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Projects 54 210 2 door build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BIG REDD, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Buddy Palumbo
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    Great work . Those gauges are crazy - are they black when not in use ?
     
  2. BIG REDD
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    nope you can see them, they are very nice in person- of course not HAMB approved

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  3. Buddy Palumbo
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    Not HAMB approved , but very clean !
     
  4. YJ4000
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    Now that's what I call an UPDATE! Good work. Coming along real nice.
    Ryan
     
  5. T-DeWitt
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    Wicked build man.my dad is building a 54' now and I'm finding a lot of inspiration in your build.

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  6. BIG REDD
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    Thanks, although it hasn't been without its sacrifices, both financially and socially.
     
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  7. Rynos63
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    Looking good. Nice work
     
  8. banditomerc
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    i am building a 1953 210 also with the same chop,i kept the rear glass as you have done.I was wondering what or better yet ...how are you going to cut the rear glass.Its herculite and cannot be cut down.Back then we would just slide the glass into the lower part of the frame...I dont want to use Lexan...what are your thoughts...
     
  9. BIG REDD
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    I'm having a custom piece of glass made. Its not cheap ($1500 or so)

    got the stainless belt line trim cut down and fitted,

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    The next pictures I post the car will have paint!
     
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  10. YJ4000
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    Paint! Can't wait. Your doing a great job!!
     
  11. BIG REDD
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    as promised, I finally painted the car this weekend. It's been a LONG time coming ( id estimate about 300-400 hours of bodywork plus another 30 or so hours actually spraying the car) but well worth the effort. PPG makes a great product, pictures do not do it justice, the pictures below are right out of the gun and are not wetsanded or buffed at all.

    In the booth.

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    my best attempt to capture the metallic, its very very subtle and will only been seen in direct sunlight.
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    out on the shop floor.

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    Front clip

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  12. 56premiere
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    Very nice!. I'm building a 54 belair for my wife.
     
  13. T-DeWitt
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    Badass!!!

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  14. YJ4000
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    That looks great! Glad to see the time spent all come together.

    Ryan.
     
  15. Beautiful paint job. Shouldn't require very much wet/color sanding at all!!
     
  16. BIG REDD
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    Nope! It should look even better once I do though!
     
  17. Slopok
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    But not digital either, very nice looking. Absolutely amazing transformation from start to finish. Looks like it will be a pleasure to drive anywhere also.
     
  18. Rynos63
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    Looks killer. Nice job
     
  19. BIG REDD
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    Awesome build cant wait to see it with glass installed
     
  21. Buddy Palumbo
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    Wow , looks amazing !
     
  22. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    great job! way to stick with. very inspirational !! can't wait to see it assembled and trimmed out. is the color a black or dark blue metallic? it is hard to tell. Larry
     
  23. BIG REDD
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    Its called nighthawk black pearl. Its a black with a little bit of dark blue pearl. So most of the time the car looks black, however under certain lights, like a street light it will have a blue haze.
     
  24. YJ4000
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    I was just looking at the pictures again and really like the reflection in the rear fenders/quarters. Can't wait for more updates.

    Ryan.
     
  25. BIG REDD
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    some small updates,

    Mounted the hood
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    trunk, rear bumper and taillights


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    Also replaced the stock 54 wheel with a 55 Bel Air wheel I got for Christmas. Its completely original and un restored

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    some teasers from the upholstery shop

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  26. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    The interior will be very nice , but I have to admit I would have went with black with white pleats. But I love white interiors ! always have. This car is turning out absolutely fantastic. Larry
     
  27. BIG REDD
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    Starting to shape up. I'm very pleased with the car.

    Ran the heater hoses and mounted the heater control valve.
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    also got the intake installed, I had it powdercoated a while back.

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    And then there is this. Aprox ride height.

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  28. YJ4000
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    SWEET!!

    Ryan.
     
  29. Buddy Palumbo
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    Looks better with each piece installed.
     
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