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Customs Kliche Koupe goes KUSTOM!! -OR- The Bondo Chronicles

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alteredpilot, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. attitudor
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  2. and just like that....

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    yep. she's gone.

    it was time to let her go so I made a deal with anther HAMBER which included his 54 ford customline.

    This car was a real journey and learning experience. I wanted to thank everyone again for all the help, support, and encouragement.

    time to start again...
    motorama 2011 here we come!
     
  3. Jay71
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    WHAT?!?!:eek::eek::eek: I was hoping to see it in Santa Maria!
     
  4. Ian Berky
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    It's ok!!! :)

    You had your fun, and there is nothing wrong with changing it up brother!!!!!!:)

    The Ford is cool!!!!
     
  5. yeah, i'm stoked on the ford. i've already got the finished product in my head. i'm not going as crazy on this one. straight driver.
     
  6. Ian Berky
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    :cool::)
     
  7. RustyRedRam
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    Damnit, Mitch! I wanted to see this one finished. Serves me right for becoming a hermit. Can't wait to see the Customline finished . . . .
     
  8. might hafta wait a minute... gotta put an engine in it. rod. knock. give J a pat on the back for the ANRA win!
     
  9. GassersGarage
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    Well, she's back...........in SoCal that is.

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    The only reason I took the car in trade is because of the awesome work of all involved in the car.
     
  10. Royalshifter
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    Love the old style flames....seen the car at the Motorama....very nice.
     
  11. SoCal Merc
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    Congrats Rick. Glad to see it back. Mitch did a nice job on it.
     
  12. GassersGarage
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    I'm picking up the Grand Prix tomorrow.
     
  13. SoCal Merc
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    Got any pictures of the Grand Prix?
     
  14. GassersGarage
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  15. kinda bittersweet, what with the timing and all...

    i'm stoked that its back home and that its in VERY good hands.

    plus i made rick promise to call me first if he ever decides to sell...

    i wish rick MANY happy miles in his new car and i hope to get it back someday (with AC)
     
  16. GassersGarage
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    Hey Mitch, my wife is stoked, its so comfortable.
     
  17. AWESOME!!! take a cruise over the vincent thomas bridge for me!
     
  18. SoCal Merc
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    The Grand Prix looks like a nice car
     
  19. travisty
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    That was an awesome read. Thanks for sharing the journey.
     
  20. BIGREDTODD
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  21. GassersGarage
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    It was owned by a collector. When he died, the wife sold the collection. My wife wanted a car with A/C. The things we do to make the wife happy........
     
  22. BIGREDTODD
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    Haha...indeed! The only one of mine my wife is remotely interested in driving is the 'Bird...
     
  23. GassersGarage
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    After some fit and finish issues, missing trim, over heating and low oil pressure, I finally got everything fixed thanks to Starlite Garage. They removed the front clip to realign the doors, added bear claw latch and an Auto-Lok system. Fixed the wind wings (so they close) and added a dome light.
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    I replaced the radiator with a triple pass U.S. Radiator and replaced the distributor (mechanical advance was frozen) and now she runs cool.
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    I dropped the car off at Budget Mobile Air and got heat and air conditioning.
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    Now I'm ready for summer cruising and the wife's happy.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  24. rad. so stoked you finished what i didn't have time to.
    enjoy.
     
  25. happy hoppy
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  26. GassersGarage
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    I drove her the other day in rush hour traffic to test the a/c. Damn, I was freezing even though it was warm outside. I kept turning the thermostat down till it was barely cycling, worked great and never got over 160 in traffic.
     
  27. peeduh
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    Sent from my SGH-T999 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  28. threadsurrection, i know, but now i can close this chapter.
    So when i put this thing together, i had 2 goals: 1) display it on an arena main floor and 2) get a magazine feature article. i got #1 at the 2010 Long Beach Motorama and 5 years later thanks to Speed and Chrome Illustrated issue #10 i got #2. Thanks to @Lancer for the pages, Matt Frederick for the photos and @GassersGarage for letting me borrow the car for the afternoon. It really is a great little book. get your copy at www.speednchrome.com features on Quain Scott's Willys, Jeff Lindstrom's Model A, Eagle Field, HAMB Drags 14 and much more!

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