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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyogorman, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. dannyogorman
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
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    Alright guys, I've been lurking for a while and decided to grow some and post my car up on here for all to look at and throw suggestions my way. I bought this car in September and started working on it last weekend for a few hours each night. Heres what I've got so far.
     

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  2. dannyogorman
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    I then shaved the handles. I had to shave antenna holes because it had huge antennas on each fender and the holes in the fender from the antennas looked like they used a pitbull to cut them out so I welded in new pieces. I welded the hood seam shut and removed front trim. Removed trim off the trunk and welded all that shut.
     

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  3. dannyogorman
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    Then a headlight treatment. I liked the look of 53 Buick headlights so I tried to find some. I found 54's cheap instead so I used them, but changed it up a little.
     

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  4. schaefer
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    Lookin' good!
     

  5. dannyogorman
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    After that, Last night I started making a grille after inspirations like Jesus Valencia's car and Ian Berkey's car. Theirs are a lot better crafted, but it's mine and I like it.
     

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  6. dannyogorman
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    Thats all for now. Thanks to all that look and reply! I'll take more pics tommorow night as progress moves foward.
     
  7. lawman
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    Looks good Danny. You have the right ideas. Tom (Tired Old Man)
     
  8. robleticia
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    Looks good! I really like the headlights!
     
  9. farmer12
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    Looking great! Keep us posted on the progress.
     
  10. billys54
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  11. FAR OUT!!!
    now enough with the cell phone pics....
     
  12. Chevy54
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    from Orange, CA

    Looking good...welcome from OC too!
     
  13. Looks good. Where did you find your headlights at?
     
  14. fbama73
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    Yuck, who in their right mind would build a '51 Chevy? :)

    Seriously, it's looking good. Gonna be fun following this.
     
  15. BOWTIE BROWN
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    all this is going on in kansas , i thought this did'nt happen in kansas.
    omg.
    kool kar
    keep posted.
     
  16. Looks great man, I love the grill opening. Keep up the good work.
     
  17. ironandsteele
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    awesome car, great build. welcome.
     
  18. 52twodoor
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    Looks great so far. Do they still have the cool old Salvage yards in Hutchinson? I remember going there probably 15 years ago. Tons of cool old stuff. I think the name was Templins? Can't remember. Anyway looking forward to seeing more.
     
  19. All I can tell you is don't stop. I stopped on mine and I don't know if I'll ever get going on it again. Keep going while you are going.
     
  20. hvychvy
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    Very bitchin,nice work!!!!!
     
  21. dannyogorman
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    Thanks everyone for the comments. Not much got done tonight, but I did cut out all the pieces and got the other side all welded up. The middle i'snt done yet because im thinking about pancaking the hood. We'll see how ambitious I am tommorow if I do it or not. Well, here's what I got done tonight.
    To answer questions:
    Bouoy - the headlights came from CHEVSOTOLAC on here.
    52TwoDoor - Most all of the cool yards got crushed out when metal went sky rocket a few years ago. We did have a few really neat old car salvage yards. Not anymore.
     

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  22. dannyogorman
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    Sorry about the picture quality guys. I will get my camera to the garage tommorow and take fresh nice pictures.
     
  23. looks bitchin, looking forward to better pictures....
     
  24. BadLuck
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  25. dannyogorman
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    I need help with ideas on a grille bar. Can you guys throw some at me?
     
  26. Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Floating grille could look great on your car...
    Good work,keep it coming!
     
  27. ironandsteele
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    personally i think either a floating knob grille, or a simple straight bar with a TON of 53 teeth.. sort of like grapevine.
     
  28. nifeman
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    from ks

    looking good..stick with it..it will be sick looking when its done
     
  29. dannyogorman
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    Ok, All I could get done was getting the front all solid welded. I've been busy all day doing family stuff. Welds looks crappy, but I am a hell of a grinder! No excuse for crappy looking welds other than getting in a hurry and trying to rush it .. Tell me what you think. And could someone show me or photoshop me a floating grill bar on this car? Or maybe a picture of something that would look decent. Thanks all.
     

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  30. Cruiser
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    Looking sweet my friend, keep us informed on your progress. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     

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