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Features Ayala-Barris Jack Stewart 1941 Ford RESTORATION has started.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rikster, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    Thats perfect!! I was afraid that it would end up with round openings, which wouldn't look right at all on that car.
     
  2. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    Palle- Awesome that you got the caps, I think they after a little elbow grease and some polishing they will look awesome on your Merc. Don't forget to take a pic!
     
  3. I love this thread !!! Keep the updates coming Palle...
     
  4. ausbuick
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    very cool build man.. You really do have some tuff decisions ahead of ya..
    keep it cool...
    cheers Darren
     
  5. All this discussion regarding the wheel-well openings wasn't planned just so we wouldn't notice your intention of CHANGING THE SPOTLIGHTS? :eek: :D:D:D;););)

    Great work Pelle, and of course swell artwork Rik.

    -Dave
     
  6. Rikster
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    Ha ha ha

    There have always been Appletons S-552's on the car ever since it was first finished in white primer in 1950. Bob Drake changed those to smaller units when he put the car back on the road in 1972.
     
  7. I didn't know Bob Drake had changed the spots... Interesting.. Rik you know your stuff buddy !
     
  8. I should'a said changing the spotlights BACK.. Heh, heh! :)

    -Dave
     
  9. ausbuick
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    so are the front fenders getting cut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. ausbuick..........READ #474.
     
  11. emiliedk
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    well I only took one photo from the first try we did. we made several different new corners to try find the right shape.
    I am surprised to see how the small changes gives a totally new look.
    more tomorrow!
    -palle

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  12. Finally subscribed!
     
  13. emiliedk
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    okay heres the promised photo..its a mockup, and the small tin pieces are just sprayed with red primer. not even welded in yet!

    I think it looks great!
    -palle

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  14. customcory
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    That's all it needed. In reality, you just completed the wheel openings that were started many years ago! I was scared they would be round on top. This looks great! Onward with the restoration.
     
  15. emiliedk
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    Thanks man..and your right..I am just finishing the job! at least that's how I feel!

    -palle
     
  16. froghawk
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    Perfect! That's all that it needed.
     
  17. Rikster
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    Perfect.. I think Jack Stewart will be very happy that the wheel openings are finally – after 60+ year – the way he always intended them to be.
    Great job Palle and team.
     
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  19. bob t!
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    A definate improvment.
     
  20. 00 MACK
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  21. Looks good Palle, I'll show Mr. Stewart today, thanks.
     
  22. SuperFleye
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    Wow...I had mixed feelings about the wheel openings as they have become part of the identity of this car....but it deserves better then that. Rik's photoshop proved how much a minor tweak could do the whole appearance of this car, and since the modification was planned to be from the beginning, and it is approved by Jack, I feel better about it in a way :) The mockup looks great to Palle!!
     
  23. cleatus
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    So cool that you're involving Mr. Stewart in the resto.
    I would be so f'n happy if someone was making such a huge effort to put a car I built 60+ years ago, back to the way it was. And I would be even more stoked if they were looking to fix a visual flaw that I had always regretted not finishing back when it was mine, and more so that they included asking me if that was how I would have liked it, had I gotten around to it.

    Sure hope to see it in person some day.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  24. What a huge improvement!! Nice work Palle.
     
  25. ausbuick
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  26. Nads
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    Much better, I can't understand why they were done with that sharp angle
     
  27. emiliedk
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    Thanks guys..it really gives the car a new look. we had both sides welded in today, and I am very happy I did it!

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Karl stark
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    Kinda reminds me of the original version of LeRoy Goularts 51 Ford. I think they were from a 52-54 Ford front fender wheel opening.
     
  29. Sledge
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    Awesome! :):):):):):):)
     
  30. emiliedk
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    Here is the Goulart 51. the ones on Jacks where all handmade, they where trying to capture the new look from the 49 ford ..picture from Rikster.
    Awesome picture

    [​IMG]
     

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