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Customs Made it into TRJ!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopolds, May 17, 2016.

  1. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,854

    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    I never dreamed anything I did would make into the Rodder's Journal, but 8 years after it's debut in Detroit, the Kopper Kart made the big time! The HAMB was even an important part of the story. When John Maurice decided to move to NYC, he contacted me with an offer to sell his parts that he was using to build his own Kopper Kart clone. He had been following along with the build I was doing with owner Vic Collins, and friends, that I posted here.
    Vic decided to buy out the entire project, and that was the impetus for us to finish the truck and made a deadline that we kept, for the Autorama in 2008. It's been in other magazines, including a great 3 issue build in Kustoms Illustrated, and being featured in TRJ is the icing on the cake.
    Thanks to all at Rodder's Journal, especially Curt Ise Kart_TRJ.jpg li and Jay Fitzhugh for considering it good enough for publication!
     
  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    Awesome man!!!! got it made!!!
     
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  3. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,628

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  4. Awesome! Congrats!
     

  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48
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    Great.. Cool truck...
     
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  6. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    Dino 64
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    from Virginia

    Congrats, lots to be proud of .
     
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  7. You've reached the pinnacle.:D
     
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  8. Cool beans! :)
     
  9. I remember seeing the truck when it debuted in Detroit. Thought it was cool then, still think it's cool now. Nothing better than a little ink for your efforts.
     
  10. It was fun watching you build that thing on here, congrats!
     
  11. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247

    oj
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    Well done! Congratulations.
     
  12. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    straykatkustoms
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    Very Kool, enjoyed the article.
     
  13. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590

    117harv
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    Congrats, it's a beautiful truck and deserving of a place in that stellar publication.
     
  14. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 664

    Dave Rondou
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    The truck being in TRJ was really cool. Well deserved.
     
  15. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,585

    belair
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    I only know the guys (since Denise doesn't post) here thru their posts, etc. Judging from what I have seen you contribute here, it is a well-deserved honor and accomplishment. Congratulations and thanks.
     
  16. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo
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    Awesome - Congrats !!!
     
  17. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    Classic Zine for a Classic Machine...Congratulations Chopolds ;)
     
  18. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,640

    williebill
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    Very cool. I'd love to see it in person, beautiful job.
     
  19. That is such an awesome build. My favorite of the 08 Autorama
     
  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    Wow - ya done good
     
  21. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,445

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  22. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,570

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    Really nice build, congratulations on the Rodder's Journal feature. I saw the truck in Westprt, Ct. about 4-5 years ago. Bob
     
  23. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
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    56 Dodge Pickup
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    Thats Awesome congrats!! Hobo Jim
     
  24. Wagonmaster2
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 333

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    Member

    Congrats on the feature and for the iconic truck build!! I remember it in R & C from back in the day!
     
  25. I enjoyed the article. Congrats!
     
  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    Congratulations Chop Olds! I havent got that issue yet, looking forward to it.
     
  27. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,106

    56shoebox

    Congrats Mark. It still doesn't get you free food at the Chic Filet cruise though. :)
     
  28. J. Fitzhugh
    Joined: Nov 7, 2004
    Posts: 296

    J. Fitzhugh
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    Now the whole story is out there. Very cool to see and read.
     
  29. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793

    tfeverfred
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    Breath taking. Congrats on the 1st Class exposure.
     

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