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Projects Henderson Fifty One (removable HT shoebox)

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

  1. SuperFleye
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    Nice progress Eric!! What is you gut feeling? Are you satisfied with the look? It looks great on photos at least!
     
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  2. 'Mo
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    All the right moves, Eric! Will the fender bead be shaved?
     
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  3. Eric H
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I got most the sheet metal parts tacked in and took it for a drive to check it out from some different angles. This has changed the car completely and I love it. I can't wait to weld it all up and get some black on it.
     
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  4. Eric H
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    Thanks! Ya I'm really satisfied, I think it looks even better in real life as you walk around the car.
     
  5. Eric H
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    Thanks Mo! The gas door and fender bead are next on the list, should look nice and smooth after that.
     
  6. T-DeWitt
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    I really like it !! I think when you get it painted black its is going to blend and look killer for sure.

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  7. Ooh very nice. Those look good on there, nice work.
     
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  8. Jeff Norwell
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    Agreed. looks killer!
     
  9. Finnrodder
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    Yeah,good work with tail lights!
     
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  10. Finally found your HAMB thread Eric! I'm really enjoying seeing your progress on this one. You are one hell of a metal shaper with a great eye for tasteful lines
     
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  11. Eric H
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    Wow! Thanks for all the compliments guys, it really means alot.
     
  12. skooch
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    Dig it big time


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  13. Eric H
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    Thanks skooch.
     
  14. BRENT
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    Looking great Eric! do you find the light much brighter with the different lens? Compared to the old cat eye lens. It looks like it is in the pictures. Cant wait to see it all in black this car is going to look so different from when I first seen it a year ago.

    Brent
     
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  15. Eric H
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    Thanks Brent. yes I think the fresh NOS lenses are much sharper than the old 51 lenses.
     
  16. 'Mo
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    Are they glass blue dots? Have you had the car out at night?
    (I used to read about blue dots in the magazines when I was a kid, but I didn't "get it" until they started showing up in my neighborhood!)
     
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  17. Eric H
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    Ya Mo, that are original old glowbrite lenses with glass blue dots. It hasn't been out in the dark yet. Can't wait though.
     
  18. 'Mo
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    Killer! PURPLE HAZE!

    How about duals and Smithy's/Porters, to get the audio portion of this movie started!
    (And take full advantage of those twin carbs! GROWL!!!!)
     
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  19. 'Mo
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    Lordy! It's been a week! I'm Jones-in'!

    Are the front wheel lips a Go?
     
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  20. Eric H
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    Lol, took a little vacation. Back at it in the AM.
     
  21. 19Fordy
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    Rather than use that Merc grille surround, you might want to consider removing the two big bullets and make the grille bar one piece that goes all the way across. Just an idea.
     
  22. barfers
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    looks great
     
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  23. Eric H
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    Thanks, updates coming soon. Very inspired after having a good look at John St. Germain's shoebox this holiday weekend.
     
  24. Eric H
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    image.jpg A little more done.
     
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  25. Eric H
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Still requires lots of sanding, but I like the shape.
     
  26. Olson
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    It's looking good, Eric. It'll tell for sure when you have it one color and we can see it in context of the whole car whether you've got a grand slam or just a home run...but the potential is certainly there.

    Is it in the plans to smooth off the panel line atop the quarters?
     
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  27. Those are going to look good.
     
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  28. 'Mo
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    Hi, Eric. I'm sure you've seen Lee Pratt's '49 Ford, but here is another shot, for comparison.
    (Different lenses, of course.)

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Eric H
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    Thanks! I plan to remove the bead when the top is off for a haircut.
     
  30. Eric H
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    Thanks brother.
     

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