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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PRANK, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. since you asked......the rear window and and the filled quarter window doesn't work for me
     
  2. PRANK
    Joined: Nov 30, 2009
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    PRANK
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    from NYC

    theres always next time lol
     
  3. PRANK
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    PRANK
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    from NYC


    The filled quarter window? IMG_3294.jpg there were no quater/corner glass
     
  4. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    I researched a lot of other old builds before I designed and built my 56 ElCamino (2dr 210 wagon not a Nomad). I also had a goal to make it look a little like it was factory built. In several of the older builds I saw, the back window is where most designs get lost. Since you asked, I have to be honest. Your back window also looses it for me. Without seeing a good side view I am guessing you will also have a fairly large blind spot.
    I do give you a lot of credit for your creativity and commitment to go through with the project. In the end there is only one person you really need to please and that is yourself. If the build was fun and you enjoy it then the end result is a success.
     

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  5. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Well that turned out 100% better than I thought it would.
    What did you do for the lower quarter trim where you're hand is?, did you have it welded and polished?
    Do you have any better pics?
     
  6. whatever you call it......this area doesn't look right

    remember , you did ask for opinions

    otherwise nice work

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  7. what raymay did looks great to me
     
  8. PRANK
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    PRANK
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    from NYC

    that looks good but it looks like it was a nomad i would not have cut it up if it was a 2 door but it was a 4 door 210 wagon the most mass-produced wagon in the most common color And yes it was crazy at times but now when i look at it I smile
     
  9. PRANK
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    PRANK
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    from NYC

    yes I did and there all better then the first post in this thred way back
     
  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Well, Prank, we've had our say on what you did, and I have to say I admire your responses. Welcome. I always wondered how the use of the wagon rear glass would work, and now I know. I have always thought a 55-59 Chevy big window truck rear glass or a 59-60 El Camino rear window would be a good choice.
     
  11. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Nice job. Looks great. Here is a similar one from TRJ show last year.
    (Note the small access compartment in the quarter panel.)

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  12. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    'Mo
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    Like this?

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  13. belair
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    ^^^ oh man...
     
  14. PRANK
    Joined: Nov 30, 2009
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    PRANK
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    from NYC

    That is a nice job!!

    Hey I used what I had and I just thought that the the rear window would be easyer then getting some other rear glass I only had so much money I could put in it & I still need to do the insides and redo the chrome and so on

    I just to say thanks to Every one for your comments and I am glad to be part of this site Thanks again to all poster's
     
  15. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    How about two toning it with a white roof?
     
  16. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    57JoeFoMoPar
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    This is the only 57 El Camino conversion I've ever seen that looks right. But then again, look at the attention to detail. The proper roof and window give it a look as though it came from the factory that way. Same goes for the stainless around the bed rails. Outstanding.

    The difference between A and C work is in the details.
     

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