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Projects 1953 Chevy 4 door low budget build.

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

  1. jeffyg82
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 108

    jeffyg82

    Peanut 1959 here is mine no teeth n turn signals are in the headlights
     

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  2. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 292

    LONG
    Member

    I'm in the budget 4door club too. for now.
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  3. ^^^I always liked your car
     
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  4. Joey Mattos
    Joined: Dec 13, 2015
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    Joey Mattos

    How did you lower it ? Looks great !!
     
  5. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    Not a big update but I've started to compile a box of stereo equipment. The plan is a hidden modern head unit in the glove box (donated by my brother in law from a Chrysler 300.) a pair of 6x9 under the rear tray , a 10" sub and amp in the trunk and a couple smaller speakers in the kick panels or hidden under the dash. Probably won't do much till spring but I'll post any updates over the winter. The plan is to build an "antique" speaker enclosure.
     
  6. jeffyg82
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 108

    jeffyg82

    I put a pair of 3 way 4" speakers in the original dash speaker hole just made a sheetmetal mounting plate super easy I'll see if I have some pics
     
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  7. jeffyg82
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 108

    jeffyg82

    Thought I'd give you a couple pics of my sub and amp rack in my 53 even tho it's gonna change because I'm bagging the back and gonna have to step the floor also the 6x9s are mounted behind the amps I cut 6x9s holes in rear tray then incorporated speaker grill fabrics into the package tray (kinda see it on the side pic of the car)..... so speakers are in boxes and not screwed to the metal just some ideas for you
     

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  8. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    thanks so much for the pictures. a lot of great ideas there. can't wait for the weather to warm again.
     
  9. mikeyyeah
    Joined: Mar 26, 2014
    Posts: 32

    mikeyyeah
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    i like that speaker setup... and aint nothing wrong with more doors. my 54 plymouth project is my first lowbuck build (or any build with 4 wheels for that matter)
     
  10. jeffyg82
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 108

    jeffyg82

    Any progress????
     
  11. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    Not much. Canadian winters are not the place to be working in the driveway. But it's warming up quick. I've collected some goodies over the winter. Stereo head unit, 6x9s , 4" 2 ways, 1x 10" sub and a small amp. All will be hidden. Also scored a set of period seat belt. (Should at least strap the kids in) wife has been really sick and has to cut her hours drastically so my low budget build just turned into a no budget build. Still gonna rattle can paint it this year though.
     
  12. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    steinauge
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    from 1960

    Sorry to hear your wife is under the weather.
     
  13. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 493

    54fierro
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    from san diego

    I put a stereo in the glove box as well. It came with a remote so I cut a few of the slots in the glovebox door so the remote would work with the door closed.
    It not very visible
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  14. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    Cool. Can't wait to get back to it. My son even said the other day that he can't wait till the snow is gone so he can work on the car again.
     
  15. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    steinauge
    Member
    from 1960

    Just keep on going,you are doing fine!
     
  16. I_Fix_Airplanes
    Joined: Mar 19, 2016
    Posts: 25

    I_Fix_Airplanes

    Nice build, I like the 50's four doors myself. Possibly looking at a '53 Pontiac Monday (that's how I stumbled onto this forum). This is the only pic I have right now. $_27.JPG
     
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  17. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    Not exactly an update but we had some rain and ice here yesterday and it made for a beautiful effect. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458912705.871678.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458912724.929230.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458912744.960335.jpg
     
  18. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    greaser 35
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    from FRANCE

    totally Metalflake body!!!!!:D
     
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  19. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    Real update time. Started my stealth stereo install by making a plate to go behind the factory grill. (Thanks for the pictures and ideas) ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458931997.899799.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458932016.017816.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458932035.551496.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458932049.585173.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1458932133.910830.jpg
     
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  20. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    steinauge
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    from 1960

    Looking good so far.
     
  21. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459002082.274684.jpg
    She's singing now.
     
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  22. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

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    Gotta love a car big enough that you can just climb in the trunk to install speakers.
     
  23. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,172

    sololobo
    Member

    awesome budget build, the coolest smile on those kids sitting in the 53, score!!
     
  24. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,912

    Squablow
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    Paint stripper on the bumper? Good luck! Anything will be better than paint.
     
  26. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    I'm actually trying my hand at smoothing the bumper. So it will be painted.
     
  27. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459388618.575196.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459388634.710533.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459388651.077391.jpg

    Bye bye bumper bolts.
     
  28. 54fierro
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 493

    54fierro
    Member
    from san diego

    Keep up the progress. The kids will be wanting you to drive them to school in it every day!
     
  29. Did I miss something here, reading your posts ? I see dual exhausts there. Did you split the 6 cylinder manifold ?
     
  30. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
    Posts: 89

    paintspill

    my eldest already gave me the deadline to drive him to school on the first day of highschool this september.
     
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