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Projects and yet another 53 chevy build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tin Can, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    Got a little done to the car today. Front side windows are installed, and the door poppers are all hooked up and working. Sent my vent windows off to the chrome platter last week and he said he would have them done by next Friday.
     
  2. Lowrders
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    from DUBUQUE IA

    Trim Looks soo bad! (good bad) Looks like this thing is about wrapped up! I just noticed now, you kept the rain gutter on the roof! Good choice! looks real cool now that the trim is on!
     
  3. twisted sister
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    your car looks really bitchin!!!! great build! keep up the good work!
     
  4. Tin Can
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    Thanks guys. Im hoping to get the windows buttoned up this week and have the I-pod stereo all completed by the weekend. Wing windows should be back from chrome next week for install.
     
  5. Tin Can
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    Got my wing windows back today from Browns chrome plating. They look great with an insanely quick turn around!
     

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  7. 4444Design
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    awesome project
     
  8. Tricky53
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    from Bend, OR

    Nice progress! Your car is awesome! Keep up the great work!
     
  9. looking good dude
     
  10. Tin Can
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    Thanks guys. The car is pretty much have the car ready to go for interior.

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    The wing windows are installed (a little tight in the seal though),
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    the seats are in, I-pod radio is working,
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    door panels installed and roughed in the design I want on the panels.
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    Washed it all up again today too


    The gap from the steering wheel to the front seat is too tight right now. Looking for a smaller diameter steering wheel, and trying to figure out how to get the seat lower.
     
  11. Simply gorgeous! :thumbup:
     
  12. Lowrders
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    Lookin real nice and tidy! I like the color combo on the seats, and the way the dash goes into the doors! Very nice work!!
     
  13. Tin Can
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    Thanks guys. The car is pretty much ready to go for interior. I need to do some work with the front seat to lower it an inch or 2, and also the 18" steering wheel seems huge in the car so I want to put a smaller one in it.
     
  14. cmarcus
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    Just flipped through all the pages, can't wait to see this thing out this year!
     
  15. Tin Can
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    Thanks man. I just took the car for interior on Sat. for some new threads
     
  16. Tin Can
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    the car got dropped off for interior on the 9th. Plan is to pick it up on good Friday and then the detailing starts in order to be ready for the season
     
  17. Tin Can
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    Picked up the car from interior today. finally took it home and put it in the garage. Started some projects on it today, wetsanded the entire thing down with 3000. touched up a couple of chips, cleaned up all the chrome and swapped out the alternator since the other one was overcharging.
     

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  18. fastcar1953
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    good job, nice colors.
     
  19. Patrick46
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    Beautiful workmanship!! The colours are tight!!
     
  20. Tin Can
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    Got a lot done to the car this weekend. Buffed,waxed, tai lights installed and the license plate mounted and wired


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  21. truckedup 28
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    Couple more things and she be on the road.
     
  22. Lowrders
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    WOW! Interior looks great! Can't wait to see it NEXT WEEK!!
     
  23. KustomCars
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    Looks killer!! See you next week!!
     
  24. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

    Man I ca't wait till mine gets where you are!!!! Looking good
     
  25. Tin Can
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    Thanks guys, I am really happy with how the car is turning out. Going to install the door and trunk seals tonite. There are a lot of little odds and ends to finish up on the car still. I will post some more pics of it this week sometime.
     
  26. DMacias
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  27. Lowrders
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    from DUBUQUE IA

    I missed ya at torque fest! I assume you didn't make it?
     
  28. KustomCars
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    Nice meeting you!! I was with my Dad taking picture of the Sour A Sat night.
     
  29. Cruiser
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    Awesome looking cruiser, you've done a very good job on the car. It must make you fell great to look at the car now and remember where you have come from on it. Your passed this stage , but the beltline trim can be tig welded with no problem. I use a guy to tig my stainless who can tig to beer cans together that's how good he is with the tig.

    CRUISER :cool:
     

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