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Projects '53 chevy raggarbil

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Choppermikko, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
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    patterg2003

    I am enjoying your work and creativity. Some customs just look awkward and created to be so different that they just look off.
    Your 53 is coming together so it looks very different but has a very natural flow. Great work.
    I like 53 Chevs. My first car was a 1953 Chev Belair hardtop that I bought for $75 which is like $750 now. It was a very good looking car that need some work. They use a lot of salt on Ontario roads & it turned out to be rusted beyond my 16 year old abilities.
    Looks like you are having fun building the car. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  2. Choppermikko
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    Thank you, I guess I'm going for the "mild custom" look when it really is not that mild. I think it cool when car guys have to ask me what's done to it.
     
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  3. Choppermikko
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    This is going to take awhile :(
    not traditional or hard to find at all but will get the job done, some 5-speed BMW transmission with a chevy bellhousing.
     

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  4. Rand Man
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  5. Awesome build Mikko, you got talent. Innovative idea mating BMW and GM, many will ask why, I'd say why not :p
     
  6. Joe Coughlin
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    Joe Coughlin

    Looks good. I didn't think I liked sectioned cars until I saw this one. Really nice.


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  7. Choppermikko
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    Done welding.
     

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  8. Choppermikko
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    Found a pair of NOS corvette valvecovers for the 283, need a few more parts before I'll rebuild it.
     

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  9. OldStyle
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    Tjenare ! Is it just me or do we need a new update here ? :)
     
  10. Choppermikko
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    I guess you are right;)
     

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  11. OldStyle
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    Nice ! Shiny or satin paint you're going for ?
     
  12. Choppermikko
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    Shiny...faded pearl and candy is what I'm going for, so I've got my work cut out for me..
     
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  13. Wow! You were busy. Looks outstanding.
     
  14. Choppermikko
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    Making a cover over the radiator.
     

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  15. I dig the BMW transmission. Now that's thinking "outside the (gear) box"

    JT
     
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  16. Choppermikko
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    Not much of an update but hopefully I'll get to paint this thing soon.
     

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  17. Blade58
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    from apopka ,Fl

    A little bit at a time it adds up
     
  18. Choppermikko
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    Got some black on as a sanding guide.
     

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  19. cretin
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    Looking good!
     
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  20. Johnnyolds98
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    Looking good! Some would not consider it sanding guide - they would claim: it's done... ;)
     
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  21. Wow! As above - looks done to me!
     
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  22. Choppermikko
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    No, not good enough for glossblack.. I don't even have the skills for that:(
     
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  23. Johnnyolds98
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    But gloss black it will be? Not much of a painting guy but patience and good preparations plus taking time to correct any minor flaws in the making will end in quite acceptable results. Good luck - it's a nice project and great ideas.
     
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  24. Choppermikko
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    Thank you, no it will be a Gene Winfield inspired fade paint in blue..hopefully I've figured out how the guy does ito_O
     
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  25. VonWegener
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    Forty years ago when I visited Sweden a "Raggarbil" was a rusted out 4-door run down American car with 8 drunks inside.... This is way too nice to be called a raggarbil. Or did the term change?
     
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  26. Choppermikko
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    Well this piece of shit used to be a rusted out 4 door bucket and it will still carry 8 drunken Raggers when it's done:cool:
     
  27. Choppermikko
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    made some custom bullet headlights tonight.
     

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  28. How did you do that?
     
  29. Choppermikko
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    I found som '67 gto headlight bullets and drilled a hole in the glass.
     
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  30. Trashed & Hammered
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    from HR,Oregon

    Maybe ask him to visit and he could do some trigger work with you. __Trout
     
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