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Another Weesner Inspired Hot Rod (Lit Up)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 193257, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. lomonte
    Joined: Oct 7, 2011
    Posts: 142

    from Indep., MO

    Love the work. Glad to see this moving forward!
  2. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    "Well if only it was that easy and fast. I straightened the fenders the old time way. Hammer dolly - file , hammer dolly - file, well it takes a little time but you can sure get a nice panel when you are done. This is the way the old time bodyman did it. I then sanded the fenders."

    Very nice! but, aren't you concerned the metal will get too thin when you file so much?
  3. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,045


    The trick is to just skim the fender (or whatever) with the file to show up the high and low spots and then work it with the hammer and dolly. Repeat as many times as necessary.

  4. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    Damn, that is nice. How long of a back order on the magic wands (ha ha)...Jim
  5. poolio
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 6


  6. austinhunt
    Joined: Nov 26, 2011
    Posts: 533


    No kidding! Hey Jimmy, what do you finish with? Scotch brite and oil? Sand paper? Just scotch?
  7. That's some MAD metal skills you have jimmy

    Uncle Johnny
    Say hi to the family

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  8. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 360


    Lookin' great Jimmy.........give ole Deb a hug for me;)...hope to see yall soon....Joe

    The pic I'm attaching is me and your crew at Reggie's place in Austin..

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  9. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 327


    You are a lean mean working machine. Man its looking good.
  10. 1 KooL "MoFo"
    Joined: Aug 16, 2011
    Posts: 310

    1 KooL "MoFo"

    Wow man it's looking GREAT !!!
    You're a great inspiration and I hope that my truck will look that clean when it gets to that stage .....
    Your work is AWESOME!!!!!

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  11. chopped f1
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
    Posts: 22

    chopped f1
    from Australia

    Awesome . Way cool truck
    Inspiration for my build
  12. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,994


    Been missing this build, are there any updates?
  13. It's been a little while anything new Jimmy?
  14. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,239


  15. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,631

    from Texas

    If I recall right, I saw somewhere on FaceBook that this pick-up is going to be at the LSRU.. Featured registration, right?

    Someone correct me if I'm mistaken?

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  16. guitarmook
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 256

    from Austin, TX

    Yes, that truck is in Austin.
  17. Piece of cake:eek: Wow some amazing work:cool:
  18. wow!!!!
  19. tevintage
    Joined: Mar 12, 2014
    Posts: 261


    Thanks for the updates of the masters work. We are all enjoying Mr. W's wonderful art work come to life in such a masterful fashion. TEB
  20. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,631

    from Texas

    I got to see it in person at the show.. The sheet metal work is incredibly unreal.

    I absolutely cannot wait to see it painted.

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  21. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,411


    Looking forward to updates….
  22. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 360


    Jimmy, so good to visit with you and Debbie at the LSRU....Truck is looking good! Saw Jim Barron's flower car plaques and man they fit and look super.....he sure is proud of them....see yall soon....Joe
  23. MS34COUPE
    Joined: Jul 9, 2009
    Posts: 13


    Here are a couple of pictures I snapped at the LSRU of Weesner and Hervatin discussing the design intentions of Lit Up.

    It has to be a great feeling on both sides of this conversation to see your art come to life and to be able to pick the brain of the man behind the paintings.

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  24. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    2 absolute masters coming together to combine talents, a masterpiece was inevitable
  25. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 729

    from Missouri

    Jimmy and the truck were at the SLSRA Easter Show. It is awesome to be able to walk around the truck and see the fit and finish!! I know paint will eventually come, but it looks AMAZING in bare metal!!! Jimmy is a real master.
  26. Jimmy Hervatin
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 29

    Jimmy Hervatin
    from Midwest MO

    P1010200.JPG P1010188.JPG P1010189.JPG P1010191.JPG P1010192.JPG P1010195.JPG P1010197.JPG P1010198.JPG P1010195.JPG Well sorry it's been awhile since a update. I was really down to the wire trying to get the truck ready to take to the Lone Star Round up. I did get it back together and was able to make it there. This is one great show if you never been you need to go. I would like to thank everyone that told me they really liked the truck. Also a big thank you to Lee Pratt for picking my truck as his pick at the show. Well since the last update I sand blasted the grille and drilled all the spot welds out so it was in separate pieces.
    Drilled new holes to bolt all the pieces back together. I did this so it would be easier to chrome plate and get a better job.
    I then removed all the dents and fixed any rough spots. I then polished it to a 320 grit finish.
    The front bumper needed a lot of work yet. I welded up the bumper bolt holes. I finished welding the center piece in that made the bumper wider. And welded the rear backing plate on the bumper.
    I then filed the whole bumper. And boxed them for shipping.
    I sent the front and rear bumper and the grille off to Jon Wright at Custom Chrome in Ohio. They did a outstanding job on the chrome plating. I am now working on the front end of the truck. I am going to weld the fenders to the header panel and the lower valance panel.
    I am going to start posting from my I-phone so I hope to do updates a lot more often.
  27. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    Jimmy, beautiful work as always, thanks for the post...Jim
  28. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,760


    Thanks for the update jimmy...... You are an amazing metal man!!

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  29. Thanks for the update Jimmy looks great as always.
  30. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,411


    Fantastic as usual - looking forward to the more frequent updates

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