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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.
Wow!! Just wow!!!!
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Congratulations ! I've been following your build since the beginning , you and your dad have nailed it! Hope I get to see this in person some day .
Thank you all! I appreciate it, and I'm sure my dad does too (he's a lurker!). It's funny, the car is so pretty and striking that it's like having a different car. Can't wait to get it back on the streets.
Your avatar became reality! Looks even better in reality.
My '61 Chrysler needs paint.
Can I borrow your dad?
Fabulous update, let your dad know he does extremely nice work.
Damn fine job
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Aside from some mentioned previous quarter damage, and just some regular panel alignment/fit, did the car need much body work/repair? It must be nice using a car that didn't need years of rust repair
WOW! That paint came out beautiful, that car is really going to pop when all the chrome and stainless is back on it.
I thought my '60 Plymouth Fury looked like a jet, but those Chrysler fins take the prize. That's a beautiful ride you got there.
Beautiful job, the only thing I'd take issue with is the color choice for the roof/side spear. I think I'd have used something with more 'pop' than the gray you used. The pale gold you show in the photoshop avatar pic would be nice, but seeing how it's a custom, something a bit over the top like a silver or gold metalflake would have been my choice.
Just my opinion, it's still beautiful!
Just goes to show ya, don't need no stinkin' spray booth!
Considering it's over 60 years old, it really didn't require a lot of repairs. Like you mentioned, the driver's quarter had some previous collision repair work. The passenger fender had a subtle bow to it, like maybe the wheel took a hard hit on a curb during a turn. Other than that it just had a few minor dings, mostly on the rockers. It is still wearing all its original sheet metal, except the hood, and we could have used that; we just decided to use the parts car's hood to experiment with the scoop. We didn't do any rust repair except digging out some crust around the rear window channel. I've seen a lot of these cars go into rust-repair purgatory and I was happy to avoid it.
Man, the '60 Plymouth has some pretty crazy fins too! Thank you.
What can I say, I like 'em boring.
The fins is why I bought mine!
My Eyes....My Eyes.....are very Happy...really coming together nicely @Gotgas...the completely stunning factor is fast approaching...Can't wait....
WOW! Gorgeous paint! Wish my Dad was still with us, he was a good painter too. Love your car.
You need to change your signature!
Dad KILLED IT on the hood and decklid too! Invited a couple of buds out tonight to get them on the car. Wow!! is all I can say!
When you get finished you can buy this one CHEAP. lol
What an awesome beast that '57 Chrysler is!
There's an old saying, "If it's perfect, paint it black". Goes to show what a good job was done on the hood graft.
got it made!! looks wonderful!!
Geepers!!! That thing is so good that you'll have to take care with your surroundings when you take photos.....in one photo I thought there was a bow in the rear quarter.....but it was actually a deviation of the photographer blocking the sunset....Awesome!!!!!
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You and your pop done good, Danny. Now I wish I was going to the Round Up. A tip of the Viper's Top Hat to you!
All the stainless is on the car. Working on the interior. Hopefully the chrome comes back this week, because I'm ready to see this thing with its bumpers back on!
Gawd, that car deserves Kelsey Hayes Chrysler wires.......but who has that kinda scratch layin' around the house?
I have a set on the wagon parked next to it, lol.
Small note - the wire wheels used by Chrysler products were not made by Kelsey Hayes; they were made by Motor Wheel Company.
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