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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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    IMG_3005.jpg IMG_3006.jpg IMG_3033.jpg IMG_3041.jpg IMG_3017.jpg IMG_3051.jpg IMG_3054.jpg Went for a cruise with my buddy from up the street and his steel 34.
     
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  2. Eric H
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    IMG_3055.jpg IMG_3053.jpg IMG_3047.JPG IMG_3028.jpg IMG_3026.jpg IMG_3063.jpg IMG_3060.jpg A few more.
     
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  3. Cool pics. Good to see it on the road. Nice '34 too.
     
  4. Eric H
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    Thanks. Its a ton of fun but the 34 stole the show for sure.
     
  5. ffr1222k
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    The '51 looks great Eric!
     
  6. Eric H
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    Thanks. I have a few things left to do but i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am very exited to finish my tudor after I build my gasser style Chev.
     
  7. Iron Dog
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    Very nice. Here's mine.
     

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  8. Eric H
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    Looks good. What's under the hood?
     
  9. Eric H
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1365559650.486782.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1365559664.081805.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1365559650.486782.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1365559664.081805.jpg


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  10. Eric H
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    image.jpg De-arched the rear springs still needs 1.5 out of the front and a small C notch in the rear.
     
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  11. Eric H
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    image.jpg The front. Added some 54 cad caps and a nicer set of tires.
     
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    I also made these skirts using a set of three rib skirts for the outer edge and an old pair of flared foxcraft skirts for the center. I did not like the shape of either pair so I came to the conclusion that this would look better. They still need a little dolly work and finishing.
     
  13. Eric H
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    image.jpg I bought this 50 merc grill surround a few years ago and have been staring at it ever since. Today I decided to pull the trigger, I had to sell my wife and dog to buy this so I was a little scared to start cutting.
     
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  14. Eric H
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    image.jpg Stripped.
     
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  15. Eric H
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    image.jpg I will save this for my chopped Tudor.
     
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    image.jpg Lots of trimming.
     
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  17. Ryan
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    Wow... I didn't realize that the merc surround was such a close fit.
     
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  18. Eric H
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    image.jpg A little mock up before tomorrows weld fest begins. The hood will be shaved with rounded corners. The kaiser floating grill will need some fresh chrome as well.
     
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  19. Eric H
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    The amount of material removed is minimal Ryan, just a little trimming in the right areas.
     
  20. Ryan
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    Well, it looks gorgeous... And I love that you are gonna run the Kaiser bright work. This one is shaping up perfectly.
     
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  21. 'Mo
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    Get outa town with this thing!~
    (Don't misunderstand. That's GOOD!)
     
  22. Eric H
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    Thanks Ryan!
     
  23. Eric H
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    Thanks MO
     
  24. beyond static
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    I'm diggin the new surround and grill. If you decide to part with the old grill setup, let me know.
     
  25. richie rebel
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    car looks great,good luck with it................
     
  26. Eric H
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    Thanks, and will do.
     
  27. Finnrodder
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    I have a Merc' grille surround too,which i am going to use with my shoebox.I havent fitted it yet with the fenders and i was sure that i have to narrow it.Looks like i was wrong,thanks for sharing that pic!
     
  28. Eric H
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    No problem, no narrowing required. I should have some more pics up soon. So you can see where to trim. The hood lip will require a small extension that I will work on while rounding the corners.
     
  29. Iron Dog
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    I like it too. Used a modified Chevy in my 51.
     

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  30. Finnrodder
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    Thanks man!
    I am sure that there will be a big help to me from your photos in the future
     

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