better would fool me into thinkin it was a patch for a stock hood. It all flows so damn perfect. Bad ass.
     
  28. shoebox1950
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    It was the owner's preference to use a '50 rear window...I think they look great, but so does the stock '51 rear window. It all boils down to what you like :)


     
  29. shoebox1950
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    Thanks! I undercoat the inside and spray the top edge with weld-through primer.
     

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