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Projects 1953 Chevy 4 door low budget build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by paintspill, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    So I finally did it. I got a classic car to work on. This my first classic so be gentile with me. The plan is very mild custom.
    And as I said the key is low budget. I don't have a fancy shop or tons of tools and most importantly not much money to spend. I love this forum and wanted to share. So here goes.
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  2. paintspill
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    paintspill

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  5. paintspill
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    paintspill

    I decided to do away with the trunk lock. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439650469.840255.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439650490.470076.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439650516.198118.jpg
    Only my second go at welding.
     
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  6. paintspill
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  7. paintspill
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    paintspill

    My solution to pop the trunk was a choke cable attached to the lock mechanism.


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  8. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Lookin good! Keep up the good work, I would toss the headlight covers since they are in bad shape and SOS pad and water the rest of the chrome on the grille, those bumpers may clean up too if you can get the paint off of em.
     
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  9. Looks good. You're on the way now...

    Exactly where does the knob end of your trunk cable attach? Couldn't tell from the pic...
    What color you going with?
    Keep us posted.
     
  10. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Buddy Palumbo
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    Hey, I can dig the budget build idea. Looks good so far. Keep pushing forward.
     
  11. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    'Mo
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    It looks like you're starting with someone else's old castoff custom. I like it already. Wild color. ALMOST sorry to see it go! Are those Caddy headlight rims? Hold on to those aftermarket three-blade flippers! [I've got only three. LOL.] Original 216? If interested, check out the 216 Forum linked in my signature.
     
  12. flux capacitor
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    Like those 53's nice to see the family having fun along the way! So far so good. Carry on! Flux
     
  13. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    Thanks for the positive feedback. I'll try to cover everything. Color will be a deep blue almost black, I believe they are caddi light bezels, the trunk popper is on the rear tray (easily reachable being a 4 door). No direction yet on the chrome. Thanks again
     
  14. paintspill
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439685506.864745.jpg

    Primer primer and more primer.
     

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  15. paintspill
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    paintspill

    Got some driveway time in today. Have to say I'm starting to get the hang of this. But am still super jealous of the work you guys do.

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  16. Jim636
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    from Wyandotte

    Keep up the good work , WE all had to learn how to do this kind of work.
     
  17. cmarcus
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    Doing a great job man. Keep it up!
     
  18. BLUDICE
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    Wow you're on your way. Great job.
     
  19. She is going to look GOOD! Bruce.
     
  20. 'Mo
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    Welding in the grille surround would go a long way. [​IMG]
     
  21. paintspill
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    Oh my gosh that looks so cool mo. I've never seen that before.
     
  22. paintspill
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    Just had to share this one. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439764044.875172.jpg
     
  23. Looks like you are well on your way and having a good time too !
     
  24. Nealswheels
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    Nealswheels
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    from Indiana

    Looking great! Awesome getting the family involved!
     
  25. Cool to see kids helping! Cars coming along nicely!
     
  26. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    I'm liking the look of it so far. Keep going. There is a great Homemade Tools thread on here too. You'll be able to pick up a lot of really good ideas on there to save some cash on tools.
     
  27. bcumbie
    Joined: Jan 2, 2009
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    bcumbie
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    from East Texas

    Very cool to see more and more 4 door builds. I love my 53 more door chevy. Keep up the good work man!
     
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  28. Binger
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    Binger
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    from wyoming

    Great looking work. Good to see the family involved too.
     
  29. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

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    I'm no body man but it's a step in the right direction.
     
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  30. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    Not a big update but my middle boy wanted to work on the car this weekend. Who am I to argue with that.

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