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Projects Fresh Fab' Ideas....Mike Roberts '28 pu build pics.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
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    If I keep at it for a few more years, I hope to get Mike to take me on as an apprentice boy.....I can already make the tea......
     
  2. Fabulous work... as expected, but I'm confused. The NZ Hobby Car manual states that welds on critical components (suspension, steering etc) are NOT to be ground smooth or covered with filler. :confused:
     
  3. Amazing......Thank you for sharing Kev.


    CBB
     
  4. Your house sounds amazing, Mike was very impressed.

    You are dead right man, some people say its outside the square thinking that Mike has - I prefer to think that Mike created his own shape to be outside of - he is truly on another planet with his creativeness.

    Dont worry Marty, if anyone is following the book - its Mike - I beleive he is regularly seeking advice or approval on his designs with LVVTA and his certifier.
     
  5. 29 bones
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    wow....nice work
    thanks for sharing
     
  6. bobbleed
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    from Awesome

    damn thats AWESOME!
     
  7. Mark H
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    Outstanding fabrication.Inspirational to say the least!
    I'm in love with those hair pins!:D
     
  8. langy
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    Neat thread, very innovative work.
     
  9. Hey Greg, can we count on you to post some more pics as this project progresses?
     
  10. Dreddybear
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    These are fucking AMAZING.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. 60'shotrod
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    BLOODY HELL, The fabrication is stunning!Too much talent for one person!:D:D:D

    Nick
     
  12. Cshabang
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    Thanks KEV!!!!! amazing work...my hope is to become that talented....someday...
     
  13. doctorZ
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    really incredible work. very talented design and metal worker.
     
  14. 65 impala
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    very good ideas and execution
     
  15. Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    It's art, most people won't even understand what they're looking at, it's jewelry.
     
  16. Kevin, That's the cats ass man! Tell Mike I dig it. Or Mike if your reading this. I dig it. Clever ideas for sure. Y-block mount looks cast in steel. I think that was the point I'm sure. Dale
     
  17. fab32
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    Excellent fabrication. I to would like to see some overall shots, front,side,rear, 3/4

    Frank
     
  18. 37RAT
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    Alright Rembrant, good to see an artist at work--- niicccceeeee!!!
     
  19. tfeverfred
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    Ditto! I have no idea what it would take, but somehow, some way, he has GOT to get these into the states. The hobby would buy every pair. I know I'd get a set. Front and rear. Any idea what the time is in these?
     
  20. Rex Schimmer
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    I especially like the way he has formed the bottom of the cowl panel and the door to match the revel in the 32 frame. Extremely nice.

    Rex
     
  21. xtralow
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    from So Cal

    beautiful fab work.
     
  22. metalman
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    Love the fabbed radious rods! Lot's of good stuff going on.
     
  23. Littleman
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    Nice-nice-nice !!!!.........Littleman
     
  24. Holy shit that is some amazing work and ideas there! Wow! I'm diggin the whole works... makes me wanna get to work right now!

    -Shiny
     
  25. Ruiner
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    I'm curious as the the mechanics of the rear wishbone with ball joint...in my mind I just can't see it working on a quarter elliptic setup...absolutely stunning metalwork, I love the designwork on the wishbone and hairpins...beautiful work man...
     
  26. Wow real nice fab work.
    Keep us updated on this one
     
  27. Blue
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    That's an accurate description right there!
     
  28. Bull
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    56 Olds. FalconMan did the same in his 28 RPU that I drove all summer.
     

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  29. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Uuuuuummmmmm...... just about the time you think you've seen it all, something like this comes along and you feel the hand of a very talented fabricator smack you in the back of the head and your eyes pop open wide.

    Thanks for that.
     
  30. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
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    from dago ca

    Dang that is alot of grinding and filling!
    Hope he's gonna nickel plate (or chrome) some of that stuff,
    would be a shame to lose it to paint.

    Mike seems kinda tall for a 28 pickup cab,
    did he stretch out the dimensions a little?

    Thanks Kevin for bringin this out.

    TP
     

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