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Projects Kustom From Outer Space..France calling.

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

  1. The Shift Wizard
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    The Shift Wizard
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    I admire your attitude to continue and finish. You are a better man than me because I am less ambitious (lazy). I would probably do something like this Karman Ghia photo and just add the rear fender skirts, spotlights and a fake Studebaker grill.
    (Just to be clear, this VW is not mine and I have had nothing to do with it. Ratatouille"s adventures inspired me to do some searching on-line and I happened to come across this photo which reminded me of his project.)

    karman.jpg
     
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  2. Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Go ahead, no back pain, grass is softer than concrete , and
    close attention to the jack.
    ;);););)
    (nice car:cool:)
     
  3. Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    SO RAD. Glad you found a rear that spins the right way and correct springs
     
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  4. vetteguy402
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    I admire your tenacity and ingenuity. We here in America have it easy when it comes to building hot rods. You're overcoming even greater odds, between the laws and the availability of parts. Hats off to you. The hard work has paid off with the awesome custom you've created.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  5. woodbutcher
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    :DOutstanding Mr Rat.Just amazing the unlikely places where you will find needed parts.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  6. 1964countrysedan
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    Is it wrong for this old fat man to have a crush on king Rat?
     
  7. s55mercury66
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    Awesome news :) You sir, are a true kustom hoodlum, with admirable tenacity. I am glad that I was fortunate enough to catch this thread from it's beginning (Kustom From Outer Space, how could a person not want to see what the thread is about), and happy to be able to communicate with you. Keep on keeping on, Mister. Looking forward to updates.
     
  8. Ratatouille
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    Cleaned parts........;)
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  9. Just read the entire thread... what a phenomenal effort, determination, resourcefulness, and all combining to render such a beautiful car!

    You sir are a RULER
     
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  10. Rickyy
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    Quickly that it is installed on the car.
    :D
     
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  11. rgdavid
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    Allez le Rat..... gonna be bien.
     
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  12. chrisp
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    Don't forget to fill it :D
     
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  13. Ratatouille
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    The first one......on the right, my too much cut original Renault spring....left, Cherokee spring.....
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    It's already better with just one....
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    The homemade gearbox crossmember doesn't touch the road anymore......and the trunk is full of parts.....with a empty trunk, the passenger Cherokee spring, and real whitewall new tires, it's gonna be ok.......
    [​IMG]

    Next spring this week.......;)
     
  14. Dick Stevens
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    Yes! I knew you would prevail, just shows once again that hard work will get it done! :cool::cool::cool:
     
  15. Gearhead Graphics
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  16. Rickyy
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  17. Cool stuff!
     
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  18. Ratatouille
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    The second is completely deformed.....
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  19. Peanut 1959
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    I'm so happy for you, Rat! Especially finding a relatively cheap and easy-to-obtain solution to your spring dilemma.
     
  20. mikeyyeah
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    so much good work in this thread since the last time i checked it! good work rat
     
  21. chryslerfan55
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    C’est magnifique mon ami


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  22. Ratatouille
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    Today, I have found some missing parts.....differential link bars:)

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  23. Rickyy
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    from France

    Step by step
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  24. Ratatouille
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    For the rear, I will work more safely.....;)

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  25. rgdavid
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    Ca, Cest une bon chose,
    More secure and easier.
     
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  26. Ratatouille
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    .....Yes, and there is more space to permute the differential.....[​IMG]
     
  27. Ratatouille
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    from France

    Well........I must remove all that stuff.....:confused:
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    And after 3 hours.....look that big boy:cool:
    [​IMG]

    I really need new shoes:D
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  28. Bandit Billy
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    from Washington

    I heard of steel toe shoes but those are the first shipping tape shoes I've seen. The French are always on the cutting edge of fashion! :cool:
     
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  29. 1964countrysedan
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    Shoes... do they have a French gofundme?
     
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  30. Ratatouille
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    :D:D:DNo need "moneyshoesfunding", I have done a pair with my old tires;);););););););).
    [​IMG]
     
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