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Customs Couldn't take it anymore. Put some bullets in my car...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BigBlockMopar, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. BigBlockMopar
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
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    ..to get rid of that crappy '80s look my car had when I bought it...


    Here's what I started out with after I bought the car... Yuk!

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    I ditched the wheels in favor for a set of Supremes and swapped the painted bumper for a chrome one and also removed the original grille.

    I bought 5 bullet-cones from Wirth Automotive and mounted them in the grille opening. Looked good from an angle, but downright silly when viewed head-on.

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    The bullets are just too small to properly fill up the grille-opening.
    Then I tried a clean shiny grill-plate one day just for kicks. Replaced the hood-moulding for a chrome-version aswell.


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    Found it a good improvement over the painted grille but since I still wanted to have bullets in the grille so I continued to work on it.

    In an effort to give the bullets some more 'body' I used some aluminium rings I made from xerox-copier drum-ends.


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    But it was still not to my liking.

    Then it hit me.... it just needs more bullets!
    So I added 4 more and then things were coming together!

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    Only thing left was blacking out the grille plate, which I actually wanted to do all the time.
    I think I've at least started hitting the nail on the head a bit here... ;)


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    Now I'm thinking, perhaps a couple of more bullets would work aswell, no?
     
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  2. Model A John
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  3. vinmanr2d2
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    looking tough bro !
    good job.
     
  4. TheWrenchbender
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    Looks great big improvment IMHO I think ya got it just like that, but what the hell do I know I'm juat a FNG. ;)
     
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  5. Thirtycoup
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    Very cool, perseverence pays off!!
     
  6. rayford
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    cool man way better
     
  7. Lowmerc50
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    I like it!!!!!! Black out the grill and you nailed it...
     
  8. 73super
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    Very cool! Where does one GET the bullets? I've seen them put on grills and attached to hub caps.. but can't find the bullets themselves..????
     
  9. flynbrian48
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    Pretty car. I kinda like the smooth, no bullet grill the best, but adding the rings you made (neat idea!) looks better.

    Brian
     
  10. Francisco Plumbero
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  11. big bad john
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    Really kool car............don't change a thing......the grill is the first thing you notice when see the front of a car.....yours look great....
     
  12. rustyhood
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    good idea! turned out nice.
     
  13. treb11
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    Maybe one slightly smaller bullet on each side between the inner headlight and the (current) outermost bullet. that span there is a tad too wide without something in it. You did a great job evolving the look
     
  14. el shad
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    Thats the way to use your thinker! Good job. I think it looks great!
     
  15. historynw
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    Those bullets are like rabbits......:p
     
  16. Looks great as is now:D. I saw someone do something similiar a few years ago using dummy spotlights, but yours looks better, and the rings help.
     
  17. Racrdad
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    What he said. You made a huge improvement in the car with few modifications. Instead of just slapping something else in there you kept thinking about it and improving it. Well done.
     
  18. mart3406
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    Me like. Bullets good.

    Mart3406
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  19. BigBlockMopar
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    Thanks for the good words guys.
    I've been wondering about putting in more bullets as I like the look of them, especially on the pic added below I found in another topic here. But I want to be carefull not to overdo it.

    Or indeed put a couple of smaller ones to fill in the gaps on the sides a bit. Need to ponder about that some more I guess.


    Wirth Automotive is where I got mine. But there are more of these shops around.
    Just look for 'cones', not bullets.
     

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  20. Von Rigg Fink
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    from the title i thought you got pissed off at it and pulled out your side arm and shot it up!:eek:

    Those look sweet..with the backing looking like it has a bearing in it..do they spin?
     
  21. VenomousType
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    your almost fully loaded..
     
  22. TMunster
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    looks great...i say add a few more!
     
  23. sololobo
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    Amazing what a few tasty touches will do. Good moves bro, love them MoPars. ~Sololobo~
     
  24. SinisterCustom
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    The chrome bumper and wheels were a better improvement than the bullets....
     
  25. BigBlockMopar
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    Me and a friend of mine both agreed aswell the other day the car looked actually better with the open polished grille than with the (then still 5) bullets in them.
    But I had my mind set on having the bullets so I wanted them in the grille. I do think the bullets say 'Custom' a bit more then just the open polished grille.
     
  26. Lobucrod
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    Looks good. 'Unpainting' the trim under the headlights helped a lot too.
     
  27. 76cam
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    Yes more bullets....
     
  28. 69fury
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    i think you nailed it! i was leary of the staggard bullets but the final look is right on

    -rick
     
  29. guitar man
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    I almost put some bullets in mine last weekend but I finally calmed down and put the gun away :eek: :D

    I really like those, they accent the front end just right ;)
     
  30. HRod 50
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    Looks Great Man! Funny how many different opinions their are when it comes to Kustoms. It can drive you crazy.. Anyway cars looks awesome, and the only thing that really matters is that YOU like it... Congrats...
     

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