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History Driving the Kookie Kar back to 1958

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Atwater Mike
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    So grateful to be re-living this! I was already deep into my 'build', ('30 Cabriolet channeled over '32 rails, nice smooth roadster-type)
    Suddenly, Norm's T appeared on the cover of Car Craft, re-designed, and wild!
    The suicide front end w/reversed wishbones got me, so the $8 '38 Ford tube axle was readied for installation on my 'otherwise conservative Cabriolet'...
    Norm was an avalanche of influence on most of us.
     
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  2. Today (Monday, May 20th), Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck spent the day color sanding:

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    images are still captures from vintagecolorstudio's May 20th Instagram Story (video)​
     
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  3. The37Kid
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    Fresh bar of Ivory soap or some super secret have to kill me if told lube? Bob
     
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  4. 1-SHOT
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    Years ago we put white ceramic tile down in our paint booths and it really kept the dust down and was easy to clean up. The air makeup as heat and AC so we shot with the same reducer an hardners year round, you could really get it dialed in. You can block out runs flat with a bar of Lava Soap nice and flat, the pumis in it cuts really good and flat.
     
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  5. Finnrodder
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    This is awesome!
    I have always liked the earlier versions of this car, not much the latest version.
     
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  6. Today's update from Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck ... Back on Chassis. Frame covers on and hangin the door. Almost ready for Fire:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (24).jpg
    image from vintagecolorstudio's May 21st Instagram feed​
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  7. The37Kid
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    Is there a standard wait period between the cut and buff? It all looks great. Bob
     
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  8. I believe it was sanded and prepped for the flames, not a cut and buff
     
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  9. Today's update from Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck ... The booth is prepped and ready for Eric Reyes to recreate the Dean Jeffries flames:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (25).jpg
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    images are still captures from vintagecolorstudio's May 22nd Instagram Story (video)​
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  10. Stogy
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    This is a form of appreciation of Art on so many levels...Neat...O...thanks again all involved...;)
     
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  11. Eric Reyes starting to work his magic:

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    image from vintagecolorstudio's May 22nd Instagram feed​
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
  12. Today's update from Vintage Color Studio ...

    ... Eric Reyes pin striping his TEST panel:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (29).jpg
    image is a still capture from vintagecolorstudio's May 23rd Instagram Story (video)​

    ... Taped & masked off:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (30).jpg
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    images from the May 23rd roybriziostreetrods Instagram feed​

    ... Eric doing his magic:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (32) - Eric Reyes.jpg
    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (33).jpg
    images are still captures from vintagecolorstudio's May 23rd Instagram Story (video)​
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
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  13. Stogy
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    Just curious I recall after posting a pic of the California kid being flamed with the Artist and @Dean Lowe mentioned Manuel Reyes as the artist behind the iconic visuals...is there a connection here or is that just a coincidence?...just curious...;)

    If so that's kinda cool...

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    https://www.peteandjakes.com/flame-history/

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  14. @Stogy -

    I think it's just a coincidence ... Reyes is a very common Hispanic surname ... plus Manuel Reyes is from Southern California and Eric is a Bay Area (Northern California) product.

    Here's a circa 2011 and a circa 2016 video about Eric:



    NOTE: Eric also did the graphics & lettering on the restored Chet Herbert Beast 4 streamliner:

    Eric Reyes lettering the Beast 4 'liner.jpg
    Eric Reyes' magic on the Beast 4 'liner.jpg
    The Beast 4 'liner with lettering by Eric Reyes.jpg

    Now back to this thread about the restoration of the Kookie Kar.
     
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  15. Stogy
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    I just thought there might be a family connection. The Manuel must be getting up there in age but could have been father passing on skills. Thanks @HEMI32, they are walking in familiar footsteps that's for sure...Cool vids...;)...Artist, Racer, and, and how good is that...
     
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  16. Pete Eastwood
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    Manuel is doing just fine . Here is his '36 he finished up recently !

    Manuels 36.jpg
     
  17. Stogy
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    That is great news Pete I'm sometimes hesitant in asking as we are all...well a lot of us are getting up there...thanks for that update...and what a beautiful 36 that is...
     
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  18. Here’s some more pics from today at Vintage Color Studio:

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    images from the May 23rd Roy Brizio Street Rods Inc Facebook timeline​
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
  19. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Being Up Late has its Privileges...I'm Tired but that looks awesome...;)
     
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  20. I was wondering why the body and frame covers were set up on the chassis; last few pics explained it. Never noticed the flames extended down there. Neat.
     

  21. Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (37).jpg
    image from the May 24th ericreyesdesign Instagram feed​
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
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  22. Old-Soul
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  23. SS327
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    I'd say he nailed Jeffries "crab claw" flames!

    Denny
     
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  24. I was hoping someone would do a side by side. Nailed it!
     
  25. catdad49
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    This is just..........Kookie!
     
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  26. Today (Saturday, May 25th), Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck finished painting Kookie's rear-end:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (38).jpg
    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (39).jpg
    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (40).jpg
    images are still captures from vintagecolorstudio's May 25th Instagram Story (video)​

    The original color was still on the center of the rear end under the fake Quickchange cover ... looks like a perfect match:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (41).jpg
    image from vintagecolorstudio's May 25th Instagram feed​

    He also finished painting Kookie's spindles, tie-rod ends, ... and all four wheels:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (42).jpg
    image is a still capture from vintagecolorstudio's May 25th Instagram Story (video)​
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  27. Stogy
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    In Sunset show footage a Creepy Skull was present on the shifter. Was the characters in the picture shown on the rear area of this Hotrod present during the Sunset series.

    Is that something that will be present in this period of restoration happening as we type? Just curious...I'm thinking yes...If so is the original still present?

    Upon further inspection there's a Tiki character as well...It's all Kookie isn't it...

    It's been discussed before but that's crazy backyard wrenching...I know where some of the most trusted welding should be that's for sure.

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    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
  28. Today’s update from Darryl @hollenbeck32 Hollenbeck's "Vintage Color Studio" ...

    A short video clip from the Roy Brizio Street Rods Inc Sunday, May 26th Facebook timeline:


    ... and for those that don't have access to Facebook, here's a couple of stills captured from the video:

    Kookie Kar @ Vintage Color Studio (43).jpg
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  29. Blake 27
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    Fathers Day Debut?
    I realize Pomona is only nineteen days away, but while it's been painted I'm sure the crew at Roy Brizios'
    shop has been busy with the rest of the build.
    I know what the great team at Sid Chavers is capable of, so it is not out of the question that it might be finished in time for the LA Roadster Exhibition.
    At least I can DREAM!
     
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