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Customs destroying a 53 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bottledViolence, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. bottledViolence
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    i got this car in june and it looked pretty ragged but i slowly changed some things on it to make it look a little better like a solid color prime and not the grey blue purple spots that it had,got some whitewalls and painted the top a dark metallic green.got it lookin presentable and was on my way top the rumblers show in brooklyn
     

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  2. bottledViolence
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    still wasnt happy with the car so i fixed up the rough spots on the body and painted it black,added a new timing chand and cleaned up under the hood a little
     

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  3. Looking better. Good luck with the build.
     
  4. bottledViolence
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    THEN after all that i still wasnt happy and decided it needed a 5"chop and should become a two doorso i tore out the glass,interior,welded up the back doors and started measuring
     

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  5. bottledViolence
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    got some fresh sawzall blades and cut 5" out of the front and about 5 3/4" in the back,got the front and middle posts lined up and welded in place then took it for a ride
     

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  6. bottledViolence
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    next came the back window.i wanted to use a 49-52 chevy window but couldnt find one so i decided to use the stock rear window so i cut the bottom of the frame and slid it all forward about 5 inches
     

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  7. bottledViolence
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    got it all lined up and welded into place and you can see how much smaller the rear windows are now
     

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  8. bottledViolence
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    then i filled the giant hole between the trunk and window and welded up some more spots
     

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  9. bottledViolence
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    after looking at the window for a while i noticed that some of the lines wouldnt flow well once there was glass in it so a peice of cardboard was laid on the window to get an idea of a smaller window without the curve and it instantly made the car look longer and flow much better so i welded some sheet metal in and gave the top a better look and flow
     

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  10. bottledViolence
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    i then put a plexiglass front and rear window in for now and primed over all the bare metal spots.ive been driving the car around as is for the past few days and once its too cold to drive around with no heat ill finish all the body work and paint it gloss black or a metallic green and do all the interior
     

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  11. cowboy1
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  12. koolkemp
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    Looking good!
     
  13. ss34coupe
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    I like what you are doing! Great job!
     
  14. 1951Streamliner
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  16. RAY With
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    Looking good from this end so be sure to post up grades as you do them!
     
  17. TooManyFords
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    Looks great to me.
     
  18. love what your doing jake
     
  19. baker53
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    Looking good. have fun with it.
     
  20. godd creative ideas....nice custom...and very cool!!!
     
  21. LOW LID DUDE
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    OH YEA ,now thats what I am talkin about! much better.
     
  22. wild_eye
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  23. Sqeaky Hinge
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    Is that one of theose "Happy Birthday" engines in the ol' ford?:D:D:D
     
  24. Bill in Al
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  25. bottledViolence
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    its a birthday party under the hood....and today i cut 1 1/2 turns out of the front coils and it lowered it atleast 2 inches so now the top of the cars about mid chest height to me. still have to take a few pictures though
     
  26. KustomCars
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  27. hammeredrods
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    Thats the best way to destroy a 53 ive seen. looks good dude
     
  28. bottledViolence
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    heres a couple pictures of it after lowering the front
     

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  29. Really looks good! About how many hours do you think you have in it now?
     

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