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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. shainerman
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 820


    this is going to be sick Ian. No nut swinging, but I feel you're one of the most talented mother fuckers doing anything right now, and you're an inspiration for me
  2. MayDay
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 335


  3. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 845


    I've always thought these Caddies (and their sister Buick Electra and Olds 98s) had one of the nicest rooflines GM ever produced. Just about perfect.

    Of course the mark of a great custom is improving on the original design; sure looks like you've achieved that with your chop. Never woulda thought it'd be possible to refine perfection! You've done it; that roof just flows so gracefully.

    Really looking forward to more.
  4. csimonds
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 546


    Ian, this thing is Wicked Bitchen!!!!
  5. Travthis
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 31


    I really need to swing by soon and check this thing out in person. You're the man Ian
  6. jgreezy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2010
    Posts: 7


    Beautiful work top notch!!!:cool:
  7. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Hey Ian great work as always. I saw you in Pamona at GNRS but didn't get a chance to Holla at you. I still want your autograph Brotha.

  8. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

    from Austin, TX

    posts like this are why i love the HAMB so much,,,,,
    Its hard to improve on the lines of a 61 Caddy,but you've managed to do it in a big way......Really glad you went ahead and started a thread here....GREAT WORK, Ian!
  9. Looks great....I like how the chop itsn't over the top. Sometimes when these cars get chopped tooo much they look like crap, this is perfect.
  10. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    :D And where can I get a 3xl I/B Kustoms t shirt?
  11. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,334


    Pretty awesome, Ian. I've been following the progress on Facebook, looks great. I'll definitely be following this build some more
  12. Is this one a "keeper",Ian? Or are you extending your driveway,hahaha!
  13. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,645


    The Cadillac is in good hands, could easily develop into one of my favorite threads.
  14. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    I am so happy with the positive feedback guys, thank you VERY much!! :)
    it's one of those things where of course it's our cars and we can do whatever we want with them , but when " YOUR PEOPLE " get it, it's the ultimate!!! thank you!!

    I am going radical kustom with this car , but it won't be over the top... a lot of subtle changes!!

    Thanx Jeff for the guidance on where to cut!!!
  15. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    HAHAH!!! You're crazy!!! :eek:

    Huge compliment!!! Thank you!!

    ^^^^^^^ thanx man!!!
    I had a bunch of xxl but they're gone!! :( I'll get some more!!!

    Keeper!!! Carie's 60's cruiser she's always wanted!!!!
  16. spragg
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
    Posts: 50


    That chop is perfect. Cant wait to see more progress.
  17. zep058
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 599


    Hell yeah! Have been waiting for this build and so glad you didnt keep it on the down low, cant wait for the next installment.
    Is this a "what the hell have I done" shot?!:eek::)
  18. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky





    I love the JJ app, thanx again for that Ryan! Havin a couple beers and very grateful for the kind words! Thanx!
  19. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    YES!!! HAHAHA!!:eek:

    It's the OMG, I have to put it back together now look!!!:eek:
  20. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405


    Looks a beauty. Very nice work (as usual) and a good eye. The last shot looks fantastic.
  21. TOYBOX
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 158


    Sweet!!!! Are you going to make the trunk lid shorter? That would be a cool touch. What are your plans for wheels?
  22. Cody Walls
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,349

    Cody Walls

    Damn you Ian this is like the third time I've looked at this caddy between here and facebook today, u make it looke so easy , this build is making me think of choping my wagon now when I told everyone I wasn't going to , thanks lol
  23. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,706

    from Gypsum, KS

    Very cool build, been watching the updates on FB. Glad some good came out of that slacker going out to the GNRS while the rest of us endured blizzards back here in KS :)
  24. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551


    It's a pleasure to see an excitable stand up guy , Get to where he needs to be , To do the things he loves ... Thanks for taking us along for the ride Ian .
    Your enthusiasm and vision are stellar ...
  25. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 309


    Very cool dude. I LOVE '61 Cads. And this one is shapin on mighty fine!
  26. MIKE P.
    Joined: Mar 26, 2010
    Posts: 93

    MIKE P.

    That's BAD ASS! Super clean.... Beautiful work man!
  27. Hunter Bender
    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 380

    Hunter Bender

    super sick!!! what's the paint scheme going to be?? love the chop!!
  28. Given your other work, I've no doubt this will be a stunner. Good luck. Only thing I've never liked with the 61 is the spindley rear pillars. They way they taper in towards the bottom never looked right to me. I've often wondered how they'd look with a wider 62-ish pillar.
  29. Bravo...I dig the "after" photo......
  30. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,671


    Looking slick Ian! I would LOVE to have a 60 sitting in my garage. you just have to love all that glass!

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