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Projects Henderson Fifty One (removable HT shoebox)

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Eric H, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Eric H
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    It's funny, I have stared at this car for many hours but always from the front. I did not realize it had a Chuck Dewitt inspired tail light treatment as well. Looks great!
     
  2. Looks great Eric a very nice touch!
     
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  3. Eric H
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    Thanks, it's been fun.
     
  4. Eric H
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Lots of body work to do but I took it out and put the top down for the first time since most the mods began. Carson style top will be next on the agenda once I figure out what kind of $$$ I'm looking at.
     
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  5. Finnrodder
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    Looks good again!
    Just wondering,are you going to get rid off the quarter top beads?
    I guess it could look like a smoother without it.
     
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  6. 'Mo
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  7. 'Mo
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    I'm sure you've got a plan for the side trim as spectacular as the rest of the changes.
    In the mean time, how do you feel about a simpler front fender piece, to finish the side spear?
    (The '49 also had a cleaner option.)

    Yaril Quintana's Shoe', from Rikster's.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Eric H
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    Lol, thanks guys. I am going wait till the top comes of for the bead. I don't want to burn it.
     
  9. Eric H
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    That's a nice little detail on Yaril's car.
     
  10. Finnrodder
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    Damn,i missed that bead thing.
    I've noticed that some guys have peeled the bead off with a regular wood chisel.I guess thats the easiest way to do it.
     
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  11. Eric H
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    Yes, I did that on my first box, works pretty well.
     
  12. 'Mo
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    Well, chit, Eric! You've been holding out on us. Let's see that first one!
     
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  13. Eric H
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    Nice shoebox Mo! I will see if I have a pic of my first shoebox tonight.
     
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    Cool, tires need some cleaning haha but looks good!! :thumbup:


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  15. Eric H
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    Thanks! Ya the entire ting is really filthy.
     
  16. T-DeWitt
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    The Carson top is going to look bitchin on there!!It looks good my friend.

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  17. Eric H
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    Thanks man, I can't picture it any other way now.
     
  18. Eric H
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    image.jpg image.jpg Not very exiting but it's one step closer to wrapping up this quarter.
     
  19. Eric H
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    image.jpg Getting there
     
  20. Eric H
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    image.jpg Out for a cruise to the local gathering after thrashing this afternoon to get the new tank in. Parked the car and realized gas was poring out. Took this pic flying home with scot's 34 up front.
     
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    Good thread man. Good to meet ya last night! Hopefully i get to see more progress on the car in person.
     
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  22. Eric H
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    Thanks, your welcome to swing by anytime.
     
  23. Eric H
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    image.jpg I finished converting my sombreros to fit the Ford style wheels and installed some Aerostar coils to lower the front a bit.
     
  24. 'Mo
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    All the right moves, Eric! (As always!)
    Those new springs will really settle in (down) with a little driving.
    Jumping up and down on the bumper just doesn't do it.
    (Speaking of the bumper, I've forgotten... What are those great Dagmars from?)

    Dual pipes in the hopper?

    (P.S., I can't wait to see the gas filler installed in the door!:D)
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  25. Eric H
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    Thanks Mo, the new right and left door gas tanks are going to by sweet. Lol. The Dagmars are NOS 53 merc tits. Duel pipes in the spring probably. I lopped 8" off the tail pipe for now.
     
  26. T-DeWitt
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    Looking killer can't wait to see it on person. Detroit next year???if so I'll see you there.

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  27. Eric H
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    Yup, should be at Autorama. How's the Chrysler coming?
     
  28. Eric H
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    image.jpg ...........
     
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    Those sombreros looks great!
    I like to see how did you made the conversion for them,got any pics?
     
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  30. Eric H
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    Thanks Antti! image.jpg
     

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