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Projects Austin Speed Shop & The Kontinentals Present "The Jewel"

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Austin Speed Shop, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Austin Speed Shop
    Joined: Jun 11, 2009
    Posts: 112

    Austin Speed Shop
    from Austin TX

    So.. I forgot to mention. Brian wanted his hood louvered.


    Well you might have noticed the last shots we took before it went to paint. The hood was NOT louvered. That is because, we didn't have a louver press... yet..

    So we ordered the Mitler head, and Kail whipped up a louver press.

    This is the layout, we had .001 time for making, punching, crating, shipping hood so this is all you get for pics. :D

    So many things could have gone wrong, Tuki was eagerly waiting on the hood as he was at the time reaching final prime. But Press went together, Keith Punched the louvers, Kelly Crated it, UPS shipped it, Tuki painted it .. Done.

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  2. Austin Speed Shop
    Joined: Jun 11, 2009
    Posts: 112

    Austin Speed Shop
    from Austin TX

    While waiting for Bodywork, we pulled Brians Motor, went over a few things, cleaned it up sanded it down and sprayed it in hi-temp Gold. Also Keith changed out his ignition for something more fitting.


    Getting up to current Tuki was a man of his word and Danny once again "Hauled A.S.S." ... get it?

    Body and parts showed up, and everything looked great. Pictured speak for them selves. And I will note that it looks fantastic in the sun. But you will have to wait to see that..





    Mr. Rudy installing new front suspension components, and detailing the chassis. Making sure everything is good to go.

    Mr Magic doing his thing. Starting the rewire on the chassis.

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  3. Austin Speed Shop
    Joined: Jun 11, 2009
    Posts: 112

    Austin Speed Shop
    from Austin TX

    So Tuesday the 25th Brian Auderer comes in to see the paint in person, John and Kail are going over things with him, and Phil Cato who is redoing the top comes in. Now we have talked from the beginning that if we had time it would be cool to do the seats. We got to talking and things started escalating.

    Car has to be ready in 9 days mind you, body was on the cart, parts are still in transit, engine on engine stand, and we decided... Lets do the seats, and Door panels.. and kick panels got this great diamond stich white design with metallic gold piping, man that would look good on the inside of the firewall also, and we have to make a back seat with the pattern, and a headliner and you know what would really top it off? Running boards in the white vinyl with that pattern... so Full interior and redo the top still.

    Cato and Brent are on it.. they might be more excited then we are since I am getting a text every hour with test patterns then seat inserts then seat covers, then seats, then door panels.. well you get the point..

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  4. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,178

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Killer work…Phil is awesome.Paint is beautiful
  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,512

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    This is a really special car between a really tight group of pals. I was so happy to see Joe pass the car to Brian... and now I'm tickled to see you guys giving it some love.

    50 years from now when people try to document the legacy of Texas/Louisiana hot rodding, this car will be a very big part of it. So many stories behind it...
  6. Excellent work! It is going to be amazing when completed.
  7. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    So is the transmission a C4 or C5 Ford automatic? I noticed there is no clutch pedal and no pictures of a transmission unit. And the rearend is open drive late model with spring behind in original pics.
  8. Really BITCH'N, wish it were mine.
  9. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 827

    from Austin, TX

    What you see is the clutch pedal, the brake pedal is off because we cant get both through the floor together. It has a T5 with an adapter.

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  10. This car is so bitchin' Can't wait to see it at the show next week :eek:
  11. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,584

    100% Matt

    Top Notch! Cant wait to see it done
  12. honeyman
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 330

    from Steiner

    Oh's going to be bitchin'...great work under a crunch time guys!
  13. cory27t
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 406

    from US

    Man this car's coming together great. Can't wait to see it in the Texas sun. That color looks outstanding
  14. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
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  15. krusty40
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 832


    Looks like a pretty mild paint job:rolleyes: by Tuki considering how Bucky's SS/HA turned out :cool:. Seriously, he has some major painting skills. The Cuda lived for a while in the storage side of Damon Detmer's (Detmer Metalshaping) shop last year while getting some love from Jason Line. I was working on Jim Jard's Bonneville car there as my shop at the house had no more room.

    This car is going to be great(er). Hope you get it done for the Roundup.

  16. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,286


    This car really inspired me when Titus and I were working on my car. Can't wait to see it finished again.

    My Titus-built Tudor:
  17. Really warms me to see this finally finished......the right way. Great work guys!
  18. I have been following along on Instagram but nice to see a build thread here. Great work!
  19. Neat car, great story! Love the Sedan!
  20. hudson_hawk
    Joined: Aug 27, 2002
    Posts: 647


    great job and story!
  21. krupanut
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,619


    I better be a T5 or I just put a clutch in it for nothing...:eek:
  22. JYPSEA
    Joined: Dec 11, 2007
    Posts: 193

    from Florida

    I would say you guys got your shit together.
  23. anxious to see the newly revised sedan... great work guys!
  24. C0ra1l1
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 221


    Awesome rebuild...can't wait to see the car finished!
  25. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618



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  26. That's one sweet Little Tudor Sedan... can't wait to see it finished
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
  27. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

    Very nice. I like the green with the white.
  28. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473



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  29. I really liked this car before the redo
    Now it's just off the chart cool!

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