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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by robleticia, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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    WOW!! Looking great! Giving me great ideas on what to do with my '53 more-door!
     
  2. Really nice ride, for what it's worth ..................Paint color close to the original with a contrasting top would be Kool. Like the trim rings on the wheels. I wish that I had kept my bumpers and done with them what you have, ............completes the car . JMO

    firstnomad
    www.angelfire.com/jazz/flatlandstudio
     
  3. Great build so far! Not gunna lie, I plan on steeling some of your ideas for my 4 door! :)
     
  4. Subscribed. I shall be watching. Keep at it.
     
  5. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    It's all good! If I was worried about that I wouldn't be posting pictures. This is my first build (besides mini-trucks:eek:SHHH...don't tell anyone:D) and I am learning as I go and doing alot of searches on here. The HAMB has helped me ALOT with advice, ideas and mistakes to watch out for. I have a little more done on the car but I am working alot right now and haven't had time to post any new pics let alone work on the car! Good luck with your build and send some pics!
    Rob
     
  6. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    Sam,
    Love the Buick! And I dig the Longhorn Logo in the seat!
     
  7. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    A little progress, headlight rings are welded to the car and the headlights will mount from the backside. Currently working on the tail lights but you can't see them yet!;) Here are a few before and after pics.....
     

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  8. ratstar
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
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    Did you finish taking the chrome off of them before primering them? I can see the paint sticking to them for long if not.

    Car looks hella rad by the way! I love it.
     
  9. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    No I didn't, except for where I grinded it to weld. It's just spray can rustoleum for now to protect the welds. The car will be totally stripped down before body work and paint.
     
  10. Midwest Rodder
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  11. willie57
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    from wisconsin

    nice looking ride, love reading this thread keep up the good work.
     
  12. ToddJ
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
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    from Marion, IA

    Looking great man! Very inspiring and I enjoy watching the car progress! Keep up the great work, man!
     
  13. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Looking good, keep up the great work!!
     
  14. satin&flake
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
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    cant wait to see what your doing to the rear lights nice work keep it up
     
  15. 50Delux
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Wow Im having flashbacks!! Looks good,now get those taillights going.
     
  16. robleticia
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    Oh..... I dont know....maybe these?
     

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  17. sun down
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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    from tx

    looking like a real winner
     
  18. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    I really like the color on that car now. Think about light green metallic with silver top
     
  19. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
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    49 Ford tail lights. I doing the same but mounting them the way they were and using the 49 ford quarters section. I was looking at them mounted up right. They do look good that way.
     
  20. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
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    Those taillights are further along than that, alot further. Come on man, quit holding back, show em!!!
     
  21. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    I like the way you think!
     
  22. robleticia
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    Well, they are not finished but since Racrdad is ousting me, we rolled up some buckets out of some strip metal and welded some backs on them. Here are some in progress pics
     

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  23. Kustom Leatherworks
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
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    from Milwaukee

    looks like its really coming along
     
  24. Cool build. Subscribing
     
  25. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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  26. Barnfind 56
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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  27. robleticia
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah....I know ...famous last words! Its all the HAMB's fault! haha!
    As far as Racrdad goes, he is family and a great friend. We have been friends for over 20 years. We have been working on each others cars and trucks ever since we first met (SHHHH, mini truck days!). He is a great motivator and his brain is always spinning and thinking of the next thing to do. Sometimes you have to slap him out of it so he will get back to work! Friends like him are hard to come by.
     
  28. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    Thanks to RPIERCE I scored a nice power glide rear end for my car! Just waiting on him to get it out of his car this weekend. Hell of a guy too! Pics later.
     
  29. This might be a dumb question but what is a powerglide rear end? I thought that was the AT name for our cars?

    Love your build, makes me excited to work on mine. Keep up the great work :)
     

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