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Projects 52 Chevy Coupe Project...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FIFTY2, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. FIFTY2
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    Thanks for the input guys, just wanted someone besides me to look at the thing.

    Love the photoshops, I think im gonna keep the top unchopped, but I would love to lower it that much.

    Heres some more info:

    Chassis Engineering Mustang II
    73 Olds 455 w/th400
    10 Bolt Rear
    39 ford Tails

    I would love to put air bags on it, but thats way down the list!


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  2. FIFTY2
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    Oh, and Rusk, Thanks for the offer on the glass, I already have everything but the windshield, which Im waiting to arrive (1 piece olds):)
     
  3. jamcoupe
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    What kind of fender skirts are these with the flare at the bottom?
     
  4. The size of the rear quarter windows. coupes are smaller like the OP's while sedans are like the red one posed

    I'd like to know as well :D
     
  5. FIFTY2
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    Got her on the road, working out some bugs, needs an alignment....

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  6. chaddilac
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    gonna look great!!
     
  7. PurplePearl50
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    from Sedalia,Mo

  8. PurplePearl50
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    from Sedalia,Mo

  9. retromotors
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    Good decision!
     

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  10. that's right...the hardtop coupe club:cool:
     
  11. 49ratfink
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    Quote:
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    The size of the rear quarter windows. coupes are smaller like the OP's while sedans are like the red one posed

    sedans have a shorter trunk also.

    man that's a big radiator. looks like the one in my motorhome. you shouldn't have any cooling problems.

    I like 'em chopped just a bit... 2 or 3" out of the post and slant the back window accordingly.
     
  12. I think those coupes don't need to be chopped. Although they do look nice chopped they have very nice lines unchopped. I think a little negative rake (down in the rear)
    lowering and a nice paint job is all you need. Todd
     
  13. junkyard junky
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    Homemade Fender Skirts
     
  14. FIFTY2
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    Thought I would update:

    Im a little behind, we painted last october, and as of 8/2010 Im just now getting around to color sanding and polishing.

    Bare metal w/ whitewalls:

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    Time for color:
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    Added Desoto bumpers

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  15. R Frederick
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    Paint and car look really nice, love the color. The black grille is killin it though. Need a chrome one on there, even ratty chrome would be better.
     
  16. FIFTY2
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    Yeah, Im working on that right now, I have some DeSoto teeth to put in it too....
     
  17. Original Gangster
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    I like the car, it will look even better with the grille mods.
     
  18. FIFTY2
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    Heres some more updates:

    Im working on getting door panels, and other things that need upholstery built now.

    Ive got the headliner partially installed, (a real pain)

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    Also I decided to go with a 51 grille for now untill I can afford to do something else, it looks way better than the black one for sure!!!!


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  19. Yanksta
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    Looking good, cant wait till i get mine on the road i am with everyone else when they say get it running or you will get burnt out fast. I am getting closer just got in some parts needing to install everything and i should e ready for the test drive. Just need to find some time to get everything done. I may start a tread sometime so people can give me inspiration!!!
     
  20. FIFTY2
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    Getting it running makes all the difference, its loads of fun even if its not finished!
     
  21. Cruiser
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    Your Chevy is looking real cool, chrome and paint always make a cool cruiser look good. Please, put some fat white walls tires on it and your in the cruising lanes and looking good. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  22. FIFTY2
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    Had white walls, but didnt like the raidal look, or the white wall delaminating from the tire,

    I'll be adding some bias plys, or some radials that look close when I can
     
  23. thunderplex
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    ...why do you think your car is a business coupe??
     
  24. Kustomline54
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    great lookin car. Glad you went against the chop :)
     
  25. BadLuck
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    lookin good... i like the 51 grill better... thats what i did too!... cant wait to see some bias tires on there!
     
  26. Midwest Rodder
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    Great color choice, the car is really coming together.
     
  27. gsport
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    nice to see the updates.... look'n real good
     
  28. FIFTY2
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    Because its a business coupe.

    Didnt have a back seat
    Business coupes rear windows dont roll down
    Business coupes have smaller rear quarter windows

    The data plate says it is...
     
  29. billys54
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