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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cody Walls, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Cody Walls
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    The steering wheel is off of a 63 Pontiac grand prix
     
  2. Cody Walls
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    well here some more updates, pick up an rad from columbus
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  3. maccustom
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    Very cool - great metal work decisions and great engine choices. Will stand out
     
  4. Cody Walls
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    thanks maccustom
     
  5. Toner283
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    Wicked looking engine bay. love the smooth flow of the metal in front of the rad.

    Have you figured out a latch mechanism for the reverse hood yet? or did I miss that part.
     
  6. Cody Walls
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    nope just havent gotten that far yet Toner283 ,but what ever it is it will be simple and most likley had made like a lot of other thing on the car ,
     
  7. phatbaby
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    Great Looking wagon....awesome metal work....it's gonna be a real looker .....any choice of colors so far ...or is that to far down the road ...again awesome
     
  8. 193257
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    Looks like a lot of great ideas along with great workmanship. Keep up the good work.
     
  9. fab32
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    Lots of hard work and clever thinking in this one. Keep us up to date as you proceed.

    Frank
     
  10. Hellfish
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    beautiful work!
     
  11. Cody Walls
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    phatbaby<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_5444668", true); </SCRIPT>
    the wagon is going to be going ciber green matlic on the bottom which is off of i think 2001 vw beetle and the top of the fins and roof are going dark candy green , every one else said silver or white roof but hey i like different
     
  12. A friend of mine gave me an idea for a custom 59 El Camino, that's never been done. I had already started in to far to execute it, on my Elco. I agree with what he said, "I will never have the nicest one around.. but I could have, the only one around". So you my friend are proof of that. I appreciate your metal work. Bellissimo!
     
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  13. Cody Walls
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    Ok here goes another update , and even though it might not seem like ive gotten a lot completed over the last month by the pictures but theres a lot of small stuff that realy adds up and sometimes cant be see in pics , 1 just some stuff in epoxy 2 a little metal work and 3 body work , yes even though the metal pics are awsome im going to show the body work stage too , i know a lot of people skip this when there showing pics of there builds and well im not, im doing all my own filler work on this , its not being over used, in order to get this large of a car as straight as i want it most of it is getting skim coats , im not afraid of using filler i just know what the limits of it is and i stick too it .
     
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    Wow! I just found this build, and I will have to say this car is REALLY going to stand out when it hits the street! Nice workmanship, keep it up! Bryan
     
  16. Cody Walls
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    Thanks bryan and to everyone else for all the kind words about my project so far it realy means a lot.
     
  17. ol'chevy
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    Try a power antenna motor or a power window motor for the gas door.
     
  18. Man, I hope I can get my El Camino as straight as your '59. I have to redo the upper qtr on the driverside. It's killing my conscience. Cool update
     
  19. speedaddict
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    awesome build! 59 and 60 GM cars are full of win, this one is no exception
     
  20. Cody Walls
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    I know man thoes are some big panals to be body working , the hard part was the rear door. It had too much crown to it, so that everything would be dead on straight there was a lot of shrinking done to the center of the door ( not in the pics ) to get the crown down . good thing you dont have that to worrie about jay u just have one extremely long quater panal to look forward to body working , lol
     
  21. Skankin' Rat Fink
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    That's gonna be one hot wagon. The body mods are super slick, and it's nice seeing something other than an SBC in anything ... especially a Chevy!
     
  22. I love this wagon. Can't wait to see more updates.

    JH
     
  23. hemifarris
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    Great build, as I've said before. I've probably missed it but what color are you going to paint it?...........Mike
     
  24. Cody Walls
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    hemifarris<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_5550871", true); </SCRIPT> the lower body going ciber green metallic which is on a 2001 vw beetle. And the roof and top of the fins,dark candy green and maby some flake
     
  25. SLAMED 59
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    if you had some flat top doors you could probably chop the roof to hardtop in a weekend. converting sedan doors to hardtop add 4 more days lol.
    amazing craftsmanship those front valances are awsome and you should make some more of those c panels they would sell good :D
     
  26. Ian Berky
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    Now that is one incredible build!!!! Freakin' awesome!!!
     
  27. hemifarris
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    Great color choice....Excellent vision and craftsmanship!.....Mike
     
  28. Nads
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    You are the man, this build makes me happy.
     
  29. Big Nick
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  30. GassersGarage
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    WOW! is all I can say. You get my vote for the "RIDDLER".
     

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