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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by slddnmatt, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. slddnmatt
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    photo 1 (38).JPG photo 1 (37).JPG photo 4 (24).JPG photo 2 (38).JPG photo 5 (15).JPG

    While out at the LA Roadster show with a Merc I was displaying, I had a few guys come up and chat, then the discussion would turn to them saying they were looking for a chopped Merc project.

    I had a 51 that had been put on the back burner now (8 years) and I started thinking, maybe I'll just sell it the way it sits if anybody is looking and get some concrete poured around the shop or whatever..So I threw it out there to the guys who asked at the show and one wanted to come and check it out a few days later. He ended up buying it, so I thought great, I'll get some concrete and maybe a new toy to tinker with. Well.......I didn't get my concrete.

    I was on the fence being a glass car, but it had all the right goodies to start, so I said what the hell and went for it..
    And thanks Badbob for being my co-pilot 2 weeks in a row!
     
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  2. 3wLarry
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    what brand are the headlights
     
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  3. Cyclone Kevin
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    Great start to a kool build! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Really nice,and the Cadillac looks right.
     
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  5. ss34coupe
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    It does have all the right goodies! Looks like a good buy and look forward to seeing how you build it.
     
  6. slddnmatt
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    They are Arrow 775 H they say Larry.
     
  7. MAD 034
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    Wow -- that thing looks vaguely familiar! Good to see yet another '34 readied for the streets.
     
  8. Don't worry about being glass,just build it and have fun.

    BTW...Bad Bobs been laying low lately ,are the feds looking for him?:D HRP
     
  9. slddnmatt
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    HRP, Bobs been like me on here, still haven't figured the new site out all the way...I love steel cars but that isn't in my budget. It will be fun, I'll keep posting pics as I progress..
     
  10. cool project! hell did Bob have his picnic this year? I sure enjoyed it last year and the cars were even better in person plus the owners were cool cats!
     
  11. So-cal Tex
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    I like it...........seems like alot of great looking traditionally insprired glass cars going together recently.
     
  12. AngleDrive
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    Nice ride.....do you know who the body manufacturer might be?
     
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  13. slddnmatt
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    The body is a Deuce Customs out of Australia. It's a great body, fit is really nice, steel floor. I was impressed... Feels like a steel car with a crap load of filler on it when you thump on it! What really sold me was the hinges, I probably would of passed on the deal if it had hidden hinges...
     
  14. big duece
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    That car is cool as hell, you must be living right brother.
     
  15. hotrodderhaag
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    Looks great .nothing wrong with a glass car if it's done correctly .. keep the updates coming

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  16. Rice n Beans Garage
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    I saw that one too " Its Bad Ass enjoy it !!!
     
  17. slddnmatt
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    photo 3 (32).JPG photo 2 (40).JPG photo 1 (39).JPG Did some blocking to get it nice and straight, but overall a pretty straight body to start with..I borrowed a hood to get my radiator set to the correct height and make some mounts. It came with a Walker radiator, and the the lower tube is right in the crossmembers face..Not sure what I'm going to do yet, I might have to notch the frame a tad and make a rise for the lower tube. My frame is pinched up front so I will have to do some tweaking to get the some inner fender panels to work. also. I really like the look with the hood and sides.

    I'm on the hunt for a good hood, sides, & grille if you guys might have any, collecting dust or taking up space!
     
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  18. 3wLarry
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    Diggin' the 6.00 and 7.50 combo. Most run a smaller tire in front, but on your coupe they look great.
     
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  19. ROCKER77
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    PRETTY DAMN COOL
     
  20. i like it... ALOT! congrats
     
  21. Diggit. Yeah the hinges & chrome windshield really make it.
     
  22. I've got a set of plastic aprons and a Rootlieb 1 piece top if interested. All new stuff.
     
  23. slddnmatt
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    Thanks Da34guy, I got a Rootlieb also that came with the car, I have to modify the wells so I'm probably going to pick up a set of the repop steel ones.
     
  24. looks great Matt, will be a fun car,
    has that rear end been converted to open drive?
     
  25. lucas doolin
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    Timeless and classy with the Caddy.
     
  26. slddnmatt
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    Yes Andrew, banjo is out of a 40 with the conversion. Not sure what the ratio is on it yet. With the ass end bobbed a quick change sure would look good under there, but that probably won't happen...
     
  27. six pack to go
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    Looks good man, fooled me looks steel! Good luck!
     
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  29. Pewsplace
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    Nice start to a classic hot rod. Deuce Customs builds solid bodies.
     
  30. slddnmatt
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    photo 4 (29).JPG photo 5 (19).JPG photo 1 (45).JPG photo 2 (46).JPG photo 3 (37).JPG

    A little update...Been trying to round up some parts for it lately. I Picked me up a cowl vent and a steel hood & sides, which should be showing up shortly and a few other things. Been doing some bodywork and making some "tweaks" to the body to go along a little more with me tastes....

    I made some adjustments to some of my tooling for my nibbler and made a reveal for the vent surround and then weld...I mean..epoxied that in.:) Looks alot better with the vent in place.
     
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