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Making a Beautiful Roadster (progress pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ThirdGen, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    I've been trying to think of a name for the roadster, but I haven't landed on anything that I feel nails it.

    Here a few of what we came up with:

    -La Senorita (my favorite so far)
    -Durham Special
    -Caddster
    -Junkster

    What do you guys think? Anybody have something in mind?
     
  2. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    ^^^^^No ideas? Well I'll get back to that question later. Here's some more progress......
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    Nose to Nose with the Boss' project
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    About 10 days left. . .
     
  3. tobyflh
    Joined: Nov 5, 2008
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    tobyflh
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    from Peru il

    Love it!! just what to know how are you going to title it?
     
  4. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    oj
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    I really like the deco detail work tying the radiator surround to the hood, nice touch. I'm gathering stuff to build a modified myself and am enjoying your work and creativity. Keep it up, oj
     
  5. With a nose like that it sholud be "Snoopy"
     
  6. ThirdGen
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    tobyflh - Thanks. do you mean title it as a name for the vehicle? or as in a legal title? I'm going to title and register it as a 1937 Cadillac LaSalle

    oj - Thanks. I wanted to try and keep little touches from the original pieces that i am using, which would be the hood vent treatments, but add a bit originality of my own.
     
  7. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    "Snoopy" "Snoopster" I'm Diggin' it

    My brother came up with Le Sal'e which is similiar to La Salle, but it means "the salty one" in French, which holds true to my heritage, and relates the the build: Bonneville inspired Modified.

    I'm still open to any and all suggestions on names for this rig!
     
  8. Man...nice work here.
     
  9. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
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    Man this thing is comeing along real nice ............I realy like it
     
  10. langy
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    langy
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    Liking it, Cool
     
  11. marx
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
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    "Caddster" is cool, but I think I dig "Durham Special" even more. Definitely NOT "Junkster". This build is anything but junk. Doesn't do it justice at all, so don't even imply the "junk" thing. Plenty of half-assed Junksters on the streets already, if ya know what I mean.
    And I've subscribed to this build. Inspiring as hell. Keep it coming! -marx
     
  12. Le Sal'e "the salty one" I'm diggin it,this build is coming out real nice.Love them modifieds an this one has a much different spin on it!!
     
  13. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    I like it. Subscribed.
     
  14. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    Thanks Guys

    MARX Yea I agree with you completely. I may of started out with "Junk" pieces but I think the build has gone beyond that stage. Thanks for the kind words.

    Le Sal'e is getting a lot of attention when ever i bring it up in conversation with people, I think that is what I'm leaning towards.
     
  15. panhead_pete
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  16. Boones
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    why does it need a name...

    like what I see so far
     
  17. Mindover
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    Mindover
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    from England

    coming on nicely!
     
  18. HRod 50
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    HRod 50
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  19. zzford
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    How 'bout Joe?
     
  20. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    I like this, would be cool with quarter panels
     
  21. ThirdGen
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    I hope throughout my posts I have giving enough credit to the two guys helping me make things happen, My dad (Jim) and Boss Man (Ray). Without the two of them this project would still be a thought and a drawing.

    While I was back down at school last week, my father made the vent inserts. Might not look like much, but these are fancy little bastards. Compound curves, punched, etc. He did a hell of a job.

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    If I haven't gotten across to everyone on how talented Ray is yet, then I haven't been doing a good job on these posts. Here are the door skins he wheeled out, before we added the top and bottom lip.

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    And a teaser with the door panel clamped, and the vents placed, just to give you guys the idea of where the vent will be placed.

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    We got a few things accomplished today, but my camera died. The back part of the tub is cut to height with a lip tacked on. Both door skins have top and bottom lips, and are ready for the next step.

    At this point in the build we are trying to figure out the best way to attach the panels to the rod for the show. Since we don't have enough time to accomplish everything we want, we are going to have to leave a bunch of pieces tacked, and maybe screwed. I'll give you guys some pictures to better understand what I'm trying to say.

    -Josh

    here is another teaser
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  22. panhead_pete
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    Wow looks good. Any chance of some pics of that Norton?
     
  23. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    ^^^I knew there would be some interest on that. Its a customers bike. 1969 Norton 750cc. Scratch built almost everything. I don't have too many detail pictures of it, but here are a few more from a harley davidson dealership open house that he brought it to, I don't think Ray will mind me showing off some more of his talent, haha

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    Done up as the old board track racers with a twist. 23" rims front and rear, Jerry springer front end, seat pan is 18" off the ground. Bad Ass.
     
  24. patman
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    If you mentioned it, I missed it...where are you going to school?
     
  25. ThirdGen
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    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    ^^I'm just finishing up at Wentworth Institute of Tech. in Boston, Mass. I'll be graduating the 22nd with a bachelors in Industrial Design.
     
  26. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
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    zzford
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    It looks like you will be very successful in your chosen field. You have created some very pleasing lines in your roadster.
     
  27. BillyBobsSpeedShop
    Joined: Jan 6, 2008
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    Awesome job, I also graduated with Inudstrial design product design degree in 2008. Like you my senior project was a car build as well, but mine was a drag car. IM def watching this thread.
     
  28. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
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    insane job man! nice work. subscribed. im a huge lakes fan. i scratch made my body out of fiberglass....one day ill try metal when my skills get up to par.
     
  29. rokcrln
    Joined: Jan 22, 2009
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    I love the shot of the wheeled up door skins! Keep at it.

    Kevin
    LFD Inc.
     
  30. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
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    Love this build!!
     

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