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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

    no, definitely didn't split the exhaust. its quite odd actually. its got one pipe running to the back and into a 'U' shaped pipe. kind of a faux dual exhaust if you will. the muffler is toast so i might just run one single straight pipe.
     
  2. paintspill
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459475147.857695.jpg
    I think that's gonna look nice tucked into the ass end of my baby.
     
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  3. paintspill
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459554153.109792.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459554171.885191.jpg

    Just couldn't wait. Had to do a dry fit. I love it. Hopefully tuck it in tighter. Then the front one.
     
  4. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459554910.845414.jpg
    Before and after. Not to shabby for a noob.
     
  5. You're doing good work.
     
  6. indyjps
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  7. paintspill
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459712622.702358.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459712638.314123.jpg
    Got some fine tuning to do but we are tucking bumper.
     
  8. 54fierro
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    from san diego

    I think it would flow better if the outside shape of the bumper followed the body line as well.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1460745626.872032.jpg
    Next phase of the stealth stereo install. This old tool box will be mounted in the trunk housing a 10" sub in a custom box and the amp will be housed in a classic old oil can.
     
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    from austin tx

  11. paintspill
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    paintspill

  12. 54fierro
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    Very cool! Kids are probably on cloud nine right now
     
  13. BlueLodgeMason
    Joined: Apr 18, 2016
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    I have my '53 I've been fooling around with for years. I think you're coming along a lot further and sooner than I!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. paintspill
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    paintspill

    That's cause your spending too much time cleaning your garage. Lol
     
  15. BlueLodgeMason
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    LOL I wish. Work mostly.
     
  16. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    mini update.
    i found an auto supply house near me that takes real car paint and puts it in spray bombs. i just picked up some metallic copper for my roof. just waiting on some decent weather now.
     
  17. shadowrider69
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  18. _justakid_
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    [​IMG] this is a pic of my project, super low budget, haven't gotten into body mods yet since I'm still working on getting it to driver quality, so you're car is like motivation keep it up
     
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  19. paintspill
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    paintspill

    nice ride. thanks for the kind words. but you've got me beat, i haven't had mine out yet.
     
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  20. Thrift-King
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    I love your work. Here's the front of my more door project.

    [​IMG]

    Is yours auto or manual?

    Sent from a Glade Air Freshener
     
  21. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    its the original 3 speed standard column shifter.
     
  22. paintspill
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    paintspill

    Rattle can copper top. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463861377.722840.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463861393.703197.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1463861407.179956.jpg
     
  23. fordbum46
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
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    from Arizona

    Just love the 53-54 Chevy


    Sent from my LGL34C using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  24. shadowrider69
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    from Georgia

  25. 56 Dodge Pickup
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    56 Dodge Pickup
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    Top looks Great nice job keep building Hobo Jim
     
  26. paintspill
    Joined: May 3, 2015
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    paintspill

    So I've come to the realization that I could do body work for the rest of my life and still not have a great car. So I said screw it and started painting. After all that is what hot rodding is all about right. I'll leave the show cars for you folks.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1464009123.984899.jpg
     
  27. steinauge
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    steinauge
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    from 1960

    Looking mighty good! Keep it up.
     
  28. RMONTY
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    RMONTY
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    Ok you just inspired me to stop being so picky and critical of my own work, as it really holds me back at times from making progress. Go man go! Really like your build....I'm off all week on vacation, its supposed to be rainy...so I have 6 or 7 shop days!
     
  29. Rob Stumpf
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