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`59 Squarebird Kustom Re-Do

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCo_MoFo, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    I have had this `59 Squarebird for a while and have been lusting to get it looking right. so after two years of talking about it I decided to actually get to it.

    Here is how it looked stock
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    WEEK ONE
    First we shaved the mirrors, trim, handles, antenna and the rest of the bullshit off and did a fair amount of metal work to get it right

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    WEEK TWO
    Then we got to the rest of the bodywork and minimal rust removal taken care of and primed
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    WEEK THREE
    We also got rid of the horrible valleys that run the whole top if the fenders so that the flake and panel paint will flow better from the hood to the sides of the car
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    WEEK FOUR
    Then we started to map out the paintjob before we put the basecoat on it
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    WEEK FIVE
    Next we got the car all one color with some basecoat and got all the jams ready as well
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    WEEK SIX
    Next week we will be putting some (a shitload) color on it so stay tuned
     

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  2. 133
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    that's awesome! i'd love to see the new paint on it. keep us posted.
     
  3. Always liked those square birds. Love the mods you did. Looks like a Watson style job coming to a screen near us. Can't wait.
     
  4. FoMoCo_MoFo
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    Yeah it's gonna be something. We are using this crazy flake that shifts shades of colors from the company Old School Flake
     

  5. poncho
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    right on...thats awsome work..cant wait to see it done!!!!
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  6. TREE
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    Square Birds are real cool, can't wait to see the finished paint....looked like a cream puff to start with
     
  7. epinut
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    Cool thing about birds are that the interiors looks so good to begin with, they can hardly be improved...
     
  8. Squablow
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    I had a '59 in the same color a few years ago, so I'm eager to see how this one turns out.
     
  9. praisethelowered
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    wow. . that looks like good work. . . it's going to be nice.
     
  10. hot-rod roadster
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    WOW , looks like this is going to be super cool. Love to see you guys take those nice originals or restorations and turn em into customs and hot rods. I've always said cut the best and sell the rest. Gary
     
  11. speedaddict
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    I like that bodystyle T bird. Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  12. happy hoppy
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    I remember this ride at the '04 hamb b-q, the interior is nice, I dig the color.
    the car is so clean, I dig it.

    more !
     
  13. Lookin' good! I always liked the 58-60 Birds.Here's one that was at the ididit show a couple years ago.
     
  14. 390kid
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    good eye. cant wait to see it done
     
  15. heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

  16. Smoothing the front fender tops is an ass-kicking idea! Just a small item, but it has a great effect overall, good eye. Beautiful car!!-MIKE:cool:
     
  17. FoMoCo_MoFo
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    A bit more info on the paint side of it. they guy who is helping me out with the paint scheme is a guy by the name of Butch Lynch that used to work for Watson in the 60's so it's in good hands & The guy who is letting us use the booth is a guy in our club who owns a shop in Southgate Ca. by the name of the Hop Up Shop. he has been is business less than a year and they are turning out some great work.

    We get back in the booth on Tuesday so I'll have more posted this week
     
  18. muffman58
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    Looked liked a nice car before! ?????????????????????
     
  19. FONZI
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    Lookin Good! Now your gal is NEVER gonna let u drive it!


    FONZI
     
  20. FoMoCo_MoFo
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    It had some rust issues that needed to be tended to before it ate up the car and a few other body issues, so I decided to jump in with both feet and do it up!

    Yeah Fonz, I am really gonna have to start working on my sedan cause I will never be able to drive the bird when it's done.


    On another note we just got back from the fabric store with 6 yards of lace :)
     
  21. FoMoCo_MoFo
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    WEEK SEVEN
    now got the basecoat with the panels laid down
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    From There we laid down the flake from Old School Flake
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    Then we coated it with clear it 3 times
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    and pulled the tape to check the panels
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    from there we wet sanded the panels and got it ready for
    Next week when we do the Lacework on the panels
     
  22. poncho
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    RIGHT ON DUDE...looking good so far..
     
  23. happy hoppy
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    that is sooo freakin' cool.
    I dig the colors!
     
  24. 133
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    that's friggin awesome. i definitely want to see the finished product.
     
  25. Empire32
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    from FRANCE

  26. GaryC
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    AWESOME!! I can't wait to see the rest!
     
  27. That's looking really, really good! Keep the progress coming.

    Joel
     
  28. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
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    Sweet, this things gonna kick arse :)
     
  29. marodder62
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    First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Jerry and I'm a long time viewer of the HAMB, and long time hot rodder. I love square birds and yours looks like it will be awsome when its done. Here's a picture of mine which I finished early this year. I also own a 32 Ford 5 window, which I will post a picture of later. Can't wait to see yours when it's finished.

    Jerry
     

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  30. marodder62
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    Let me try the rear view shot again.

    Jerry
     

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