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Projects Kustom From Outer Space..France calling.

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

  1. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,944

    goldmountain

    I really like the "summer time" graphics with the paint runs. Was that intentional?
     
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  2. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
    Posts: 595

    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    Hello, Goldmountain, it's just an effect on my smart phone;).

    Well, about 5 days we are free to go out.....but it's raining!!!!!...anyway, when the sunshine, I work on the Frégate. I continue to try the futur look for the paint. I have recycled some old molding. I waiting new clip. The delimitation for the new paint.....

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    A lot of trouble with my Ford clutch pedal....I have only could bolt 3 screws about 4....and it moving.....impossible to drill the last hole because there is a big crossmember under for the unibody car, at the right target....hum, no chance....so, take off the part.....

    pedal.jpg

    And think new.....cut, weld.....something like this.....

    coupee.jpg

    Test with lost bolts:D yes, it work.

    pedalboulon.jpg
    And I have try to move the car, and fucked, brake stuck.....
    boring work isn't it???:confused:
     
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  3. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    But I know, that you want to know....about the look, .....hey Ratatouille, tell us more please,.......well......new front, new rear....new color, paint, and more......just to share the first preview....the work in progress, bye bye the floating grill.....;)
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  4. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,890

    Peanut 1959
    Member

    Oh, what a tease! I love the new rolling stock and can't wait to see a front view of the new (Caddy?) grille!
     
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  5. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    It is always good to hear from you, keep on posting when you can.
     
  6. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,065

    Woogeroo
    Member
    from USA

    Use what you have to make it work.

    Also, remember the mantra: old cars are fun!

    -Woog
     
  7. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
    Posts: 595

    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    Yep, caddy 1960 grill.....but cut everywhere....Fregate is a small car.....but there is some more to come....I'm waiting parts, but post are impact from covid19, and the delay is "wait and see".....today at the end of the day, knock knock on my door...."it's amazon"....just a little parts.....so quickly I just tried if it's a correct parts, and it's ok. Fregate is not original fuse equipped......to dangerous now with the 12v, so let's fuse box;)

    i was looking to replace this parts in this place......
    fusible1.jpg

    Hard to find something with round pod bolt .....but this one seems to be perfect

    fusible2.jpg

    the try, after the rain, quickly installed;)

    fusible3.jpg
     
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  8. Mike Moreau
    Joined: Sep 16, 2011
    Posts: 291

    Mike Moreau
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    Nice upgrade on the fuse block.
     
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  9. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 836

    chrisp
    Member

    I can't wait to see how you will integrate the grille, because personally I think it's a part of the car that is not easy to modify. I'm waiting for 53 buick side trim for mine.
     
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  10. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    Hello Chrisp, 53 Buick molding are beautiful:), that Cadillac grill is perfect for me. A lot of work to come, because Lowrange 2020 will be more "a nice good lookin' car" that an old 1980 French custom look....molding, chrome, bumper, and new paint is on the road.

    grillfregate.jpg

    .......and today, I received a nice part....
    bosse.jpg

    But that is in my blood..... ;-) the front is not finish........

    toutpeter.jpg
     
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  11. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 836

    chrisp
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    The grille looks good, on mine I'm thinking about a '53-57 Corvette grille, I also have '53 buick headlight rings (which looks kinda too big on the Fregate) and '56 Olds headlight rings, '55 pontiac rear bumper without overrider, I wanted a Giulietta front bumper but the guy who has it changed his mind and '41 Studebaker taillights from Alchemy.
     
  12. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    The sun is back, the umbrella too.....but I'm must change it, it's dead....my companion about 6 years....
    soleil.jpg

    Well, lets see this Mercury parts, a more cut.....

    cacoupe.jpg

    moke up....I like that.....:)

    cava.jpg

    For the next days, I will adjust everything, made things well, like erase Mercury letters:cool:, and many details, as clean as possible when you look closely........;)......today, it's my Birthday, and work on my Fregate is my the best gift:)
     
  13. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    Happy Birthday...crack a beer or a glass of vino, adjust sit back and ponder and repeat...you have a way with this Kustom
     
  14. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

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  15. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    Heureux Anniversaire!
    KK
     
  16. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,862

    Dick Stevens
    Member

    Happy Beerthday to you! Enjoy a few, then get back to work on that nice little custom of yours. :D
     
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  17. Happy birthday @Ratatouille! I mostly follow on your thread. Thanks for entertaining me!
     
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  18. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,210

    woodbutcher
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    :D Happy Birthday Sir.May you have many more healthy,happy,safe and prosperous ones.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  19. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 836

    chrisp
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    Joyeux anniversaire.
     
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  20. What happened to your Citroen?
     
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  21. Sandgroper
    Joined: Jan 20, 2019
    Posts: 149

    Sandgroper
    Member

    Happy birthday Ratty, can't wait to see what changes you make :)
     
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  22. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 836

    chrisp
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    In storage.
     
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  23. Happy birthday!!!!
     
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  24. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Now, let's do the pipe:D

    Bye bye old botched work:confused:
    potpot.jpg

    Let's install the first lake pipe......
    potpotpot.jpg
     
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  25. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

  26. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    She's alive! I bet your car will be a lot more fun to drive with the newer drivetrain.
     
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  27. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
    Member
    from France

    Bye bye old dash......:)

    dashbye.jpg
     
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  28. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    Ratatouille
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    from France

    Assassin!!!!:D
    dash1.jpg

    In place, next, wiring....:confused:

    dash2.jpg

    ....more to come......

    trunk.jpg
     
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  29. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,525

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    Old dash will make nice wall art. But the new dash looks like it belongs in lowrange
     
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  30. VEDETTE
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 320

    VEDETTE
    Member
    from FRANCE

    Jolie TdB! j'espere que tu virera le galon de grand mere..
     
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