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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by mr. h, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. so I bought this running driving 47 coupe a few years ago and did a few things here and there, shaved the trunk and took off the brake lights and made bumper guard tail lights. but since then I decided to screw it and make it really what I want. so I made deep French buckets for 54 Buick headlights. been a ton of work for just one guy in my garage hardly knowing what I'm doing but its fun. I recently put the posies in the dirt kit on and split the wishbones. anyway here is where I am so far.
    here is where I started, I will post in chronological order.
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  2. choptop40
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    That's nice...
     
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  3. hotrodyankee
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    Lookin good!
     
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  4. topher5150
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    Do you have any pics of the headlight bezels in place or are you gonna make me wait
     
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  5. You can sorta see them here.

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  6. topher5150
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    you weren't kidding on the recess. I wanted to do similar to mine, but surface mounted
     
  7. Can you post a pic on here of yours? I'd love to see it. I've always wanted to do the recessed for some reason so I just went for it. I'll have it all in basecoat this weekend.


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  9. Fordgasser1
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    any plans to chop it? love those long door coupes with Jeese Lopez style chop! jesselopezford-vi.jpg
     
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  10. I would love to chop it and I will in due time. I'm a one man show on this thing and I've never done a chop so I have to read a ton and try and make local friends haha.


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  11. Solid start. Just remember it's only metal. I re did my headlights 4 times until I was happy.


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  12. brady1929
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    Looks good
     
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  13. koolkemp
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    Nice work, I have soft spot for these cars for some reason.[​IMG][​IMG]Here's mine if you need some chop inspiration.


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  14. That's a great chop. Very nice work.


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  15. goatboy
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    had a 46 coupe yrs ago, had a bunch of custom tricks done to it, but never got to finish
     
  16. Knghtcadi
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    So how did you do your trunk latch to open it now that it's shaved ?


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  17. It has an electric popper with a back up pull cable near the back seat.


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  18. Knghtcadi
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    Ok thanks , I need to figure out a set up for my merc soon but I'm not a fan of electric openers


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  19. Understandable, the pull cable was pretty easy to set up. Just got a very long choke cable.


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  21. Mark in Japan
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    Holy Cheeeet Man!!!! That's one of the nicest purples ever!!!!!

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  23. knuckle44
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    Looks cool! What transmission and rear end are you running? I am doing a '47 Ford Pickup and keeping the flathead V8 but would like to run a better manual transmission than the stock. Also, may change out the rear end.
     
  24. Is that a MOPAR color? It looks a lot like Plum Crazy Purple to me.
     
  25. It's all stock, I was told it has a truck 3 speed since it's a floor shift in a 47.


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  26. It is called plum crazy metallic, I just liked the color chip I didn't know that was a mopar color.


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  27. I hereby dub thee... 'Ultra Violet'
     
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