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Projects 1957 Chrysler Mild Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Wow!! Just wow!!!!

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  2. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 642


    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 .
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  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,705

    from DFW USA

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
  4. Your avatar became reality! Looks even better in reality.
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  5. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 69


    My '61 Chrysler needs paint.

    Can I borrow your dad?
  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,830


    Fabulous update, let your dad know he does extremely nice work.
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  7. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,498

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Nice car/build.
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  8. 56ratbug
    Joined: Mar 26, 2013
    Posts: 83

    from indiana

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  9. 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 :D
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  10. Taboo56Chevy
    Joined: May 21, 2018
    Posts: 469


    WOW! That paint came out beautiful, that car is really going to pop when all the chrome and stainless is back on it.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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!
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  13. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,295


    Just goes to show ya, don't need no stinkin' spray booth!:cool:
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  14. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,705

    from DFW USA

    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. ;)

  15. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,015


    The fins is why I bought mine!
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  16. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 12,910


    My Eyes....My Eyes.....are very Happy...really coming together nicely @Gotgas...the completely stunning factor is fast approaching...Can't wait....;)
  17. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 781


    WOW! Gorgeous paint! Wish my Dad was still with us, he was a good painter too. Love your car.

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  18. You need to change your signature!
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  19. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,705

    from DFW USA

    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!

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  20. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 896

    from arkansas

    When you get finished you can buy this one CHEAP. lol

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  21. What an awesome beast that '57 Chrysler is!
  22. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,138


    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.
  23. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,438

    from oregon

    OOWEE Gorgues
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  24. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 14,963

    Staff Member

    got it made!! looks wonderful!!
  25. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,465

    Mark in Japan

    Geepers!!! That thing is so good that you'll have to take care with your surroundings when you take 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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  26. 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!
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  27. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,705

    from DFW USA

    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!

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  28. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,694

    from omaha ne.

    Gawd, that car deserves Kelsey Hayes Chrysler wires.......but who has that kinda scratch layin' around the house?
  29. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,705

    from DFW USA

    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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