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Customs destroying a 53 ford

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

  1. Staggered_4_Olds
    Joined: May 10, 2012
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    Staggered_4_Olds
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    from La Habra

    I was gonna say, I hate it when the back window is cut down, you did an awesome job on that back window. It looks way better. Stellar restyling brother!!!
     
  2. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,346

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    from Phoenix,AZ

    I have a split front seat,from a '54 Customline (52-54 interchange per Ford Parts Manual) Don't know if you want to make a road trip to Phoenix to get it or not ;) Not sure where "electric city" is so maybe a HAMB relay? Car came out great,I like the stance the way it sits don't think lower would make for good cruisin' in the long run.
     
  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,462

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    Learned it from this guy, you can see a pic of the screws you have to take out on page two of his build here in case you haven't found them yet.

    http://jalopyjournal.com/forum/showt...highlight=pods
     
  4. Y-Blokkah
    Joined: Oct 19, 2012
    Posts: 165

    Y-Blokkah
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    from Anna, Tx

    LOL!

    I'm looking closer and see it now :cool:

    For a lifetime Ford guy,.. I'm embarrassed that I didn't see that! :eek:
     
  5. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
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    from Buffalo NY

    Lookin' Damn Good bro! Definitely Love the Merc Rear Window a lot better than the first one! You gave me a lot of ambition to finish my 53 now. We're gonna have to meet up and go cruisin to a big show next summer, since I'll have my Ol' Reliable V8 in her then! haha Congrats on the award too! Drive the wheels off it!
     
  6. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 172

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    that sounds like a plan! whats the v8 thats goin in yours?!
     
  7. bottledViolence
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    damn i wish i was closer but im in upstate ny
     
  8. '59DaddyO
    Joined: Oct 9, 2012
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    I to have a split bench out of a 53 Vicky, but I'm still kicking the idea around of running it in my 53 F-100
     
  9. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
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    from Buffalo NY

    This winter! Within the next week I'll be pulling it hopefully. Was still drivin it, but now the weather is goin to shit and i can start working on it. One thing leads to another and it adds to the list of stuff i want to do to the car this winter.
     
  10. OldStyle
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
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    Looks really nice ! can I ask from what car are the rear taillights from ? Is it necessary with much modifiying ?
     
  11. wow. I agree with outlaw, I thought you screwed it up, by using 4 doors, but man what a great job you did. it looks sooooooooooo good.. just a wonderful job all around..
     
  12. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
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    and now its a hardtop!
     

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  13. guitard
    Joined: May 16, 2012
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    LOVE this. Those loooong rear quarters look great - I think the key thing was moving the rear of the roof forward - I think that locked a lot of the visual changes together. Best more door morphing I've seen. No longer a "hide the doors" look, it's become something else entirely with proportions all its own. Killer ride! Very inspiring.
     
  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    The lack of B-pillars on the hardtop version really helps the proportions, I like it. Did you ever get the seat to flip, or find a split seat?
     
  15. Look to be 1956 Olds taillights.
     
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  16. ModelAPunk
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    from Buffalo NY

    Looks Bitchin' Man! Can't wait to see it in person.
     
  17. dtracy
    Joined: May 8, 2012
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    Which one of those guys are you? I'm betting it's the second from the right - the one with the "experience".

    You've shown some extremely impressive skills, the car actually doesn't look like a four door any longer. At first I kept saying to myself, make it a Crown Vic. From the side the chrome up the door post and over the top, it would have been exceptional. Then the hardtop version...now that's cool. It has a very different but yet classic look. I like it!

    Dave.
     
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  18. White05GT
    Joined: Feb 28, 2012
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    White05GT
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    from NC

    Really a sweet ride, like the side trim change too.
     
  19. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
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    actually im the one in the plaid shirt!
     
  20. bottledViolence
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    i ended up giving the seat a good push and it ended up sliding foreward and those 2 screws fell right out
     
  21. I like the look! When I posted about welding the rear doors on my '50 most said it would look bad.
     
  22. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 172

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    now its shiny with a tbird interior,new motor and rebuilt transmission
     

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  23. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
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    summore
     

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  24. That car turned out fantastic! HRP

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