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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53chevtrev, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. moparob
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 370

    moparob
    Member
    from NOVA

    Just noticed your build and dam does your craftsmanship really show! Nice work, im subscribed!
     
  2. loving the build............subscribed :)
     
  3. herbet99
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 194

    herbet99
    Member
    from Central NJ

    Perhaps an angle that matches the b pillar angle. And then angle the headlamps as well.. that would really make it flow.

    By the way, that chop is fabulous
     
  4. Lowrders
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 303

    Lowrders
    Member
    from DUBUQUE IA

    Lights are killer Trev! I gotta throw in my .02 here with the angle thing.. I can agree with people and saying that an angle would be sweet, but I think the quarters look long enough now, if you add a little rake to the bottom of the tails, they would be super long looking, so you'd really have to back the tails up (into the front) so far they'd look goofy, So I think what you have going is going to work best.. I'm excited to see both them in there with the bumper fabbed, ect. Outside.. Again, Great Craftsmanship Trevor!
     
  5. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,893

    chaddilac
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    Here was my thought on it.... NO disrespect at all, I totally dig this build!!
     

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  6. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    I think angling the bottom of the tail light as much as the b pillars is too much, but I understand where you are coming from. Thanks on the chop!

    Im with you on this one. Thanks again for the props and I will push on as fast as I can to get these lights finished.

    Thanks for the insight chaddilac. I understood what you were telling me and that photoshop is a good idea. I think the way I have set the bottom panel will work best and look good. Angling the bottom out would require me to push my bumper further out and create a large gap between my over ride and the trunk which i don't want. I am hoping to get a large amount of work done this weekend and maybe as the weather is clear, I can roll the 53 outside for a side profile shot to show the progress. No disrespect taken and thanks for your opinion.
     
  7. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,893

    chaddilac
    Member

    I think it'll work once you get an outside view going. Can't wait to see it!!!


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  8. dniemi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 79

    dniemi
    Member

    Just went through the whole build and am impressed. You have a good eye and skills also. Subscribed and can't wait to see how it looks when it is done.
     
  9. Metal work is great.
    I think the final color choice is going to make or break this one.
     
  10. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    Got a full day on the car today. I cut out the upper trunk radius and moved it out to line up with the new tail light bezel.

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    Marked out a template and rolled up a filler piece to the new contour.

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    Here is the new upper piece held in place to check a good fit.

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    New piece tacked in place, need to still build a little filler piece for the bottom gap.

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    Finished fitting new piece and cleaned up the whole tail light area before moving on to cutting the bottm and finished near the bumper end.

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    Got to roll the car outside to take a few photos. Here is a side shot, it still is hard to see the angle. Im happy with the way it looks and moving onto the passenger side on monday. I do not want to weld it completely yet in case I want to tweak anything once the passenger side is done.

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    This project is at the one year mark today. I took this picture November 10, 2011 when I started taking my car apart.

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    Here is the car as it sits today. Still have a long way to go but I am happy with the progress today.

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  11. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    poorboy
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    great job, cant wait to see both sides done!
     
  12. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
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    from Langley BC

    Thanks man, getting the two sides to be perfectly symmetrical will be my only challenge. Should take less time to finish the passenger side.
     
  13. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,893

    chaddilac
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    Looking awesome!!!! Keep posting pics, seeing them gets me ready to do my 51 coupe!!!
     
  14. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
    Posts: 3,055

    BadLuck
    Member

    dammit i love this car.. if i didnt find my hardtop 7 years ago.. THIS would be the car i would have! keep at it buddy, this is gonna be a badass ride.
     
  15. lucky53
    Joined: Apr 10, 2009
    Posts: 104

    lucky53
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    Lookin' Trev!
    Keep up the hard work!

    Lucky
     
  16. Johnnymurt69
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 105

    Johnnymurt69
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    Man looks good,I love the 55 tail lights
     
  17. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    Got most of the day on the car today. I first tweaked the bumper a bit as it was a tiny bit off from side to side. Then moved onto fabricating the tail light bucket and fitting it onto the car. I spent a bit of time getting the light fitted in the proper position, I used my laser level to get it as square as possible and cross referenced the angles to the drivers side.

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    Fabricated the upper outta panel and tacked it into position with a bit of hammer work its pretty damn close to where I want it to be. Next week I should have the lower section installed and start the inner trunk radius'. Ordered a new set of 55 chrome bezels off ebay and a set of Lee bubble lenses. Should look awesome!

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  18. RayMiller
    Joined: Aug 9, 2005
    Posts: 463

    RayMiller
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    Wow I was kinda skeptical at first when I say the 55 tail lights being extended into the quarters but man that looks really cool, I also love the chop on the top!


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  19. El Carne's 53'
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 75

    El Carne's 53'
    Member
    from Oceanside

    so legit. nicely done brother...Meat
     
  20. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
    Member
    from TEXAS!

    Coming out nice....
     
  21. Lowrders
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 303

    Lowrders
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    from DUBUQUE IA

    It's too Legit to Quit, that's for sure!
     
  22. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    Thanks a lot ray. Im glad that you are digging the extended quarters with the 55 lights, Im really happy with how it is starting to look.

    Thanks buddy

    Thanks eric

    Are you quoting Hot Rod? cause if you are, thats awesome, love that movie!
     
  23. john~N~dallas
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 412

    john~N~dallas
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    my favorite thread on the hamb...
     
  24. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    Wow thank you dude!


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  25. deeddude
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 127

    deeddude
    Member

    I've been following this build from the beginning. This is a bad ass build. After seeing the lower control arms you built I knew a real fabricator was doing this build. The chop and other metal work is just down right awesome. Keep up the great work, it motivates me to try to find the time to work on my ride.

    I have to agree with <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]</st1:City>dallas, </ST1:pthis is one of my favorite builds here.<O:p</O:p
     
  26. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    Thank you for the very kind words! I was disappointed I never got to use those control arms with the stock front end but I'm glad I upgraded to a more modern front suspension. Glad you like my build and hope to see more progress on yours soon!
     
  27. You going to bring it to World of Wheels in Feb? (Tradex)
     
  28. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    53chevtrev
    Member
    from Langley BC

    No I won't be, hopefully by February I will have the body back off and on my rotisserie finishing the underside and chassis for paint. Kingsmen will be there for sure tho. Stop by and say hello.
     
  29. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 531

    cavistyle
    Member
    from baltimore

    Really dig the tails, great build!
     
  30. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    Member
    from Ponder, TX

    Coming along nicely- those tail lights are sweet.
     

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