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Projects 53 Cranbrook chopped custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by hoitink, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    So these are the only pictures I have of the finished car I'll get some more when the weather is better as I did the interior, trunk and stuff.


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  2. 1963hoopty
    Joined: Dec 23, 2014
    Posts: 34


    Nice work! Great looking ride!
  3. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,282


    You do real nice work man. I gotta be honest though, as much as I love your rear end treatment with the bumpers, fins and tail lights, that's how much I dislike your front end treatment. Way too much bumper and grill, and looks way too heavy for the proportions of the car, especially in relation to the slimmer rear bumper. You nailed the chop and the paint though. Looks killer.
  4. I have to agree with JoeFoMoPar, Love everything but the front bumper/ grille. Just looks too heavy, and out of place with the flowing lines of the rest of the car. Othewise, the best early 50's mopar Ive seen in a long time.Great work.
  5. myold88
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 71

    from ct

    I agree with the above. Perfect chop and rear mods but that front end just ruins a great car.
    A one piece front bumper and a simple grille would put this car over the top.
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  6. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,035

    from DFW USA

    Man, that chop... those fins... that color. NICE WORK!!

    I have to say though, I'm in the "change the front" camp. :cool: Here's a super quick Photoshop showing what it would look like with The Grapevine's toothy grille.

  7. lowlinc
    Joined: Mar 18, 2015
    Posts: 65


    Such a nice Car. I saw a couple of the photos Corey took of it the other day. Looks amazing.
  8. Mercman4life
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 206


    Wow that's some nice work! Keep posting.
  9. Fantastic car, congratulations!
    The fins and the rear are beautiful.

    I also agree on the front bumper, over the top - looks like Micky Mouse car.
  10. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,413

    from jackson nj

    dude you nailed the chop, the rear,the paint n scallops but like jfmp says front end treatment to bulky!
  11. 1karnut
    Joined: Apr 22, 2011
    Posts: 3

    from texas

    Add another WTF??? happened to the front one of the BEST reman of a Cranbrook I ever seen. Man the work on this car is out of sight. Great chop----Fins are fantistac. Perfect Mopar except for the front bumper treatment
  12. No surprise, that Root-beer color, is gaining popularity. Used it on my Starfire scallops. Rear fender treatment, looks like the factory made it, that way.
  13. footbrake
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 120


    OMG,My freakin nervous system, that is outstanding and you are a talented artist Sir. I'd like to see that front grill chrome though
  14. Great thread, nice to see something cool being built, that has a shiney ending.
    I like your scollop work, and color, the rear fin treatment is perfect, and this thing really needed the chop.
    I'd be liking a little chrome on the bumpers, but its your build, and its awesome.
  15. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 383


    That thing looked some evil in the black primer . The photo shopped front just puts it over fence for me. But if we all like the same look it'd be a boring hobby. You took the ugly duckling and made a swan. Roger
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  16. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,315

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    Nice use of a Cranbrook, and lots of work!
  17. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,216


    Those tailfins! They look factory perfect. You really knocked it out of the park on the mods.

    The front bumper will polarize the masses for sure. It's so over the top that I can't decide how I feel about it. I think I like it. It looks like it weighs about 8,000 pounds.
  18. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 952

    from FRANCE

    fins are looking great, thanks for the updates!

    imho the front bumper could have been a little higher. perhaps its the space between the hood and the top of the grill that look odd?

    Nice car anyway, very nice
  19. LeoH
    Joined: Nov 4, 2011
    Posts: 462

    from Reno, NV

    I don't mind the over the top bumpers, I am curious as to the finish on them, how was that done? Was it just satin finished silver paint?
  20. Blase
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 80


    I love the whole thing! Chop, Back AND THE FRONT. Good looking car IMO.

    Question what did you do to the bumpers to get that satin silver look? Just paint?
  21. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Nice car! I really like the fin treatment.Great metalwork!.

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