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Customs Cody Walls builds the E Job !!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cody Walls, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Cody Walls
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    B875555B-E56B-4EFA-834C-53B1D890B068.jpeg D1675BBA-E2F0-4F92-8497-F1CF3ACBDEB5.jpeg CBE87C59-FB96-4905-95BC-E4AA01028C7A.jpeg 4CB9383E-0917-43D8-AE8E-8ABB7E93AAC9.jpeg D6365E7A-DEC6-465F-A523-E076642D869B.jpeg So in my spare time away for all the builds I have going on in the shop I am also building my wife a car as well. At first I was going to build a mild Kustom out of her 49 Buick . A Larry Watson inspired car . But lately I’ve been kinda seeing a lot of people going that route so I’m going to go in a different direction.
    I know most people will not get this build and think I’m ruining a perfectly good car , but I like building different things , and I’ve always loved early Gm concept cars .the Buick YJob for example . so why not build a Kustom version of it out of my wife’s Buick. I’m running a Buick 401 nailhead that I swapped Curt Iseli for and he got the running original straight 8 out of the car, 4l60e trans , Camaro front clip , the car will be on air . And have some pretty neat stuff on it when it’s done . So stay tuned
     
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  3. Dan in Pasadena
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    Cool! I had to Google images of the Y job but now that I’ve seen it I can’t wait to see your project finished.

    Maybe I’m missing something but why are you calling it the “E” job?
     
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    Here is the YJob , so I’ll be building a Kustom Sedanette version Of this . 41655B88-EC13-4D2A-BEDB-425DBE397233.jpeg E6A30F93-CDBE-432F-88B9-93E6C7BED14B.jpeg
     
  6. Cody Walls
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    My wife’s name is Erin , so it fits , EJob
     
  7. Cody Walls
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    Camaro front clip fitting like a glove . With going this route it gave me a 3" z'ed kick up just by installing it . Also the steering box is in the same spot as the original setup was . FFA5C3DC-2EB7-4345-B12C-374782BFE53C.jpeg 3E422142-6017-4FA8-A489-7F6DD8233943.jpeg
     
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  8. mgtstumpy
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    I'm on board for the ride and can't wait to see progress. Looks to be a cherry Buick to begin with.
    Damn, I'd love to be that talented; what do you do now for headlamps?
     
  9. I really like the way your going with this build. The Y job is one of my top Buick’s list the wildcat is right there with it.
     
  10. following along!
     
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  11. Baumi
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    That´s a crazy build! I ´ll be watching!
     
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  12. This should be good


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  13. brady1929
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    Going to be watching this thread.
     
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  14. Cody Walls
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    I have a couple trick up my sleeve I’m going to do with the headlight :)
     
  15. Wooo Hooo, another CW thread! Please don't forget to show us mere mortals a few "how to" details as you go. I've been hooked since you started building the '59 when you were "just a kid"!
    Thanks for taking us all along!
     
  16. belair
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    Hot dang! Love your work, looking forward to this. Harley Earl and Max Balchowsky are smiling. Please keep us updated.
     
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  17. Cody Walls
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    Will do
     
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  18. BJR
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    If you want cheap disk brakes and 5 on 5 bolt pattern, use 80's full size Cad spindles and rotors, calipers etc. Up to 84 works. I did that on my 49 in my avatar with a 79 Trans Am front clip, which should be the same as yours. Fits like stock, I used everything up to the TA ball joints.
     
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  19. Cody Walls
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    Thanks for the info
     
  20. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this!
     
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    I look forward to follow this Cody!


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  22. Cody Walls
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    There will be a lot of good stuff with this one , I just wish I could find more time to work on it .
     
  23. Looks like a beautiful start! Are you planning on running similar trim like the Y Job had running down each side?
     
  24. You know what they say Cody, happy wife, happy life.


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  25. Mr48chev
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    Had me scare with that cut out fender and the rounded off piece for a moment then the Y job thing kicked in along with an oh shit this is going to get interesting. I'm in.
     
  26. brady1929
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    You are incredibly talented.
     
  27. Cody Walls
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    I don’t think I am . As much as I like it I also love the looks of the stock side trim from 49 so we’ll see .
     
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  28. Cody Walls
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    Yes indeed
     
  29. alchemy
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    How about multiple lines of the stock trim? Maybe three sets on the side, to echo the Y Job styling? Too much?
     
  30. CadMad
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    0297D408-5584-4964-88D3-4711E7CB5CF4.jpeg Funny. A mate just tipped me off to your thread. Just this morning I dug out this old photoshop of my 39 and looked long and hard at the y job and Cord inspired headlight delete. I might have to watch to see what you do.
     

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