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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. truckedup 28
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    looin good...jones rnc
     
  2. jumpin joe
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    young fellow i do have the hood your looking for already blasted .the only problem we have is im in hagerstown md the price is right at 150bucks you make the call jumpin joe
     
  3. Tin Can
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    Got the front bumper and grill mocked up tonight and sprayed some CLR on the hood I picked up to let some of the rust disolve off of it hopefully. Wife has plans this weekend so I should be able to get the hood stripped, and start welding up the seam, and also get the rear garnish mouldings all done up.
     

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  4. Ian Berky
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    killer build TIN CAN!
     
  5. JVK54
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  6. Tin Can
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    I got my passenger side wing window all mocked up tonite. Thanks to a thread with some great tech in it from IB customs.



    Also got the skirts I just picked up off the classifieds here mocked up on the car. I think it brings the whole thing togeather. A little mods will need to be done later but it gives the idea of the flow with them now
     

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  7. usmile4
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    The car looks even better in person. Thanks for the tour and the encouragement to keep going on my project.
     
  8. fitzee
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    Hay i like those skirts!! This car is coming along nicely..
     
  9. Tin Can
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments. A lot got done today on the car, buttoned up all of the garnish moulding modifications, Got the hood all welded up, and almost got the drivers side door wing window mods done
     
  10. Lowrders
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    woah, this thing is killer! Can't believe it when I go back to page one and see that pile you started with! I planned on painting my car around the same color! 2010 Nissan color by chance? I'm in LOVE with that rear bumper! looks like it belongs there! Keep up the good work!
     
  11. Tin Can
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    Thanks, the color is probabally pretty close. It is for a 2010 Mazda
     
  12. FIFTY SKREWD
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  13. Tin Can
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    Finally got my hood all stripped down and decided to have some fun with the louver press. My uncle helped me out thismorning and we had it done by lunch. Time for bodywork on the hood now.
     

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  14. fastcar1953
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    looking good love the grille. how many louvers? mine has 102
     
  15. Tin Can
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    Ended up at 108
     
  16. stinkity stoink
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    This looks killer.

    I am in the process of chopping mine and I am planning my wing windows the way that you did them.

    Did you have to move the pivot at the top part of the wing window to make them work? I was reading if you dodon't move it they will bind. I was wondering if I would have to do that or not.

    Thanks ..
     
  17. spasecadet
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    If I understand correctly, your car is a 53 that is now wearing a 54 grill and bumper. What, if anything, besides the pan did you have to change for the 54 grill and bumper to fit?

    Thanks, spasecadet
     
  18. 60 ford
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    I really dig the headlight and taillight treatment. really awesome.
     
  19. Tin Can
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    On the wing windows I did not have to move the upper hinge pivot. I did have to rotate it slightly to get it parallel with the bottom pivot. I will do a tech thread on the wing windows after tech week is over since there seem to be some steps I had questioned on other threads.

    For the front clip the front fenders are different too, along with the valance pan, bumper, and grill
     
  20. hotdamn
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    thats funny because I have a 54 that I changed the front clip over to a 53 :)

    and PLEASE to a tech on these wing windows as I am stoked to finish mine. the way I was trying it was slow, difficult and a lot of damn work...

    your way looks clean and simple!
     
  21. bonez
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    Bummer i missed this until today.
    I really really like it. Everyting is just like i would have done it myself, the flared skirts are a great touch too, remind me of the Drag'n'shop cars, and the tail lights are damned perfect.
    cant wait to see it done, and i kno i will love it.
     
  22. five1cadiman
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    The car is looking good man!
     
  23. truckedup 28
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    only a couple weeks and we should be painting this thing...jones rnc
     
  24. Tin Can
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    Been busy on the car latelly. Got the entire thing blocked out and ready for what I hope if the last coat of primer before paint. Workin the skirts now to get them mounted and modified to fit the openings the way I want them to. My fingers are hurtin after the weekend of sandin!
     

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  25. DMacias
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    Can you tell me who makes those skirts or where I can get a set... I really like the way they look
     
  26. fishslayer82
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    Looking Great. Im building a 53 right now and am gettting close to driving it. Cant wait
     
  27. Tin Can
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    I picked up the skirts in the for sale section here. The member I bought them from said he bought them from a vendor at viva.

    Fish, I cant wait to get my car to that point of almost driving it! You are waay ahead of me!
     
  28. truckedup 28
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    lets paint that thing this weekend a 2am paint job is always fun...jonesrnc
     
  29. DMacias
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    Right on... thanks for the info.
     
  30. This build makes my mouth water!
     

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