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Projects Kustom From Outer Space..France calling.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ratatouille, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Hello H.A.M.B people, first, sorry for my poor language, i'm French, i try to do my best to speak in English.
    I just wanna share my story about me and my car. I have done all the work alone, with no garage, outside, no help, just my hand, my brain, 220v, the rain, the snow, and sunshine (and some beer ;-) ).
    2 years ago......i buy a 1954 Renault, lost in a field about 40 years....[​IMG]
     
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  2. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    The car is not in good condition, and, like all the 50's French cars, the frame and the body are jointed together.....
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    The engine is a 4 cylinders, 6V, single carb....
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    The interior is like the outside.....

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  3. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 389

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    Keep going,you are doing fine. I enjoy French hot rod builds. All the ones I've seen posted here were very cool in their own way.
     
  4. Zerk
    Joined: May 26, 2005
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    A Fregate? Watching this thread with interest. Your English is fine - and appreciated.
     
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  5. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    So, this is the place where i gonna work for 2 years.....when i look this car, i see a small 1951 chevy....i think this car will be great in a Leadsled style, i wanna drive this car all days in the futur, so.....lets rock'n'roll.....
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. hacknwhack
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    from mass

    You have my attention .
    My kind of story .
    Please continue.



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  7. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    ok guys :), thanks for your welcome message, i hope you appreciate this post....when i look my favorite car, like shoebox, or merc, the best way to do something cool, is.....Chop the Top, ok, i have never do this before, it's my first top chop, it's a four doors, round roof car, not the best for a newbie (in fact, it's the best way, i like difficulty, and i challenge myself....)....I start to take off the parts.
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    The windshield and all the windows are in "Securit", no way to cut this kind of glass, so i don't think about to recycle the old windows , i just follow my feeling and project what i have in my mind.....
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  8. Ratatouille
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    It's heavy, and take off the roof alone it's not simply to do, but it's fun, and that's what i want....have fun.
    [​IMG]
    My 4 doors convertible.....
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Eric H
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    Great! More please.
     
  10. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    Keep posting, I'm very curious to see where this goes!
     
  11. Securit glass must be the same as tempered?
     
  12. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    What a mess, i must cut everything to do something cool, we are in december 2012....the bad weather is comming.....i fuckin don't care, i do my car just behind the road, and all the unkwon drivers in the street ask me "your a fool", or "you have destroy a collectible car", the cool thing, is that some chicks like my strange view about this car....hummm, i enjoy when then she's says "when it will be finish, i hope you can drive me around the city"...ho yeah baby.....;-)
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  13. Ratatouille
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    Yes Texas Webb, when you try to cut security glass, you have thousand small glass cube in result.
     
  14. Ratatouille
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    I decided to transform in 2 doors, so i cut the base of the rear window, and i try to find a good looking place, to have something great...it's the brain stroming time....
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Ugly, too hardcore.....try again.....
    [​IMG]
     
  16. xpletiv
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    Ah, yes, time to sit back, relax, and watch a good story unfold.
     
  17. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Cut, cut, cut.....
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  18. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    relax, relax, and drink something....and i just remenber that i have no welder!, anyway, a cheap mig, no gas, and it's time to welding my littles cut sheet metal
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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  20. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    January 2013, cold, but sunny weather.....
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    Then suddenly.....fucked
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  21. williebill
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    Your English is fine, your attitude is great. Can't wait to see more.
     
  22. I love builds like this. A guy with a car and a dream. An idea and the determination to see it through. I don't care if it's a Renault, this is real hot rodding, mon ami!!
     
  23. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    I'm waiting 2 days, and i continue under the rain, my foot in the snow! i want to finish my top chop...
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Ratatouille
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    Thanks guys for your support, i know that i was alone when i have build my car, but there is a lot people like me in this forum, that's because i never post my job anywhere, and now it's time to share with a real cool guys like you. I'm nobody, i'm just as you said Saxman, a dreamer, who made his dream come true.;)

    I must go to bed, it's 5 o clock in the middle of the night in France, be sure that this tread continue tomorrow.....
     
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  25. Love it! Keep up the great work.. Allez allez!!
     
  26. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
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    France. USA. No difference...
    It's all about having a cool ride and picking up chicks with it. Been that way since the wheel was invented.
    Rave on......
    Torchie.
     
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  27. jocktherock
    Joined: Mar 16, 2013
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    from Sweden

    Little rat in RATATOUILLE made it-damm sure you will aswell....


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  28. 701 Driver
    Joined: Dec 24, 2013
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    701 Driver
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    Cool car, I like what your doing with it. Think I will follow this, got a real good feel about it.
     
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  29. Mark in Japan
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    Funniest thing on the HAMB this year!!

    Keep it going!!!!
     
  30. mrquickwhip
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    C,est Bon mon ami
     

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