The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Nov 6, 2009.
WOW, the first pics you posted were good but this thing is over the top with subtle touches!
This kinda stuff depresses me.......just a reminder of what a hack I am....
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.
When I win the lottery I want a car done by the team of Mike Roberts, Jimmy Hervatin and Brian Bass.
Maybe a tech on the headers?
Any number of the wild fabbed pieces on this ride would be serious contenders for teck week
X2 on the exhaust.
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
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
It's funny because all of Mike's fab work makes Henry's Y-block look like a boring piece of crap!
oh. my. word. speechless.
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!
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.
I love the fab work, How did he get the "edge" around the seams on the headers, hairpins etc ??
Absolutely stunning craftsmanship and detail!
I have more pics to add when I get a little time. Mike plans to bring it to the US next year.
Cool...Hope to hook up wth Mike again. Fab ruler.
glad to see this pop back up!
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?
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!
Another amazing build thread with another
mind blowing level of talent and skill.
We need to see more of this one.
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
this guy is a lord. such good fab work
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)
Damn right Wow! You have to see mike's work in person to really appreciate it!
More here to look at too!
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