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Projects FORD VEDETTE 53' Kustom from FRANCE

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by VEDETTE, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. chrisp
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    You could do a suicide door conversion real easy at the same time.
    Si t'as besoin d'un coup de main ou d'un conseil fais moi signe si t'es pas sûr, de toutes façons tu t'en es toujours sortis très bien tout seul.
    Lengthening the doors will correct the only default (to me) that was on this car. Good luck.
     
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  2. Christian Moller
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    This is so cool, keep up the good work :).
     
  3. VEDETTE
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    Les suicides doors ce serait genial mais je veux pas me lancer ladedans.. le calcule des charnieres pour moi est insurmontable! :confused:
    J'en ai déja bien assez avec le rallongement des portes! ;) (si j'y arrive!)
     
  4. Hombre
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    Vedette,
    Je comprends tout à fait le travail que vous avez déjà fourni. Cela dit, je ne pense pas que les portes du suicide seraient si difficiles pour vous.
     
  5. Stogy
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    I vote no to suicide...lengthening I'm all for...

    No can read French so not sure of the discussion there...

    If you do that I suppose secondary suicide latches will be necessary...and the best thing will be it won't alter the overall look when closed...
     
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  6. chrisp
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    Comme tu déplace les pieds milieu, il te suffit de mettre celui de gauche à droite avec le bout de porte arrière et vice versa. Ton bout de porte arrière devient le rallongement de ta porte avant et les charnières sont déjà en place, il n'y a plus qu'à placer des serrures, c'est ce que j'ai fait sur mon break Frégate.
    For non French speakers I told him to simply switch the left and right B post with the rear door sections so he's gonna have functioning hinges in place without having to hassle to have them aligned. Since the doors do not taper it's a breeze.
     
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  7. Suicide doors on the back already. So no hinges on the B Pillar. Or do I misunderstand?
     
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  8. VEDETTE
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    Non je le ferai pas..j'ai assez de taf avec ce passage en 2 portes! Et t'as oublié comment était fait des portes ar. de vedette! y'a le passage de roue avec! une charniere exterieur et qu'une seule interieur..
    Peut etre apres ..on verra..quand ce sera fini! :D
     
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  9. Hnstray
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    Easy for you to say…..:)

    Ray
     
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  10. chrisp
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    I completely forgot it had suicide rear doors like a merc. So yeah it's a little more complex.
     
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  11. Stogy
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    This Thread is possessed ... Posts in French change to English then back to French, Vedette's name changes to Featured and back to Vedette... then I realize the aft doors are suicide...I too forgot it was a fordor...

    Well when you change it too a Tudor keep the doors non suicide ... perhaps that was the plan all along ...

    Big mod but well worth it and you've handled all the challenges to date in style so this will be water under the bridge soon I'm sure ...
     
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  12. Hombre
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    Vous comprenez que ce n'est peut-être jamais fini, LOL.

    Translation: You understand this may never be over, LOL
     
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  13. VEDETTE
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  14. Keep up the good work. You are doing well.
     
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  15. Oh yes!
    Did you have to do many changes to get a straight channel for the window? Or is that the next part of the job?

    I was actually trying to buy a Vedette coupe, but the guy went quiet and then told me he sold it to someone else. Grrrr.....
     
  16. VEDETTE
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    finally I didn’t have a problem with the window channel ! By doing the work of extending the door, it was done naturally! I just have to finish the top of the doors.. :)
    [​IMG]

    The Coupe Vedette is not very successful! have no regrets! :D I prefer a Vedette 53 /54 transformed into a coupe.. it’s prettier
     
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  17. Stogy
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    @VEDETTE the crazy name swap is happening again ... is that something you've done ... I know you're tech savvy ... I watch your name changing back and forth...Featured to Vedette and back again...

    Are you programming that to happen?

    Doorswaps lookin 'goouud !! ...;)

    Screengrab below...

    20211127_203910.jpg
     
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  18. VEDETTE
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    ?? Why is it doing this? :confused:
     
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  19. Stogy
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    I've only seen this in your Thread...the other thing was the posts in French changed to English...yeah that is weird...maybe the site is being hacked
     
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  20. VEDETTE
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    curious..
     
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  21. Stogy
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    When it changes to FEATURED can you see it at your end?

    I see your name as Vedette again now...
     
  22. VEDETTE
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    no at home it is always written Vedette!
     
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  23. Stogy
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    I posted a Thread in Questions to @Ryan about it...

    Note even your likes say FEATURED...but of course change as everything's Vedette here now too...
     
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  24. Ryan
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    Think it’s fixed now. If not, will tomorrow.
     
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  25. BrandonB
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    ZOWWIE!!! Nice car, what craftsmanship. Just gorgeous.
     
  26. VEDETTE
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    I finish with the reconstruction of the top of the door! Soon finishes and filler coat.. :cool:
    [​IMG]
     
  27. j hansen
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  28. That looks great!
     
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  29. Stogy
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    @VEDETTE , My Stupid Phone (Smartphone)...Or is it Stupid Stogy...:p...Google Chrome has a Translate feature that was enabled and it was cycling between French and English...I turned it off no more FEATURED...mystery solved...;)

    Vedette.JPG
     
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  30. Stogy
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    @VEDETTE, is there fuzzy brush or rubber that lines the slot to keep the window from scratching against the steel?..as said looks very good...;)
     
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