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for whoever's not sick of my shoebox yet,,,,

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    i apologize to those that are sick of seeing progress pics of my car,,,but whenever i post some, i always get all kinds of useful feedback from you gets me thinking about ideas i had not considered,,

    mocked up a new trim idea,,,kinda reminiscent of 56 ford trim,,but i will make it from some 1/2" half oval stock and have it plated..i feel like it gives the car some needed length (lowering it more will do the rest of the job).....and if i two tone the paint,,it will be a nice place to seperate the colors

    mocked up 60 chevy wheelwell basically by taping a skirt to the quarter,,,i,like it because the shape of the wheelwell/skirt is very similar to the shape of the new trim idea.....

    the hood and trunk will be getting pancaked (see tape lines on pics)..

    decided to use spiders on the wheels,,,maybe with the little trim rings wheelkid sells,,,,

    anyone have some ideas for paint?...(2 tone or otherwise?)...i have a few ideas in mind, but just curious to see what colors you guys think would work,,,

    i plan on some late nights this weekend,,gotta start making more progress on the welding,,,,,supposed to be a heatwave happening, so ill have to see how long i can last........

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  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,807


    Man I'm sick of this thing!!! jk

    looking sweet!
  3. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


  4. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,770

    from Omaha, NE

    soo, this is supposed to be a quick little driver makeover? Looking good.
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  5. jeez its not done yet???:D looks good jimn
  6. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    it certainly has evolved,,huh?

    was to be an UNchopped MILD kustom,,,,,,,so much for that idea,hahah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  7. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    from Central NJ

    Thats what I've been thinking1?!?!!??? :confused:

    I don't think a 2 tone works here Jim. I can't quite figure what does though. Maybe use the trim to panel slightly or for some subtle scallops??
  8. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,435


    You are like Bill Hines' east coast cousin...

    Honestly, the car is probably not for everybody, but who gives a shit. I dig it.

  9. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 779

    The Hank
    from CO

    with the " wings" on back and how you masked it , it looks like your shooting for a 56 chevy.
  10. The Hop Walla
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
    Posts: 427

    The Hop Walla
    from Dallas

    Dig the louvers.
  11. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    if i could only make it look like a 36 ford 3 window, i'd be in heaven,...
  12. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 779

    The Hank
    from CO

    LOL your going the wrong way..

    I think someone said that your car is not for everyone and its not the work you have done but that car is not for me.My opinion does not matter though. you should make some molding that goes over the mask area you have to break the two up, it would look right with the body lines you have. would not be to hard to make from alunimum. Dont worry about posting update pics , we all like pics.

    Good luck with your build , your work looks good , stay at it.

  13. The Hank
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 779

    The Hank
    from CO

    Ohh and i wouldnt cary the two tone over the hood or across the front .. just die it into the headlights , that would look more clean i think ... just thinking out loud.
  14. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    that was my thought too.....
  15. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    you have captured the East Coast style.great work.
  16. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,940

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    Alittle metal here, alittle filler there, squint your eyes thus....ta da-
    a '36!

    I'm seeing a try-colour selection to go with all the trick moulding &
    body mods. It's as if Bob Walker at Ford, in'57, said "lets out 'bling'-
    What are your plans for the area below the deck lid? With the deck
    lid opening raised, this area will be kinda 'bluff-like'. Maybe the add-
    ition of some trim above the Kaiser guard, or some 'trick' sculptur-
    ing in this area? Maybe some horizontal bumper guard-filler pieces,
    smaller than '55 Pontiac guards would fly?
    I really like the 'kick' in the quarter trim, it adds length and accent
    to the slab of the shoe box sides, and ties the fin in well.
    PLEASE....don't tell me this thing is gettin' bags & a SBC!!

    Swankey Devils C.C.

    "Meanwhile, back aboard The Tainted Pork"
  17. that trim and skirts are onna make that car. keep the pics comin.
  18. sick yep, sectioned nope
  19. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

    Keep Posting. I'm loving this build!
  20. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,913

    from indy

    yeah, I still think this car is screaming for a section to get the proportions dead on. I'm sorry man. I love the car...but I could love it even more.
  21. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,866


    geeeeeezzzzus your posting more then my pontiacs chop haaaaaa!!! if people are sick of the shoe box i cant imagine my pontiac.

    i gotta get my ass back on mine after i lower my 47 chev.

    keeep it up man.
  22. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    these are the kind of posts that belong on the hamb...if your looking for opinions, i dont like the 60 chevy wheel wells, my opinion on the wheel wells goes towards needle nose bubbles, or radiused. sidetrim, im not sure of my opinion...probably my favorite current shoebox buildup
  23. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    yeah,,thats what i thought too about the trim idea,,seems to add length to the car,,,
    its already got a 302/ bags,,but maybe some airshocks in the back when i get it as low as i want to,,,,the area below the decklid will have some "top secret" stuff going on,,hahaha.....will post some pics in the next few weeks,,,,,,,,
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,204


    Ok, Ya gotta keep reminding us that we should get back on the car (truck) projects.

    Always an interesting moment when we open your latest post and that damned thing is starting to grow on me. Now if I could just get that Batman theme to quit running through my head.
  25. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    Along time ago at an old Indy indoor show there was Chevy
    that was painted a light color with rocker panels painted
    semi gloss black. From a distance it looked like it was sectioned.
    Your car might look good with this section paint trick.
  26. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,025

    1. 60s Show Rods

    i will never get sick of your car.... I really like he new trim idea... go for it,,
  27. classicfins
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 592


    I think it needs some larry Watson style paint on it. Mixed in with some of his crazy scallops.

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  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,806


    I like the side trim idea, I used actual '56 Ford trim on my '53 because I like the two tone so much. Take a look at '55 Dodge Custom Royal side trim, it might work perfectly on this car (although it's kinda hard to find) It's very similar to what you have taped out.

    I liked the long bubble skirts the best, but maybe that's just me.
  29. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,171


    WOW!! are right,,that trim is really close,,,,definitely could make that work i think,,,its not too thick either (which the 56 ford trim would be for my car),,,
    that would really save me some work,,,IF i'm able to find a set....thanks squablow...
  30. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,490


    3 tone it!
    Black on the bottom [or maybe black cherry]
    Red in the middle [lipstick or porsche]
    And white or cream on the roof.

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