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Projects '51 Mild Custom shoebox coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Tony Ray, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Tony Ray
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    Today’s update.. front fenders..
     

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  2. Tony Ray
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    more pics of the 52-54 wheel flare
     

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  3. That makes the fender look so much more finished.
     
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  4. choptop40
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    looks amazing...nice job...
     
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  5. Tony Ray
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    Mark sent these the other night, guess I forgot to put them up!
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    you can see where I cut the bottom of the fender too short.. good thing Chopolds can fix my mess up!!
     
  6. What can I say except a stunning shoebox !!!!

    Especially since it's driven not hidden.

    Double thumbs!!
     
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  7. Reverb
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    A friend gave me this set in the late 90's. He said they came from Grandpa's attic. Pretty sure the box was Cal Custom. I liked these but put the SS rings back on.
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  8. I can see that I have joined this thread a little late.

    However I'm keen to read this end to end and get the latest!!!


    :D:D:D
     
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  9. Tony Ray
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    Well I guess I should think about changing the title of my thread from mild custom to Full Custom… after the wheel wells were done Mark(Chopolds) jumped on the headlights.. I shoulda taken some pictures today but I’ve been scrapping the coating off the trunk floor, but I do have a couple from yesterday. Also today I had a pretty cool visitor swing by Customs by Flash while we were working on my coupe. James, the previous owner I bought the car from 4 years ago came by to check out the progress. James is well into his 70s and showed up one a motorcycle.. this guy is one of those hardcore car and motorcycle guys. Still reads his hot road mags and used to do motorcycle enduro races back in the 60s and 70s, and still riding today! Anyway Got the thumbs up from James.. said everything we have done was what he would have wanted to do when he had it.. I can tell he had a bit of regret but that was over fast as he looked over the work. He can’t wait until it is done. I just thought that was so cool. So here’s some pics of what has been going on ..
     

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  10. Tony Ray
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    Updated pics from the shop.. F0027322-5949-4EF0-91EC-3227E03A722A.jpeg 60515255-CDB4-4F7B-8BA8-347FDD010F37.jpeg 9E047F43-D79C-4E3F-9C2B-BD473ABFBE6B.jpeg 69EAD5F3-04C6-4CEB-910C-DD05EF4965DC.jpeg
     
  11. Reverb
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    That head light detail is awesome. That looks like alot of work and well worth it.
     
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  12. Tony Ray
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    3DA4509E-6EC7-4341-A661-4118FDA69A0E.jpeg 35E9C76F-8EF2-4BE7-8439-95F234B32E58.jpeg 23393ED0-6A86-4D1A-AC91-A84611E35E2D.jpeg So it’s been a bit since I updated.. waiting on me to figure out the engine situation.. not looking good for what I had planned, but on the plus side Chopolds started work on the hood, and painted my dash.. man that thing just pops!!
     
  13. Tony Ray
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    64D6E8DF-388E-496C-970D-5EBA2B0E0821.jpeg 6C2A16A7-63BE-4885-AFD7-46C06F15EB36.jpeg Some smoothed firewall action
     
  14. Thor1
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    The dash and the firewall look great!
     
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  15. tubman
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    I am waiting to see the finished product. So far what I am seeing, while skillfully done, is not in keeping with the overall styling theme of the "shoebox" Ford.
     
  16. chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    The styling "theme" is a mid to late 50's CUSTOM. All mods should be traditionally inspired (if not exactly copying the past), aesthetically pleasing, and visually flowing. That's what a custom should be.
    NOT stock.
     
  17. Tony Ray
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    Not quite sure if I’m following you on the styling thing… pretty much everything we have had done to my car has been popular custom modifications found on shoebox fords in the 50s. Granted the paint isn’t as traditional, but the styling of the car is. To be honest many of the modifications done are because I was heavily influenced by Jr Conway’s 50 coupe.. so most of the stuff he has done to his are done to mine.. and I don’t think you could point out a better example of a 50s style built shoebox Ford then his..
     
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  18. loudbang
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    Really like that dash paint. :)
     
  19. tubman
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    I guess I'm just not a "Custom Guy"..
     
  20. Tony Ray
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    Fair enough!
     
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  21. miguel.st
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    Pretty cool !
    Which color have you sprayed?
     
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  22. Tony Ray
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    It’s tcp global Mayan gold kandy over House of Kolor Orion Silver
     
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  23. miguel.st
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    Thanks!
    From time to time I‘m thinking about having a Color like this on the roof with the Body in black. But first I have to start the project at all.
     
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  24. I know we all have opinions and comments like this is what's driven me away from coming on here like I used to. Seems no matter the context there's always something negative thrown out. If nosed, decked, frenched and a peek on the hood isn't correct for Mild Custom I've been wrong all my 70+ years. Keep up the good work Tony.
     
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  25. Tony Ray
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    112D87FF-CB2C-4639-931D-C2142CB51ACE.jpeg 28E67209-2714-4EA2-B38D-9105E623B62C.jpeg 8BB4CF0C-097B-4090-89A5-DB748558BB53.jpeg 78517BAC-D3B0-443A-A82B-318009AD04D3.jpeg 1BE42CD4-4395-470F-A4F4-4B2B9DAAB3A3.jpeg 2CDFA2A9-A487-446C-9846-0D25C5DF5C23.jpeg 00153D29-BC43-4AC3-983D-AC6123647722.jpeg B4341DE0-0A37-478B-89CC-F5442BA5C340.jpeg 46D20C0D-7931-431A-A4EB-391EC5D3D302.jpeg Well I guess I have a few update pictures!! Chopolds sent me some this morning, of my coupe and well.. wow.. I’ll let you all see what I’m talking about but I’ll post up some pictures I haven’t added first..
     
  26. NashRodMan
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    That color...WOW!
     
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  27. Tony Ray
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    Yeah amazing how a little mixing can change the whole thing, Mark nailed the color I wanted!
     
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  28. miguel.st
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    Pretty cool :)
    Are you going to use more colors than mayan gold and candy red? It‘s really a wild mix.
     
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  29. Tony Ray
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    Maybe another in as pinstriping
     
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  30. miguel.st
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    Yeah, add just some few white pin stripes.
     

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