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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RugRider, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. RugRider
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
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    Planning on getting the whole car stripped for rust repair, dent removal and some fun stuff..

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  2. cmarcus
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    Sweet man! Thanks for sharing with us!


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  3. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
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    Looks Awesome! I chopped my 52 Chevy 4" last winter... They look so bad ass chopped.
     
  4. RugRider
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
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    I planned on putting a more 'shapely' set of bumpers on it from the get go, but wasn't too picky. So I figured I'd go with an idea, and pick up what's available that I can work with, when the time is right. I found a 56 Chevy bumper on craigslist for cheap.. It was painted and needs re-chromed but I planned on narrowing it up a little bit anyways.. I plan on extending the fenders into the bumper to fill the gaps..

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    Ended up taking out about an inch and a half (.75" on each side)
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  5. Mercchev
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    Welcome from Colorado Springs...Digging the 56 rear bumper
     
  6. Morgan91
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    Looks awesome dude! Keep up the food work, and keep us all posted!


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  7. RugRider
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    Turns out that the 3 piece bumper actually bolts together perfectly aligned with the outside of my frame rails, simple enough..

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    Didn't really take many pictures while doing this but all I did was cut out a couple of pieces out of 3/16 plate and bolted them together. Welded one piece on a plate that came on the bumper from the factory.. I plan on getting one more support off each side of the bumper..

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    No turning back now..

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  8. deto
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    I had a 49 coupe deluxe. I dig yours alot. keep it up.
     
  9. BrerHair
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    Ditto.
     
  10. Hot Rod Chris
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  11. BBYBMR
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    Damn nice work! Lovin your Chevy.
     
  12. Marten
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  13. druids62
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    I like where this is headed. Keep up the nice work!
     
  14. gearheadwelder
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    Nice, waiting for your next pics of the taillights.
     
  15. chaddilac
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    Nice chop job!!! Makes me wanna get on my 51 coupe!!!
     
  16. JoeyP.
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Same here, I wanna see more pics.
     
  17. RamJet1
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    You do make this look easier than it is, very well done!
    Looking forward to your progress.
     
  18. RugRider
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
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    So, I was hoping to have the taillight/bumper/fender treatment done (or at least close) by my next update but I think I need some input.. I've spent a few days working on the outer-side of the passenger side fender but I've spent most of that time scratching my head.. I like the shape and size that I'm ending up with but I still really haven't picked a tail light. I'm going back and forth on it but I'm thinking that what ever route I go, the tail light shouldn't dictate the overall shape. Does anyone have any unique ideas? I'm open minded, I just don't want to do something that's been done a million times.. I guess I'm just undecided on what's going to flow the best..

    Keep in mind that I'm not done with the sheet metal work, just have it halfway mocked up with the basic shape I'm shooting for..

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  19. Dave B.
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    How about a set of '58 Chevy Biscayne t-lites turned vertical and recessed into the fender?

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    Edit: Dang! Got so wrapped up thinking about the tail lights that I forgot to say that I've been following your thread and really enjoy watching the progress you're making on your '51. As a '51 owner myself, I can appreciate the changes you've made and all the hours you've put in!!
     
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  20. Morgan91
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    Car looks awesome dude! i have a 51 myself. Love the bumper treatment!


    Not sure if you are going to use overriders or not but these chevs look good with no lights in the quarters and have the lights in the over riders.

    I tunneled some shoebox ford tail lights vertically into my 51 which don't take away from the shape of the rear feeders but I'm thinking of changing them to 56 Plymouth lights.
    Anyways here's some pics of the shoebox lights

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  21. RugRider
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  22. RugRider
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    Thank you for all the kind words.. It fuels the fire for sure!
     
  23. RugRider
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    Thanks man, those tail lights do fit nicely. I probably will end up recessing whatever I end up getting.. It'll make shaping the fenders a hell of a lot easier..
     
  24. lownslo50
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
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    Excellent work. That sailfish is cool garage art.
     
  25. RATRODCHEVY
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Maybe clean up the opening on the right fender a little bit and make a lens to fit the opening. The car looks great, flows nicely. Keep it up.
     
  26. 56sedandelivery
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    VERY NICE transmission mount crossmember! You could easily market that piece. It's much more sturdier than the one we built for my nephews 51 Bus Coupe. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  27. kkoacolonel
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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    from Union,NJ

    Hey RugRider,just checked out your build thread.The car looks awesome!Like the extended quarters to meet the bumper,the chop and everything in between!.You might want to try 50 Chrysler tail lights.Thats what I'm running in my 51
     
  28. EddieTheBomb
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
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    Great build thread, subscribed and look forward to more updates

    Eddie


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  29. BrerHair
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  30. teddyp
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    you are doing some nice work keep it up
     

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