The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by magoozi, May 27, 2014.
A great car and pic to be inspired by. [/QUOTE]
So, may I ask, What paint did you use on this? It looks awesome!
Wow Miguel, it looks terrific.
Thanks again Stephan for all you're help with the car, What a great picture! I feel it captures the essence of the late fifties. After looking at over a hundred of old pictures of customs and trying to find a cool paint sceme for Mark's car, Stephan sent me this picture and it burned a hole in my brain. I just could'ent stop thinking a bot that car, the colors and the custom trim were dead on. I sent the picture to Mark and it had the same effect on him. I shure wish somebody had more pictures of this car, if some body does, please post them.
Had a great time with you guys, if you have any pictures of you're visit, please feel free to post them on this thread, I would apreciate it.
The candy blue is house of colors, the gold is actually the pearl base for the candy . We actually picked the gold first, it had to be the right tone and sort of paleness that was used in the late fifties. Though blue and gold are very diferent colors, by usesing the base coat, you avoid the colors clashing.
I will indeed, as soon as I load the pics onto the computer. I'll email you with some pics as well. Thanks again, we had a blast.
Thanks for the response..Very nice indeed! Love the color scheme. Gives me hope that mine will be done someday..Thanks for sharing!
that dash came out extremely awesome
Dash is stock but has some after market vintage trim
Stock steering wheel was replaced with a 51, it has more of the mid century modern look.
Nice choice of colors!!!
Thanks, I think once the stainless in on and the white and gold upholstery is in, the colors will work together.
Got the grill in
We widen the 54 chrysler imperial grill by adding some caps on the end
Great job on the grill.
Every thing is coming together.
That is one beautiful shoebox!
This car is sheer perfection! Looking forward to more eye candy!
What radiator is in the car? Is it a modified original?
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Wow, it looks close now. Beautiful car.
Thanks man, Ya Mark should be picking it up this week
You guys work fast, when our Poncho was in base color, it was still 8 months from coming home. Plus, the guy did a shitty job. Shoulda brought it down there.
Kinda lost interest with the first few posts but then that gold dominated my computer screen. Very well done.
The stainless on the door still needs work but we are waiting for Bob Lee to get back in town, so it will be finished at a later date, I would say the stainless was the hardest part of the build. You have to go back and file and polish every time you weld. After you cut down the pieces to the correct length , you have to make new caps , welding causes warpedge so you have file, straighten the piece and polish and then send the piece back to weld any spots you missed. If you are lucky , you will get it right the third time and every time you weld , you run the risk of ruining the piece. In the end , I feel the trim is important, shoe boxes have big flat sides and they need some trim to give the car more style .
Here we are at the muffler shop making the lake pipes funtionel , so Mark can uncork them and make some noise whenever he wants
Except for some small details, we are finaly done
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