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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. WOW, the first pics you posted were good but this thing is over the top with subtle touches!
  2. cristian
    Joined: Oct 6, 2007
    Posts: 23

    from Argentina

  3. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,268


    Damn......way crazy...
    This kinda stuff depresses me.......just a reminder of what a hack I am....
  4. slinginrods
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 422

    from florida

    by far the BEST fabrication skill as well as design ability i have seen ,here and any where.its gonna be a shame if this gets painted, the work is just too good to be covered up.
  5. Damn!!
    When I win the lottery I want a car done by the team of Mike Roberts, Jimmy Hervatin and Brian Bass.
  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  7. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,216

    from Wa.St.

    Maybe a tech on the headers?
  8. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Any number of the wild fabbed pieces on this ride would be serious contenders for teck week:)

    X2 on the exhaust.
  9. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
    Posts: 856


    I like the exposed seams on the fabbed parts, like the headers and radius rods, all through out but porbably my favorite part is its right hand drive. excelent work
  10. Firefly
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 377


    Ha, ha, you probably walked past each other like a millions times .... Mike was at Chopped ... he could have told you all about them both :D
  11. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    It's funny because all of Mike's fab work makes Henry's Y-block look like a boring piece of crap! :D
  12. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

  13. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,267

    general gow
    Staff Member

    oh. my. word. speechless.
  14. I love this truck! Amazing work and great inspiration.

    It's actually pretty close, just by coincidence, to the pickup truck that I fantasized about building in the first place.

    I ended up moving my own build in a more tame direction...mild channel and no chop...for my own driving comfort...but damn...I think the kinked neck would be worth it!
  15. It's progressing nicely. I was lucky enough to see Mike's pick up last week. It's about to come apart for final detail work to make it a driver. Frickin' amazing! Every piece grabs your attention for it's simple form and function.
  16. DamnYankeesKustoms
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 297


    I love the fab work, How did he get the "edge" around the seams on the headers, hairpins etc ??
  17. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 269

    Imperial Kustom

    Absolutely stunning craftsmanship and detail!
  18. I have more pics to add when I get a little time. Mike plans to bring it to the US next year.
  19. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,729

    from California

    Cool...Hope to hook up wth Mike again. Fab ruler.
  20. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    glad to see this pop back up!
  21. KWashburn
    Joined: Jul 23, 2006
    Posts: 109


  22. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
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  23. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    THIS is when the HAMB makes me happiest.

    I'm sure there is a term for it, but like Kev said early on "think motorcycle frames". What is this called? Looks like sweated joints. Is Mike willing to tip his hand on this?
  24. Amazing.........

    I love his use of the "slip joint" (aka: bike frame tube coupling). I too, would love to hear how he melds the two pieces together.

    Everything about this car is bitchin. I am a stickler for quality fab work, and this thing is over the top. Love it!
  25. Another amazing build thread with another
    mind blowing level of talent and skill.
    We need to see more of this one.
  26. Race@Rockets
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 73


    Just went through these pictures for about the 20th time... I saved them all for reference on my pickup build. I would love to see more of this thing! Well done...Race
  27. Lamb
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 87


    this guy is a lord. such good fab work
  28. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,410

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Can't believe I completely missed this.

    It's like the holy trinity.

    1. Really cool style and eye for design. (with a heavy nod to traditional cars)
    2. He's obviously a gifted fabricator.
    3. And most important: he knows when to stop.

    He took that single design element of a lugged joint and applied it wherever it fit... without forcing it where it doesn't. You can just tell the same guy had a vision for the whole build – not a mishmash of drilled stuff, belled holes, louvers, raw welds, blended welds, etc. (and don't get me wrong, some of my favorite old cars are complete mutts... but I think several "high design" modern builds miss the mark here)
  29. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,204

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  30. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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