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Projects Milners coupe gets a facelift

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by milner3268, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    After building my tribute coupe more than 20 years ago,enjoying it displaying it with Paul LeMat,Cindy Williams,Candy Clark,Bo Hopkins,Brian Setzer,and Faith Grainger,ALL of whom signed my dash,it was time for a change.I built this car when I was 24 from a pic on my wall and freeze framing the vhs movie. Now there are so many closer and almost exact clones out there I figured I could change it a bit .All the changes I made were bolt on/off so I could put it back if I choose.However after I got it done I love it now as much as before .People cant believe its the same car it still has the 20+ year old paint just the hood grill shell and rear roll pan are fresh paint . I hope you all like the changes as much as I do .I also have a MAN A FRE for sale ,and I may sell the COVICO wheel,rear fenders,and rear bumper if any one is interested.The 1st pic is the day I pulled it from the barn where it sat since 1954 then the milner coupe then now. So now Ill finish my chopped 50,then the 34 5 window ,and fianally bring the 55 back out to the track .Maybe not in that order HA HA HA HA .
  2. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Ok the pics didnt load Ill try again HAHAHAHA

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  3. I like the new look :)

  4. Never was much for "Clones". I must say I like the new version. :)

  5. beernut
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 139

    from solvang

    looks good ether way
    I would keep the fenders and stuff just because its cool that you can switch looks
  6. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Looks great! She's got a nice profile. That rear wheel well would look good yellow too. That black area makes the tire look huge.
  7. JoeyP.
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 159


    Nice change
  8. TheTumbleweeds
    Joined: Jul 29, 2010
    Posts: 539

    from Sweden

    nice piece you got!

    My friend is building a milner clone and looking for the man-a-fre intake, and covico steering, if its left ofcourse

  9. I really dig the new look. Much better in my opinion!
  10. None of us are 24 anymore.......................good job.
  11. I like the new look, and like stated, yellow wheel wells would set it off
  12. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

    On Milners I never liked the cut down radiator and grille shell.........but that's just me.
  13. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,542


    Good work looks much better.
  14. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 540

    Mr cheater

    Well you can't stay seventeen forever. Looks good

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  15. 65PANELRAT
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 834


    Wow! The new look is Awesome!!!!
  16. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,213

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Much, much better..Other than Milner's car being a deuce coupe and a feature car in a movie I thought it was dorky.. Your remake is a great improvement, IMO....
  17. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 560

    Hot Rod Nut

    OMG, say it isn't so?!!! I loved your car. But I do understand, I just sold my Kookie Kar too. Life goes on .Good luck with the new look
  18. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,088


    Change is good:)
  19. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,254


    Looks great bro, its your hot rod now!! Rock on! ~sololobo~
  20. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,871

    Buddy Palumbo

  21. Very nice. No regrets, Hotrods are evolutionary and there is nothing wrong with a heartfelt honest tribute.
  22. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Hey thanks for all the great reviews .Im really diggin the look. Im getting a lot of action on the parts id be interested in selling so if your thinking about any of them let me know. Thanks Darryl[The Big Stahu] Lost Kustoms cc
  23. If you need another change, throw the WWW's on the chromies, that would look good too.
  24. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,720


    Looks much better.
  25. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    If anyone is interested to see how my coupe with the little small block runs I just found it on Youtube. Search The Hardcore Happening 2013 then look for video #9 and all the older milners coupe shots were it in previous years . And by the way it still has the 4 dueces on it
  26. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,802

    from NJ

    It does look much better now, great job !

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  27. jaxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 397


    as long as you are happy with your changes - that's great , but its still a piss yellow coupe ha ha ha - jaxx
  28. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Thanks Jaxx, Im not sure if its piss yellow or puke green Ha Ha Ha !!!!
  29. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,469

    Barn Hunter

    No, that's not just you...lot's of us don't like it.
  30. Well said!

    I'm a Hotrod lover but I liked the 55's look better than the Deuce in that film.

    Looks like you have a traction issue!!! Hahaha!

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