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Customs *** 1961 Cadillac CDV Kustom build ***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ian Berky, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Well, i was gonna keep this build on the DL but I can't contain myself... I'm very excited about this one!!! The plan is a full kustom build, chopped, channeled, air ride, different dash , bucket seat front and back, center console all the way, I'm gonna tweak the fins a bit, 60 cadillac rear lenses, pancake the hood and trunk, frenched antennas in the rear, extend body lines, on the side, mold the body, Kustom rear and front grille..... etc.......
    I'm gonna run a big block 396, I really am not a motor guy and it's a kustom so i don't really care that it won't be running a cadillac motor! :rolleyes:
    turbo 400. My friend Van really hooked me up with the 396, he built it for a guy who flaked on him and i picked it up at a VERY good price.... Van is a stand up guy!!! Chassis will be powder coated, body is coming off soon to blast the underside and all the old gunk!!!:)

    And the Cadillac is for my wife and the goal is to have it done by august ready for paint and upholstery so we can make the SHOWCASE OF KUSTOMS in november!!

    Here it is!!!

    On my last trip to kansas my friend Brian had this 61 sitting in the back of his house and the good friend that he is.... He gave it to me!!! Thank you Brian.... I'll make you proud!!!

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    Jeff Myers was in town for the GNRS so i took advantage of that and put him to work!!! LOL!!:D

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    Front glass just needs a little trim!!

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  2. awesome caddy.
    why channeled?

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    you're going for those ISCA points...
     
  3. Ian Berky
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    I am not very concerned with the finish result of the inner structure of the c pillar , it's only for strenght!!

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  4. Ian Berky
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  5. Ian Berky
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    Other side.

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    I should be done today with the top, inner structure and reinforcement, etc....


    I'll post as i go !!!

    Hope some of you like it!! I'm happy!!:)
     
  6. gr8ness13
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    Awesome work as usual.. Will be watching this one for sure...
     
  7. Nads
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    Damn, lookin good already.
    I had a 61 Caddy many, many years \ago, it was a lowly 4 door but it was cool as all get out.
    This ride's gonna be special.
     
  8. Very cool!!!! I like those early 60's caddys!
     
  9. You just made my day Ian!!

    It is so hard to keep these things under your hat. Eventually excitement just gives in. Your talent is evident and this thing is going to be amazing.

    Good luck! I'll be watching this one for sure!!
     
  10. Ian Berky
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    The floors were totally rotted out and i have to rebuild them so might as well channel it.... i want this car sitting on the pinch weld!!! I know it's not everybody's cup o tea , but it's what I like!!:)
     
  11. Cody Walls
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    Looks awesome man ,And keep Up the killer work.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Dreddybear
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    that looks right.
     
  13. I like where you are going. Keep up the great work Ian!
     
  14. jt7282
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    man, you have NO FEAR. It looks great I am really looking forward to this thread, and hope to bump into you at Lone Star. Amazing work, keep up the good work
     
  15. terd ferguson
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  16. llllaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiidddddd ooooooooouuuuuuuuttttttt!!!!!!!:d
     
  17. Now that is awesome!
     
  18. low-lincoln
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    Lookin' real good, makes me miss my 61 convertible I pulled out of a feild. Mine was a rust bucket, yours looks bretty solid. Good Find!
     
  19. Glad to see you are finally posting this one up Ian. Can't wait to follow your progress.
     
  20. jlouie
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    Very cool. I'd love to drop the lid on my SDV, but that's a whole lot of roof to move down. Gonna keep an eye on the progress of this one.
     
  21. GEBHARD
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    wow man, thats gonna be rad...
     
  22. Jobe
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    Damn, have fun with that front glass! I love me some 61-62 Cadillacs (hence my website). Have fun with the build. I just picked up a 62 convertible that needs floors, rockers, lower quarters...wish I could work as fast and as well as you!
     
  23. heywacha
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    and THIS, is why im on the HAMB! Good luck on your caddy Ian...
     
  24. HELLVIS
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    nice work....man your garage is clean!....subcribed! i cant wait for the glass cutting to begin, i'll be watching that the closest!
     
  25. 40StudeDude
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    Nice...very nice...should be cool when you're done...

    R-
     
  26. shoebox50
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    Looks great!!!!
     
  27. Old-Soul
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    You know, if one wants to keep things on the down-low they generally don't post photos on Facebook :p

    Rad dude, this one will be interesting!
     
  28. Dantana
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    Wow...That Caddy is going to be amazing. Nice work so far. I cant wait to see it finished and will be watching the progress. again...nice job man.
     
  29. Ian Berky
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    OMG!! Thanx so much for the kind words guys!!! Carie and I are pretty stoked on this Cadillac!!!

    I'll go back in a bit and quote some comments, i type very slow and I'm dirty right now,,,, it's a big process for me to reply !! :(

    As far as the glass goes... no worries here, i have the best glass guy in town!! He even has an oven to make glass. The rear fits perfect without cutting, the front needs a little trim, i'll have a new glass for that, this one is for mock up and template!

    Thanx a million for all the positive feedback , sure means a lot guys!! :)
     
  30. Ian Berky
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    :p

    HAHAHA!!
     

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