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Projects Henderson Fifty One (removable HT shoebox)

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

  1. 'Mo
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    Everybody likes to see customs buttoned up, but Saint Vasquez' Chevy is perhaps most remembered in its
    show regalia. Perhaps a simple, subtler, level spacer system could be devised for intermittent show display options.
    A couple minutes, a couple inches, up, down.

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  2. Atomic Kustom
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    That will be very kool! I didn't want to say it but I was really hoping the top wasn't going to get welded on. Convertible Kustoms are just too kool and not enough of them get built these days!!!!
     
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  3. Eric H
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    We are on the same page MO. lol
     
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  4. Eric H
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    Oh ya! it has to have a topless option. Does anyone know if this has been done on a shoebox before?
     
  5. Eric H
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    image.jpg Next step will be to weld this top together.
     
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  6. Finnrodder
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    Looks pretty sweet,even with the damn wrap around window:D
     
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  7. 'Mo
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    Absolutely killer!
    Before long, you'll be parking upstairs at Cobo Hall!
     
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  8. dlandberg
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    Looks great, fun to watch it come together!
     
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  9. Eric H
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    Lol, it is going to be large too. I moved the upper part of the window up 4" so that it will remain stock sized but layed down a bit..
     
  10. Eric H
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    Thanks MO.
     
  11. Eric H
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    Thanks! Im having fun too. I did not sleep that night with all the thoughts of it finnished running through my head.
     
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  12. vwdave30
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    Keeps getting better and better
     
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  13. Eric H
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    Thanks Dave. I am also considering soft tanou cover that would come up to the front seat when the roof is off. It would be fun to have a few different options that would change the personality of the car in just a few minutes.
     
  14. Peanut 1959
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    Better visibility to the rear is always a good thing! :)
     
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  15. Aw man, I thought you were going to make it to Jalopy Jam Up this year.
     
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  16. Eric H
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    It's still up for debate.
     
  17. I love that the C-pillars come to a point at the belt line. That looks just spot on perfect like that!
     
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  18. Eric H
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    Thanks James. I really wanted to make that a feature. It should look good with a colourfull roof and a black body.
     
  19. Looking really good Eric! It's funny you hear guys complain about having one lift off top being a pain to get on and off and store etc and you are doing two and planning on a way to run it without any top at all.:eek: You are either completely insane or a glutton for punishment either way carry on!!:D
     
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  20. Eric H
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    image.jpg image.jpg I'm starting to weld this thing together. I am very happy with the angle of the back window.
     
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  21. Eric H
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    image.jpg Starting to think about a roof color. I like the green gold met.
     
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  22. vwdave30
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    This one?
     

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  23. Eric H
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    Yes. I found that on image search but the site was down. I searched DuPont color chart.
     
  24. vwdave30
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    I like that color im thinkin keep the body black paint the roof the gold green color with some subtle pinstipes in an off white and a slighly diff shade of green around the edges of the top
     
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  25. Blownfuel
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    I don't know if it matters, Eric, but I believe that's a Dupont Imron color chart. My first car (1968 Camaro RS) was the Lime Gold Metallic (5537), and it was Imron.

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  26. cmarcus
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    Lovin this build Eric! Hoping to make it to Relix Riot myself, and hope to see you there!
     
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  27. Eric H
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    Thanks!
     
  28. Eric H
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    I hope to get the car there if its to the point that the roof is painted and the front and rear glass is in. See you there.
     
  29. 'Mo
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    [​IMG]


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    That color seems vaguely reminiscent of some photos of Ed Sloan's Plymouth.
     
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  30. Eric H
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    That was a great car!
     

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