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Hot Rods Curbspeed Coupe. "Holy Hell" 10/4/2020

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by curbspeed, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. I then fit the mounting ring to the skin. I spot welded it around the perimeter and then set it up there and bolted it down. I still have to tweak it some but it turned out ok for a first time attempt at something like this. It will need a little skim coat of mud to fix a couple of wavy spots but should not take to much. I will use a rubber seal of some kind after I paint the car. Good enough for now. Time to move onto something else. Hope I can help someone out a little bit with my technique.

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  2. texkbc
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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  3. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    super!!! looks killer! with the top filled,it kinda apears to visually make the roof look lower now.
  4. Thanks, I wanna get this thing done this year. That is my New Year Resolution. Hope I can get motivated to do it.
  5. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    That chop is so slick man! The roof insert is a nice touch too, if you're not going to use a stock insert that's the next best option in my opinion!!!
  6. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    of seats
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  7. Nice work Dale, thanks for sharing ! Happy New Year !... Rob
  8. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,288


    looks great Dale,
    will it open or will it be fixed?
  9. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Cool way of mounting the roof insert Dale! A little different than I have seen it done before and much more "craftsmanly"....
  10. It will be fixed. I doubt it will ever come out when I out and about. I am noodling a way to put a piece of colored Lexan up into the opening and sealing it so it don't drip water in on me when it does rain. Not that I have to worry about that much anymore here. I used wingnuts to hold it down so it will be easy to remove.
  11. Lexan up into the opening and sealing it so it don't drip water in on me when it does rain.

    you said rain , LOL.... looks nice man !
  12. Wow!! The roof insert looks amazing!! I really like how you did it. Great work!!
  13. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,236

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Awesome Dale......
  14. Thanks guys. There is nothing new in hotrodding. I saw this idea in Street Rodder I think sometime back and have been wanting to try it. I'll try and get somemore done today.
  15. That's awesome keep the updates coming.
  16. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,186

    from Bozeman,MT

    Your coupe is looking killer! I can't wait to see some more progress.
  17. That makes two of us.
  18. D ROD
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 965

    D ROD
    from New Jersey

    Your patience with this build is inspiring, keep pluggin away man its lookin Killer!!!
  19. torchmen49
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 291


    Dude, Happy New Year!!

    You're killing me with this coupe! The roof insert is perfect.
    Keep up the good work Dale!
  20. Thanks Dave, I am working on toeboards and trans tunnel/firewall now. Gotta set some kind of pace here.
  21. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    that roof insert just kills it! Damn, just DAMN! WOW
  22. Danshotrod
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 213


    That roof is Bitchin I have to get going on mine..Dan
  23. A lot of 5 window going together on the HAMB right now. Nice work especially like the insert
  24. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    from Langley BC

    Killer job on that roof skin. Very very nice! This build is awesome!
  25. anymore updates ???? the roof insert is killer....looking good !
  26. onekoolkat1950
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,864


    nasty!keep the pics coming.
  27. I will post some pictures in a couple of days.I worked on smoothing my chopped windshield frame today to get ready for the chrome plater. I am currently working on toeboards. It will take me some time but I will post when I can.
    It's amazing to me that chrome shop charges so damn much to chrome a windshield frame. I took it in today and he said it would be $240 . I told him I would take it back home and metal finish it myself. We'll see how much I save by doing the work myself. I'll let you know if it was worth the time and energy with the tools I have at home. It still needs a litttle loving but I got the waves and pits out that the shop was concerned about. The window opening at the center is 6 1/4 inches in case anyone is wondering. More updates to follow.

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  28. 70kid
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 215

    from Denver


    This will be an excellent looking car,
    The chop is right on as well as the
    metal work looks real good.

    Like to see how your windshield frame turns out.....
  29. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

  30. Awesome, mine 7 1/4":)

    thanks in advance....



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