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Customs Black Pearl Deco Coupe @ GNRS ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pimpin paint, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. pimpin paint
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    Hey,

    Anyone have any inside skinny on the build of the Art Deco- Delahaye like coupe bein' built for James Hetfield by Dore & Marcel?
    Chassis info?
    Power train?
    Some of the body panels look to have been sourced from existing vehicle, any idea which one/s?

    Merci

    " All great truths begin as blasphemies "
     
  2. pimpin paint
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  3. Roger O'Dell
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    Six months ago that was all flat sheet metal
     
  4. Mr48chev
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    It's pretty easy to tell it' all hand formed and captures the essence of the European classics while not copying any of them. I like it, it ought to drive the classic car guys (not the frigging 64 chebbie bunch) nuts trying to figure out which salon in France it was built in when it's done.
     

  5. JackdaRabbit
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    That caught my eye too. As soon as I saw it I said "dude that looks like Marcel coachwork".... Beautiful!
     
  6. pimpin paint
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    SIX MONTHS ??!!:eek: Marcel's sons were humppin' on that one:)
    The design has alot of coachbuilder Figoni with a spash of Chapron tossed into the blender, it looks like designer Jimmy Smith is a big fan of pre-war French coachbuilder designs:)

    This build kinda reminds me of the Toons/Ron Kelloge Jaguar built some fifteen years back. I hope the power train of the Black Pearl is something exotic and not a Chevrolet;)

    Thanx for the heads up!

    '' The ice cream truck in his neighborhood plays Helter-Skelter "
     
  7. 327-365hp
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    Here's a pic by Tom Davison
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    The car reminds me of this..

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  8. dt50chev
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    ^^^ Only Better!^^^
     
  9. slinginrods
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    Beautiful work,hopefully it doesn't end up with a flathead,gonna need some real power to do it justice.
     
  10. Clark
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    I like it!!!!
    Clark
     
  11. superleggera
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    Jaguar Mark 4 chassis and engine. Friend visiting today has the old body.
     
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  12. Jeem
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    I really just helped to connect some of the dots on this one.
     
  13. superleggera
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    Can you post the artwork you did -- or will you have to wait until final unveil when finished?
     
  14. flatheadpete
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    Needs a detailed to the max Jag V12 with many Webers on it. Such a good looking car. It just flows.
     
  15. slddnmatt
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    the swoopy fender and running board line reminded me of Bones's orange zephyr, but with some peaked 37 Diamond T front fenders..All i know is i kept circleing it like it was prey!!
     
  16. Pre-K
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    I'll withhold judgement until it's further along, as I have criticized prematurely before. I do recognize the influences, having seen the Deco show at the Mullins Museum in Oxnard.

    If you have never been, just fucking GO. It is an amazing collection equal to the AMBR contenders.
     
  17. art dekko
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    The blue Duesenberg is a Graber-bodied car. I think its owned by Sam Mann of NJ, but that isn't him behind the wheel.

    Hetfield's car is just amazing. I see the Figoni & Falaschi style Delahaye grill, but the shape of the side windows with the dip down reminds me a Letournier & Marchand design used on some Delages. Regardless, I can't wait to see this finished!
     
  18. fab32
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    WHOA BABY!!! Is that one stuning piece of art. Makes me want to scrap my english wheel and hammers.

    Frank
     
  19. Tnomoldw
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    That car reminds me of these:D Bill aka Tnomoldw
     

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  20. Jkustom
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    I was wondering about this car too, It jumped off my screen and slapped me when I first saw it the other day..

    Whats going on around back? I haven't seen any shots besides a few front 3/4 views.
     
  21. chopolds
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    Just amazing! You say the DeLay's did the metal fab? Any build pics/design drawings?
     
  22. pimpin paint
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    I saw a couple of rear views in one or two of the GNRS photos, but damn if I can recall which ones:eek:

    I'd be really suprised to see any build photos posted any time soon, if ever. It's not like Luke and Marc have to go far to find work, and their work and their father's has always sold itself:)

    This build kinda has the vibe of the " Ruby DeLux " from a few years back, only with deeper pockets and a french flair!



    " You can see happiness stagger on down the street "
     
  23. DRD57
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    I got a few pics. Overall I think the design is drop dead gorgeous but, I'm not real excited about the shape of the side windows, particularly how they look like a 58 Impala at the rear.
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  24. Silverado85
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    That is one beautiful car. Awesome show this year. The Black Pearl was really one special car to see in person.
     
  25. B.A.KING
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    pure art! what thick-ness metal was used? just wondering?
     
  26. fleet-master
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    beautiful car ...the side windows and windsheild along with the peak in the front fenders do look kinda Delage D8 inspired IMO.The whole car reminds me of Coddingtons Lead Zephyr tho esp from the rear...but then Marcels did that car also. I'd love to check out one of their bare metal jobs in the flesh..very inspiring I'd say
     
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  27. I stood by it at the show for a while trying to figure out if it was built from an existing car or totally from scratch. Either way I walked around it thinking that it had some amazing workmanship. It was great to see in person, I cant wait to see the choice's for paint and interior.
     
  28. pimpin paint
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    I'm gonna guess .063 3003 H14 Aluminum- pretty standard material for aluminum panelwork.
     
  29. Jkustom
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    I vote for flat black.




    Just kidding. ;)

    Thanks for the pics DRD57!
     
  30. mkilger
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    19gage steel and alum hood oh boy bare metal:rolleyes:
     
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